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21 Easy Air Fryer Egg Recipes

~ Air Fryer Egg Recipes are ideal for quick, easy, healthy breakfasts. Choose from all the classics – like hard boiled, fried, poached, and even scrambled – or venture into air fried egg bites, quiche, omelets or French toast. Whichever delicious option you choose, your air fryer just got even more useful, even MORE wonderful! ~

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I have definitely, irreversibly joined the Air Fryer Fan Club. My air fryer now runs neck-and-neck with my coffee maker for my absolute favorite, how-could-I-live-without-it small appliance.

That magical little box has taken up permanent residence in its own special corner of my counter. And I keep finding more and more new, fabulous things it can do to make my life easier!

Like … eggs!

There’s Practically NOTHING an Air Fryer and Eggs Can’t Do Together!

The whole concept of air fryer hard boiled eggs took the Internet by storm. I’m an old pro at the perfect way to hard cook eggs on the stovetop. And it kind of made sense when everyone tried hard boiling eggs in the Instant Pot. But the air fryer???

I was so intrigued … and then I realized that “boiling” eggs is seriously just the tip of the iceberg.

Once I started poking around and doing a little research, I was gobsmacked by allllll the things an air fryer can do with eggs! I simply had no idea, but now the possibilities feel practically endless!

Sure, you can hit pretty much every doneness stage from hard boiled to jammy to soft boiled.

But, crazy enough, you can actually even poach, fry and scramble eggs with your air fryer, too. Huh!

And then, I noticed recipes for French toast, frittatas, quiches, mini egg bites, and omelets. What?!? That’s so cool! Even my kids’ childhood fave “toad in the hole”!

So Here’s the Problem …

I’ve been so busy testing out other air fryer recipes to share with you guys, that I haven’t gotten any of my own air fryer egg recipes published yet.

But not to worry!

I simply did what I always do in these situations … I asked hundreds of my blogging buds to share their very best air fryer egg recipes. Then I sorted through, compared, “analyzed” and picked out the most terrific ones to share with all of you!

Believe me, there are PLENTY of great ideas here to keep you busy until I get my own recipes published for ya! 😉

So take a look through, and pick out a new egg recipe to try tomorrow morning … and hey hey maybe the morning after that … and after that …

Oh! And don’t forget to pop down to the bottom of this post, under the list of all those great recipes, for some answers to commonly asked questions about air frying eggs.

Air Fryer Egg Recipes

FAQs At-a-Glance

What Size Eggs Are Recipes Based On?

When a recipe doesn’t specify the size of an egg … what is the default size of egg in cooking and baking … and air frying? Well, in general, eggs are typically assumed to be large, unless the recipe specifies differently. (Like, for example this Mediterranean Deviled Egg recipe that specifies medium-sized eggs.)

What Size Is a Large Egg?

Large eggs weigh about 2 ounces each, and the egg white and egg yolk together will equal about 3 1/2 tablespoons (a little less than 1/4 cup). For more scoop on all the different egg size categories and their measured equivalencies, check out this terrific egg guide from the folks at Sauder’s Eggs.

Why Don’t All Large Eggs Look Exactly the Same Size?

As I explain in my article on Egg Facts Every Home Cook Oughta Know, the egg size labels (medium eggs, large eggs, extra large, etc.) are based on weight, not the circumference of each egg shell. And, the USDA has specific guidelines for the overall weight of an entire carton, which allows for a little bit of variance within that carton from one egg to the next.

How Long Should You Preheat an Air Fryer?

Different brands handle the preheating issue in different ways. Some air fryers are designed to have a {short} preheating cycle, and some aren’t. It varies by air fryer model, oven style, and manufacturer. So, follow your specific model’s instructions – or, if the recipe you’re making specifies that preheating is necessary, then preheat for the amount of time the recipe suggests.

Can I Put Foil in an Air Fryer? What About Parchment Paper, Wax Paper and Plastic Wrap?

Yep – you can use foil in an air fryer. Even more commonly, though, you’ll often see air fryer recipes calling for parchment paper to line the air fryer basket. Both are fine to use in your air fryer. But, just like with a “regular” oven, you should never use wax paper or plastic wrap, since they could melt in the high heat.

What Cooking Spray is Best for an Air Fryer?

If you’re making an air fryer recipe that calls for cooking spray, don’t use one like Pam. It’s best to use a spritzed oil that’s comprised only of oil – without propellants or emulsifiers (like lecithin). Those extra ingredients can cause sticky residue and build-up that will damage the nonstick surface of your beloved air fryer. There are a few cooking sprays you can purchase at the store that are pure oil, or you can buy your own kitchen sprayer bottle and fill it with the oils you like to use when making your air fried foods (these are the cute ones I bought).

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With so many tips … and so many great new recipe ideas, breakfast at your house may never be the same again. Nope!

Fire up that air fryer, and a whole new world of breakfast ideas is waiting to make your mornings extra-great, extra-easy.

No oven, no stove … no stress! Yeeeehawwww! Thank you, air fryer!

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