Breakfast seems to be the most challenging meal of the day, right? Whether it’s because we are running late, don’t have time, or don’t have the energy to make a hot meal, we often skip it or grab a quick carb snack. I’ve found that the best way to get in a protein-rich, filling breakfast is 1) make it tasty, 2) make it hot, and 3) make it handheld. A frozen breakfast burrito checks all these boxes. And while there are many different burrito brands in the grocery store, you can’t beat the cost and customization of making your own air fryer breakfast burrito.
With some planning, you can make the best frozen burritos with your favorite toppings in your kitchen. This burrito recipe is a meal prep staple for the whole family! Make an entire batch, throw them in the freezer, grab them, and heat them in the air fryer on a busy morning. The cooking time for these burritos is 12-15 minutes in the air fryer or toaster oven to reheat from frozen. Pop a burrito in when you wake up or before a shower, and then you’ll have a hot and crispy burrito as you walk out the door!
The best thing about these burritos is that you can customize this simple recipe to fit your tastes and needs. Scroll to the bottom of this post for suggested combinations, and let your inner chef shine!
Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burritos
- Freezer proof bag or container
- 4 whole eggs or 6 egg whites
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- 8 ounces fully cooked breakfast meat diced or sliced or chopped
- 1 cup any veggies desired
- 2 10-inch corn or flour tortillas
- salt & pepper
- other seasonings desired – I always use Everything but the Bagel
- Spray a skillet with coconut oil spray and heat over medium-high temperature. Add the veggies and cook until soft (or onions are translucent), about 3 minutes. Add the eggs or egg whites and cook into a scramble.
- Add the breakfast meat and scramble together. Finally, add cheese and cook until melted and mixed. For best results, allow to cool about 5 minutes before assembling or you'll get a soggy burrito.
- Place the tortillas on a square of aluminum foil. Spoon the egg mixture in the center of each tortilla, leaving room on the bottom, top, and sides to allow for rolling.
- Roll up each tortilla, folding in the sides of the tortilla as you go. See the video before you try it for the first time!
- Roll each burrito into the aluminum foil (or plastic wrap), write the date on it, and throw it in the freezer! Leftover breakfast burritos will be good in the freezer for up to 3 months if wrapped or in an airtight container.
- To heat from frozen: Take the burrito out of the freezer and unwrap it from the aluminum foil. Put in the Air Fryer basket at 300 degrees f (medium heat, depending on your air fryer model) for about 12-15 minutes, turning over halfway through. You can also use a toaster oven for about 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees or a microwave, which will take about 2 minutes!
- Burritos should be golden brown and have an internal temperature of at least 200. Cutting the burrito in half before heating helps ensure it is hot all the way through.
Breakfast Burrito Dietary Adjustments
High calorie/weight gain: Add in avocado before rolling into a burrito, or use guacamole or sour cream as a sauce while eating. You could also buy a 12-inch tortilla for larger burritos.
High carbohydrate: Add potatoes, plantains, or hash browns to your scramble to increase carbohydrates. If these are frozen, start cooking them in the skillet before the veggies, as they will take the longest to cook.
High protein: This is a high-protein breakfast already! But feel free to increase to 3 eggs or increase the breakfast meat.
Dairy-free: Skip the shredded cheese, add more spices and seasonings, or a sauce like hot sauce for added flavor, if desired.
Lower calorie: Swap egg whites for eggs, opt for turkey sausage over bacon or ham, add more veggies.
Not only is this one of my favorite air fryer breakfast recipes, but it is also easily adaptable to make a quick lunch of chicken and rice burritos or beef burritos! Click here to sign up for my mailing list to be notified whenever I post easy recipes.
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