Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs Recipe

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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!

A side view of a glass container holding Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs.

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.

A glass container filled with Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs.

Meal Prep

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
  • Butter

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.

Egg whites and yolks in a mixing bowl.

To the cracked eggs, add the milk.

Milk added to eggs in a mixing bowl.

Add the seasoning. (Or salt, pepper, and cheese if you wish to use cheese instead).

Spices added to eggs and milk in a mixing bowl.

Whisk well to combine.

Whisking together all the ingredients for these Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs in a mixing bowl.

Ladle equal amounts into oven-safe, glass containers that have lids.

Ladling whisked eggs into oven-safe, glass containers.

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Three glass, oven-safe containers filled with raw egg mixture with lids on.

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.

A rack placed into a Foodie insert. Only do this if you have a Foodi. Otherwise, skip it.

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).

A glass, oven-safe container with lid removed, sitting in an air fryer basket.

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.

Air fryer display set to proper temperature and time.

Let this cool for a bit before eating or packing.

Just cooked Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs in a glass container.

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.

Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs in a container next to fresh blueberries.

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.

Freezing

Raw – This is fine to freeze raw for up to 4 months.

Cooked – Freezing is fine for up to 2 months if packed airtight.

Recipe Supplies

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)

Ninja Foodi sold on Amazon. (Affiliate link)
Instant basket air fryer sold on Amazon. (Affiliate link)
Glass, oven-safe, 5 oz. containers with lids sold on Amazon. (Affiliate link)

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Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Easy meal prep eggs that take moments to prepare in the morning.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 183kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

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Equipment

  • 1 Air Fryer
  • 3 5 oz. containers (or larger if you prefer)

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl.
    Egg whites and yolks in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the milk.
    Milk added to eggs in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the seasoning. (Or salt, pepper, and cheese if you wish to use cheese instead).
    Spices added to eggs and milk in a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk well to combine.
    Whisking together all the ingredients for these Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs in a mixing bowl.
  • Ladle equal amounts into oven-safe, Borosilicate glass containers that have lids.
    Ladling whisked eggs into oven-safe, glass containers.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
    Three glass, oven-safe containers filled with raw egg mixture with lids on.
  • 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.
    A rack placed into a Foodie insert. Only do this if you have a Foodi. Otherwise, skip it.
  • 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)
    A glass, oven-safe container with lid removed, sitting in an air fryer basket.
  • 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.
    Air fryer display set to proper temperature and time.
  • Let this cool for a bit before eating or packing.
    Just cooked Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs in a glass container.
  • 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.
    Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs in a container next to fresh blueberries.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 372mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 583IU | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg
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