These air fryer scrambled eggs are simple to make and easy to meal prep. Customize them with your favorite veggies and cheese and enjoy a healthy breakfast in under 15 minutes. It results in fluffy eggs every time.
Need a quick, meal-prep breakfast to have during the week? You've come to the right place! Learn how to make individual servings for a busy morning and tips to store cooked air fryer eggs.
We love air fryer recipes, especially for lunch and breakfast, because of how easy and healthy they are. We make air fryer breakfast potatoes on the weekends and now we can add these easy eggs to the mix (weekends and during the week). It's the easiest way to make some quickly and healthily, with minimal cleanup.
Adding all of your veggies, cheese, and herbs in jars before the week is an easy way to meal prep and stick to a healthy breakfast all week long. This egg recipe will be a staple, I promise! And maybe the best part? Minimal clean up.
Reasons to Love Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs
- A great recipe to meal prep for easy weekday breakfasts.
- The cooking process is simple, and cleanup is a breeze.
- Fluffy scrambled eggs thanks to the hot air circulating around them.
- Easy to customize with your favorite veggies, herbs, and cheese.
Is Two Scrambled Eggs Healthy?
An egg breakfast is something you can enjoy every day! A dozen large eggs is 1.5 pounds of the highest-quality protein available, and even at increased prices, they’re still a great value.
Eggs are a compact, natural source of vitamins and minerals, with one egg containing 6 grams of high-quality protein and 8 essential nutrients, all for 70 calories. That means 2 eggs provide 12 grams of protein at 140 calories. Bonus, eggs are naturally free of sugars and low carb.
Pairing vegetables (see ideas below!) with eggs helps increase the absorption of nutrients like Vitamin E, which supports a healthy immune system. Lastly, the nutrient choline, found in eggs, is essential in supporting lifelong brain health at every age and stage, especially for kiddos and breastfeeding mamas.
All this to say, adding a couple of eggs to your daily routine is healthy, especially when you pair them with other veggies and even healthy fats, like avocado.
Here are the simple ingredients for this easy eggs recipe. Jump down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements.
- Eggs: use large eggs if possible! Although they're slightly higher in price, you can still find them at any grocery store. Ohio (where we live!) is one of the nation’s largest producers of eggs, with about 10 billion eggs produced in the state every year.
- Milk: a splash of milk gives these eggs a creamy texture. A lot of people argue adding water results in a more fluffy egg. It's a great option if you don't have milk on hand. Heavy cream works too!
- Salt and pepper: good quality kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper go a long way in simple recipes.
- Veggies: these are optional, but a great way to add more nutrients to this easy recipe. Some of our favorites are chopped spinach, bell peppers, and mushrooms.
- Cheese: just about every type of cheese goes with these air fry eggs (and all eggs). Our favorites are sharp cheddar, goat cheese, pepper jack, or Monterey jack.
- Herbs: the extra step of adding fresh eggs to any recipe is worth the small amount of effort. It's a perfect way to add more flavor and freshness.
How to Make Scrambled Eggs In Air Fryer
This is an overview with step-by-step photos, to make easy air fryer scrambled eggs. Full printable detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.
Spray the inside of the pan with cooking spray (we used avocado oil spray) and carefully line the air fryer basket with parchment paper, making sure the paper goes up the sides.
Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk eggs with milk then add salt and pepper. Mix in optional cheese, chopped veggies, and fresh herbs if using.
To meal prep, fill separate storage bags or mason jars with veggies, cheese, and herbs, seal tightly, and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Right before cooking, add the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper to the container and whisk well.
Pour the egg mixture into the prepared air fryer basket. Air fry at 300°F for 10-12 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon every 3-4 minutes until the eggs reach your desired consistency. Eggs are done when the egg whites are set.
Note that the cooking time may vary depending on the size and type of your air fryer and the desired consistency of the eggs, so check on the eggs after 5 minutes and cook for an additional minute or two if needed.
Flavors & Additions
- Mushrooms, goat cheese, and chives
- Red pepper, green onion, and shredded cheddar.
- Spinach, tomato, and Monterey jack.
- Asparagus, parmesan, and tarragon.
- Tomato, onion, pepper jack, and cilantro.
- Chopped bacon, green onion and cheddar.
The best temperature to cook air fryer eggs is about 300°F, which is quite low compared to other recipes like air fryer breakfast potatoes or air fryer salmon bites. Higher temperatures will brown or crisp the eggs while lower temperatures cook them slowly for a soft and fluffy egg.
Go ahead and add any type of cheese you want! We stirred the cheese into the whisked eggs before air frying. You can also sprinkle cheese on top halfway through cooking when you stir.
The number of eggs you can cook at once will depend on the size of your air fryer. We fit 3 eggs comfortably in our Ninja Foodi 2 Basket air fryer, but you may be able to fit more if your basket is larger.
Adding milk to scrambled eggs is optional and will affect the final texture of the eggs. Adding milk to scrambled eggs results in a creamier egg while water results in a fluffier egg.
This post is sponsored by The Ohio Poultry Association. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to brands like theirs who believe in our recipes, so we can keep sharing them free of charge.
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Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs
- 2-3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk whole, almond, cashew etc.
- Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup optional chopped veggies: sweet peppers, green onion, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus
- 2 Tablespoons optional cheese: shredded cheddar cheese, goat cheese, Havarti, or Monterey jack
- 1 Tablespoon optional herbs: chives, parsley, green onion, thyme, or tarragon.
- Preheat the air fryer to 300°F for 2 minutes.
- When it’s done, carefully line the air fryer basket, with the tray, with parchment paper, making sure the paper goes up the sides.
- Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk with milk then add salt and pepper. Mix in optional cheese, chopped veggies, and fresh herbs if using. To meal prep, fill separate storage bags or mason jars with veggies, cheese, and herbs, seal tightly, and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Right before cooking, add the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper to the container and whisk well.
- Pour the egg mixture into the prepared air fryer basket. Air fry at 300°F for 10-12 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes until the eggs reach your desired consistency. Eggs are done when the egg whites are set.
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