I tried making five breakfast recipes in my air fryer to see how they turned out.
The bacon and French toast are perfectly crisp.
Using the air fryer for all recipes also made cleanup a lot easier.
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The air fryer hype is real, and this device makes everything more convenient, from proper cooking to cleaning.
Hoping to make my mornings easier, I tried cooking five classic breakfast recipes in the air fryer and rated each dish based on the criteria of difficulty level, flavor and if I would do it again. .
Read on to find out how each recipe turned out and which ones I plan to cook again.
First of all, I made bacon
This method of cooking bacon is so much easier than any other I’ve tried, and I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it.
I placed a sheet of aluminum foil under the grill of the appliance to catch the grease for easy cleaning, arranged a single layer of bacon in both baskets and deep-fried the meat. ‘air for 11 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, shaking it halfway.
The bacon came out perfectly
A cinch to make, this breakfast side had the perfect consistency and I would never make bacon again otherwise.
Depending on how crispy your bacon is, you can easily adjust the cooking time.
And best of all, there was no grease spatter or residual smoke, and cleanup was as easy as removing the grease-filled foil liner.
Would i do it again: Absolutely.
I made potatoes for breakfast then
This method of preparing potatoes for breakfast was tasty and simple.
All I did was peel and chop a red potato, coat it with olive oil and sprinkle it with paprika, onion and garlic powder and salt.
After mixing the mixture evenly, I put the cubes in the air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, shaking them halfway through cooking.
These homemade fries came out a little overcooked
Since I only chopped one potato, the dish cooked faster than the 20 minutes the recipe calls for.
And although the cubes were a little overcooked and burnt on some parts, their flavor was delicious and most of the pieces were a nice mix of crispy and crunchy.
Plus, this method was still a lot easier than making homemade fries in a pan, and I could add diced peppers and onion for more flavor next time.
Would i do it again: Yes, but I would add a few ingredients and cook for less.
I whipped eggs in a basket for my 3rd recipe
I’ve never been a big fan of Eggs in a Basket – also known as Egg in a Hole – as it seems like an unnecessary combo, and I prefer a full-size toast with my breakfast.
That said, it was a lot easier than the times I did it in a pan.
I first used a mug to make a hole in the bread, then sprayed the inside of the unit with cooking spray.
Once I had my bread in the air fryer, I cracked an egg inside the hole and baked it at 330 degrees Fahrenheit, turning it over after a few minutes to let the other side cook and add cheese on top.
I thought the egg would seep through the holes in the grill and spoil the meal, but surprisingly it all went well.
The egg was not liquid enough for my taste, but I still enjoyed it
The dish came out looking and tasting as it should, as only a small portion of the cooked egg had seeped into the bottom of the air fryer basket.
It was delicious, but I wish the egg was a bit more runny, so next time I will only cook the whole thing for about two minutes on each side or less.
Would i do it again: Yes.
I also made eggs in a different way with this air fryer frittata
This frittata was incredibly easy to make.
For this dish, I simply combined eggs, sausage, bell pepper, onion, and cheese, then whipped the mixture with seasonings like paprika and garlic powder.
The recipe says to bake the eggs in a cake pan, but instead I took out the rack and poured the frittata mixture directly into the steamed fryer basket – a gesture I was especially proud of. of myself for doing.
I then bake for 25 minutes at 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
It tasted amazing, and I never would have guessed it was made in an air fryer
This frittata came out with the perfect consistency. It was cheese, delicious and so easy to prepare.
Plus, it’s a customizable dish that you can add your favorite ingredients to. For next time I’m already thinking about including bacon, mushrooms, spinach and cheese – the works.
Would i do it again: Yes, especially for cooking for the guests.
I tried making French toast as a final recipe
I’m a huge fan of French toast, but I hate when it gets too soggy or soft on the inside, so I’ve approached this method with caution.
To start, I whisked together the melted butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla in one bowl and made a mixture of sugar and cinnamon in another.
Then I cut the bread pieces into three strips and quickly dipped each stick into the batter, generously sprinkling both sides with the sweet crumble.
After placing the sticks in the air fryer, being careful not to clutter the basket, I let them cook for eight minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
I barely needed to add syrup to make this recipe taste good
These French toast sticks were so tasty they hardly needed any syrup. As well as having a delicious and crispy exterior, they were thankfully neither soggy nor mushy in the center.
Plus, the mixture of sugar and cinnamon gave each strip a delicate, caramelized crumble.
Would i do it again: Yes, for some reason.
Overall, I absolutely loved making these breakfast recipes in the air fryer
Using the air fryer made each recipe shine and clean a breeze, which I consider a huge bonus.
Plus, once the food is in the machine, you don’t have to worry about it or watch it much.
And to help you decide which air fryer breakfast to tackle first, here’s my final ranking of recipes, from worst to best:
Despite their popularity, breakfast potatoes came in last place. I’m not a huge fan of homemade fries and prefer hash browns, but for what it’s worth they were good.
But they needed a little more heat, which could easily be remedied by adding more seasonings and ingredients like onion, pepper and cheese.
Eggs in a basket came in fourth place, as I wouldn’t recommend doing this if you have a rack at the bottom of your air fryer.
That said, you can try using parchment paper made specifically for air fryers to prevent the egg from seeping in, which I have seen some people suggest online.
And the frittata, French toast and bacon were all phenomenal and tied for my top three. The texture, taste and appearance of each dish was exactly like the promised recipe, if not better.
I would do these options 100% for any breakfast again.
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