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.
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.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Just like when you make scrambled eggs on the stove, all you really need are a few basic ingredients.
- Salt and pepper
How to Make Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs
Place the butter in an air fryer-safe pan on 300°F until melted, about 2 minutes.
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.
Pour the whisked eggs into the pan in the air fryer. Continue cooking on 300°F 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.
Notes & 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.
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 and that works best for me.
Don’t go higher than 300°F 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 silicone. 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.
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Easy Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the butter in an air-fryer-safe pot on 300°F 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.
- 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.
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Laura is a passionate foodie and owner of Air Fry Anytime She is dedicated to sharing delicious recipes and helpful tips for using air fryers at home. With years of experience in the kitchen and a love for healthy, flavorful cooking, Laura has become an expert at using air fryers to create amazing meals that are both nutritious and delicious.