Effortless Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burrito Recipe

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Cooking Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burrito is super easy. Here’s how you can turn it into your favorite brunch meal. 😋 Fry it, to believe it!

What makes cooking a frozen breakfast burrito in an air fryer better?

Simple. The tortilla wrap will be crisp when cooked in an air fryer, whereas a microwave will result in a soggy burrito.

I’m not going to lie to you though, a fresh breakfast wrap is way way better.

Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burrito bite shot, served with salsa

Best Frozen Breakfast Burrito Brands

Ingredients for air fryer frozen breakfast burrito
  • Frozen Breakfast Burrito (store-bought or made ahead)
  • Salsa dip (optional)

📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.

For this particular recipe, I used the El Monterey brand.

Here are other brands that you might want to find in your favorite grocery.

The Best Frozen Breakfast Wrap Brands

El Monterey Breakfast Burrito El Monterey Breakfast Burrito
Red’s Breakfast Burrito Red’s Breakfast Burrito
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Burrito Air Fryer Jimmy Dean Breakfast Burrito Air Fryer
Tina's Cantina Breakfast Burrito Tina’s Cantina Breakfast Burrito
Amy’s Gluten-Free, Vegan Classic Breakfast Burrito Amy’s Gluten-Free, Vegan Classic Breakfast Burrito
Frozen Breakfast Burrito Brands

How to Cook Frozen Breakfast Burrito in an Air Fryer?

Reheating frozen breakfast burrito in your air fryer is as easy as 1-2-3. It literally requires 3 steps from frozen to piping hot goodness!

1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 ºF (176 ºC) for 4 minutes.

Preheating air fryer at 350 ºF (176 ºC)

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat button, you can simply dial in the temperature (350 ºF or 176 ºC) and let it run for 4 minutes.

You can also skip preheating by adding 2-5 minutes to your cooking time. To prevent your breakfast wrap from burning, check it every 1-2 minutes.

2. Air fry frozen breakfast burrito or breakfast wrap for 12-16 minutes at 350 ºF (176 ºC).

frozen breakfast burrito in air fryer

After placing the frozen breakfast wrap in your air fryer, cook it for 12-16 minutes at 350 ºF (176 ºC). Continue air frying until the crust becomes crispy and slightly golden brown (optional).

💡Pro Tip: Spacing out your air fryer frozen breakfast burrito will allow for even cooking.

🌯 Thawed: You don’t have to thaw your breakfast wrap, but in case you did here’s what you need to do. Wrap it with aluminum foil, and air fry it for 10 minutes. Then remove the aluminum foil, and cook it for 3-5 more minutes.

📝 Note: Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on the type of your air fryer. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time, and add 1-2 more minutes until you’re satisfied with the finish.

3. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

air fried frozen breakfast wrap cut in half

I cooked a batch of three frozen burritos for about 15 minutes. Adjust the cooking time based on the number of burritos you’re air frying.

What to serve with Breakfast Wraps?

If you want to spice up your meal with Mexican flavor, you can serve your burrito with salsa — particularly pico de gallo. I found that eggs and salsa are such an excellent match.

And since most of the available frozen breakfast burritos in the market include scrambled eggs in the ingredients, salsa will complement its flavors.

You can also serve Breakfast Burrito with the following:

  • Jalapeño crema
  • Ketchup is simple, but is always a perfect match with most breakfast items.
  • Chips and guacamole
  • Hot Sauce
  • Fresh fruit platter; for a more hearty breakfast.
  • Potatoes, especially if you want a heavy brunch meal.

Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burrito FAQs

How do you cook El Monterey breakfast burritos in the air fryer?

Cook frozen El Monterey breakfast burritos at 350 ºF (167 ºC) for 12 to 16 minutes in the air fryer.

How do you cook a frozen Jimmy Dean breakfast burrito in the air fryer?

Cook Jimmy Dean breakfast burritos at 350 ºF (167 ºC ) for 15 – 20 minutes in the air fryer.

air fryer frozen breakfast burrito cross section cut on a serving board

Effortless Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burrito

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Cooking Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burrito is super easy. Here's how you can turn it into your favorite brunch meal. 😋 Fry it, to believe it!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 3 servings
Calories 297 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 packs frozen breakfast burrito

Optional

  • Salsa dipping sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350ºF (176ºC) for 4 minutes.
    preheating air fryer 350F
  • Air fry the breakfast burrito at 350 ºF (167 ºC)  for 12 to 16 minutes.
    frozen breakfast wraps in air fryer
  • Serve with your favorite dip and enjoy!
    air fryer frozen breakfast burrito cut in half

Video

Notes

  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat button, set the temperature to 350ºF (176ºC) and let it run for 4 minutes.
  • You can skip preheating by adding 2-5 minutes to your cooking time. Then check every 1-2 minutes to prevent your breakfast wraps from getting burnt.
  • You don’t need to defrost your frozen breakfast burrito or breakfast wrap.
  • Suppose you’ve already thawed your breakfast wrap. Get it out of the plastic, wrap it in foil, then air fry it for at least 10 minutes at the same temperature. Remove the foil, then continue air frying for 3-5 minutes.
  • When cooking multiple burritos at once, ensure they don’t overlap, so they cook evenly.
  • You can level up the flavor with some condiments or sauces on the side, such as pico de gallo salsa.
  • I used a 6-quart air fryer to reheat the frozen breakfast wraps. Cooking time and temperature may vary from air fryer to air fryer. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time. Continue air frying until you achieve your desired finish.

Equipment

Nutrition

Serving: 1burrito with salsa | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.9g | Protein: 19.9g | Fat: 21.1g | Cholesterol: 42.2mg | Sodium: 283.7mg | Sugar: 1.2g | Vitamin A: 28.7IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg
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1 thought on “Effortless Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burrito Recipe”

  1. Avatar of Mackenzie Skyler Cook
    Mackenzie Skyler Cook

    5 stars
    Love this recipe best frozen burrito recipe ever!! The outside of the burrito came out nice and crispy not all doughy like it does when you microwave them and the inside came out nice and hot!! I will never microwave a frozen burrito again from now on I air fry them using your recipe!!

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