The Ultimate Breakfast for Busy Mornings: Air Fryer Egg Frittata Recipe

Overhead photo of Mini Egg Frittatas in Blue Plate

Are you looking for a quick protein filled breakfast option that will kickstart your day? Look no further than this amazing Air Fryer Egg Frittata recipe! In this blog post, I, Chef Samantha George, will guide you through the process of creating a flavorful and nutritious frittata using the convenience of an air fryer. Let’s dive in!

Why I Love This Air Fryer Breakfast Frittata

Quick and Easy to Make

Make your healthy mornings a breeze! Preparing an egg frittata in the air fryer is a time-saving marvel. The rapid hot air circulation ensures that your frittata cooks evenly and in a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods. Say goodbye to long waits and hello to a delicious breakfast in no time! Especially when you make mini frittatas in these tin foil cupcake wrappers I used in the recipe below.

Take in on the Go

When you’re making this in the cupcake foils, it makes taking this on the road with you very easy. Those of us with kids know how our cars look – full of crumbs because we’re eating on our way to school drop offs). However, these frittatas won’t make a mess because everything is packed into that neat little cupcake foil – drive and snack, no problem. Just be sure to keep one hand on the wheel, and don’t be tempted to lick your fingers!

Evenly Cooked and Fluffy Texture

One of the most delightful features of the air fryer is its ability to deliver an evenly cooked frittata with a light and fluffy texture. The hot circulating air ensures that every bite is perfectly cooked, from the edges to the center. No more worrying about under-cooked or overcooked sections!

Easy Cleanup

Cleaning up after breakfast shouldn’t be a hassle, and with the air fryer, it isn’t! Most air fryers have non-stick cooking surfaces that make cleaning a breeze. Simply wipe away any residue, and you’re ready to conquer the day without spending extra time at the sink. You can enjoy, no having to wash up sticky egg residue from a casserole dish as these frittatas are baked in disposable tin foil cupcake wrappers.

My Little Sous Chef

You can easily customize the cooking temperature to achieve the perfect frittata every time. Just sort of set it and forget it while you finish up other tasks in your busy schedule, like putting on makeup. Plus, depending on how big your family is, you can get an air fryer suitable for you.

Watch Me Demonstrate the Recipe

Key Considerations When Making Your Frittata in the Air Fryer

Now that we’ve covered the benefits, let’s discuss some key considerations to keep in mind when making your frittata in the air fryer.

How Does an Air Fryer Cook an Egg Frittata Differently Than a Traditional Oven or Stovetop?

The air fryer is an oven. Don’t let the word “fryer” fool you. It’s a convection oven but unlike your stove oven, it doesn’t need to preheat, and the air fryer cooks MUCH faster than an oven. But if you want to make a batch of these and freeze them, go ahead and use a couple cupcake trays with parchment paper lined in them.

How Long Does It Take to Cook an Air Fryer Egg Frittata?

Cooking times may vary depending on the size and thickness of your frittata, but as a general guideline, an air fryer egg frittata typically takes around 12-15 minutes if it’s done in a deep casserole dish or baking pan. However, these miniature side frittatas cooked up way faster-within 4 minutes. Overall, whether you’re cooking in a pan or muffin cups, It’s important to keep a side eye on it to avoid overcooking. frittatas are best enjoyed with a just set, tender, delicate and airy texture, rather than dry, stiff, and rubbery.

Drawbacks of Making an Air Fryer Egg Frittata

While the air fryer offers numerous benefits, it’s essential to be aware of potential drawbacks. One drawback is the limited size of the air fryer basket, which may restrict the amount of frittata you can cook at once. However, this can easily be overcome by making multiple batches if needed.

A plate full or air fryer mini egg frittatas in cupcake sheets

What Are the Essential Tools Needed to Make the Air Fryer Breakfast Frittata?

