Air Fryer Fried Eggs

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Air Fryer Fried Eggs are perfect for a fast and filling breakfast, ready in 5 minutes! You can also make these as breakfast-for-dinner, for meal prep, or as part of a healthy brunch.

air fryer fried eggs on a piece of avocado toast

Why you will love this air fried eggs recipe

Who knew you could cook eggs in the air fryer like this? Air fryer fried eggs are even easier to prepare than classic fried eggs, and come out perfectly every time in about 3 minutes of cooking time.

Pair them with my air fryer donuts or air fryer pancakes for a delicious balanced breakfast, perfect for those mornings when you need something quick but filling!

Or pop them on top of your favorite toast with some avocado and your favorite seasonings for a handheld bite that’s sure to satisfy. However you serve these fried eggs, this will be your new favorite way to make fried or over-easy eggs!

Can you cook fried eggs in an air fryer?

Absolutely! Cooking eggs in the air fryer is a great way to cook them evenly and thoroughly without letting them get rubbery or burnt on the bottom.

It only takes a few simple steps, can be done with any type of egg, and is the easiest way to fry eggs that I’ve found.

Whether you like a runny yolk, jammy eggs, or over easy eggs, you can do it all right in the air fryer! Air fryer eggs are about to change your life.

eggs, olive oil, salt and pepper in small ingredient bowls

Ingredients you will need

Eggs: Just simple, classic eggs are all you really need for this air fryer recipe!

Olive oil: Any kind of non-stick cooking spray works fine. I like to use olive oil, but avocado oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, or safflower oil are also fine options.

The best way to use spray oil in an air fryer is with an oil mister, aerosol sprayers can damage the coating in your air fryer basket.

Salt and black pepper: Feel free to add other seasonings to your eggs as you like. Some of my favorites are paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

how to make air fryer fried eggs

How to make eggs in air fryer

  1. Prepare the air fryer. Preheat the air fryer and while you’re waiting for it to heat up, spritz the mini cake pans with your oil of choice.
  2. Crack the eggs. Break your eggs and add one to each cake pan, being careful not to get any shell pieces in there. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings.
  3. Air fry eggs. Cook for about 3 minutes in the air fryer, or until cooked all the way through.

How to serve fried eggs

I love serving my fried eggs on avocado toast! To make it, just take two slices of your favorite bread, toast and butter them, add a few slices of avocado, then top it with your air fried eggs.

You could also add an air fryer fried egg to the top of a salad, to a bowl of ramen, as an ingredient for a breakfast sandwich, and more! The possibilities are really endless, and you can serve these as you would any fried egg.

You can also add some shredded cheese on top of the eggs before air frying. Cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, and mozzarella cheese are all good options.

two air fryer fried eggs on avocado toast

Are eggs good in the air fryer?

Yes, the air fryer is a great way to make cooked eggs! And it doesn’t stop at fried eggs either. This is an easy method to make eggs a whole variety of different ways. You can make air fryer hard-boiled eggs too, which is much easier and quicker than waiting for water to boil.

Another option is to whisk up your eggs, mix in ingredients like cheese, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomato, onion, spinach, ham, or bacon, and use the air fryer to make a super easy omelet.

However you make them, it’s important to preheat the air fryer for even and thorough cooking, if your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat setting, just let it run for 5 minutes before adding your eggs.

fried egg avocado toast on a plate with a bite taken

What’s the best way to cook eggs in an air fryer?

I recommend using some kind of mini cake pans (4″ is the size I used) to hold your eggs while they air fry. If you have a larger air fryer, you could even use something like a cupcake tin to make 6 air fried eggs at the same time. Large eggs may need an extra minute or two of cook time.

Just be sure to give the tins a good spritz with oil so the eggs don’t get stuck! Or, place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan to make it easy to lift the eggs right out.

When it comes to cooking time, it can vary depending on the size and strength of your air fryer. You may also need to adjust the cooking time depending on whether you like runny yolks or more solid ones.

After a few times, you’ll figure out the perfect time that will cook the eggs to your liking.


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Air Fryer Fried Eggs

Air Fryer Fried Eggs are perfect for a fast and filling breakfast, ready in 5 minutes! You can also make these as breakfast-for-dinner, for meal prep, or as part of a healthy brunch.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried eggs, air fryer eggs, air fryer fried eggs
Servings: 2
Calories: 63kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • olive oil spray, for cooking
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black ground pepper, to taste

To serve

  • bread of choice, toasted
  • avocado, mashed


  • Preheat the air fryer to 325º F and spray a thin layer of olive oil cooking spray in the mini cake pans.
  • Gently break one egg into each pan, ensuring there is only one egg per pan. Sprinkle salt and black pepper to taste over the eggs.
  • Place the mini cake pans with the eggs inside the air fryer basket and cook for 3 minutes. Carefully remove the eggs from the mini cake pans using a flexible spatula and serve over avocado toast or with hash browns.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.


  • I recommend using 4” mini cake pans to ensure even cooking.
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  1. 5 stars
    They turn out perfectly cooked with a slightly crispy edge. It’s super convenient and saves me from using a ton of oil.

  2. 5 stars
    I had never thought to make fried eggs in my air fryer before and i was hesitant but i’m so glad i tried it! 🙂 This is such a great idea…I always had trouble with getting my eggs to cook properly in the pan, now i’ll never have to do that again!

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