Air fryer poached eggs offer a revolutionary method for preparing poached eggs without the constant attention required at the stove. They are swift and straightforward to make, providing a delectable and wholesome alternative to traditional fried eggs. Moreover, they eliminate the hassle of cleaning up any messy water afterward.PREPARATION TIME:
PREP TIME: 3 minutes
COOK TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes


2 large eggs
Oil spray (I prefer Ghee Butter)
Salt and pepper to taste
6 tablespoons hot water
Toast (optional)


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (177°C) for 3 minutes (using the air fry/air crisp setting).
  2. When the “ready” timer beeps, spritz some oil into each ramekin and spread it around the edges with your finger or a food brush.
  3. Pour 3-4 tablespoons of hot water into each ramekin.
  4. Gently crack an egg into each ramekin.
  5. Place the ramekins directly into the air fryer basket/tray.
  6. Cook for 5-7 minutes, depending on your desired yolk consistency. Refer to the poached eggs cooking chart below for guidance.
  7. Once cooked, remove the ramekins from the air fryer.
  8. Using a rubber spatula, gently release the eggs from the ramekins. If necessary, run a knife around the edge of the ramekins to loosen the eggs.
  9. Once the eggs are free, transfer them gently to a plate or place them on prepared toast. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!

Air Fryer Poached Eggs Cooking Times

Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (177°C).

Runny yolk with soft but cooked whites: 5 minutes
Medium-runny yolk with nicely cooked whites: 6-7 minutes
Firmer yet still soft yolk: 7-8 minutes
Hard yolk with fully cooked whites: 8-10 minutes

Weight Watchers points:

  • The points will vary based on the ingredients used and portion sizes. Generally, two poached eggs have around 4 points. If you add toast or butter, be sure to calculate those additional points accordingly.

Enjoy this innovative and hassle-free method of preparing poached eggs, perfect for a nutritious breakfast or a light meal!

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