Air Fryer Poached eggs

Easy Air Fryer Poached Eggs – A Quick and Healthy Breakfast


If you’re a fan of delicious poached eggs but find the stovetop method a bit tedious, the Air Fryer Poached Eggs recipe is tailor-made for you! This is the quickest way to achieve perfect eggs in just 5 minutes, making it an ideal choice for a wholesome and speedy breakfast.

Just like Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs, using your air fryer for poached eggs is incredibly simple. The egg whites maintain their shape, and the yolks can be perfectly runny or jammy, depending on your preference.

Why Air Fryer Poached Eggs?

Before settling on this fantastic method, I conducted numerous experiments to fine-tune the process. Here’s why this method stands out:

  1. Preheating for Efficiency: Adding eggs to preheated water expedites cooking and ensures quick consolidation of the egg whites.
  2. Optimal Water Level: Adding a bit more water ensures the eggs are fully submerged, preventing the tops from becoming crusty.
  3. Perfect Results: This method consistently delivers a poached egg result comparable to traditional stovetop poaching.

What Makes It a Healthy Choice?

Unlike some of our recipes that aim to reduce calories, this method doesn’t necessarily lower the calorie count of poached eggs. However, it’s a simpler and faster way to enjoy this protein-packed breakfast option. Starting your day with protein, thanks to eggs, provides sustained energy, making this recipe a perfect addition to your air fryer breakfast repertoire.

Recipe Ingredients:

Eggs: Opt for fresh eggs for the best results. Use as many eggs as you’d like to poach.

Olive Oil Spray: This is used to spray the custard cups or ramekins, ensuring the eggs don’t stick.

How to Make Air Fryer Poached Eggs

Step 1: Preparation

  • Spray each ramekin or custard cup with non-stick cooking spray and place them in the air fryer basket.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water to each cup.

Step 2: Preheat

  • Preheat the air fryer (with water-filled cups) to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Cook

  • Carefully crack one egg into each cup, and cook at 360 degrees for 5-6 minutes.
  • Be cautious when opening the air fryer to prevent water spillage.

Step 4: Releasing the Eggs

  • Check the eggs at the end of the cooking time. They’ll continue to cook, so avoid overcooking if you prefer runny yolks.
  • Carefully remove the hot cups, and use a small spatula to release the eggs.

Cooking Time

Different air fryer brands may have slight variations in cooking times. Check the eggs at 5 minutes, adding one minute at a time if needed. Be mindful not to overcook if you prefer runny yolks.

For slightly more cooked yolks and jammy eggs, extend the cooking time by a minute or two.

How Many Eggs Can Cook at a Time?

The number of eggs depends on your air fryer’s size. As an example, a 5.8-quart Cosori air fryer can accommodate 4 eggs at once due to its larger basket.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Cooking time may vary based on your air fryer model, egg size, and starting egg temperature. Monitor the process and adjust accordingly.
  • For any air fryer cooking, check the food early and add more time if needed.

How to Store:

Poached eggs are best enjoyed immediately after preparation.

WW Personal Point

We’ve provided a WW Personal Point link for easy tracking in the WW app. Adjust the number of eggs to match your preference. The default serving is set at 2 eggs, but feel free to decrease or increase as needed.

Easy Air Fryer Poached Eggs – A Quick and Healthy Breakfast

Recipe by admin
3.3 from 91 votes
Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Making perfectly poached eggs in the air fryer is a breeze! This method ensures the same quality as stovetop poaching, with just 5 minutes of cooking time.


  • 2 fresh eggs

  • Non-stick cooking spray

  • 6 tablespoons water (3 tablespoons for each egg)


  • Spray each ramekin or custard cup with non-stick cooking spray and place them in the air fryer basket.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water to each cup.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer (with water-filled cups) to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully crack one egg into each cup. Note: The egg whites may start cooking due to the hot water.
  • Cook at 360 degrees for 5-6 minutes.
  • Check the eggs at the end of the cooking time. Be cautious not to overcook unless you prefer a less runny yolk.
  • Remove the hot cups, gently slide a small spatula around the edge of the egg, and use a spoon to lift it onto your plate or toast.


  • Use fresh eggs for optimal results.
  • Silicone egg cups are not recommended for this method as they do not conduct heat.
  • A typical serving is 1-2 eggs, but you can adjust the quantity based on your preference. This recipe accommodates any number of eggs, but you may need to make multiple batches in your air fryer.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 2g
  • Total number of serves: 1
  • Calories: 63kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 164mg
  • Sodium: 62mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Calcium: 25mg
  • Iron: 1mg

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