Delicious Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Morning Right

These easy air fryer breakfast recipes will have you looking at this trendy kitchen appliance in a whole new way.

Air-Fried Flaxseed French Toast Sticks with Berries
Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Whether you’re looking for a quick morning bite or a decadent weekend brunch, these air fryer breakfast recipes include something for everyone. If you're team sweet, try a homemade scone, donut, or even banana bread. Feeling like something savory? This round up includes air fried breakfast burritos and scotch eggs. Our collection of breakfast air fryer recipes are quick, easy, and absolutely delicious.

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Air-Fryer Breakfast Burritos

hand holding a breakfast burrito
Brie Passano

Who said you need a sauté pan to make breakfast burritos? This air fryer breakfast recipe uses a small casserole dish (or individual ramekins) to “bake” the eggs. Once you roll up eggs, cheese, and avocado slices, the air fryer is great for crisping up the tortilla.

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Air Fryer Strawberry Pop Tarts

Air-Fryer Strawberry Pop Tarts
Caitlin Bensel

Time to give your toaster a break! These homemade breakfast tarts will turn golden brown and crisp after just 10 minutes in the air fryer. Using refrigerated pie crusts majorly speeds up the prep, so you can easily have this air fryer breakfast recipe ready for Sunday brunch.

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Mini Blueberry Air-Fryer Scones

Mini Blueberry Air-Fryer Scones
Caitlin Bensel

Scones from scratch sounds like a real undertaking, but surprise! This easy air fryer breakfast recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. Once the dough is ready, each batch of scones air fries for just six minutes, resulting in a soft, pillowy center and crisp outer crust.

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Spiced Cider Donuts

Spiced Cider Donuts
Carson Downing

When you need a treat on a chilly fall morning, air fry a batch of spiced cider donuts to snack on with coffee. Chopped apples, apple cider, and a pinch of chile powder bring major autumn flavors with just a hint of spice. And save the extra dough as you’re working, because any scraps can become donut holes!

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Air-Fried Donut Sticks

Air-Fried Donut Sticks
Alison Miksch

With just four ingredients, you can whip up this easy air fryer breakfast recipe. Start with refrigerated crescent dough, then top with melted butter and cinnamon sugar for sweet, crisp, fluffy donut sticks. Dip them in your choice of sauce–jam, chocolate, maple syrup, and honey are all great breakfast options!

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Air-Fried Flaxseed French Toast Sticks with Berries

Air-Fried Flaxseed French Toast Sticks with Berries
Caitlin Bensel

At a glance, you’d never guess that this sweet breakfast came from an air fryer. But once you try it, it makes total sense—after dredging the bread in eggs, milk, and brown sugar, toasting in the air fryer makes every bite crunchy and delicious. For a pretty presentation, serve this easy air fryer breakfast recipe with sliced berries.

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Air-Fryer Banana Bread

Air-Fryer Banana Bread
Caitlin Bensel

Prep a few days’ worth of breakfasts by baking up a loaf of banana bread. It needs about 30 minutes to cook, but once it’s done, it’ll have a dense, moist center (just like it would get from the oven), plus a crunchy outer crust. When it’s ready, this air fryer breakfast recipe makes eight servings, so you could serve it to a crowd at brunch, or save the leftovers for a quick meal on a busy morning.

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Cinnamon Air-Fried Donut Holes

Cinnamon-Cake Air Fired Donut Holes
Jennifer Causey

No need to shape round donuts when you make simple donut holes! This easy air fryer breakfast recipe will help you make donut holes from scratch in 35 minutes or less. As each batch comes out of the air fryer, roll them in cinnamon sugar for a sweet, lightly spiced outer coating.

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Brown Sugar and Pecan Air-Fryer Apples

Brown Sugar and Pecan Air-Fryer Apples
Alison Miksch

If you’re looking for a healthy air fryer breakfast recipe, you could easily serve these cooked apples over oatmeal or another grain, like quinoa. But if you’re not typically a big breakfast person, the sweet, buttery apples and crunchy pecans are super tasty all on their own. You can also add a dollop of your favorite Greek yogurt for a little extra protein.

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Air-Fried Sweet Potato Tots

Sweet Potato Tots with ketchup ramekin on foil
Antonis Achilleos

Make scrambled eggs or toast more exciting with this air fryer breakfast potatoes recipe. Using sweet potatoes adds extra nutrients while still making a fun, snackable breakfast side that kids and adults alike will gobble up. Serve with ketchup for dipping, or even a drizzle of hot sauce.

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Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs

air scotch fryer eggs on bed of arugula salad

BHG / Sonia Bozzo

Hop across the pond and serve sausage and eggs from the air fryer! You’ll often find it served as an appetizer or pub snack in Scotland and Great Britain, but it totally works as an air fryer breakfast recipe, too. Choose a hard- or soft-boiled egg for the center, and encase in seasoned sausage for a two-in-one breakfast.

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Peach Air-Fryer Hand Pies

Peach Air-Fryer Hand Pies
Caitlin Bensel

Hand pies usually live in dessert territory, but these tasty peach pies could easily fit in at the breakfast table too. This breakfast air fryer recipe combines refrigerated pie crust with a gooey fresh peach filling. Try including them at brunch alongside more traditional savory recipes like eggs, bacon, and breakfast potatoes for a blend of salty and sweet.

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Air-Fried Double Cherry Mini Egg Rolls

Air-Fried Double Cherry Mini Eggrolls
Alison Miksch

This recipe is for everyone who loves seeing fruit pastries as part of a breakfast spread. Though this air fryer breakfast recipe might look like takeout, the flavors are all sweet. Wonton wrappers serve as the crunchy base, and are stuffed with cream cheese, cherry jam, and tart red cherries, just like a breakfast pastry.

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Air-Fryer Spiced Walnuts

glass dish of spiced walnuts on blue background
Jason Donnelly

An air fryer might not be the best choice for making a warm bowl of oatmeal, but it can make a delicious topper you can use all week. Butter, sugar, cloves, and cinnamon give the nuts a warm, spiced sweetness. You can store them at room temperature for up to a week, or freeze for one month, so they’re always on hand to add crunch to breakfast grains.

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