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31 Quick and Easy Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes That Really Deliver

Yep, we’ve all heard it before: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But occasionally (always), you snooze your alarm one too many times and find you don’t have enough time in your morning routine to whip up an Insta-worthy meal in the morning. Well, friends, that’s where your trusty air fryer comes to the rescue. This magical kitchen appliance can cook up some seriously impressive eats in a fraction of the time a stovetop or oven preparation would take. Don’t take our word for it though—just check out these 31 air fryer breakfast recipes and see (or taste) for yourself.

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air fryer breakfast recipes elote avocado toast
Fork to Spoon

1. Air Fryer Elote Avocado Toast

  • Time Commitment: 18 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, crowd-pleaser

Mexican street corn + creamy avocado toast = a fiesta in your mouth.

air fryer breakfast recipes pizza waffles
Fork to Spoon

  • Time Commitment: 23 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, crowd-pleaser

These cheesy breakfast pizzas boast a winning combination of pork sausage, fluffy scrambled eggs and juicy cherry tomatoes, all piled atop a waffle that has been air fried to perfection.

air fryer breakfast recipes egg rolls
Two Sleevers

3. Air Fryer Egg Rolls

  • Time Commitment: 18 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, low sugar

This egg roll recipe yields a convenient grab-and-go morning meal that can be adapted to include any combination of your favorite breakfast ingredients.

air fryer breakfast recipes everything bagel dogs
Life Between Weekends

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, kid-friendly

For those mornings when you just can’t decide between a corn dog and a bagel. (We’ve all been there, right?)

air fryer breakfast recipes crispy frozen hash browns
Cook at Home Mom

  • Time Commitment: 18 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, kid-friendly

You’ll never suffer a soggy hash brown again, thanks to this air fryer recipe that turns store-bought frozen potato patties into crispy, golden beauties in the blink of an eye.

air fryer breakfast recipes english muffin breakfast pizza
The Creative Bite

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, kid-friendly

Here, an exceedingly easy and quick breakfast pizza recipe that features a soft-cooked egg—you know, because a runny yolk makes everything more delicious.

air fryer breakfast recipes baked potatoes
40 Aprons

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  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegan, dairy-free

Crispy on the outside and oh-so fluffy in the middle, these baked potatoes are practically begging for a sunny side-up egg and a sprinkling of bacon bits and cheese.

air fryer breakfast recipes burrito
Whitney Bond

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: High protein, grab-and-go

Whether you’re hungover or simply really hungry, a breakfast burrito stuffed with tater tots, cheesy scrambled eggs and avocado is the solution.

air fryer breakfast recipes cinnamon raisin bagels
This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, grab-and-go

The only thing better than a warm cinnamon raisin bagel slathered with a spread of your choosing is the sense of pride that comes from having made it yourself.

air fryer breakfast recipes vanilla munchkins
This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

  • Time Commitment: 16 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, grab-and-go

Give Dunkin Donuts a run for its money (and save yours) with these indulgent and oh-so tasty air fryer munchkins next time you’re craving a morning treat.

air fryer breakfast recipes twice baked potato
Upstate Ramblings

11. Air Fryer Twice Baked Potato

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes

A regular baked spud can’t hold a candle to the twice-baked variety, which is why we’re pleased to report that your air-fryer can pull off these puppies in a mere ten minutes (excluding the time it takes you to fry an egg, that is).

air fryer breakfast recipes french toast
The Recipe Critic

  • Time Commitment: 9 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes

This air fryer French toast is mess-free and crazy fast to make (think: less than ten minutes), and the texture is downright dreamy.

air fryer breakfast recipes whole wheat bagels
Tidbits


  • Time Commitment: 19 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, whole wheat

In case you missed it, the air fryer is a bagel lover’s best friend—and if you’re looking for a (relatively) guilt-free carb fix, these light and fluffy whole wheat bagels certainly fit the bill.

air fryer breakfast recipes french toast sticks
Confessions of a Fit Foodie

14. French Toast Sticks

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, whole grain

Woo the picky kid in your life with satisfyingly crisp French toast sticks that are easy to make and even easier to eat.

air fryer breakfast recipes donuts
Show Me the Yummy

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, grab-and-go

There are four different ways to dress up these sinfully delicious biscuit dough doughnuts. Needless to say, none of them disappoint.

