Many people can’t remember a time we didn’t have an air fryer in our kitchen! That’s us. Similar to a convection oven, these nifty little appliances have taken the world by storm over the last few years, and air fryer recipes are one of the best ways to make your life a little bit easier. From bacon to biscuits to frittatas, there are thousands of air fryer breakfast recipes for you to sample – the only problem is finding a favorite!
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Why Cook Breakfast In An Air Fryer
If you’re still not sure about adding an air fryer to your kitchen, there are plenty of benefits of this fabulous machine! Air fryer recipes cover all kinds of dietary requirements, so whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-averse, or just want an easier way to cook eggs, this is the way to go!
Air fryer recipes also tend to be healthier than regular recipes due to the lack of oil. Everything from air fryer omelettes to air fryer bacon recipes can be adjusted to become a less fatty version of the classic meal. One of the easiest meals to make is air fryer breakfast potatoes – quick, fluffy, and delicious!
Food cooked in the air fryer tends to cook quicker and be more energy-efficient, which is perfect for anyone who is time-poor. No more worrying about bacon taking too long or too much cleanup – simply pop your meal in the air fryer and worry no more!
Finally, you’d be amazed at what you can actually cook in an air fryer. While many people use theirs for meats, vegetables, and starchy dishes, the limit is your imagination! Try out some air fryer pancakes for something sweet, or add some air fryer potato recipes to your repertoire for easy breakfast options. That’s right – you can cook pancakes in an air fryer!
Looking for a new air fryer for the family? Check out our recommendations for the Best Large Capacity Air Fryers.
Or, check out our recommendations for Best Electric Omelette Maker Machines for cooking breakfast in a breeze.
Our Top Picks For The Best Air Fryer
- Ninja Foodi 6 in 1 Dual Zone 2 Basket Air Fryer – Our second air fryer we had in Ireland >> Perfect for cooking two different dishes at once
- COSORI Electric Hot Air Fryer – Our first air fryer in Ireland >> Compact and easy to use and clean
- GoWISE Deluxe Air Fryer Oven – The air fryer we owned in Spain >> Great first air fryer option for beginners
Tips For Making Breakfast Air Fryer Recipes
For those unfamiliar with air fryer recipes, there are a few things to know before creating your first masterpiece. Due to the way air circulates through the food tray when the machine is switched on, air fryers tend to cook food hotter and faster than a conventional oven. If you’re making sausage or air fryer bacon recipes, the meat will cook faster and more evenly than you may be used to, so check it regularly.
Air fryer breakfast recipes are also great for taking food from frozen to cooked in a matter of minutes. If you’re taking something out of the freezer, like hash browns or sausages, make sure to adjust your cooking time and temperature in order to cook your food.
Whether you’re a sweet tooth or savory-inclined, air fryer recipes can turn the most basic recipes into something special. Particularly when cooking foods like pastries, bagel boats, or breakfast potatoes in an air fryer, pierce your food prior to cooking so that the exterior becomes crispy and flaky, and the interior retains its delicious moist texture.
Regardless of your personal preference, there is an air fryer breakfast recipe out there for you! Trial and error is the best way to find a favorite, so it’s time to get started.
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The Best Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes
From bacon to sausage to potatoes, some of the most typical breakfast staples can be cooked quicker, easier, and healthier in an air fryer. Check out these options.
Easy Air Fried Bacon Recipe
Air Fryer Bacon is the best thing since, well….bacon! Thanks to the air fryer, you can cook up a healthier version of crave-worthy bacon that turns out perfectly crispy every time.
Cook sausages for breakfast perfectly every time with this air fryer sausage recipe. Quick easy and evenly cooked fried sausage.
Easy Breakfast Potatoes
Make breakfast potatoes in the air fryer for crispy potatoes flavored with spices and veggies.
Air fryer frozen hash browns are a quick and convenient breakfast or snack option. Put them from frozen into your air fryer and have a crispy, healthy side in no time.
Air Fried Hard Boiled Eggs
These easy-peel Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs are perfect for breakfast, healthy snacks, meal prep, and as a protein-packed breakfast on the go. We use hard-boiled eggs for a lot of recipes, including breakfast. I couldn’t believe they were this easy to make in an air fryer.
Air Fryer Biscuits
These air fryer biscuits are delicious, flaky, and make the perfect breakfast, brunch, or side dish for you and your family! Canned (frozen or refrigerated) are super easy to make in your air fryer and turn out perfectly.
