7 Air Fryer Eggs recipes in one post! Cooking eggs in an air fryer has never been so fun and easy! This post shows you how to cook eggs in an air fryer, from hard boiled eggs to soft boiled, sunny side fried eggs to creamy scrambled, and air fryer poached eggs to frittata, or egg cups.

All you need is an air fryer, eggs, and oven friendly bakeware. Use this recipe as a reference to guide your air fried eggs and get as creative as you want! Air Fry Eggs, here we come!

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These are some great suggestions, I had no idea eggs could be made in so many was via air fryer!!! I did the fried eggs and they were fabulous, thank you!

– Jennifer

TIPS & Summary

This post shares 7 different types of air fry eggs. For quick reference, jump to the section or jump to the recipe card for detailed instructions.

  • Do experiment with your own cook times. Use this recipe as a reference guide and expect a little trial-and-error until you get a handle on your own cookware.
  • Test with 1 to 2 eggs first before you try a larger batch. Do not overcrowd the basket.
  • Temperatures and times -The following factors affect your cook times and temperatures: egg size (even the same carton of eggs come in different sizes), room temperature eggs vs. chilled from fridge, bakeware material, bakeware size, egg quantities (volume), and air fryer brand/size/model.
  • Preheating: most of the recipes here require you to preheat the basket to 400°F | 204°C for 5 minutes.
  • Other: I have a cosori 5.8 qt. Air fryer. The eggs I use are all large eggs and are refrigerated.

Tools for air frying eggs

In general, you can use any oven safe bakeware for air fried eggs as long as the bakeware fits inside of the basket. If you use ceramic bakeware, make sure it’s greased with ghee butter. For non-stick, use avocado oil spray.

  • Wire rack (a trivet) for hard or soft boiled eggs in air fryer
  • Shallow non-stick tray or a small bake pan for air fryer fried eggs
  • Non-stick round cake pan 7”x 3.5” for scrambled eggs in an air fryer and air fryer frittata.
  • Ramekins for air fryer poached eggs
  • Silicone cups for air fryer egg cups (aka egg muffins)
  • Oven mitts

Hard Boiled Eggs In Air Fryer

Air fryer hard boiled eggs is my new favorite method for making eggs because you don’t need to wait to bring the water to boil. Here are my tips and tricks:

  • Quantity: 4 large eggs
  • Preheat air fryer: yes.
  • Temperature: 280°F/ 138°C
  • Cook time: 12 to 13 minutes
  • Tools: use a wire rack (a trivet) to help you stabilize the eggs.
  • Tips: need to soak in cold water (an ice bath) before peeling. Test your air fryer temperature with 1-2 eggs first and do not overcrowd the basket.
  • How to store: According to USDA, hard boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days, either in their shells or peeled. Make sure eggs are refrigerated 2 hours after cooking and don’t cut them open until you are ready to eat.
  • How to serve: I like to eat these air fryer boiled eggs as a healthy snack or add them to Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad, Kale avocado salad, or Asian chopped salad.
Photo shows soft boiled eggs sliced in half on a gray plate made in air fryer
Air fryer jammy eggs! 😀

Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs (Jammy Eggs)

Soft boiled eggs (aka jammy eggs) made in an air fryer are seriously my go-to. Air fryer temperature settings vary according to brand and model. The size of the eggs affect the cook time as well. Plan to experiment with your cook time and temperature a bit with 1 to 2 eggs first.

  • Quantity: 4 large eggs
  • Preheat air fryer: yes.
  • Temperature: 280°F/ 138°C
  • Cook time: 9 to 10 minutes for soft egg yolk ecenter | 10-11 minutes for medium egg yolk.
  • Tools: use a wire rack (a trivet)
  • Tips: need to soak in cold water (an ice bath) before peeling. Tap and peel carefully as the eggs will be quite soft. Test your air fryer temperature with 1-2 eggs first.
  • How to store: According to BHG, because soft boiled eggs have creamier yolks and have more liquid, they have a shorter shelf life. These eggs will last up to two days in the fridge before they expire. Make sure eggs are refrigerated 2 hours after cooking and don’t cut them open until you are ready to eat.
  • How to serve: these air fryer soft boiled eggs are great for snacking or as toppings for tantan noodle ramen, bok choy soup, Japanese cold noodle ramen, or Japanese potato egg salad.
Photo shows 2 air fried eggs on a non-stick tray

Fried Eggs In Air Fryer

I can see why people love frying eggs in air fryer with less oil, splatter, and easier to clean up! For people who prefer less splatter mess, give this fried eggs in air fryer recipe a try!

  • Quantity: 1 large egg
  • Preheat air fryer: yes.
  • Temperature: 350°F/ 177°C
  • Cook time: 3 to 4 minutes
  • Tools: A shallow non-stick oven safe tray or a small low-setting bake pan.
  • Tips: Use a silicone spatula to help you release the egg after air fried. If you use a thicker material or higher wall bakeware (i.e. a ceramic cup), your cook time might be longer.
  • How to store: According to FDA.gov, leftover cooked eggs should be refrigerated and used within 3 to 4 days.
  • How to serve: I like to enjoy them in the morning with a dash of coconut aminos and furikake sprinkles or as a topping for Thai Basil Chicken or Thai basil beef!
Photo shows soft scrambled eggs made in air fryer

Scrambled eggs in Air Fryer

It turns out it is possible to make soft, creamy, custardy scrambled eggs in an air fryer! Here I use a cake pan (i.e. higher wall) to slow down the fast cooking time in an air fryer. Make sure you stir the eggs between the time increments and add 1 minute extra until you get a handle of it!

