Breakfast doesn’t get easier or more delicious than with this Bacon and Scallion Air Fryer Omelet recipe! 🤯 Fry it to believe it!
Once you’ve made an air fryer omelette, you won’t go back to standing over a frying pan! This hands-off method for making a tasty breakfast in minutes allows you more time in the morning to tend to the normal chaos of the before work/school hours.
🤩 Bonus: You can make enough for two servings at once (depending on the size of your air fryer).
Omelets are a great, keto-friendly meal that aren’t just limited to breakfast and offer tons of options for customization based on your preferences. In this recipe, I used my favorite, go-to omelet fillings, bacon and scallions.
The saltiness and umami of the bacon goes well with the oniony bite of the scallions.
Bacon & Scallion Air Fryer Omelet Ingredients
Here’s what you need to make the bacon & scallion omelet.
- Green onion/scallion
📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.
Some other combinations I really like are air fried cubed hashbrowns and shredded cheddar cheese, steamed spinach and frozen peas, and chopped up roasted red peppers and shredded mozzarella. You can’t go wrong with an omelet, and in the air fryer, the edges get even crispier and more flavorful.
A fun swap for the bacon in this recipe could be crumbled raw sausage or chorizo…yum!
Feel free to make substitutions based on your favorite omelet! If you’re using already-cooked fillings, simply skip over cooking the bacon.
ASMR Air Fryer Omelet Recipe Video
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*You can find the exact amount of ingredients and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card below.
How to Cook Omelet in an Air Fryer?
Cooking your omelet in the air fryer seems like a stretch, but truly, it isn’t!
All you have to do is line your air fryer basket with a piece of parchment large enough to go up the sides of the basket, and voila! You have the perfect vessel for cooking an air fried egg masterpiece!
💡Pro Tip: For an elevated experience and more perfectly-shaped omelet, use a small cake pan that fits into the air fryer basket instead of parchment paper.
1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F or 204°C.
If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat mode, you can simply set the temperature to 400°F or 204°C and then let it cook for 5 minutes.
It’s ideal to preheat your air fryer but you can also skip it by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time.
2. Chop the green onions and slice the bacon.
Chop your veggies that are being added (in this case, scallions). Prepare your bacon by chopping it into small, bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
3. Air fry bacon at 400°F (204°C) for 5 minutes.
When the air fryer is fully preheated, line the basket with a large piece of parchment, creating a flat-bottomed bowl for the bacon to cook in. Alternatively, use a small cake pan.
Add the raw bacon pieces and cook until crisp and browned, about 5 minutes.
4. Beat the eggs and season with salt.
While the bacon is cooking, prepare the eggs.
Into a small bowl, add the eggs and whatever seasoning you’re using (I just used salt here) and whisk to combine. You could even toss in a few pinches of dried herbs for a boost of flavor!
Feel free to mix in your raw veggies here too, for even distribution in the final omelet.
5. Air fry the omelet at 350°F or 177°C for 10-12 minutes.
Once the bacon is cooked, simply pour your egg mixture over the top of the bacon.
Evenly sprinkle over your scallions if you haven’t already mixed them in. Use a spoon or spatula to ensure your mix-ins are evenly distributed.
Lower the temperature to 350°F or 177°C and air fry the omelet until set in the center and golden brown around the edges, about 10-12 minutes.
💡Pro Tip: If you’re not using bacon or other meat at the start of the recipe, feel free to add 2 tablespoons of melted butter to the parchment or cake pan before adding in your egg mixture.
Optional: Stir the omelet to distribute the ingredients evenly. I know, omelets aren’t supposed to be stirred. However, as you can see from the photo above, the spring onions collected in one place because of the strong air flow.
📝 Note: 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.
7. Serve & enjoy!
For an elevated presentation, sprinkle with additional sliced scallions!
Some fun options for serving:
- Serve lightly-dressed mixed greens on the side for a filling lunch or dinner.
- Cut the omelet (could be in half or quarters) and serve between two pieces of toast for a breakfast sandwich situation that can easily feed 4 kids or two adults!
- Cut the omelet in half, top with some salsa and shredded cheese and put each half on top of a large flour tortilla. Roll up the tortilla and fold in the sides to make a perfect, on-the-go breakfast!
Other Omelet Ideas
- Classic (just salt to taste)
- Omelette with cheese (Omelette du fromage)
- Ham and cheese omelet
- Cheese and chive omelet
- Potato bacon omelet
Freezing & Storage
Freezing: Once completely cooled, you can wrap your cooked omelet in plastic wrap, put into a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To defrost your frozen omelet safely, allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight.
Fridge: Cooked omelets, wrapped in plastic or in an air-tight container, can generally last in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Reheating: The fastest way to reheat an omelet is in the microwave, in 30 second intervals. Alternatively, you could add the omelet to a preheated air fryer at 350°F or 177°C and cook for 1-2 minutes. Leaving the omelet in the air fryer for too long will cause it to dry out, so watch it closely!
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Air Fried Omelet FAQs
Can you make omelet in an air fryer?
Yes, you can make omelet in an air fryer. Preheat your air fryer to 350°F or 177°C, then cook it for 10-12 minutes.
How long does it take to cook omelet in the air fryer?
Cooking omelet in the air fryer will take 10-12 minutes at 350°F or 177°C. Try this tasty omelet recipe.
How to air fry omelet?
To air fry omelet, preheat your air fryer to 350°F or 177°C, add an air fryer liner or a cake pan, then cook your omelet for 10-12 minutes.
What’s the cooking temperature of omelet in the air fryer?
The ideal air frying temperature of omelet is 350°F or 177°C. You can check the full instructions here.
Easy Bacon & Scallion Air Fryer Omelet
- 4 eggs
- 2 bacon strips
- 1 stalk green onion/scallion
- Salt a pinch
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F or 204°C for 5 minutes.
- Prepare the ingredients. Chop the scallion and slice the bacon into smaller chunks.
- Air fry bacon at 400°F (204°C) for 5 minutes. Add parchment paper first, but you have to be careful as the air fryer basket will be hot at this point. Then, add the bacon slices and cook it until the sides become crispy. The fat released by the bacon is good enough to grease the parchment paper.
- While the bacon is cooking, beat the eggs lightly. Add salt, season to taste.
- Add the beaten eggs to the air fried bacon bits, and top it off with the chopped green onion. Gently stir with a spatula, then air fry at 350°F or 177°C for 10-12 minutes. No flipping required.
- Serve and enjoy!
- If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it cook for 5 minutes.
- You can also skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time. Increment gradually, until your omelet becomes tender and slightly golden brown.
- Don’t add the parchment paper or air fryer liner when preheating your air fryer. The strong air flow might displace the paper and touch the heating element inside your air fryer.
- You can use an omelet pan if you have one, or just use a parchment paper or an airfryer liner without holes.
- If you prefer not to use bacon, you can grease the air fryer liner with melted butter or cooking oil.
- Stir the omelet every now and then to distribute the ingredients evenly. I know, mixing is a big no-no when making an omelet. However, the spring onions collected in one place because of the air flow.
- I used a 6-quart model to test this air fryer omelet recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time. Continue air frying until you achieve your desired finish.
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