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Air Fryer Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe

Waking up to the aroma of crispy bacon and melted cheese is the dream, and with this easy air fryer breakfast quesadilla recipe, it’s a dream come true!

Perfect for busy mornings, these quesadillas combine fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and melty cheese, all wrapped in a golden brown flour tortilla. It’s a quick breakfast made in the air fryer that promises to delight the whole family.

Ingredients You Need:

  • Eggs
  • Chives
  • Flour tortillas (9”)
  • Shredded cheese (like cheddar or Monterey Jack)
  • Garlic powder
  • Pre-cooked bacon strips
  • Optional: Hot sauce
  • Optional: Sour cream, pico de gallo, homemade guacamole for serving

How do you make these air fryer breakfast quesadillas?

Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk until yolks are broken and scrambled. 

In an oil sprayed saucepan over medium heat, add the eggs and begin to shuffle around the saucepan continually with a silicone spatula until scrambled eggs are fluffy and cooked.  

At the last minute, add 1 tablespoon diced chives. Set eggs aside.  

Spray the air fryer basket with oil and lay one tortilla in the basket. 

Add most of a 1/2 cup of cheese to the tortilla and spread across the surface leaving a 1/2” border.  

Add half of the eggs across the cheese. 

Then add 3 strips of bacon broken into bits across the eggs. Add dashes of hot sauce to the eggs if you desire.

Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder across the surface.  

Top with the remaining amount of 1/2 cup of shredded cheese then place one tortilla on top. 

Spray the tortilla with oil and cook for 4 minutes at 400°f. Gently flip the quesadilla and cook for 4 more minutes until both sides of the quesadilla is toasted and crispy.  

Remove the quesadilla and cut into 4 sections.  

Repeat this until both quesadillas are cooked.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I add more ingredients to my quesadilla?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to throw in black beans, bell peppers, breakfast sausage, or even hash browns for a heartier meal.

Q: How do I store leftover quesadillas?
A: Keep them in an airtight container or wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge. They’re great for meal prep!

Q: Can these quesadillas be made ahead of time?
A: Yes! Assemble them and store them in a freezer bag. Just reheat in a toaster oven, skillet, or air fryer for a quick breakfast option.

Q: Are there any vegetarian options?
A: Replace bacon with additional veggies like green peppers or your favorite veggies for a delightful vegetarian version.

Where to Serve These Yummy Breakfast Wraps

These cheesy quesadillas are perfect for:

  • Brunch gatherings
  • A quick weekday breakfast
  • Kids’ sleepover mornings
  • Breakfast for dinner nights

Storage Tips

  • Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container or wrap in plastic wrap for up to 3 days.
  • Freezer: Place in a single layer in a freezer bag for up to 1 month. Reheat in a toaster oven or skillet.
  • Reheating: Warm on a paper towel-lined plate in the microwave or crisp up in a skillet for that fresh-cooked taste.

Tips for Making with Kids

  • Safety First: Let the kids help with safe tasks like whisking eggs, sprinkling cheese, or assembling the quesadillas.
  • Customize: Encourage them to choose their favorite toppings or fillings.
  • Teaching Moment: Use this as an opportunity to teach them about kitchen safety, especially when using the stove.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Quick & Easy: Ideal for busy mornings, these quesadillas come together in just a few minutes.
  • Versatile: Easily customizable with different fillings to please picky eaters or to use up leftovers.
  • Nutritious: Packed with grams of high-quality protein from eggs and bacon, it’s a fulfilling start to the day.
  • Family-Friendly: Loved by both kids and adults, it’s a great way to bring everyone to the breakfast table.

This delicious breakfast recipe is more than just a meal; it’s a great way to start the day with a smile, a full belly, and endless possibilities!

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Easy Air Fryer Breakfast Quesadillas
Yield: 2 servings

Easy Air Fryer Breakfast Quesadillas

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Kickstart your mornings with these easy breakfast quesadillas, featuring a delightful mix of fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and melty cheese, all tucked inside a golden-brown flour tortilla. It's a quick and delicious breakfast recipe that's perfect for busy mornings and sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • A small bunch of chives
  • 4 flour tortillas, 9”
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 strips of bacon, pre-cooked
  • Hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk until yolks are broken and scrambled. 
  2. In an oil sprayed saucepan over medium heat, add the eggs and begin to shuffle around the saucepan continually with a silicone spatula until scrambled eggs are fluffy and cooked.  
  3. At the last minute, add 1 tablespoon diced chives. Set eggs aside.  
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with oil and lay one tortilla in the basket. 
  5. Add most of a 1/2 cup of cheese to the tortilla and spread across the surface leaving a 1/2” boarder.  
  6. Add half of the eggs across the cheese, then add 3 strips of bacon broken into bits across the eggs. Add dashes of hot sauce to the eggs if you desire.  
  7. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder across the surface.  
  8. Top with the remaining amount of 1/2 cup of shredded cheese then place one tortilla on top. 
  9. Spray the tortilla with oil and cook for 4 minutes at 400°f. Gently flip the quesadilla and cook for 4 more minutes until both sides of the quesadilla is toasted and crispy.  
  10. Remove the quesadilla and cut into 4 sections.  
  11. Repeat this until both quesadillas are cooked.  

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 464Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 324mgSodium 817mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 26g

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