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Think you can’t make scrambled eggs in an air fryer? Think again. I’ve done the testing on temperature and time, and the results are fluffy and delicious.

A closeup vertical photo of a plate of scrambled eggs with chives, toast with butter, and an air fryer in the background.

If you have an air fryer in your kitchen, then you’re probably looking for all kinds of different ways to use it. I know I am.

While air fryer scrambled eggs may seem a little odd at first, once you get the hang of scrambling eggs in an air fryer, you may never go back to the stovetop method again.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making scrambled eggs in an air fryer is available at the end of this post. OR click on the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.


A white plate filled with air fryer scrambled eggs with chives. Toast and butter is on the side and salt and pepper shakers are in the foreground while and air fryer is in the background.

The easy ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

What is the benefit of making scrambled eggs in an air fryer?

In my mind, there are several.

Since they’re not made on the stovetop with an open flame, they’re safer for the kids (or even very elderly people) to make without worry.

Making eggs in an air fryer will keep the kitchen cool, especially during those very hot days of summer.

It’s fun and different!

Air fryer cooking is one of the easiest cooking methods there is, so it’s far less intimidating for those people who aren’t quite comfortable in the kitchen….yet.

A closeup vertical photo of scrambled eggs with chives on a white plate with buttered toast in the background.

What are the most important things to know about making scrambled eggs in an air fryer?

Each air fryer will be different. Just like every oven, in every household is different.

It is important not to cook eggs at too high a temperature right from the start. Low and slow is always the best bet for cooking eggs whether in an air fryer or on the stovetop.

Check on the eggs frequently, and stir as needed. If you like larger curds, stir less frequently. If you prefer smaller curds, stir more often.

Do not walk away from the air fryer while cooking scrambled eggs. Devote your time in the kitchen preparing the toast or juice while the eggs are cooking, but don’t be tempted to leave the room and get involved elsewhere. The eggs require your attention.

Setting a kitchen timer may prove to be invaluable in preparing the air fryer scrambled eggs. Setting the timer for 2-3 minute intervals while the eggs are cooking may be important for the first few times you’re making air fryer eggs.

What is the best temperature for cooking eggs in an air fryer?

This is something I learned by trial and error (as you’ll see in my YouTube video).

While I didn’t want to cook the eggs on too high a temperature at first, I learned (slowly) that cooking them on too low a temperature isn’t a smart way to go either. After all, if it takes forever to cook scrambled eggs in an air fryer, what’s the point?

I found that the best temperature for cooking scrambled eggs, in my particular air fryer, was at 300-degrees for approximately 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.

Here I am making my scrambled eggs in the air fryer. I hope you’ll enjoy the video:

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“Yep! You heard me correctly. Pizza Nachos. Make them in an air fryer, or traditional oven. Please. Thank you. You’re welcome!”

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Dinnertime just got a whole lot easier! Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks are coated with cornflake crumbs and seasonings. Then they’re air fried to crispy, crunchy, perfection! In less than 30 minutes you’ll be sitting down to a delicious meal!

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A closeup vertical title text image of air fryer scrambled eggs on a plate with chives, a yellow napkin, and a fork.

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s air fryer recipe for scrambled eggs.

A plate of air fryer scrambled eggs with toast and a salt and pepper shaker in the background.

Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Think you can't make scrambled eggs in an air fryer? Think again. I've done the testing on temperature and time, and the results are fluffy and delicious.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course air fryer recipe
Cuisine breakfast
Servings 1 serving


  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives optional


  • Add an aluminum tray that fits snugly into the bottom of your air fryer.
  • Add the butter to the try and set the air fryer temperature to 350-degrees.
  • Melt the butter in the fryer (approximately 1 minute). Swirl the melted butter to cover the bottom of the tray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and chives.
  • Pour the eggs into the tray in the air fryer.
  • Cook at 350-degrees, stopping to check and stir the eggs every few minutes until they reach your desired doneness (approximately 5-6 minutes).


For larger scrambled egg curds, stir less frequently.
For smaller scrambled egg curds, stir more frequently.
Every air fryer will differ with temperature and cooking times. Please be aware that your fryer may take longer, or not as long, as what is written in this recipe.


Serving: 1¼ cups
Keyword air fryer breakfast recipe, air fryer recipe, air fryer scrambled eggs
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A plate of air fryer scrambled eggs with toast and a salt and pepper shaker in the background.

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Sunday 24th of January 2021

hello, renee! can another type pan, other than aluminum, be used in the air fryer to cook scrambled eggs? what are your suggestions, please? Gloria


Sunday 24th of January 2021

Hi, Gloria! Since an air fryer is basically a mini convection oven, as long as your dish is oven safe, it's safe to use in an air fryer. Glass, ceramic, and metal are perfectly fine options. If it fits and is oven-safe, you're good to go. Great question. Thanks for writing. Take good care, Gloria. Renee


Friday 3rd of January 2020

Well I have never tried making scrambled eggs in the air fryer....but now you have me wanting to give this a try. Sounds like a great plan for the weekend brunch crowd.


Sunday 5th of January 2020

Thanks, Gloria. You definitely need to make these! Take care, Renee