air fryer breakfast recipes custard toast
Cooking With Janica

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, crowd-pleaser

Why settle for buttered toast when you can eat a slice of bread that’s filled with creamy custard? Top this decadent toast with chocolate, fresh fruit or anything else you fancy, and prepare to swoon.

air fryer breakfast recipes mashed potato pancakes
The Typical Mom/Temecula Blogs

  • Time Commitment: 26 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, low sugar

This air fryer potato pancake recipe turns yesterday’s mashed potatoes into a breakfast side that’s decidedly more appetizing than gluey microwaved leftovers.

air fryer breakfast recipes hash browns
Posh Journal

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: Kid-friendly, crowd-pleaser

Frozen hash browns and bell peppers get an extra kick from chili powder and paprika in this flavorful and filling breakfast dish.

air fryer breakfast recipes keto cranberry orange muffins
All Day I Dream About Food

  • Time Commitment: 28 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, grab-and-go

Attention keto friends: Your air fryer will make a star baker out of you yet.

air fryer breakfast recipes turkey bacon breakfast quesadilla
The Creative Bite

20. Turkey Bacon Breakfast Quesadilla

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes

Stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheese, turkey bacon and veggies—these quesadillas will satisfy a breakfast burrito craving without weighing you down.

air fryer breakfast recipes omelet
Bitz & Giggles

21. Air Fryer Omelet

  • Time Commitment: 8 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, kid-friendly

This air fryer egg recipe is really more of a frittata than an omelet, but we suspect you won’t care about semantics when there’s a plate of cheesy, veggie-filled goodness in front of you that came together in under ten minutes.

air fryer breakfast recipes cranberry cream cheese danish
Sugar Free Mom

22. Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish

  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, low sugar, gluten-free

Impress your gluten-free brunch guests and satisfy your sweet tooth with a fruit-filled almond flour Danish that’s stuffed and drizzled with sugar-free, sweetened cream cheese.

air fryer breakfast recipes apple hand pies
Walking On Sunshine

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, grab-and-go

Hectic mornings are so much more pleasant when you have a travel mug of coffee in one hand and a palm-sized apple pie in the other.

air fryer breakfast recipes pizza rolls
The Big Man’s World

24. Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

  • Time Commitment: 8 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, grab-and-go

These cheesy, saucy pizza rolls make for a satisfying, grab-and-go meal at any time of day. That said, if you have time for a sit-down breakfast, we strongly suggest you top your roll with a runny egg and dig in with a fork and knife.

air fryer breakfast recipes cauliflower sweet potato tots
Cotter Crunch

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: Gluten-free, crowd-pleaser

Crunchy tots with a soft, fluffy interior and a whole lot of flavor, these vegan and gluten-free morsels are downright addictive.

air fryer breakfast recipes crispy potato wedges
Sweet Pea & Saffron


  • Time Commitment: 52 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegan, dairy-free

These meaty, crisp and well-seasoned potato wedges are just dying to sop up the yolk of your sunny egg.

air fryer breakfast recipes mini cinnamon rolls
Yellow Bliss Road

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes

Presenting, flaky, buttery and oh-so sweet cinnamon rolls that aren’t the size of your face.

air fryer breakfast recipes keto croissants
Fork to Spoon

  • Time Commitment: 58 minutes
  • Why We Love It: keto-friendly, low carb, grab-and-go

A recipe for anyone who has ever looked at a flaky, buttery croissant and wondered how to make it keto-friendly.

air fryer breakfast recipes cheesy chicken stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos
The Defined Dish

29. Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, crowd pleaser, special occasion-worthy

Spicy jalapeño peppers are stuffed with shredded chicken and gooey cheese and wrapped in crispy bacon to make a brunch appetizer that looks as good as it tastes.

air fryer breakfast recipes sausage and cheese balls
Hey Keto Mama

  • Time Commitment: 22 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, keto-friendly

Pair them with eggs or eat them on their own—either way, you can file these protein-rich and keto-friendly breakfast meatballs under ‘morning comfort food.’

air fryer breakfast recipes twisted bacon
I Am a Food Blog

  • Time Commitment: 50 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, versatile

Here, a clever corkscrew technique ensures perfectly cooked strips of bacon every time, whilst scoring bonus points for presentation to boot.