Home Made 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


  • 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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