  • Quantity: 3 large eggs
  • Preheat air fryer: yes.
  • Temperature: 300°F/ 149°C.
  • Cook time: 3 minutes – stir – 2 minutes – stir – 1 minute.
  • Tools: A non-stick round cake pan 7”x 3.5”.
  • Tips: 1 minute makes a difference especially air fryer scrambled eggs. Add 1 minute increment until desired creaminess and stir the eggs every time you open the basket. The eggs turn solid too quickly if using a shallow tray pan.
  • How to store: Store the air fryer scrambled eggs in a sealed glass container in the fridge and use within 3-4 days. The texture won’t be as soft.
  • How to serve: Add them to paleo sandwich bread or vegetarian bibimbap with extra protein!

Air Fryer Poached Eggs

Is it possible to poach eggs in an air fryer? It’s like poaching the eggs in a gentle warm water bath. The result? Soft poached egg yolk in the center and perfectly poached egg white. This is a fun experiment to try.

  • Quantity: 2 large eggs
  • Preheat air fryer: Yes.
  • Temperature: 360°F | 182 °C
  • Cook time: 6 minutes – check – add 1 to 2 minutes, if needed.
  • Tools: 2 ramekins, a teaspoon, and a small strainer
  • Tips: 1 egg per ramekin with ¼ cup water. After 6 minutes, run a small teaspoon along the inside ring of the cup to help “release” the egg.
  • How to store: Once the air fryer poached eggs are cool, transfer them to a sealable container and top them up with cold water. Use within 3-4 days.
  • How to serve: Add them to my paleo sandwich bread, baby bok choy soup, or roasted cherry tomatoes with delicata squash.

Air Fryer Frittata

This is probably one of my favorite breakfast meal prep dishes – frittata made in an air fryer! What goes into the frittata is totally up to you! I like frozen peas, carrots, breakfast sandwich meat, and shredded mozzarella! Make sure you stir the eggs after the initial 10 minutes and repeat the process until the center is cooked through.

  • Quantity: 8 large eggs
  • Preheat air fryer: yes
  • Temperature: 320 °F| 160°C
  • Cook time: 10 minutes – stir – 10 to 12 minutes. The center should come out non-watery when inserted in a chopstick.
  • Tools: A non-stick round cake pan 7”x 3.5”.
  • Tips: line the cake pan with parchment paper so the eggs won’t stick and are easier to lift out.
  • How to store: Once cool, slice into individual serving quantities. Refrigerate up to 3-4 days. Freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost in the fridge.
  • How to serve: Serve the air fryer frittata with fresh berries and/or yogurt on the side, plus a cup of coffee for a fabulous breakfast/brunch!
Photo shows 6 mini air fry egg cups in the fryer basket

Air Fryer Egg Cups

Similar to air fried frittata, these air fryer egg cups make the perfect snack for after school or before workout! I prefer using oven friendly silicone cups for easy removal. Leave a little space at the top when you fill in the egg mixture so they don’t spill over in the fryer.

  • Quantity: 5-6 large eggs
  • Preheat air fryer: No.
  • Temperature: 300°F | 149°C
  • Cook time: 8 minutes – stir – 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Tools: 6 small silicone cups
  • Tips: The eggs won’t stick to silicone cups. If you use ramekin, make sure to grease it first.
  • How to store: Once cool, refrigerate up to 3-4 days. Freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost in the fridge.
  • How to serve: A healthy snack and breakfast on-the-go!

More healthy air fryer recipes!

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Air Fryer Eggs Recipe – 7 Ways!

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 17 mins
Servings: 4 serving
Author: ChihYu
7 different ways to make eggs in an air fryer! From hard boiled eggs to soft boiled, fried to scrambled, poached to frittata, and more! Use this recipe as a reference guide and expect a little trial-and-error until you get a handle on your own cookware.
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Ingredients 

Air fryer hard boiled eggs

  • 4 large eggs
  • Tools: a wire rack, a trivet

Air fryer soft boiled eggs (jammy eggs)

  • 4 large eggs
  • Tools: a wire rack, a trivet

Fried eggs in air fryer

  • 1 large egg
  • Spray Avocado oil
  • Tools: A shallow non-stick tray or a small low-setting bake pan.

Scrambled eggs in air fryer

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1.5 tbsp half-and-half, or milk cream
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • Spray avocado oil
  • Tools: A round oven safe cake pan 7”x 3.5”

Air fryer poached eggs

  • 2 large eggs
  • Tools: 2 ramekins, a teaspoon, and a small strainer

Air fryer frittata

  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp half and half, or milk cream
  • sprinkle coarse sea salt and ground black pepper
  • ½ cup frozen vegetables, peas, carrots, green beans
  • 6 pieces breakfast sandwich meat, diced
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese, optional
  • Tools: parchment paper, oven safe cake pan 7”x 3.5”

Air fryer egg cups (egg muffins)

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1.5 tbsp half-and-half, or milk cream
  • sprinkle coarse sea salt and ground black pepper
  • sprinkle Frozen vegetables, peas, carrots, green beans
  • Tools: 6 small silicone cups.

