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Air fryer scrambled eggs are a healthy breakfast that anyone can make in a few minutes. All you need are eggs, milk, and seasoning.
While this recipe focuses on meal prep, I’ll show you a few different ways to make scrambled eggs in an air fryer. So read on!
Can You Fry Eggs In An Air Fryer?
You can if you use the sauté setting and treat it like a frying pan. Spritz it with a bit of oil, heat it, and then crack your egg into the insert. Let it cook and flip as needed. This sidesteps the entire air frying function, but it’s a quick way to do it without using the stove.
Can You Scramble Eggs In An Air Fryer?
You sure can! Hence, the title of this post. But there are a couple of different ways to do it. I’ll cover them both here.
Do You Put Water In An Air Fryer For Eggs?
That depends on how you are cooking them. There is an easy way to remember this, however.
If you cook them with the lid up – you don’t need water.
If you cook them with the lid down (on) – you do need water.
So it all boils down to how you want to cook your eggs.
About The Containers
I chose these Borosilicate glass containers because they are oven safe, which means they work just fine in an air fryer. That being said, a little of the egg does spill over and into the air fryer. So if you want to avoid that, simply go with a 6 or 8-oz. glass container instead. I’ve linked the containers at Amazon below under Recipe Supplies. From there, you can search for something a little bigger. I chose this size, however, because they fill well into a larger container for packing breakfast on the go. I would say that during cooking, about 1 to 2 tablespoons of egg will cook out into the air fryer. It’s easy to pick up but does make it necessary to clean your air fryer each time. If that bothers you, opt for a larger container.
As I mentioned earlier, this particular recipe focuses on meal prep. This means that the recipe can be made a few days in advance for quick and easy cooking on mornings you just need to get out the door.
Recipe Additions And Variations
To the raw mixture, you can add any of the following items. Just be aware that you may need slightly bigger containers or use 4 containers instead of 3.
- Chopped or sautéd onion
- Hot sauce
- Fresh herbs such as parsley, dill, or thyme.
- Sausage – A good quality sausage won’t require a lot to add flavor to this dish.
- Chopped, cooked bacon – No sugar added
About The Ingredients
Eggs – These can be cold or room temperature.
Unsweetened oat milk – You can use any milk you prefer. But if it’s non-dairy milk, make sure it’s unsweetened. Heavy cream will work too.
Nutritional yeast – I use this in place of cheese. If you’d rather have cheese, add the same amount of shredded cheese instead. Cheddar cheese is always a great choice.
Ground black pepper – White pepper can work too here.
Salt – I used pink Himalayan salt, but you can use whatever salt you normally cook with.
How To Make Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs
Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl.
To the cracked eggs, add the milk.
Add the seasoning. (Or salt, pepper, and cheese if you wish to use cheese instead).
Whisk well to combine.
Ladle equal amounts into oven-safe, glass containers that have lids.
Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
If using a Ninja Foodie, place a rack in the bottom of the insert. If you have any other type of air fryer, skip this completely.
Set a single container of the egg mixture into the air fryer insert, air fryer basket, or on the air fryer tray. (Depending on what type of air fryer you have).
Set to 325 F. for 10 minutes. Depending on your appliance, it can take between 10 and 20 minutes to fully cook. So make a note of the time the first time you cook this and do the same with future eggs.
Let this cool for a bit before eating or packing.
If packing to take with you, simply set it inside a larger container that has a lid and include any other healthy sides you wish to have.
How To Store Leftovers
Raw – Keep these in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Cooked – Storing this in the freezer is fine for up to 2 months if packed airtight.
How To Reheat Leftover Eggs
You can reheat this in the microwave for about 30 seconds, or reheat it at the same temperature in the air fryer for about 2 minutes, or until warmed through.
Raw – This is fine to freeze raw for up to 4 months.
Cooked – Freezing is fine for up to 2 months if packed airtight.
For this recipe, you’ll need an air fryer and some oven-safe, glass containers with lids. You can get to any of these items on Amazon by clicking on any of the images here. (Affiliate links)
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes
More Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Smashed Brussels Sprouts
- Air Fryer Falafel
- Air Fryer Apple Chips
- Air Fryer Tuscan Chicken Thighs
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- 1 Air Fryer
- 3 5 oz. containers (or larger if you prefer)
- 6 large eggs
- ¼ cup unsweetened oat milk (or any milk you prefer)
- 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- ½ tsp. salt
- Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl.
- Add the milk.
- Add the seasoning. (Or salt, pepper, and cheese if you wish to use cheese instead).
- Whisk well to combine.
- Ladle equal amounts into oven-safe, Borosilicate glass containers that have lids.
- Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- If using a Ninja Foodie, place a rack in the bottom of the insert. If you have any other type of air fryer, skip this completely.
- Set a single container of the egg mixture into the air fryer insert, basket, or on the air fryer tray. (Depending on what type of air fryer you have)
- Set to 325 F. for 10 minutes. Depending on your appliance, it can take between 10 and 20 minutes to fully cook. So make a note of the time the first time you cook this and do the same with future eggs.
- Let this cool for a bit before eating or packing.
- If packing to take with you, simply set it inside a larger container that has a lid and include any other healthy sides you wish to have.