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Air Fryer Egg Toast

by Karly

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.

air fryer egg toast recipe.

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? πŸ˜‰

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.

Breakfast is served – especially if you serve it with some of our air fryer bacon or air fryer sausage links.

I mean, we love breakfast – we’ve even made air fryer donuts and air fryer cinnamon rolls!

Ingredient Notes:

ingredients for egg and toast recipe.

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.

egg cracked onto slice of bread.

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.

cheesy egg toast on plate.


How long should I cook my egg toast for a runny yolk?

Follow the recipe as directed for eggs with set whites and runny yolks. They cook for 8 minutes total.

I like my egg yolks to be well done. How long should I cook my egg toast?

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.

My egg doesn’t seem to cook as well as the ones in your pictures, any advice?

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:

egg on toast sliced open on black plate.
  • 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:

egg and toast in an air fryer basket.

Let us know your opinion!

We’d love to hear what you think of this recipe! Leave a comment and star rating down below! And don’t forget to pin and share!

egg toast in air fryer basket.

Air Fryer Egg and Toast

Yield: 2 pieces of toast
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This 3 ingredient breakfast is a staple around here! Ready in less than 10 minutes and so hearty and filling.


  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • ΒΌ cup shredded cheese, optional
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Use the bottom of a glass to make an indention in the slices of bread.
  2. Place the bread in the air fryer basket, and carefully crack the egg into the indention you created. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Air fry at 330 degrees for 5 minutes.
  4. 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.


All air fryers cook a bit differently. Our Instant Vortex cooked soft eggs with a runny yolk and set whites in 7 minutes at 330 degrees. It took 8 minutes for more medium eggs and 9 minutes for hard. Making a wider indention in the bread to allow the egg to spread out more will help the egg whites cook through in the allotted time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 463mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g

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Rachel Tuck June 8, 2022 - 4:00 pm

Thank you 😊

Vincenzo June 8, 2022 - 9:49 am

Good recipient but how do you crisp the bottom of the bread? The top cooked perfectly but the bottom was so soggy.

Karly June 8, 2022 - 6:46 pm

Ooh, we didn’t have that issue! Are you putting the bread right in the basket with nothing underneath? That seems to work fine for us. I suppose you could try air frying it plain for a minute or two and then flip and make the indention/add the egg, but I haven’t tried that myself.

Eugene May 24, 2022 - 6:52 am

This is more about the page itself. Why is there so much convoluted information? Why so many darn pop-ups and other bits. Even the video took forever just to get to the how. Can’t you just get to the recipe and how to? It takes less time to make this then it does to scroll through all the unnecessary stuff.

Karly May 24, 2022 - 1:02 pm

Hi Eugene! There is a jump to recipe button right at the top of the page if you’d like to skip all of the tips and tricks that we provide in the post. Click that button and you’ll go right to the recipe. Unfortunately, if we skip all of this information Google doesn’t think we’re providing complete information and readers end up asking us questions about the recipe and don’t have as much success. We try to answer preemptively, rather than wait for someone to run into a problem in the middle of making dinner.

Patricia April 11, 2022 - 7:48 am

I tried this recipe but the eggs white seems a little bit runny I don’t know what I did wrong

Karly April 11, 2022 - 2:20 pm

If you make your indention in the bread wider, it will make for less thick whites so they cook a bit faster. πŸ™‚

Cathy April 3, 2022 - 11:24 am

Are you putting a dish of some sort in your air fryer? The egg would fall through the perforations in my air fryer.

Karly April 4, 2022 - 4:25 am

The egg cooks on the bread, not on the air fryer basket.

Debbie Kane March 25, 2022 - 11:47 am

This is terrible!
By the time the whites had cooked, II felt like a layer of plastic on top!

Karly March 26, 2022 - 8:49 am

Oh no! I’m not sure why the top would feel like plastic? Maybe just something different with your air fryer? Unfortunatley they all cook a bit differently. Maybe try a lower heat for a longer time? And def don’t put the cheese on until the very end so it doesn’t overcook.

Gary June 15, 2022 - 11:22 am

Same here… πŸ™

Mary Meyer December 16, 2021 - 8:47 pm

My air fryer is my new kitchen “toy”. Love all of your recipes. I love egg salad and this recipe is making this a easy way to make it. Love the toast and egg breakfast. I can get my eggs every day of the week without all the trouble of having to make breakfast on the stove. Thank you for both recipes.

Karly December 17, 2021 - 5:43 am

You’re so welcome! Thanks, Mary! πŸ™‚

Imogene Stewart December 16, 2021 - 1:29 pm

I’m new to air fryer. Do you reheat the air fryer?

Karly December 16, 2021 - 6:34 pm

Yep, you can reheat things in the air fryer! It’s great for fried foods or things you don’t want to get soggy like they would in the microwave. 350 for a few minutes usually does the trick. πŸ™‚

Kim June 14, 2022 - 8:53 am

This didn’t work. Heated my fryer first, but the eggs ran down onto the basket. Messed it all up. Didn’t want to make an indentation clear through.

Karly June 15, 2022 - 6:13 am

Oh, that’s a bummer! I wonder if your bread was smaller or your indention was just too small around? We make as much of the bread indented for the egg as possible. πŸ™‚

Sharon December 16, 2021 - 10:33 am

This looks great! Do you butter the bread before cooking?
Keep up the good work!

Karly December 16, 2021 - 1:00 pm

We don’t but you definitely could! πŸ™‚

Michael G Taylor April 10, 2022 - 10:35 am

Do we preheat. before we put this in the frayer?

Karly April 11, 2022 - 5:49 am

We don’t. πŸ™‚


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