Air Fryer Poached Eggs

Air Fryer Poached Eggs

Making poached eggs in the air fryer is so easy! This method makes poached eggs the same quality as on the stove top. Only 5 minutes cooking time!

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time5 mins

Total Time10 mins

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie

Servings: 2 see notes

Calories: 63kcal

Author: Toni Dash


  • air fryer
  • 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups


  • 2 fresh eggs any amount of eggs can be made; see notes below
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 6 tablespoons water you’ll use 3 tablespoons for each egg you cook


  • Spray each ramekin or custard cup with non-stick cooking spray and set them into the basket of the air fryer.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water to each cup.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer (with the cups of water in it) to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully open the air fryer so the water does not spill water out of the cups. Crack one egg into each cup. NOTE: The egg whites may begin to cook as you do this due to the hot water.
  • Cook on 360 degrees for 5-6 minutes.
  • Check the eggs when the cooking time is complete. They will continue to cook while in the hot water so be careful to not overcook them (unless you want a less runny yolk).
  • The cups will be hot so take care in removing them from the air fryer. Gently slide a small pliable small spatula around the edge of the egg and underneath to free it in the even it has stuck to the cup while cooking.
  • Use a spoon to gently lift it out of the cup onto your plate or onto a piece of toast.


Use fresh eggs for best results.

NOTE: we have not tested this method with silicone egg cups. Because they will not conduct heat we do not recommend them for this recipe.

Serving size

A serving size is usually 1-2 eggs. This recipe can be used for any amount of eggs. Depending on the amount used it may require multiple batches in your air fryer.

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Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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