How to Make an Air Fryer Breakfast Sandwich

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Can you make a breakfast sandwich in the air fryer?

Need a quick breakfast recipe? Make this quick and easy sausage or bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich in the air fryer! Today’s recipe is a perfect air fryer recipe for beginners!

I will share with you how to make a homemade breakfast sandwich in the air fryer. Then, I will share air fryer instructions for cooking a frozen breakfast sandwich in the air fryer.

Keep reading to learn how to make a breakfast sandwich in the air fryer! 

Air Fryer Breakfast Sandwich Ingredients

air fryer breakfast sandwich ingredients

I love breakfast sandwiches because they are healthy and balanced! The best part is that you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time! Then, it is so easy to assemble! To make a homemade breakfast sandwich, you will need these ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 English muffins or 4 slices of bread
  • 4-6 slices of sausage strips or bacon
  • Cheese slices of your choice (such as American cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, Monterey jack cheese, etc.)
  • About 1 tablespoon Butter (if using bread)

Recipe Ingredient Substitutions and Variations

Need dairy free ingredients? Switch the milk out with water.

You can use English muffins, bread slices, a tortilla, a bagel, a biscuit, or any type of bread (be sure to choose your favorite for ultimate yumminess!)

I like to use sausage strips or strips of bacon for this recipe. Either will work. You can also use sausage patties, Canadian bacon, or any of your favorite meat patties.

You can use any cheese you love. Or, don’t use any cheese at all.

Remember to use butter or oil if you are using bread to help the bread toast and be crispy. Check out my favorite oil sprayer

How do you make breakfast sandwich in an air fryer?

First, you need to make the egg patties and sausage strips. Although you can cook eggs in the air fryer, it will be quicker to cook the eggs on the stovetop while the bacon or sausage cooks in the air fryer basket.

How to make egg patties

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Whisk together the eggs with the milk. Cook the eggs on the stovetop. You basically want 2 big chunks of scrambled eggs that are about the size of your English muffins or bread. You can season the egg with salt and pepper if desired.

How to make bacon in the air fryer

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Cook the sausage strips or bacon strips in the air fryer. Place the sausage strips in the air fryer basket and cook at 400˚F/204˚C for 5-7 minutes. Cut into bite pieces the size of your bread or English muffin.

How long do you put a breakfast sandwich in the air fryer?

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It is so easy to air fry a breakfast sandwich! Once your sandwich recipe ingredients are prepared, you are ready to cook this in the air fryer. Check out these simple steps!

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  1. Assemble the sandwich. Place one piece of bread or English muffin down, then add the egg patty, 2-3 sausage or bacon pieces, a cheese slice, then a slice of bread or English muffin.
  2. If you are using bread slices, butter both sides of the outside of the sandwich or spray with oil. This will help the sandwich get toasty.
  3. Place the sandwiches in the air fryer basket lined with parchment paper.
  4. Cook the sandwiches for 4 minutes at 360 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius.

Easy Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

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I love how simple this recipe is! For three eggs, you can make two sandwiches. Depending on how hungry everyone is, this will feed 1 to 4 people.

Adapt the recipe as needed to make the amount of sandwiches that you want.

Can you freeze homemade breakfast sandwich?

You can make this recipe even more ahead of time by assembling, cooking, and then freezing the sandwiches!

  1. Prepare the egg and meat as directed. Toast the English muffins in the air fryer, a toaster, or in the oven (on broil).
  2. Let the English muffins cool, then assemble the sandwich. Wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the finished sandwiches in a freezer safe bag. The sandwiches will be good for 1 month. Or, you can keep them in the fridge for 1 week.

How to toast English muffin in air fryer?

Toasting breads can be hard in the air fryer. If it isn’t done right, the bread will dry out. To lightly toast English muffins in the air fryer, air fry for 2 minutes at 400ºF or 200ºC in the air fryer. Add any additional time, as needed, until muffins are toasted to liking.

How to cook homemade egg sandwich from frozen in the air fryer?

