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3 Delicious and Easy Breakfast Dishes That You Can Whip Up In the Air Fryer


Did you know you can whip up a mouthwatering breakfast in the air fryer? Well it turns out you can! Keep reading to learn some easy recipes to make first thing in the morning in this handy appliance.

(Also, check out our guides on the best air fryers and air fryer toaster ovens that will help you cook these delicious dishes.)

Mini Frittata Muffins

Mini Frittata Muffins
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Feel sunnier with bell peppers. The veggie gets its color from carotenoids, compounds that increase mood-lifting brain waves to boost joy by 45 percent.

Ingredients (Serves 8):

  • 8 eggs
  • 2⁄3 cup half-and-half
  • 2⁄3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup drained diced roasted red peppers
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat 7-quart air fryer for baking at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat 8 (1⁄2 cup capacity) ramekins or ovenproof custard cups with cooking spray.
  2. In bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, cheese, scallions, peppers, parsley, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Divide mixture among cups. In 2 batches, air-fry bake until no longer wet in centers, 15 to 20 minutes.

Banana Bread

Banana Bread
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Increase focus with bananas. The potassium-packed fruit stimulates muscles, nerves and brain cells, increasing alertness for 2 hours.

Ingredients (Serves 8):

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed, about one cup
  • 1⁄3 cup buttermilk


  1. Heat 7-quart air fryer for baking at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease 8 x 3 ¾ inch foil loaf pan. Mix first 3 ingredients and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt.
  3. On medium, beat butter and sugar. Beat in last 3 ingredients, then flour mixture. Transfer to pan.
  4. Bake 50 minutes; let cool.

Brioche French Toast Sticks

Brioche French Toast Sticks
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Boost immunity with eggs. These gems contain a trio of nutrients that supercharge virus fighters in your body, cutting the risk of winter illness by 60 percent.

Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • 1⁄2 of (12 ounce) pkg. frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed, juices reserved
  • 1⁄4 cup + one tablespoon sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄3 cup milk
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 slices brioche bread, cut into 4 pieces each


  1. In blender, puree raspberries and juices with 1⁄4 cup sugar; reserve. Heat 7-quart air fryer for baking at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla. In batches, dip bread in egg mixture. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Coat air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  3. In 2 batches, bake bread pieces until browned and crisp, 6 to 7 minutes. Serve with raspberry sauce.

Nutty Cranberry Granola

Nutty Cranberry Granola
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Deepen sleep with oats. Nutrients in oats kick-start the production of the rest-enhancing brain chemical GABA to slash risk of restless nights by 50 percent.

Ingredients (Serves 8):

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1⁄3 cup salted cashews, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1⁄3 cup dried cranberries
  • Yogurt and mixed berries (optional)


  1. Heat 7-quart air fryer for baking at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. In bowl, combine oats, cashews, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, syrup, and oil. Spread in pan. Bake, stirring halfway through cooking time, until lightly browned, 15 to 18 minutes.
  3. Stir in cranberries; let cool. If desired, serve with yogurt and berries.

This article originally appeared in our print magazine, First For Women.

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