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Creamy Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs Recipe (+Video)

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Do you want to know how to cook scrambled eggs in the air fryer? Well, here’s a proven and tested method that delivers perfect results every time.

Air fryer scrambled eggs garnished with green onion

We’ve already experimented with several air fryer egg recipes, including sunny-side-up, boiled eggs, poached eggs, egg frittata, egg cups, and egg toast. Each recipe requires a different technique and, in some cases, a specific type of accessory.

For the air fryer scrambled eggs recipe, you’ll need an air frying pan.

Most brands offer this accessory, or you can opt for a universal third-party product. Just ensure that you double-check the dimensions of your air fryer basket to ensure a proper fit.

Air fryer scrambled eggs recipe bite shot garnished with green onion

Can you make scrambled eggs without an air frying pan?

I’ve tried using an air fryer liner, but it’s not ideal. The edges of the paper liners tend to fold into the eggs, and there’s a risk that the paper might break when you stir it that often.

However, if you happen to have an air fryer liner, I recommend trying an egg frittata recipe (to be published soon) instead. It requires minimal mixing, and it tastes just as good.

On the other hand, if you already have an air frying pan, let’s go ahead and make this creamy scrambled eggs recipe.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients for air fryer scrambled eggs recipe

You can find the exact measurements of the recipe ingredients and customize the serving size in the recipe card after the detailed step-by-step instructions section.

Here is all you need to make fluffy air-fried scrambled eggs.

  • 6 eggs
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Heavy cream or milk (optional)
  • Spring onions or chives for garnish

I’m quite sure you already have those ingredients.

Recipe Video

YouTube video

How to Cook Scrambled Eggs in the Air Fryer?

If you have the right accessory, making scrambled eggs in the air fryer is as easy as making them the traditional way. From whisking the eggs to a fluffy breakfast meal, it will take you 10 minutes or less.

Step 1: Whisk eggs along with other ingredients.

Whisking eggs in a medium mixing bowl

Combine the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk the mixture until it is smooth and well-blended.

Step 2: Preheat the air fryer to 380°F (193°C), along with the air frying pan.

Preheating air fryer with frying pan accessory

🚨 Important: Reduce the cooking temperature to 360°F (182°C) if you’re using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller. They are hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, let it cook for 4-5 minutes before adding the food.

An air frying pan accessory is necessary to make scrambled eggs in the air fryer. If you don’t have one, you can try this frittata recipe instead. Frittatas don’t require extensive mixing.

Step 3: Melt the butter in the air frying pan.

Melted butter in air frying pan

Melt the butter in the air frying pan or air fryer liner, making sure to thoroughly grease the surface, including the sides.

Step 4: Air fry scrambled eggs for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cooking scrambled eggs in air fryer

Once the butter has melted, pour the egg mixture into the pan and let it cook for 4 minutes without disturbing it. Then, gently push the cooked eggs towards the sides, exposing the raw portion. Repeat this process every minute until there is a small amount of visible raw egg left.

I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy your air fried scrambled eggs.

Air fried scrambled eggs garnished with green onion

Now, that’s a proper air fryer scrambled eggs! Garnish it with some chives or green onion for better presentation.

I’m not sure though if Gordon Ramsey will approve of this recipe. However, it’s good enough for my taste.

Here’s a scrambled egg toast that I made:

Air fryer scrambled egg on toast

It’s another way of making an Air Fryer Egg Toast.

You can also serve the scrambled eggs alongside sausages, hot dogs, and ham and other savory protein for a hearty and delicious breakfast meal.

Or how about a breakfast burrito?

Whether enjoyed on their own or combined with these meaty accompaniments, scrambled eggs make for a versatile and satisfying addition to any breakfast spread.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is possible to make scrambled eggs in the air fryer, but it is important to have an air frying pan for the best results. Alternatively, you can also make a frittata, which requires less stirring compared to scrambled eggs.

It’s challenging to air fry scrambled eggs without an air frying pan. Having that accessory is essential for making this recipe. Using a fitted air fryer liner won’t yield the best results but you can use it to make an air fryer egg frittata.

If you have an air frying pan accessory, cooking scrambled eggs in an air fryer will take 8-10 minutes at 380°F (193°C).

To make scrambled eggs in an air fryer, simply whisk together eggs, salt, pepper, and any desired ingredients like cheese, crème fraîche, milk, etc. Then, preheat the air fryer to 380°F (193°C) with the air frying pan inside. Grease the air frying pan with butter, pour in the egg mixture, and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Continue cooking until the eggs have fully set.

prep time2 minutes
cooking time8 minutes
total cooking time10 minutes

Easy Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs (+Video)

courseBreakfast
cuisineAmerican, British
Do you want to know how to cook scrambled eggs in the air fryer? Well, here's a proven and tested method that delivers perfect results every time. 🤩 Fry it, to believe it!
Air fryer scrambled eggs garnished with green onion
5 from 1 vote
number of servings3

This ingredients checklist is interactive; you can use it as your grocery list.

Ingredients
 

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/16 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon spring onion or chives for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs along with milk, salt, and pepper until the mixture is smooth.
    Whisking eggs in a medium mixing bowl
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380°F (193°C), along with the air frying pan. If you're using a fitted air fryer liner, add it after preheating the air fryer. Please see note if your air fryer is 4-quart or smaller.
    Preheating air fryer with frying pan accessory
  • Melt the butter in the air frying pan or air fryer liner, ensuring that the surface, including the sides, is thoroughly greased.
    Melted butter in air frying pan
  • Air fry scrambled eggs for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. First, carefully pour the egg mixture into the preheated air frying pan. Let it cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes until the edges and bottom start to set. Then, using a rubber spatula, gently push the cooked eggs to expose the raw portion. Repeat the process every minute until there is a little bit of visible raw egg left. The residual heat will finish cooking the eggs.
    Cooking scrambled eggs in air fryer
  • Using oven mitts, carefully remove the pan and transfer the air fryer scrambled eggs to a plate. Garnish with spring onion or chives and enjoy!
    Air fried scrambled eggs garnished with green onion

Recipe Video

YouTube video

Notes

  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 380°F (193°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food.
  • For small air fryers like the Ninja Foodi 4-Quart, reduce the cooking temperature to 360°F (182°C). They generate more heat due to the heating element being closer food.
  • An air frying pan is an essential accessory for this recipe, as it allows for easy stirring of the eggs.
  • I don’t recommend making scrambled eggs in an air fryer liner as it can be a bit challenging. However, you can make an air fryer egg frittata in it, which only require a little bit of mixing.
  • In case you want to try making scrambled eggs in a fitted air fryer liner, add it after preheating the air fryer. Without any food on the parchment paper, it may come into contact with the heating element, causing smoke.
  • I used a 6-quart Instant Pot Vortex Plus to test the air fryer scrambled eggs recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 349mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 746IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg
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