Top Air Fryer Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Day

In busy mornings, how will you prepare your breakfast? Where do you usually cook it? Perhaps in the stove, right? But do you know that you can cook your breakfast recipes in the air fryer? Yes, you heard it right! Below you will learn more about different air fryer breakfast recipes and tips, so read on!

Air fryers not only make frying healthier, but they are also useful for preparing all meals, including breakfast. If you’ve never tried an air-fried breakfast before, start with one of these great recipes to see the variety of things you can air-fry, from toast to cinnamon rolls, to eggs to bacon to bagels.

What Is An Air Fryer?

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Air fryers are tabletop convection ovens of various sizes. Designed to mimic the frying process, it contains no fat or oil. The fan inside the air fryer circulates hot air at high speed, crisping the surface of the food. Air fryers have a concentrated heat source that cooks food quickly and evenly. The air fryer was invented in 2010 by Philips.

Air Fryer Tips:

  • Preheat your air fryer
  • Use oil on your foods for the air fryer
  • Grease your air fryer basket
  • Don’t overfill the basket
  • When cooking wings, fries, etc., shake the basket during cooking
  • Watch out for small light items in the air fryer
  • Adjust the temperature for particular foods

Here’s Our Collection of Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes

You will relish these easy breakfast recipes. A must-try dishes using your air fryer.

Air Fryer Soft Boiled Scotch Eggs

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  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 pound Jimmy Dean Regular Pork Sausage
  • Seasoned Flour – Bowl 1 – (¼ cup Wondra, ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • Beaten Egg – Bowl 2 – (1 large egg beaten)
  • Breading Mix – Bowl 3- (1 cup Panko crumbs, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, ½ teaspoon chili powder)


How to Make 6-Minute Soft-Boiled Eggs

  1. Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Remove cold eggs from the refrigerator and use a slotted spoon to carefully place them into boiling water.
  3. Do not crowd eggs in the pan.
  4. Reduce heat and cover the pan.
  5. Simmer for EXACTLY 6 minutes.
  6. While eggs are cooking, prepare an ice bath for the eggs in a large bowl.
  7. After 6 minutes, use the slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the boiling water.
  8. Immediately submerge cooked eggs in the prepared ice bath for 10 minutes.
  9. The purpose of this step is to halt the cooking process; vital to achieving creamy, runny Scotch Egg centers.

How to Successfully Apply the Sausage Cover

  1. Divide the sausage into 6 equal portions, each weighing 2⅓ ounces (66 grams).
  2. Gently peels the prepared soft-boiled eggs.
  3. Rinse each egg, and then use a paper towel to carefully pat it dry. Set aside. Place the meatball in the center of an 8×8 parchment square. Gently pat the meatball down until you have an oval that is about a ¼-inch thick, and roughly 3 eggs long and 2 eggs wide.
  4. Start with a cold sausage ball, straight from the fridge. Gently lay a cold, dry, soft-boiled egg on top of the sausage oval, with the ends of the egg perpendicular to the long sides of the oval.
    Gently pull the sausage away from the parchment as you wrap it around the egg.
    Continue until the sausage has completely released from the parchment and the egg is covered with sausage.
    Removed the thick sausage points at each end.
    Check the egg carefully for areas that might be too thin or too thick, and use the excess removed from the points to seal the edges and even out any thin spots.
  5. When the sausage appears to be distributed uniformly around the egg, gently pass the egg carefully from one hand to the other a couple of times, allowing the warmth of your palms to smooth the outside surface a bit and the gentle pressure to even out any bumps or rough spots on the surface.

Scotch Egg Breading

  • You will need three small bowls.

    Bowl 1:Wondra & garlic powder (Stir to combine.)

    Bowl 2: Beaten egg.

    Bowl 3: Panko crumbs, brown sugar, and chili powder.

  • Roll each sausage-covered egg in flour mixture (Bowl 1) and shake off excess, then dip in the beaten egg (Bowl 2), and finally, roll in the Panko crumbs (Bowl 3).

    Place breaded eggs on a plate until you have enough done for one batch. (2-6 depending on the size of your air-fryer.).

Air Frying

  • Preheat the air fryer to 380° for 10 minutes.

    Set the scotch eggs on the bottom of your air fryer basket. Be sure to leave generous space around each one for air to circulate.

  • Air-fry eggs for 12 minutes, turning halfway through for more even browning.

  • Serve alone, or with your favorite dipping sauce (i.e., Whole Grain Mustard, Sriracha-Mayo, or Honey-Mustard Sauce, etc.).

