By Carl Hanson
August 20, 2018

The air fryer isn't just a healthier way to fry foods. It's also your secret weapon for making amazing breakfast foods. Fast! Whether you like sweet breakfasts or savory breakfast, we've got recipes that satisfy any a.m. cravings.

Best breakfast recipes for the air fryer.

1. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Hash

Crispy, smoky, and delicious air fryer sweet potatoes with bacon and smoked paprika. "They're perfect for brunch or a side dish," says Angela Sackett.

Photo by Angela Sackett

2. Air-Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Doughnuts

"I love hot cinnamon doughnuts, but don't like or have all the oil to make the recipes," says MumAndMe. "This air fryer version uses less fat, so much choice is butter. Serve and eat hot. Like traditional doughnuts they are much better hot than cold."

Top Tip: Cooking time may vary depending on the strength and capacity of your air fryer.

Photo by MumAndMe

3. Air Fryer Breakfast Frittata

This sausage, egg, and cheese frittata is ready in about 30 minutes. "Frittatas are easy to make using a cake pan that fits in the air fryer basket," says bd.weld. "Switch up the ingredients to suit your taste."

Top Tip: Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper to keep the frittata from sticking to the cake pan, recommends bd.weld.

Photo by bd.weld

4. Tex-Mex Air Fryer Hash Browns

The perfect partner for scrambled eggs, with a little hot sauce on the side. "Use an air fryer to make this crispy, tasty potato hash featuring bell peppers and jalapenos with Tex-Mex seasoning," says Buckwheat Queen.

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

5. Easy Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

Nice and crispy outside, soft on the inside. "These easy-to-make French toast sticks turn out great in an air fryer," says bd.weld. "Serve with your favorite French toast toppings, such as powdered sugar, a sugar and cinnamon mix, or syrup."

Top Tip: Bd.weld recommends drying your bread out first so it doesn't fall apart during the soaking process.

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

6. Air Fryer Sausage Patties

Yoly says, "Air fry your sausage patties and you will avoid grease splatter all over your stovetop. Best part is, the patties will be nicely browned."

Photo by Yoly

7. Air-Fried Banana Cake

Cake for breakfast is the most important cake of the day. "Everyone loves a good banana cake," says Launa. "This is a scaled down version that makes a small cake. It's ideal for the air fryer or for a single person."

Top Tip: Cooking time may vary depending on the strength and capacity of your air fryer.

Photo by Launa

8. Air Fryer Breakfast Toad-in-the-Hole Tarts

"These little gems are made with ham, egg, and cheese nestled inside a crisp and fluffy tart," says Soup Loving Nicole. "They're impressive enough to serve to guests, yet simple enough to make any day."

Top Tip: The best way to slide your egg into the hole is to crack it into a small juice glass first and then gently pour it into the hole.

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

9. Air Fryer Churros

"Who doesn't love churros? They're a delicious cinnamon-sugar treat, and making them in an air fryer takes them from a guilty treat into a sweet treat," says thedailygourmet. "I do NOT recommend using a parchment paper liner. I do NOT recommend adding the cinnamon sugar to the dough."

Photo by thedailygourmet

10. Air Fryer Bacon

"This is what I've found to be the optimal way for cooking perfectly crispy bacon in the air fryer," says Tammy Ritterskamp.

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

11. Air Fryer Apple Fritters

"These yummy apple fritters can be made in under 30 minutes with the help of an air fryer!" says thedailygourmet. "Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired."

Photo by thedailygourmet

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