Air Fryer Eggs In Basket or Air Fryer Egg Toast — Is one of my favorite Air Fryer breakfast recipes. If you have been looking for a great recipe for busy mornings, this one will impress even the pickiest of eaters!

This is a family favorite and perfect for the upcoming holidays. 

Air Fryer Egg In Hole

Today, we will show you the easiest way to make an Air Fryer Egg In Hole Recipe that the whole family will love! And you don’t even need to break out your frying pan!

What is Air Fryer Egg Toast

Air Fryer Egg Toast is a delicious breakfast or brunch dish made by cooking a whole egg inside a hole cut into a slice of bread, creating a simple and satisfying combination of crispy toast and a perfectly cooked egg. It’s sometimes called “Egg in a Hole” or “Egg in a Basket.” The bread is typically toasted to golden brown perfection, while the egg yolk can be cooked to your preferred level of doneness, whether you like it runny or fully cooked. It’s a quick and easy breakfast option that can be customized with various toppings or seasonings to suit your taste.

And if you are looking for even more Air Fryer Egg Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER LOADED BREAKFAST BURRITO, AIR FRYER SAUSAGE, BACON, AND EGG SANDWICH, AIR FRYER BREAKFAST CASSEROLE, and AIR FRYER POACHED EGGS.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Eggs in A Basket

These simple ingredients create a delightful and satisfying Air Fryer Egg in a Hole, perfect for a quick and flavorful breakfast.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Eggs in A Basket

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.​

  • Bread Slices: Sturdy bread slices, such as white or whole wheat, serve as the base for your Air Fryer Egg in a Hole, providing a crispy and golden exterior when toasted.
  • Eggs: Fresh eggs are the dish’s star, filling the hole in the bread with their creamy, yolky goodness as they cook in the air fryer.
  • Butter or Cooking Spray: A small amount of butter or cooking spray coats the air fryer basket or the bread to prevent sticking and ensure a nicely toasted result.
  • Salt and Pepper: Salt and pepper are often added to taste, enhancing the dish’s flavor and providing a savory contrast to the bread and egg.

How To Cook Egg In Hole in Air Fryer​

Cooking Eggs in a Hole in an air fryer is a straightforward process. Here are the step-by-step instructions:

Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (180°C) for a few minutes while you prepare the ingredients.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Egg in Hole

Prepare the Bread:

Take a piece of bread and use a round cookie cutter or the rim of a drinking glass to cut a hole in the middle of the bread.

You can optionally spread a thin layer of butter on one or both sides of the bread or lightly coat it with cooking spray. This adds flavor and helps with browning.

bread with hole in center

Place in the Air Fryer:

Carefully place the prepared bread slice in the air fryer basket or on the air fryer tray. If your air fryer is small, you may need to do this one at a time.

Crack an egg into the hole in the bread.

Air Fryer Egg In Hole

Season (Optional):

Season the egg with a pinch of salt and pepper for extra desired flavor.

Air Fry:

Cook the Egg in a Hole in the air fryer at 350 degrees F (180°C) and set cook time for 6-8 minutes, or until the egg whites are set and the yolk reaches your desired level of doneness. Cooking times may vary slightly depending on your air fryer model and personal preference. If you want, sprinkle cheese or crispy bacon in the bread hole.

Serving: Carefully remove the Egg in a Hole from the air fryer using a spatula, and serve it hot. The bread should be toasted, and the egg should be perfectly cooked. Season with more salt and pepper if needed, and enjoy your Air Fryer Egg in a Hole as a delicious and satisfying breakfast or brunch dish.

Air Fryer Egg In Hole

Pro Tips For Making Air Fryer Egg In Hole

Here are some pro tips to help you make the perfect Air Fryer Egg in a Hole:

  • Use Fresh Eggs: Fresh eggs with firm whites and vibrant yolks work best for this dish, ensuring a beautiful and tasty result.
  • Coat the Bread: To achieve a crispy and golden exterior, brush the bread with a thin layer of melted butter or use cooking spray. This will also prevent the bread from becoming too dry during cooking.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Allow your air fryer to preheat for a few minutes before cooking. This ensures that the Egg in a Hole begins cooking immediately and cooks evenly.
  • Add Seasonings: Don’t forget to season the egg with a pinch of salt and pepper for extra flavor. To enhance the taste, you can also experiment with other seasonings, such as paprika, garlic powder, or herbs.
  • Watch the Cooking Time: Keep a close eye on the cooking time, as the yolk’s doneness can vary depending on personal preference. Adjust the cooking time to achieve your desired level of yolk doneness, whether runny, soft, or fully cooked.
  • Use a Thermometer: Consider using an instant-read thermometer to check the egg’s internal temperature for precise doneness. For runny yolks, aim for around 145°F (63°C), while fully cooked yolks should reach 160°F (71°C).
  • Rotate or Flip: To ensure even cooking, gently rotate or flip the Egg in a Hole halfway through the cooking time. This helps distribute heat evenly.
  • Customize with Toppings: Get creative by adding toppings like shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes, or chopped herbs after the egg is cracked into the bread. These toppings will add flavor and texture to your dish.
  • What To Line The Air Fryer Basket With: Line the bottom fo the air fryer basket with piece of parchment paper, parchment paper rounds, or aluminum foil. 