Before we delve into the recipe, let’s make sure you have all the necessary tools, utensils, and equipment to successfully make this delicious breakfast frittata. Here’s a list to get you started:

  1. COSORI Air Fryer – A popular air fryer with a spacious basket and adjustable temperature settings.
  2. Disposable Cupcake foils: These allow you to grab and go.
  3. Round Cupcake Tin for Air Fryers: you can put this directly into your air fryer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you can get a size diameter to match.
  4. Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set – A set of durable glass mixing bowls perfect for whisking eggs and mixing ingredients.
  5. OXO Good Grips Whisk – A high-quality whisk with comfortable grips, ideal for beating eggs thoroughly.
  6. Oven-Safe Glass Baking Dish – An oven-safe glass baking dish that can be used in the air fryer to cook the frittata.
  7. Measuring Cups and Spoons Set – A comprehensive set of measuring cups and spoons for precise ingredient measurement.
  8. Cupcake Tray – If you want to make a batch in the oven, you can do so with this tray. Just remember to spray cupcake tray with oil first.

Air Fryer Egg Frittata Recipe

The Ultimate Breakfast Solution: Air Fryer Egg Frittata Recipe for Busy Mornings

Recipe by Chef Samantha GeorgeCourse: Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

These delicious mini frittatas are made with velvety cheesy egg custard, tender vegetables, and spices, and cooked to perfection in the air fryer for an easy and healthy and satisfying breakfast, brunch, snack or even dinner.

Ingredients

  • Frittata Custard Base
  • 6 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Grated Cheddar cheese

  • Tin foil cupcake liners

  • Optional Mix-ins
  • Bacon bits

  • Mushrooms

  • Cooked ackee

  • Cooked callaloo

  • Diced red bell pepper

  • Other Ingredients
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • Cooking spray

Directions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C) for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk the eggs, milk, grated Parmesan cheese, cheddar salt, and black pepper in a mixing bowl.
  • Spray 6-8 mini aluminum cupcake liner baskets to prevent the frittata from sticking and place them into the air fryer basket.
  • Add the mix-ins into each cupcake liner about a third of the way for example bacon and cheese in one, broccoli and cheese in another and so on.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the cupcake liners until almost at the bring, taking care not to let the custard overflow.
  • Air-fry the mini frittatas at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown.
  • Once the frittata is cooked, carefully remove the air fryer basket, and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Use a tong to pick the frittata out of the basket and onto a serving plate.
  • Serve immediately with toast, or a salad.
  • Freeze leftovers in Ziploc bags for up to 2 months for later use. Highly recommend making a bunch of these for your kiddies!

Chef Samantha’s Professional Tips Simplified

Now that you’ve mastered the art of making an air fryer egg frittata, let me share some professional tips to take your frittata game to the next level!

Different Ways to Customize an Air Fryer Egg Frittata

The beauty of a frittata lies in its versatility. You can customize it with a variety of ingredients to suit your taste and preference. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different vegetables, cheeses, and herbs to create your perfect frittata combination.

Four Tips for Making the Perfect Egg Frittata in the Air Fryer

Creating a perfect frittata is an art, and with these four tips, you’ll be well on your way to frittata perfection:

  1. Beat the eggs thoroughly to incorporate air and create a fluffy texture.
  2. Use an oven-safe dish or air fryer baking pan to achieve the desired thickness and texture.
  3. Slightly under-cook your frittata (removing it with the centre somewhat wobbly) to ensure a smooth and velvety texture once it thickens. Residual heat will finish it off.
  4. Allow the frittata to rest for a few minutes before slicing to ensure it holds its shape.

How to Store and Reheat Leftover Frittatas

If you have any leftovers (which is rare because it’s so delicious!), storing and reheating them is a breeze. Simply refrigerate the frittata in an airtight container and enjoy it within 2-3 days. To reheat, place a slice in the air fryer for about two minutes or until warmed through. It’s as good as fresh! You can also freeze them well for up to a month and have them for a grab-n-go breakfast or snack.

Wrapping Up

Congratulations! You’ve learned how to create a sensational Air Fryer Egg Frittata to revolutionize your breakfast routine. But don’t stop here! Check out these other fantastic recipes you can try and get creative in the kitchen:

If you haven’t already, consider investing in an air fryer to elevate your cooking experience. It’s a game-changer that will simplify your meals and open up many culinary possibilities.

A Few Air Fryers I Recommend to Purchase:

Thank you for joining me on this culinary adventure. I hope you enjoy making and savouring this delightful Air Fryer Egg Frittata. Remember, cooking should be a joyous experience. Simplify so you can focus on sensational flavours!

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A formally trained chef, Observer Food Awards scholar, graduate of The University of Technology in Hospitality & Food Service management, young wife and mom of two.

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