Instructions 

Hard boiled eggs in air fryer (makes 4)

  • Preheat the air fryer at 400°F (204 °C) for 5 minutes.
  • Air fryer at 280°F (138°C) for 12-13 minutes.
  • Use an oven mitts to remove the eggs and soak in cold water before peeling.
  • You can test your fryer temperature and cook time with 1-2 eggs first before making a larger batch.

Air fryer soft boiled eggs (makes 4)

  • Preheat the air fryer at 400°F (204 °C) for 5 minutes.
  • Add the wire rack to the basket and place the eggs on top with some space between.
  • Air fryer at 280°F (138°C) for 9 to 10 minutes for soft egg yolk center | 10-11 minutes for medium egg yolk.
  • Use an oven mitts to remove the eggs and soak in cold water before peeling. Tap and peel carefully as the eggs will be quite soft.
  • I recommend testing your air fryer temperature and cook time with 1-2 eggs first before making a large batch.

Fried eggs in air fryer (makes 1)

  • Grease the non-stick oven safe tray with avocado oil. Place it in the fryer basket and preheat it for 5 minutes at 400°F (204 °C).
  • Crack an egg to a small cup and slide the egg to the hot tray. Air fry at 350°F (177°C) for 3 minutes. Add 1 more minute for a more solid egg yolk.

Scrambled eggs in air fryer (serve 1-2)

  • Preheat the air fryer at 400°F (204 °C) for 5 minutes.
  • Spray the non-stick cake pan with avocado oil. Pour-in the whisked eggs. Air fry at 300°F (149°C) for 3 minutes, stir the eggs, cook for another 2 minutes, stir the eggs again, and cook for another 1 minute. Keep stirring and adding 1 minute increment until your desired consistency.

Air fryer poached eggs (makes 2)

  • Preheat the air fryer at 400°F (204 °C) for 5 minutes.
  • Spray 2 ramekins with oil. Add ¼ cup room temperature water to each cup with 1 cracked egg per cup. Carefully transfer the ramekin to the heated basket. Air fry at 360°F (182 °C) for 6 minutes.
  • Run a small teaspoon inside the cup and along the ring to help “release” the egg. Air fryer for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Slide the egg out to a strainer. Drain the water before serving.

Air fryer frittata (serve 6-8 slices)

  • Preheat the air fryer at 400°F (204 °C) for 5 minutes.
  • Line an oven friendly cake pan with parchment paper so that the frittata won’t stick to the pan and will be easier to lift it out. Make sure the paper is not in contact with the heat source.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and combine with ingredients from milk to cheese, if using.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the cake pan and carefully transfer the pan into the fryer basket.
  • Air fry at 320 °F (160°C) for 10 minutes. Remove the basket and stir the mixture. Air fryer for another 10 to 12 minutes. The center should come out non-watery when inserted in a chopstick.
  • Carefully lift the frittata out of the pan. Wait until it’s cool to room temperature and slice before serving.

Air fryer egg cups (makes 6 small egg muffins)

  • In a large mixing cup, whisk the eggs with all ingredients. Place the silicone muffin cups into the non-heated fryer basket. Carefully pour the egg mixture into the cups and leave a little space at the top.
  • Air fryer at 300°F (149°C) for 8 minutes – stir the eggs – and cook for another 2-4 minutes. The center should come out non-watery when inserted in a chopstick.

Notes

  1. You can use any oven friendly bakeware for air fryer cooking. For reference, this is the set of Cosori air fryer accessories I have. (affiliate link)
  2. For storage and serving suggestions, please scroll up to see the information listed under each section.
  3. When using parchment paper in an air fryer, please make sure that the paper is not in contact with the heat source. The paper will burn and could be potentially dangerous.
  4. Use oven mitts as the fryer basket will be hot.
  5. The nutritional label is calculated based on the first recipe – air fryer hard boiled eggs.
Tips:
  • Do experiment with your own cook times. Use this recipe as a reference guide and expect a little trial-and-error until you get a handle on your own cookware.
  • Test with 1 to 2 eggs first before you try a larger batch. Do not overcrowd the basket.
  • Temperatures and times -The following factors affect your cook times and temperatures: egg size (even the same carton of eggs come in different sizes), room temperature eggs vs. chilled from fridge, bakeware material, bakeware size, egg quantities (volume), and air fryer brand/size/model.
  • Preheating: most of the recipes here require you to preheat the basket to 400°F | 204°C for 5 minutes with the exception of the air fryer egg cups.
  • Other: I have a cosori 5.8 qt. Air fryer. The eggs I use are all large eggs and are refrigerated and not at room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 1egg, Calories: 72kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 186mg, Sodium: 71mg, Potassium: 69mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 270IU, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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