Frittata Breakfast In Air Fryer

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  • 4 Eggs large, free range.
  • 4 tablespoon Milk or use double cream
  • 35 g Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 50 g Feta crumbled
  • 1 Tomato quartered, deseeded, and chopped
  • 15 g Spinach chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Herbs I used parsley and basil, chopped
  • 2 Spring Onion chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Olive Oil


  • Beat the eggs and milk together in a jug.
  • Add all of the other ingredients (except the oil) and mix.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 180°c (350F) and line a 20cm round springform tin with baking paper. Lightly oil the sides of the tin to prevent the frittata from sticking.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the tin and place in the air fryer. Cook for 16 minutes, but start checking to see if it’s done after 12 minutes, as all air fryer models vary.
  • Allow cooling for 5 minutes before running a knife around the edge of the tin to loosen it. Release the frittata from the springform tin and cut them into slices.

Air Fryer French Toast

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  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBS milk, cream, or half and half
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf challah or brioche bread, cut into 8 thick slices


  1. In a medium bowl, add egg, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon; whisk to combine completely; set aside
  2. Make an assembly line: set up whisked egg mixture and bread next to each other.
  3. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick oil spray
  4. Dip the slices of bread into the egg mixture being sure to flip and coat both sides. Lift out of the mixture and allow to drip for a few seconds, then place into the air fryer basket. Repeat for remaining slices
  5. Close the Air Fryer. Set to 400 degrees and 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, open the basket and carefully flip the french toast slices. Close the air fryer and cook for 3-4 more minutes at 400 degrees. Time may vary slightly depending on the air fryer model.
  6. Remove the french toast when finished and then cook the remaining french toast slices.
  7. Serve with warm maple syrup and powdered sugar or your favorite toppings!

Breakfast Bombs

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  • 1 tube refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. whole milk
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped chives
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 c. shredded cheddar
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tbsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tbsp. poppy seeds (or everything seasoning)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Spray an 8″ round baking pan or pie dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Pour egg mixture into the pan and let set slightly.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, and stir occasionally until scrambled eggs reach desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove from heat and fold in chives.
  5. Flatten each biscuit round to about ¼” thickness. Top each round of dough with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese.
  6. Bring the edges of the dough together and pinch to seal. Place in pan seam-side-down.
    Brush with tops with melted butter then sprinkles with coarse salt and poppy seeds.
  7. Bake until the biscuits are golden and cooked through, about 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.

For Air Fryer

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Pour egg mixture into the pan and let set slightly.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, and stir occasionally until soft curds form.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and fold in chives.
  4. Flatten each biscuit into a ¼” thick round.
  5. Top each round of dough with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese. Bring the edges of the dough together and pinch to seal.
  6. Brush with tops with melted butter then sprinkles with salt and everything seasoning.
  7. Line a basket of air fryer with a piece of parchment paper greased with cooking spray and, working in batches, add biscuit bombs, making sure they don’t touch.
  8. Bake at 375° until biscuits are golden and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Air Fryer Crab Cakes

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For Crab Cakes

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. minced chives
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 lb. jumbo lump crab meat, picked over
  • 1 c. Saltine cracker crumbs (from about 20 crackers)
  • Olive oil cooking spray

For Tartar Sauce

  • 1/2 c. dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tsp. capers, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Hot sauce and lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Crab Cakes: In a large bowl, whisk egg, mayonnaise, chives, mustard, Old Bay, lemon zest, and salt.
  2. Fold in crab meat and cracker crumbs until combined.
  3. Form crab mixture into 8 patties (you can refrigerate patties for up to 4 hours).
  4. Spray an air-fryer basket and tops of crab cakes with cooking spray.
  5. Arrange crab cakes in a single layer in a basket.
  6. Cook at 375°, flipping halfway through, until deep golden brown and crisp, 12 to 14 minutes.
  7. Tartar Sauce: In a medium bowl, stir pickles, mayonnaise, shallot, capers, dill, lemon juice, and mustard.
    Serve crab cakes warm with hot sauce, lemon wedges, and tartar sauce.

In summary, air frying is healthier than frying in oil. It cuts calories and has a lot less fat. When cooking your favorite air fryer breakfast recipes, just follow the tips above. Enjoy cooking!

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Tamara Pierce

Tamara Pierce is a food writer at Elapasony, passionate about exploring diverse cuisines and sharing recipes and food experiences. From trendy restaurants to local hotspots, she's always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors.

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