TikTok Air Fryer Pineapple Toast


Despite the name, this pineapple toast doesn't have any pineapple in it. It's the golden, crackly pineapple skin-appearance that gives this dish its name. Soft and sweet with a buttery, crackly topping, this simple pastry has a contrast of textures you won't be able to resist. Inspired by a traditional, Hong Kong bakery-style bolo bao or pineapple bun, this recipe is a fun, easy twist on the Chinese sweet bun, adapted from cristina_yin on TikTok. Milk bread can be found in most Asian bakeries and makes for the softest, lightest base for this single-serve snack.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
12 mins


  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 ½ tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 slice milk bread

  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 200 degrees F (93 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Use a fork to blend the butter and sugar together in a medium bowl. Mix in flour and combine until smooth, reaching a cookie dough-like texture.

  3. Spread the butter mixture evenly over the slice of milk bread, smearing until smooth. Use a knife to score the bread topping with criss-cross lines that resemble a pineapple skin. In a small bowl, beat the egg to form an egg wash. Carefully spread a thin layer over the bread topping.

  4. Cook the bread in the preheated air fryer for 4 minutes; turn up the air fryer temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Continue to cook bread slice until toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately.

    pineapple toast on white plate



If you don't have an air fryer, bake in a 200°F oven for 10 minutes. Increase temperature to 400°F; bake until toasted, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

434 Calories
23g Fat
47g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 232mg 77%
Sodium 363mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 10g
Potassium 118mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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