Air Fryer Crisp Egg Cups

Air Fryer Crisp Egg Cups
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This quick and easy breakfast can be prepared in minutes and cooks in the air fryer while you get ready for your day, meaning you can have a warm, satisfying breakfast, even on a busy day! Cooking in the air fryer turns the whole-wheat bread into a crisp shell to hold an egg and slices of ham. Kids will love these cups, too, making it a perfect diabetes-friendly recipe for the whole family.

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This recipe originally appeared in The Easy Air Fryer Cookbook. 


  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    13 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 egg cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 egg cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 150

  • Total Fat 8g
    • Saturated Fat 2.7g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 195mg
  • Sodium 410mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 12g
  • Potassium 135mg
  • Phosphorus 150mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Medium-fat meat, 1/2 Fat



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • whole wheat bread (toasted)
    4 slice
  • trans-fat free tub margarine (such as I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)
    1 1/2 tbsp
  • deli style ham
    1 slice (about 2 oz)
  • large eggs
  • salt
    1/8 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/8 tsp


  1. Preheat the air fryer, with the air fryer basket in place, to 375°F.

  2. Spray 4 (8-ounce) oven-proof custard cups or ramekins with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Remove the crusts from the bread and discard or save for other use. Spread one side of the bread with the margarine. Place the bread, margarine-side-down into a ramekin and press gently to shape the bread to the cup. Repeat three more times. Slice the ham into strips about 1⁄2-inch wide. Place the strips in a single layer in the cups. Crack one egg into each cup. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Place the filled, uncovered custard cups in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 10–13 minutes or until the eggs are softly set or done as desired. Carefully remove the ramekin from the air fryer basket. Using a hot pad, hold the cup carefully and run a knife around the sides to transfer to a plate.

  • Recommended

    I like it! It was a good Recipe and I'm looking forward to making it again.

  • Recommended

    i used my convection oven it came out great. the only thing i will do next time is use some green onions after i put the egg in.

  • Recommended

    Make sure you preheat the air fryer! I didn't the first time and the eggs were undercooked. Once I preheated and followed the recipe they were very good. I added a dash of cayenne pepper to give them a zip. Tasty!

  • Not recommended

    The toast corners burned and the eggs were still raw after 13 minutes at 400. I had to microwave them to cook the eggs.