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Air Fryer Toad In The Hole: A Quick And Delicious Classic

Have you tried making an air fryer toad in the hole yet?

This comforting classic always goes down a treat with some mash and peas, all covered in gravy. Yum!

And now, this tasty dish can be made in less than 30 minutes. Read on to discover the easy steps to making a toad in the hole in your air fryer.

air fryer toad in the hole in a baking tin

How to Make Air Fryer Toad in the Hole

There was quite a bit of trial and error when making this toad in the hole in the air fryer. Once I got the quantity of batter right, I wanted to see how well it came out in different tins.

I tried cooking the toad in the hole in the silicone liners that I use for my Ninja Dual, but the bottom was too soggy. Silicone just doesn’t get hot enough, resulting in a rubbery and soggy base.

The best version was cooked in a 20-cm sandwich baking tin in a Cosori 5.5 L air fryer. You can, of course, use the same recipe for any size air fryer; you just need to find the right-sized tin for your model. You can scale the batter according to the size of your tin.

I used the following ingredients and quantities: it was enough to make a toad in the hole for two.

🛒Ingredients For Air Fryer Toad In The Hole

ingredients for air fryer toad in the hole: 6 chipolatas, semi skimmed milk, 2 eggs, plain flour and sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable or sunflower oil: Either of these oils works well for creating a crispy batter. Avoid using olive oil, as it doesn’t reach as high a temperature.
  • 6 chipolatas: You can also use your favourite sausages; I like to use chipolatas for this smaller toad-in-the-hole version. If you use larger sausages, you may want to use less.
  • 120g plain flour
  • 180 ml of semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch salt and pepper

👩‍🍳Steps For Making Toad In The Hole In An Air Fryer

Step 1: Preheat the Air Fryer

Set your air fryer to 200°C. While it’s preheating, you have time to prepare your other ingredients.

Step 2: Add the Oil

oil in tin for toad in the hole

Insert your chosen tin (I used a 20cm round sandwich tin) into the air fryer basket and add the oil. Air fry for about 3 minutes, longer if you skip the preheating step. You want the oil to get really hot; that’s what gives the batter its fantastic rise.

Step 3: Lightly Brown The Sausages

Carefully place the sausages in the hot oil in the tin. Close the basket and let them cook for about 5 minutes or until they start to brown. You’re not cooking them through here; you’re just giving them a head start.

Step 4: Mix The Batter

glass mixing bowl with plain flour, semi skimmed milk, two eggs with an electric whisk next to it

While the sausages are browning, whisk together the flour, milk, eggs, and a pinch of salt and pepper until smooth. If you have an electric mixer, even better.

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Step 5: Pour The Batter Over The Sausages

batter poured over the browned sausages in a 20 cm sandwich tin in an air fryer basket ready to be air fried

Once the sausages have browned a little, quickly pour the batter over them. You want to be fast so that the oil stays hot. Close the basket and let it cook for 12 minutes.

Step 6: Check It’s Ready

Hopefully, after 12 minutes, your toad in the hole will be perfectly golden brown and have risen sufficiently.

Note: All air fryers cook with different efficiency, so you may need to air fry yours for a little longer. Close the air fryer basket as quickly as possible to prevent the batter from deflating.

🍽 How to Serve Air Fryer Toad in the Hole

Serve it hot straight out of the air fryer! Pour some onion gravy over it and serve with vegetables or mash.

❓FAQ About Air Fryer Toad In The Hole

Is Toad In The Hole Better In An Air Fryer Or An Oven?

I prefer toad in the hole in an oven as I can make a larger portion and the batter rises higher. Having said that, air fryer toad in the hole does taste good, and for smaller servings, it’s ideal.

What Type Of Baking Tin Should I Use?

A metal baking tin with a thin base will ensure the oil gets hot enough to help the batter rise. Make sure the tin fits comfortably in your air fryer.

Can You Cook Frozen Toad In The Hole In An Air Fryer?

Yes, as long as it fits in your air fryer basket. Check the packet instructions for your frozen toad in the hole and reduce the temperature by about 20°C and the time by about 20%. It might be a bit of trial and error when you first make it.

close up of toad in the hole in a baking tin. The batter has risen and the sausages are golden brown. In the corner of the picture there is part of an air fryer showing.

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air fryer toad in the hole in a baking tin

Air Fryer Toad In The Hole

Yield: Serves 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A modern twist on a British classic - this air fryer toad in the hole is ready in just 15 minutes with minimal fuss!


  • 1 to 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 6 chipolatas
  • 120g plain flour
  • 180ml semi skimmed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch salt and pepper


    1. Preheat your air fryer to 200°C.
    2. Add the oil to a 20 cm baking tin and place it in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 3 minutes to heat the oil.
    3. Carefully add the sausages to the baking tin and air fry for about 5 minutes until they begin to slightly brown.
    4. While the sausages are browning, prepare the batter. Add the flour, milk, eggs and seasonings to a bowl and whisk until smooth and lump-free. Use an electric whisker if you have one.
    5. When the sausages have browned enough, pour the batter over them. Try to do this step as quickly as possible to prevent too much heat from escaping.
    6. Air fry for a further 12 minutes. The toad in the hole should be golden brown, and the batter should have risen above the sausages.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 16g

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