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Breakfast Egg Rolls

by Karly


You can have egg rolls for breakfast with this easy air fryer recipe! Scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese make a simple and hearty filling. We dip our breakfast egg roll recipe in country gravy!

Stacked egg rolls up close.

Egg rolls are an obsession of mine. You may have noticed with the sausage egg rolls, cheeseburger egg rolls, Philly cheesesteak egg rolls, buffalo chicken egg rolls, and even APPLE PIE egg rolls I have already shared.

They used to be an every now and then make at home treat, but then we discovered egg rolls in the air fryer and now we make them alllll the time! So much easier than frying them in a pot of oil and just as delicious!

Figured it was time we turned the most important meal of the day into a new favorite and here we are – Breakfast Egg Rolls! These are the perfect weekend breakfast and the leftovers reheat beautifully in the air fryer in just a couple of minutes so you can make extra and eat them all week long.

Can’t you imagine these at your next brunch? Piled up next to some bacon and sausage, stacks of pancakes, and loads of fresh fruit? Sounds like the perfect weekend brunch to me.

Ingredient Notes:

breakfast egg roll ingredients spread out on a countertop.

Eggs -We’re scrambling these for the filling. Egg beaters would work as well.

Bacon– You can make air fryer bacon and then crumble it up or you can fry it in the same pan you cook your eggs.

Cheese– We prefer shredded cheddar, but use any shredded cheese you like.

Gravy- This one is optional, but makes a delicious dip for the egg rolls. You can buy a packet of country gravy at the store and just follow the instructions or you can easily make sausage gravy at home with a pack of sausage, some flour, and milk.

How to make:

Make The Filling- Scramble the eggs, leaving them just a bit wetter than you like as they’ll finish cooking in the air fryer. Stir in the cheddar and bacon.

Scrambled eggs with bacon in a skillet.

Fill The Egg Rolls – Spoon about 1/4 cup of the filling into the center of an egg roll. Check out the video of this recipe or see this post for how to roll an egg roll.

Six raw egg rolls in an air fryer basket.

Air Fry – Brush on or spritz each side of the egg roll with oil. Arrange in an even layer in the air fryer with space between each egg roll for air to move. Cook at 390 for 7 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.

FAQ:

How should I store my leftover egg rolls?

Let your egg rolls cool before adding them to an airtight container and storing them in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes.

Can I make a double batch and freeze them so they last longer?

To freeze your egg rolls, let them cool completely (or shape and freeze before cooking) and then place on a sheet pan in a single layer in the freezer for one hour. Transfer the partially frozen egg rolls to a freezer bag and seal tightly. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

We’re suckers for bacon, but sausage or diced ham also work well in these egg rolls! The next time you make air fryer sausage links, make a double batch and chop up the leftovers to use in these egg rolls.

The gravy is completely optional, but we always like to dip our egg rolls in something yummy. The packets of country gravy mix are fine or you can make this sausage gravy with just 3 ingredients!

Close up of an egg roll dipped in gravy being held up to the camera.

More breakfast recipes from the air fryer:

Stack of breakfast egg rolls on a small black plate.

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Stacked egg rolls up close.

Breakfast Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

Yield: 10 egg rolls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

If you love egg rolls as much as I do, you'll love the option of having them for breakfast! We filled traditional egg roll wrappers with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese, and then we dip them in a simple country gravy. These reheat well in the air fryer so you can make a double batch and enjoy them all week long.

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 10 egg roll wrappers
  • Sausage gravy, for dipping - optional

Instructions

  1. Add the eggs, milk, and salt to a mixing bowl and beat until well combined.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and melt the butter. 
  3. Add the eggs to the skillet and cook until eggs are mostly set, but still moist. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir the bacon and cheddar into the eggs. 
  5. Spoon around 1/4 cup of the egg mixture into an egg roll wrapper. Fold in each side and then roll up tightly. Before making the last roll, dip your finger in water and brush it on the top corner of the egg roll and finish rolling to seal the egg rolls closed. Repeat with the remaining egg rolls.
  6. Lightly spritz the egg rolls on each side with oil spray.
  7. Place egg rolls in an air fryer basket in an even layer leaving space for air to flow between each egg roll. You will likely need to work in 2-3 batches, depending on the size of your air fryer. 
  8. Cook at 390 degrees for 7 minutes or until golden brown on the outside, flipping halfway through cooking.
  9. Serve hot with sausage gravy for dipping.

Notes

Be sure not to overcook the scrambled eggs as they'll continue cooking in the air fryer. We like them to be just barely set before filling the wrappers.

Reheat leftovers in the air fryer at 350 degrees until warm, about 3-4 minutes.

Homemade sausage gravy is best, but the packets of country gravy make a fine dip as well. Some stores sell canned sausage gravy though we've never tried it.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 2 egg rolls
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 274mgSodium: 1329mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g

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2 comments

Michael January 11, 2022 - 3:41 pm

Not good food handling to let these eggs rolls cool in this way. The quicker to the refrigerator or freezer temperatures the safer.

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Karly January 12, 2022 - 6:38 am

You can cool them in the fridge, we just don’t like to seal the container until they’ve cooled down. It traps in all the moisture/steam and makes them more soggy.

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