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Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

There’s something about starting breakfast on the right foot. That’s why I started cooking scrambled eggs in an air fryer.

You don’t need as much butter and it just tastes better! Here is a simple Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs recipe you will want to try this weekend.

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Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs on a white plate

It’s an incredibly easy air fryer breakfast recipe and only includes 6 ingredients (salt and pepper included).

I cooked this recipe using my Cosori Air Fryer and its accessory set using the included pizza pan. I highly recommend the air fryer and you can read all about it in my honest review here.

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How to Make Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

Place the butter in an air fryer pan and cook at 300 degrees until melted about 2 minutes. This allows the air fryer to preheat without actually waiting for it to preheat.

While the butter is melting in the air fryer, whisk together the eggs and milk, then add salt and pepper to taste.

Adding milk to your scrambled eggs creates a creamier consistency.

Raw Scrambled Eggs inside Air Fryer

Add the egg mixture to the air fryer pan and cook on 300 degrees.

After about 3 minutes, open the air fryer and push the eggs to the inside of the pan and stir them around using a small plastic or silicone spatula.

It’s important to never use metal utensils on a nonstick surface. This could cause your air fryer pan to scratch or even cause your air fryer to peel.

Cook the air fryer scrambled eggs for 2 more minutes, then add the cheddar cheese and stir the eggs again.

Finish the eggs by cooking them 2 more minutes.

Remove from the pan, taste and add more salt and pepper if needed, then enjoy!

Cooked Scrambled Eggs inside air fryer

What Temperature Should I Cook Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs?

Cooking scrambled eggs in an air fryer on lower heat works the best to cook the eggs thoroughly.

I recommend cooking them at 300 degrees. It only takes 9 minutes to cook 2 eggs and they won’t burn easily.

Scrambled Eggs on a white plate with fork to the side

How to Cook Air Fryer Bacon and Eggs

Nothing says air fryer breakfast like cooking scrambled eggs and bacon in an air fryer.

If you have an air fryer rack, you can simply cook both at the same time.

I personally prefer to cook them separately. Just follow this air fryer scrambled eggs recipe, then this air fryer bacon recipe.

After the bacon is cooked, place the scrambled eggs back in the air fryer at 300 degrees for about 2 minutes to heat them back up if necessary.

Scrambled Eggs on a fork with white plate in background

Can I Cook This Recipe with More Eggs?

Yes! This recipe can be doubled or even more depending on your air fryer pan size.

The Cosori Air Fryer Accessory Set I used would only fit about 3 eggs comfortably, but if you have a very large air fryer, like the Cuisinart Convention Toaster Oven Air Fryer, you can use more.

Just allow slightly more time for extra scrambled eggs to cook.

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Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs on a white plate

Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

Samantha Erb
An easy way to make scrambled eggs inside your air fryer to perfection.
4.54 from 65 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 126 kcal


  • 1/3 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 cup cheddar cheese


  • Place butter in an oven/air fryer-safe pan and place inside the air fryer.
  • Cook at 300 degrees until butter is melted, about 2 minutes.
  • Whisk together the eggs and milk, then add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place eggs in pan and cook it on 300 degrees for 3 minutes, then push eggs to the inside of the pan to stir them around.
  • Cook for 2 more minutes then add cheddar cheese, stirring the eggs again.
  • Cook 2 more minutes.
  • Remove pan from the air fryer and enjoy them immediately.



Serving: 1gCalories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 9gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 275mg
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18 thoughts on “Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs”

  1. Very tasty! I used 3 eggs–it only took a few minutes longer. Less mess than on top of stove, but ONLY if you are careful to butter the sides of the bowl before pouring in the eggs.

  2. 300 degrees my foot! This was nowhere near done in the time listed in the recipe. 400 degrees maybe but 300 degrees? Nope.

    • Hi Charles, so sorry this did not work for you. It can also depend on how big the container is and how many eggs are in there. More eggs or a smaller container will create a thicker layer to have to cook and will require a higher and longer temperature.

    • I would keep an eye on it with the rack still intact on the bottom rack if you have multiple ones. If you find the eggs moving at all, remove the rack and then cook it at the bottom. Each air fryer oven has its rack at a different level, but most should work.

    • Great common sense point, Samantha!!!
      C’mon folks… it’s just simple physics!
      More space needs more time or temp to be to ‘ready to cook’.
      More food needs more time or temp to get cooked.

    • Same issue gave up after 6mins of trying put them in the microwave new at air fryer wasn’t sure to turn it up or not

    • Hi Tina, sorry it didn’t work for you! Each air fryer can be different as well as the size of your air fryer pan can make a difference. I would cook it longer and not turn up the air fryer on this recipe as eggs should cook slowly.

  3. What happens if you don’t have a fryer basket I have a air fryer and it just has a small thing on the bottom I don’t have a basket what else can I use

    • Hi Melanie, if you have an air fryer oven, you would just put the air fryer pan on the lowest rack available.

    • You can use anything that is oven-safe in the air fryer. I bought an air fryer pan that came along with an accessory kit I purchased for these!

  4. Hello Samantha,
    I learned from a long retired Navy cook that to substitute water for the milk in scrambled eggs! I tablespoon per egg. So fluffy and light. Made all the difference! I have been doing this now for the past 30 years. Try it . . . You’ll love it!

    • Always a half a teaspoon of water in the scrambled eggs been doing that for ever light and fluffy no problem am a chef for 60 years now and retired. Get your silicone pans a 6 inch fits my 4 quart air fryer. Perfect.

  5. I have a small 1.1 liter air fryer. I used your recipe and got great eggs. They started out whole, but I ended up scrambling them together. Then they cooked well. I called them scramfried eggs! Lol! I had already cooked the perfect bacon, and toasted some buttery bread, so it was a great breakfast. Btw, I later tried “boiling” some eggs in the air fryer. I couldn’t be believe how perfectly they turned out! However, you really have to let them sit in cold water for 3or 4 minutes so they will peel easily, but they were cooked to perfection and tasted so good! Anyway, I just goty air fryer 2 days ago and thought I’d let you know that I come to your site to find out how to cook things. Thanks so much for your info!

  6. Thank you for posting this! I doubled the recipe and it really didn’t take much longer (lost track after I added the cheese, lol). Thing is, once eggs start cooking they cook fast, and can easily overcook. Thinking I might add some veggies next time, make it a frittata!

    • Hi Kristy,
      If you only put a paper basket liner in the bottom then your raw egg mixture will spill out of the air fryer. The air fryer isn’t meant to hold wet ingredients. By using the cake pan you keep all your eggs in the air fryer with no spill or messy cleanup.
      Thanks 🙂

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