Is there anything better than Dying Easter Eggs without all of the mess? Today, I give you my version of Air Fryer Easter Eggs.

Air Fryer Easter Eggs
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If you love coloring Easter Eggs but dread them every year because who wants to clean up the mess, I give you a mess-free version, all made in the air fryer!

My kids had the most fantastic time this year coloring Easter Eggs, all with the help of the air fryer.

If you are looking for some other great and easy Air Fryer Egg Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER BARNYARD BUSTER WRAP, AIR FRYER BREAKFAST EGG ROLLS, AIR FRYER HAM, AND CHEESE OMELETTE and AIR FRYER CHORIZO EGG MUFFINS.

Can You Make Easter Eggs in Air Fryer?

Yes, you can make Easter eggs in an air fryer, but not in the traditional sense of boiling or dyeing them. Instead, you can use the air fryer to cook dishes made with eggs, such as deviled eggs or egg bites, which can be festive and fitting for Easter celebrations. However, it’s essential to use appropriate cookware and follow recipes designed for the air fryer to ensure successful results

Why You Will Love This Recipe!

Why You Will Love This Recipe!

You’ll love this recipe for Air Fryer Easter Eggs because it offers a unique twist on traditional Easter fare, providing a creative and delicious way to celebrate the holiday. These air fryer Easter eggs can be filled with savory or sweet fillings, making them versatile and customizable to suit your taste preferences. Plus, using the air fryer ensures quick and hassle-free cooking, allowing you to enjoy the festivities with family and friends more.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Easter Eggs

Elevate your Easter celebration with these delightful Air Fryer Easter Eggs, perfect for adding a festive touch to your holiday spread.

Air Fryer Easter Eggs

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Large Eggs: Use white or brown eggs

How To Make Easter Eggs In Air Fryer

To make Easter eggs (hard-boiled eggs) in an air fryer, follow these simple steps:

How To Make Easter Eggs In Air Fryer

Prepare the Eggs: Place the desired number of eggs in the air fryer basket in a single layer. You can cook as many eggs as your air fryer can accommodate without overcrowding.

Air Fryer Easter Eggs

Place the eggs into the air fryer basket (I used a bowl, so they would not roll around and crack, it’s optional). Set the temperature to 250 degrees F, or 120 C, with the air fryer setting for 15 minutes.

Air Fryer Easter Eggs

Place into a bowl of cold water since that will stop the cooking process. Let it completely cool, and then continue with the coloring process.

Air Fryer Easter Eggs

Pro Tips

Here are some pro tips for coloring eggs for Easter:

  • Room Temperature Eggs: Start with room temperature eggs for better dye absorption. Let the eggs sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before boiling or coloring them.
  • Vinegar Solution: Prepare your dye bath using water, vinegar, food coloring, or dye tablets. Vinegar helps the dye adhere to the eggshell more effectively, producing vibrant colors.
  • Deep Colors: For more profound, more intense colors, allow the eggs to soak in the dye bath for a more extended period. You can also add more food coloring or dye tablets to the solution to achieve richer hues.
  • Decorative Techniques: Get creative with different decorating techniques, such as using wax crayons to draw designs on the eggs before dyeing them or using stickers and rubber bands to create patterns.
  • Marbling Effect: Create a marbled effect by adding drops of different-colored dye directly onto the eggshell and then gently swirling the egg in the dye bath to blend the colors.
  • Drying Rack: Use a drying rack or egg carton to allow the dyed eggs to dry completely. This helps prevent the colors from smudging or transferring while drying.
  • Seal with Oil: After the eggs have dried, you can lightly rub them with vegetable oil to give them a shiny finish and help seal in the color.

Following these pro tips, you can create beautifully colored Easter eggs that will impress everyone at your holiday celebration. Happy coloring!

Air Fryer Easter Eggs


How long do you boil eggs for dyeing? To hard-boil eggs for dyeing, bring a pot of water to a boil, gently place the eggs in the water using a slotted spoon, and boil for about 10-12 minutes. After boiling, immediately transfer the eggs to an ice water bath to cool before dyeing.

Can you dye eggs without vinegar? While vinegar helps the dye adhere to the eggshell more effectively, you can still dye eggs without vinegar. However, the colors may not be as vibrant, and the dye may not adhere as evenly to the eggshell.

How do you make natural egg dye? Natural egg dyes can be made using ingredients like onion skins, beets, turmeric, spinach, and blueberries. Simmer the natural dye ingredients in water until the desired color is achieved, then strain the liquid and allow it to cool before using it to dye eggs.

How long do dyed eggs last? Dyed eggs can be safely stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. If the eggs are left out at room temperature for more than two hours, they should be discarded.

Can you eat eggs dyed with food coloring? Yes, eggs dyed with food coloring are safe to eat as long as they have been properly hard-boiled and stored in the refrigerator. However, it’s important to avoid consuming eggs that have cracks or have been left out at room temperature for an extended period.

How do you prevent dye from getting on your hands? To prevent dye from staining your hands, wear disposable gloves while handling the dye and dyed eggs. You can also use vinegar or lemon juice to remove dye stains from your hands.

Can you reuse egg dye? Yes, you can reuse egg dye for dyeing additional eggs. Simply strain the dye to remove any eggshell particles and store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use again.

Air Fryer Easter Eggs

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Air Fryer Easter Eggs

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings


Is there anything better than Dying Easter Eggs without all of the mess? Today, I give you my version of Air Fryer Easter Eggs.


  • 12 eggs


  • Set your eggs in a trivet or tray, anything to prevent them from flying around the air fryer.
  • I tried to get them not to roll. That was the hardest part of the recipe.
  • Set your temperature to 250 degrees F, air fryer setting,
  • Set your time for 16 minutes. 
  • After the time is up, use tongs and place the cooked eggs directly into cold water, this will stop the cooking process.
  • Let sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Then color as directed.


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional


To Dye Easter Eggs:
  1. Prepare the Dye: In separate containers, mix water, vinegar, and food coloring or dye tablets to create the dye solutions. Use about 1 tablespoon of vinegar for every cup of water. You can also use natural ingredients like onion skins, beets, or turmeric to create homemade dyes.
  2. Dye the Eggs: Once the eggs are cooled and dry, gently lower them into the dye solutions using a spoon or tongs. Allow the eggs to soak in the dye for several minutes, or until they reach the desired color. For a marbled effect, you can gently swirl the eggs in the dye bath or add multiple colors.
  3. Remove and Dry: Once the eggs are dyed to your liking, remove them from the dye solution and place them on a drying rack or paper towels to dry. Avoid placing them directly on a surface, as the dye may transfer.
  4. Decorate (Optional): Once the eggs are dry, you can further decorate them with stickers, markers, or wax crayons to create fun designs and patterns.
  5. Display or Store: Once the eggs are dry and decorated, you can display them in a decorative basket or egg holder as part of your Easter decorations. If you plan to eat the eggs, store them in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 238IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

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