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Light and fluffy Air Fryer Omelets are about to be your new favorite breakfast! Ready in a flash with whatever toppings you’d like, these omelettes in the air fryer are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

a fluffy air fryer omelet topped with sliced tomatoes, cheese, and parsley on a grey plate.
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Hello, fast, easy, and hearty breakfast! These air fryer omelets might just become your new favorite go-to meal.

They’re fantastic for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and are easily customizable for your favorite ingredients.

Can You Make an Omelette in an Air Fryer?

Yes, and they are delicious! Omelets in the air fryer are simple to make and require very little babysitting. Depending on the ingredients you’re adding to your omelet, you can set it and forget it.

Making an air fryer omelet is not any faster than making one on the stove, but it does give you options depending on the setup of your kitchen and which appliances you have access to.

Additionally, when using the air fryer to cook eggs, there is no flipping or turning of the omelet. If the stovetop omelet technique intimidates you a bit, give the air fryer version a try.

3 eggs, cheese, milk, and dill on a grey surface.

How Long Do You Cook an Omelet in an Air Fryer?

Each air fryer will be slightly different, and your pan will impact the cooking time. I used this 6-inch silicone cake pan and it took 10 minutes.

If you’re using a metal cake pan, the cooking time will be likely reduced to about 8 minutes. Regardless of the type of pan, I would check on the omelet halfway through the cooking time. This is also a great time to add cheese if you’re using it!

3 photos showing step by step how to make omelette in an air fryer

How to Make Omelets Fluffy

The secret to making fluffy omelets is simple. By vigorously whisking the eggs separately in a bowl before adding them to the pan, you create a lot of air that helps the eggs get extra fluffy while cooking.

I even take it a step further and mix the eggs and milk/cream with my immersion blender, before cooking. But if you have a bowl, a whisk, and 60 seconds, you can absolutely whisk it by hand first.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • I used whole milk (and have used cream) in this recipe but it is optional. I think it makes the omelet extra filling, but it’s the chef’s preference.
  • These omelets are thick and fluffy! If you prefer a thinner texture, only use 2 eggs and 2 tbsp of milk or cream.
  • Fully cook any meat before adding it to the egg mixture. Related: Air Fryer Bacon, Air Fryer Turkey Bacon, How to Bake Bacon, and Whole30 Sausage.
  • Watery vegetables like mushrooms or zucchini would benefit from a quick saute on the stove or 5 minutes of roasting in the air fryer before being added to the egg mixture.
  • Salt your omelet after it finishes cooking.
  • Top with homemade pesto, cilantro chimichurri, or chipotle sauce.
omelette on a grey plate topped with tomatoes and another plate with toast and kiwi

5 from 5 ratings

Air Fryer Omelet

Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 12 minutes
a fluffy air fryer omelet topped with sliced tomatoes, cheese, and parsley on a grey plate.
Light and fluffy air fryer omelets are about to be your new favorite breakfast! Ready in a flash with whatever toppings you'd like, these omelettes in the air fryer are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Ingredients 

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk {or heavy cream}
  • 1/8 tsp dried dill {optional}
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter {melted}
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar {optional}

Instructions 

  • Preheat the air fryer at 350F for 2 minutes.
  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk (or cream), and dill. Whisk vigorously.
    3 eggs, 1/4 cup whole milk, 1/8 tsp dried dill
  • Spray a 6-inch cake pan with olive oil cooking spray.
    olive oil cooking spray
  • Add melted butter to the cake pan and then pour in the egg mixture.
    1 tsp unsalted butter
  • Gently place the cake pan in the air fryer basket. Cook at 350F for 5 minutes.
  • Add cheese and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until the eggs are fluffy and firm.
    1/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • Remove the omelet from cake pan onto a plate. Fold in half and top with shredded Parmesan cheese, herbs, salsa, etc.

Notes

  1. I used whole milk (and have used cream) in this recipe but it is optional.
  2. These omelets are thick and fluffy! If you prefer a thinner texture, only use 2 eggs and 2 tbsp of milk or cream.
  3. Fully cook any meat before adding it to the egg mixture. 
  4. Watery vegetables like mushrooms or zucchini would benefit from a quick saute on the stove or 5 minutes of roasting in the air fryer before being added to the egg mixture.
  5. If you’re using a metal cake pan, the cooking time will be likely reduced to about 8 minutes. Regardless of the type of pan, check on the omelet halfway through the cooking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1omeletCalories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 25gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 537mgSodium: 396mgPotassium: 301mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1227IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 352mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
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6 Comments

  1. Tried this for breakfast this morning and it was great! Started with a plain cheese omelet, will definitely expand my filling choices next time! And there will be a next time!
    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe..5 stars

    1. No, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. I’d aim for something creamy (cashew or oat) over something thin (almond or soy).