I grew up outside of NYC, which means I grew up on bagels. I’ve also spent much of the last 10 years living in countries where they are hard to come by. Make bagels in under 20 minutes in the Air Fryer! Air Fryer Everything Bagels are made with just a handful of ingredients then topped with Everything Bagel seasoning and baked in the Air Fryer until they are golden brown.
Savory Breakfast Recipes
Air Fryer Bagel Boats
Wondering what to do with those tasty bagels you’ve cooked in the air fryer? Or, use frozen bagels as well. These air fryer breakfast bagels are perfect for busy mornings. Bagels topped with tasty omelette ingredients for something unique in the morning. Ready in 10 minutes, they can also be prepared ahead of time, frozen, and cooked later.
Avocado Baked Eggs
Air Fryer Avocado “Baked” Eggs are my new FAVORITE way to eat eggs! I literally ate them three times last week! It’s the perfect start to your morning and the creamy avocados are even better when you air fry them! Who knew?!
Air Fried Omelette
Super convenient and no mess, air fryer omelet is quick and easy to make. A wonderful breakfast for all egg lovers.
Air Fried Frittata
After making this easy air fryer Breakfast Frittata you’ll never make them any other way. Fast, easy, and completely flexible. This slimmed-down version is the best way to make eggs.
Puff Pastry Bites
You don’t have to travel to France to enjoy a delicious pastry. Enjoy these simple 2-ingredient Puff Pastry Breakfast Bites at home with a cup of coffee, and you will feel like you’re eating breakfast in a Parisian cafe.
Prosciutto Egg Cups
Three ingredients and less than 20 minutes is all you need to make these fabulous Prosciutto Egg Cups. These egg cups are a great breakfast option for Whole30, Paleo, and Low Carb/ Keto eating plans! Best of all, you can choose between cooking your egg cups in the air fryer OR the oven!
You’ve heard of 2-ingredient pizza dough. But have you heard of using Greek yogurt dough to make a breakfast pizza in your air fryer?
Air Fryer Quiche
If you have never tried quiche in an air fryer you are in for a treat! So light and fluffy and delicious! Makes for an easy breakfast or lunch too! Make everyone’s favorite mix-ins and customize!
Air fryer muffins can use a boxed mix or homemade. Quick and easy start. You can make them from scratch or use a boxed mix and can add any type of fruit or chocolate chips to jazz them up.
Make at-home healthy granola by customizing it to your liking and taste. This air fryer granola is healthy and super delicious. Perfect for breakfast. Kids and adults love it.
Something Sweet For Breakfast
Air Fryer French Toast
This air fryer French toast is crispy outside with a fluffy inside in this classic breakfast recipe.
French Toast Sticks
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks are the perfect breakfast, brunch, or snack food. They are so easy to make in the air fryer and get a nice crisp outside on the french toast. You can make these ahead of time and freeze them for later!
Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
Skip the can and make the best cinnamon rolls from scratch with this delicious Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls recipe. The giant air-fried cinnamon rolls are absolutely irresistible–filled with cinnamon sugar, air fried to golden brown perfection, and topped with cream cheese frosting.
Orange Pecan Sticky Buns
Easy Air Fryer Orange Pecan Sticky Buns start with a loaf of frozen bread dough. Then it takes just 20 minutes to make delicious sticky buns that taste like they are homemade with hints of honey, orange, and crunchy pecans.
Vanilla Bean Air Fryer Doughnuts
Make light and fluffy air fryer donuts from scratch with this delicious vanilla bean air fryer doughnuts recipe. While there is no doubt that doughnuts are an indulging breakfast or dessert, you can make them a bit healthier and lighter if you skip deep frying your doughnuts and prepare them in your air fryer without all that extra oil.
Air Fried Donut Holes
Air Fryer Donut Holes are a sweet way to enjoy fall. This version uses pumpkin and is easy to make in your air fryer. These would be great to serve before trick-or-treating or as a weekend snack!
These air fryer-baked apples are like individual crumbles and are perfect for breakfast. Can be made traditionally or with whole wheat, gluten-free and vegan air fryer options.
Air fryer apple fritters are full of apple and cinnamon flavor. The cinnamon glaze is nice and sweet to make them taste as if they came straight from the bakery!
FAQs – Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes
Yes. Raw eggs are perfectly suitable for an air fryer. As always with cooking eggs, it’s important that they are cooked all the way in order to avoid things like salmonella. After preheating an air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, cook your eggs for approximately 9-11 minutes.
You can cook nearly all breakfast items in an air fryer. From some of the most popular breakfast items such as bacon, sausage, eggs, and pancakes to more innovative items such as quiche all can be cooked in an air fryer.