If you premade your air fryer sandwich, you can heat it up in the air fryer just before eating. If you are cooking from frozen:

  1. Remove the plastic wrap, place the sandwich on a paper towel and microwave 2 min on high, (turning halfway) or until slightly warmed through.
  2. Cook for 2-3 minutes at 350ºF or 175ºC in the air fryer to help it get crispy again.

You can thaw out the sandwich overnight in the refrigerator. Remove the plastic wrap or foil, and cook for 2-3 minutes at 350ºF or 175ºC in the air fryer, or until crispy again.

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Can you put a frozen breakfast sandwich in the air fryer?

Homemade recipes are tasty, but what about a quick and easy frozen breakfast sandwich? How do you cook a Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich in the air fryer for example? I haven’t personally tried the following recipe instructions, but here is what other recipe blogs are recommending:

  1. Remove the sandwich from its packaging
  2. Split the sandwich in half. Place the half with egg, biscuit side down in the air fryer. Place the half with the sausage, biscuit side down also in the air fryer basket.
  3. Cook in the air fryer for 6 minutes at 340ºF or 170ºC. Assemble the sandwich back together and air fry for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the sandwich is heated through to your liking.

Tasty notes: add a little hot sauce and a fresh slice of cheese to make it extra cheesy and tasty. This is of course optional. I would add the cheese and hot sauce after the first 6 minutes of cooking, right before you reassemble the sandwich.

how to make a breakfast sandwich in the air fryer

Final Thoughts

Air fryer breakfast egg, bacon, and cheese sandwich is tasty and healthy! You will love this recipe when you need a grab and go breakfast food. This recipe is easy to prepare, is a good source of protein, and is so tasty!

Share with us in the comments what you love about this recipe!

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Air Fryer Breakfast Sandwich

This breakfast sandwich is delicious and the recipe is simple to follow. Make it the next morning to boost your energy and get ready to start your day.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk or water
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • 2 English muffins or 4 slices of bread
  • 4-6 slices sausage strips or bacon, Candian bacon, sausage patties, etc.
  • 2 cheese slices your favorite flavor- Monterey jack, American, Cheddar, etc.
  • 1 tablespoon butter if using bread

Instructions

  • Whisk together the eggs with the milk. Cook the eggs on the stovetop. You basically want 2 big chunks of scrambled eggs that are about the size of your English muffins or bread.
  • Cook the sausage strips. Place the sausage strips in the air fryer basket and cook at 400˚F/204˚C for 5-7 minutes. Cut into bite pieces the size of your bread or english muffin.
  • Assemble the sandwich. Place one piece of bread or English muffin, egg patty, 2-3 sausage pieces, 1 slice of cheese, then the second slice of bread or English muffin.
  • Butter both sides of the outside of the sandwich if using bread (or spray with oil).
  • Place the sandwiches in the air fryer basket lined with parchment paper.
  • Cook for 4 minutes at 360°F/180°C.
  • Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes or so, or until the cheese is melted and bread or English muffins are toasted to liking.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Freezer Meal Instructions

Prepare the egg and meat as directed. Toast the English muffins in the air fryer, a toaster, or in the oven (on broil). 
Let the English muffins cool, then assemble the sandwich. Wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the finished sandwiches in a freezer safe bag. The sandwiches will be good for 1 month. Or, you can keep them in the fridge for 1 week.

Frozen Breakfast Sandwich - Air Fryer Cooking Instructions

  1. Remove the sandwich from its packaging
  2. Split the sandwich in half. Place the half with egg, biscuit side down in the air fryer. Place the half with the sausage, biscuit side down also in the air fryer basket.
  3. Cook in the air fryer for 6 minutes at 340ºF or 170ºC. Assemble the sandwich back together and air fry for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the sandwich is heated through to your liking.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 36g | Sodium: 844mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

Ingredients: Bacon, Bread, Cheese, Egg, Milk
Meal Type: Breakfast, Back to School
Categories: Healthy, Sandwiches and Burgers, Air Fryer

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