Easy Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

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These Easy Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs are just another way to get your day started out the easy way. All you need is 3 ingredients and an air-fryer safe pan to cook them in.

Scrambled eggs and bacon

Is it easier to cook and/or better to cook scrambled eggs in the air fryer? Probably not. I think cooking them on the stove top will always be superior, but if you don’t have a stove available and want to make some eggs, this is a great alternative.

I’ve seen people take their air fryer camping with them or students might have one in their dorm room. For these times when you don’t want to or can’t use the stove, you can still make your eggs! Use your scrambled eggs to make these salmon, egg and avocado breakfast tacos.

Why You’ll Love It

  • This method offers a quick and straightforward approach to ensuring your morning meal is not only wholesome but also substantial enough to kickstart your day. It’s the perfect solution for those busy mornings when every minute counts.
  • Cooking eggs in the air fryer leaves you with quick and easy clean-up. Spend less time scrubbing and more time enjoying your morning.
  • This recipe delivers great results every time you cook. You can rely on its consistency for a satisfying outcome with each preparation.

» Serve these with Simple Air Fryer Sausage Patties and Easy Homemade Air Fryer Biscuits.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Just like when you make scrambled eggs on the stove, all you really need are a few basic ingredients.

Ingredients for air fryer scrambled eggs
  • Eggs – I prefer to use large cage-free, pasture raised eggs.
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper – Season as you like.

Equipment Information

  • Air fryer: I use this 4-quart basket-style air fryer. It’s large enough to fit a meal for 4-6. But some things need more space in the air fryer basket, so they cook evenly.
  • Air fryer-safe pan: We like the silicon cake pan pictured below. Just make sure that it fits in your air fryer basket.
  • Rubber spatula: For mixing your eggs during cooking.

Helpful Tips

  • Every air fryer cooks differently, so it’s best to check the eggs every minute after the first few times. It will take between 6 and 9 minutes to fully cook the eggs. But keep in mind that there are no hard and fast rule about cooking times for this recipe. You just have to keep watch over it.
  • Don’t leave the eggs in the pot for more than 3 minutes at a time without stirring or they might burn. The first time you do this, it looks like the eggs aren’t cooking at all, but they are. Just stick with it.
  • You can add shredded cheese if you want near the end of the cooking time.

How to Make Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

Step 1: Prepare the Pan

pot in the air fryer basket with butter

Place the butter in an air fryer-safe pan on 300°F(150°C) until melted, about 2 minutes.

Step 2: Mix Up the Eggs

While the butter is melting in the in air fryer, crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Whisk the eggs together.

Step 3: Air Fry

pot in the air fryer basket with raw eggs

Pour the whisked eggs into the pan in the air fryer. Continue cooking on 300°F(150°C) for about 3 minutes.

Open the air fryer and stir the eggs with a spatula.

Cook for another 3 minutes, then stir the eggs again. Continue cooking in 1 minute increments until the eggs are cooked to your desired doneness.

You can cook your whole breakfast in the air fryer. Try serving your scrambled eggs with sausage, hash browns, and toast.

Scrambled eggs in a pot in the air fryer

Best Cooking Temperature

To be perfectly honest, every air fryer cooks differently, so you might have to do a little trial and error to figure out the perfect temperature you should use to cook your eggs. I cook them on 300°F(150°C) and that works best for me.

Don’t go higher than 300°F(150°C) or you might end up with rubbery eggs. It’s best to go with a lower temperature and cook them for longer, if necessary.

Pans That Are Safe to Use in the Air Fryer

Any pan that is ovenproof and will fit in your air fryer basket is safe to use. It can be glass, ceramic, metal or silicon. Just make sure that your glass dish is designed to be heated, not all glass is. Disposable aluminum foil pans are also an option.

For air fryer ovens, dark non-stick baking sheets with low sides work well. They absorb the heat and promote crisping and browning.

My air fryer has a basket so a baking sheet won’t fit. Finding pans that will fit may be trial and error. The nice things is that if it is oven-safe then give it a tray.

Variations & Add-ins

You can change up your morning eggs by adding different toppings, herbs, and cheeses. Try one of these add-ins the next time you make scrambled eggs.

  • Veggies: Mushrooms, green peppers, onions, tomato, spinach, or green onion.
  • Herbs: Basil, cilantro, Italian seasoning, or dill.
  • Cheese: Feta, goat cheese, Monterey jack, pepper jack, or swiss.
  • Spice: Hot sauce, Sriracha, salsa, or pico de gallo.
  • Meat: Sausage, bacon, or ham.
Scrambled eggs and bacon

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Questions About the Recipe

Can you cook eggs in the air fryer?

Absolutely! Besides scrambled eggs you can also make fried eggs, hard boiled eggs, egg bites, and eggs in a hole.

What temperature do you cook scrambled eggs?

To be perfectly honest, every air fryer cooks differently, so you might have to do a little trial and error to figure out the perfect temperature you should use to cook your eggs. I cook them on 300°F(150°C) and that works best for me.
Don’t go higher than 300°F(150°C) or you might end up with rubbery eggs. It’s best to go with a lower temperature and cook them for longer, if necessary.

Can I cook more eggs at once?

The number of eggs you can cook at a time will depend upon the size of your cooking pan. Remember that eggs tend to get fluffy as they are scrambled.

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Scrambled eggs and bacon

Easy Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

These easy Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs are just another way to get your day started out the easy way. All you need is 3 ingredients and an air-fryer safe pan to cook them in.
5 from 38 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 151 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon (7 g) butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place the butter in an air-fryer-safe pot on 300°F(150°C) until melted, about 2 minutes.
  • While the butter is melting, crack the eggs into a bowl and season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Whisk together.
  • Add the egg mixture to the pot and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer and stir the eggs with a spatula.
  • Cook for another 3 minutes, then stir the eggs again. Continue cooking in 1-2 minute increments until the eggs are cooked to your desired doneness.

Notes

  • Don’t leave the eggs in the pot for more than 3 minutes at a time without stirring or they might burn.
  • Every air fryer cooks differently, so it’s best to check the eggs every few minutes. There’s no hard and fast rule about cooking times for this recipe, but it will take between 6 and 9 minutes to fully cook the eggs.
  • You can add shredded cheese if you want near the end of the cooking time.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 11gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 158mgPotassium: 123mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 600IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
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4 thoughts on “Easy Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

  1. Rosey says:

    4 stars
    I have added all kinds of things to my scrambled eggs. My favorite is to mix some chipotle sauce in with the eggs when I start cooking them.

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