Change up your morning routine with these 13+ healthy air fryer breakfast recipes that are easy to make, delicious, and good for you too! They are gluten free, can easily be dairy free, and there are plant-based options too.
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Have You Ever Made Breakfast in an Air Fryer?
It’s true when they say that breakfast is one of the most important meals. It’s the fuel for your body and brain as you get the day started, can help you feel energized and shake off grogginess, and it helps to stimulate your metabolism. These air fryer breakfast recipes will inspire you to think about breakfast in a new way if you have never tried making breakfast the air fryer way.
While I’m still a fan of oatmeal, smoothies, and other breakfast classics like scrambled eggs and toast, these air fryer options will show you that you can enjoy some of the other classics with an air fried twist. For example, my Crispy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are always a huge hit.
1. Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs from Life Made Sweeter
These perfectly cooked eggs are not actually boiled, but fried to perfection, in the shell. Enjoy these air fryer hard boiled eggs with toast, in a breakfast bowl, or alongside bacon or smoked salmon.
2. Air Fryer Bacon from The Recipe Rebel
Speaking of bacon, this recipe takes regular bacon and gives it that perfect crispiness while all the extra fat drips away in the air fryer. A healthier take on a breakfast classic that can be enjoyed with eggs, in a breakfast sandwich, or layered between pancakes…yep, don’t knock it until you try it!
3. Air Fryer Caramelized Bananas from Okonomi Kitchen
These delicious bananas are the perfect addition to breakfast with their air fryer caramelization and soft consistency. I’d happily enjoy them with yogurt, over oatmeal, alongside toast, or as part of a larger breakfast plate.
4. Air Fryer French Toast from The Kelly Kathleen
Here’s another breakfast idea that can combine those previous air fryer caramelized bananas with an incredible twist on French toast. Use gluten free bread for a gluten free option and enjoy this delicious air fryer breakfast with a perfect drizzle of pure maple syrup.
5. Breakfast Bowl with Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries from The Fit Cook
There’s something so mouthwatering about this simple combination of scrambled eggs with air fryer sweet potato fries and a light salad of greens and tomatoes. I would enjoy this breakfast again and again and use my air fryer sweet potato fries recipe to bring it all together.
6. Air Fryer Granola from Cook It Real Good
This one is totally unexpected but such a great, creative recipe that’s perfect for breakfast. This air fryer granola would be delicious with almond milk, Greek or coconut yogurt, or sprinkled over sliced apple topped with peanut butter.
7. Air Fryer Frittata Cups from Maria Marlowe
These simple egg cups combine eggs, parsley, tomato, onion, and seasonings for a delicious bite thats perfect for breakfast and yes, made in the air fryer! Take these on-the-go if you have a busy morning or enjoy them with a side of air fryer bacon for a high-protein start to the day.
8. Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage from Wholesomelicious
Breakfast sausage hasn’t always been my favourite because I find it too greasy, but this homemade version is air fried and perfectly lean and much healthier than the typical breakfast sausage. Enjoy it with eggs, a side of grainy toast, and some beans for an English or Irish style breakfast, or try it in a breakfast sandwich!
9. Air Fryer Everything Bagels from Healthy Helper Kaila
These gluten-free (and vegan!) everything bagels are cooked completely in the air fryer and will make you have a whole new appreciation for this small kitchen appliance. Enjoy these tasty mini bagels with eggs, or top them with cream cheese (dairy free or regular) for a slightly more indulgent breakfast.
10. Air Fryer Hashbrowns from The Spruce Eats
A tasty and classic addition to many breakfast plates are the perfect hash browns. But, these potato delights can often be super greasy and heavy – not the healthiest to say the least. This air fryer version makes for a better hash brown that won’t leave you feeling sluggish post-breakfast.
11. Air Fryer Avocado Egg Boat from Recipe This
A Whole-30 and paleo approved breakfast option, this air fryer avocado egg boat recipe is unique but super delicious and healthy for breakfast. Loaded with omega-3 essential fatty acids and protein, this is a breakfast option that’s definitely worth a try.
12. Air Fryer Stone Fruits from Okonomi Kitchen
Similar to the caramelized banana these air fryer stone fruits are a great breakfast addition topped with yogurt or served over oatmeal. A delicious flavour, wonderful texture, and packed with antioxidants, what’s not to love?
13. Vegan Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Bowl from Zardy Plants
This colourful and healthy breakfast bowl combines air fryer breakfast potatoes with avocado, beans, vegetables, and a delicious lemon miso tahini sauce for a filling, energizing start to the day.
14. Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Muffins from Vortex Recipes
Muffins, in the air fryer? Yes! This muffin recipe is totally worth a try and the muffins are fluffy, light, and perfectly fried… but you’d never know they weren’t baked. To make this recipe gluten free swap out the flour for 1-to-1 baking flour, and for dairy free use plant-based milk.
I hope you have been inspired by these unique, fun, and easy air fryer breakfast recipes. As you can see, an air fryer can truly be used for any meal or snack in the day and the possibilities are truly endless.
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Want More Air Fryer Recipes? Try These!
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- Air Fryer Tilapia with Easy Mango Salsa
Christal // NITK