Following these pro tips, you’ll be well-equipped to make a delicious and perfectly cooked Air Fryer Egg in a Hole that suits your taste preferences.

Pro Tips For Making Air Fryer Egg In Hole
Here are some pro tips to help you make the perfect Air Fryer Egg in a Hole:

Use Fresh Eggs: Fresh eggs with firm whites and vibrant yolks work best for this dish, ensuring a beautiful and tasty result.

Coat the Bread: To achieve a crispy and golden exterior, brush the bread with a thin layer of melted butter or use cooking spray. This will also prevent the bread from becoming too dry during cooking.

Preheat the Air Fryer: Allow your air fryer to preheat for a few minutes before cooking. This ensures that the Egg in a Hole begins cooking immediately and cooks evenly.

Add Seasonings: Don't forget to season the egg with a pinch of salt and pepper for extra flavor. To enhance the taste, you can also experiment with other seasonings, such as paprika, garlic powder, or herbs.

Watch the Cooking Time: Keep a close eye on the cooking time, as the yolk's doneness can vary depending on personal preference. Adjust the cooking time to achieve your desired level of yolk doneness, whether runny, soft, or fully cooked.

Use a Thermometer: For precise doneness, consider using an instant-read thermometer to check the egg's internal temperature. For runny yolks, aim for around 145°F (63°C), while fully cooked yolks should reach 160°F (71°C).

Rotate or Flip: To ensure even cooking, gently rotate or flip the Egg in a Hole halfway through the cooking time. This helps distribute heat evenly.

Customize with Toppings: Get creative by adding toppings like shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes, or chopped herbs after the egg is cracked into the bread. These toppings will add flavor and texture to your dish.

What To Line The Air Fryer Basket With: Line the bottom fo the air fryer basket with piece of parchment paper, parchment paper rounds, or aluminum foil. 

Following these pro tips, you'll be well-equipped to make a delicious and perfectly cooked Air Fryer Egg in a Hole that suits your taste preferences.

FAQ’s

Can I use different types of bread for Egg in a Hole in the air fryer? Yes, you can use various types of bread, such as regular white sandwich bread, whole wheat, whole-grain bread, or even sourdough, based on your preference. Ensure the bread slices are sturdy enough to hold the egg without falling apart.

How can I prevent the egg from spilling out of the hole in the bread? To prevent the egg from spilling out, ensure that the hole in the bread is large enough to contain the egg yolk and white without overflowing. Additionally, you can gently press the bread around the egg to create a seal.

Can I add toppings to my Air Fryer Egg in a Hole? Absolutely! You can get creative with toppings like shredded cheese, diced vegetables, Italian seasoning, cooked bacon bits, or fresh herbs. Add them before or after air frying to customize your dish.

How do I know when the Egg in a Hole is cooked to the desired doneness? Cooking times may vary depending on your air fryer and personal preference. To check doneness, visually assess the egg’s appearance: clear whites and a runny yolk for soft-cooked, set whites and a runny yolk for medium-cooked, and fully set yolk for well-cooked.

Can I make multiple servings of Air Fryer Egg in a Hole at once? Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may be able to make multiple servings simultaneously. Ensure enough space between each Egg in a Hole to allow for even cooking.

How can I make the bread extra crispy? To achieve a crispier texture, you can increase the cooking time slightly. Keep an eye on it to prevent burning.

What do I do if the bread becomes too dry during cooking? If the bread seems too dry, brush it with melted butter or olive oil before air frying to keep it moist and flavorful.

Can I make Air Fryer Egg in a Hole without butter or cooking spray? While butter or cooking spray helps prevent sticking and adds flavor, you can skip this step if you prefer a lighter option. Ensure your air fryer basket or tray is non-stick or lined with parchment paper.

Air Fryer Egg In Hole

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Air Fryer Eggs in A Basket

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

This is such a great and easy breakfast that the entire family will love! While this recipe goes by many names, today, my kids and I really enjoyed Air Fryer Eggs in A Basket.

Ingredients 

  • 4 slices bread, any type
  • 4 teaspoons butter, room temperature
  • 4 large eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Start by buttering the toast.
  • Then use your biscuit cutter to cut a hole in the middle.
  • Then I placed the bread on the air fryer tray to pop it right into the air fryer.
  • Crack an egg in the hole.
  • Set your egg in the hole in the air fryer basket or oven at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. (air fryer setting)
  • Plate, serve and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, or Baking Pan

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 9gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 197mgSodium: 236mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 396IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg

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