This AIR FRYER EGG TOAST will get breakfast on your table in less than 10 minutes! A delicious runny yolk and a slice of toast to soak it up – all cooked at once in the air fryer.
Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, but honestly, who wants to stand over a stove cooking breakfast when you could be laying in bed for an extra 20 minutes stressing about all of the things you have to get done for the day? 😉
This recipe is the perfect compromise – it’s ready in less than 10 minutes and you don’t have to babysit anything at the stove!
Just crack an egg onto your bread and pop it in the air fryer. Go finish getting dressed or sit and stare at the wall while you mentally prepare yourself for what’s ahead…
We grew up eating egg in a hole and it’s always been a favorite, so having this air fryer version is a dream come true! I love that I can just pop it in and come back to perfectly toasted bread, an egg with a perfectly cooked yolk (we’ll give details in the recipe card for different levels of doneness!), and if you like, you can top it off with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese.
Bread – White or wheat toast will work well. We like Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Whole Grains and Seeds, but you do you.
Eggs – You’ll want one large egg per piece of bread.
Cheese – This is completely optional, but we like to sprinkle our egg with a bit of shredded cheddar.
How to Make Egg and Toast in an Air Fryer:
Prepare the toast– Use a glass and press it into the bread to make a round indention in the bread. This will serve as a bowl to hold the egg in the toast. Place the indented bread in your air fryer basket and then crack the egg into the indention.
Cook it – We’re going to air fry our egg and toast for a total of 8 minutes. This will create a gooey yolk and set whites. For a less done yolk, cook for 7 minutes. For a more done yolk, cook for 9 minutes.
Add Cheese – Totally optional, but always delicious! If you’d like to add cheese, open the air fryer during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking and sprinkle cheese over the egg. Continue cooking and the cheese will melt perfectly as the egg finishes cooking.
Follow the recipe as directed for eggs with set whites and runny yolks. They cook for 8 minutes total.
For a more well done egg, you’ll want to make the indention on the bread a bit larger to allow the egg whites to spread out further and cook more quickly. Follow the recipe but cook eggs for 9 minutes total.
Make the indention in your bread a larger diameter. This will thin out the egg and help it cook more evenly.
Egg and Toast Cooking Times:
- 7 Minutes – Barely set egg whites and a runny yolk
- 8 Minutes – Set egg whites and a gooey, jammy egg yolk (shown above)
- 9 Minutes – Set whites and a firm yolk
Keep in mind that all air fryers cook a bit differently and you may have to experiment a bit to find your perfectly cooked egg. Luckily, the process is simple and relatively cheap so experimenting is fun and easy!
More breakfast recipes:
- Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
- Hard Boiled Eggs in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Sausage Patties
- Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- Homemade Pop Tarts
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Air Fryer Egg and Toast
- 2 slices bread
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup shredded cheese optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Use the bottom of a glass to make an indention in the slices of bread.
- Place the bread in the air fryer basket, and carefully crack the egg into the indention you created. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Air fry at 330 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with cheese if desired and continue cooking for 3 minutes or until eggs are as cooked as you’d like. See notes below for timing.