Frozen Breakfast Burrito In Air Fryer (3 Easy Steps)

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A Frozen Breakfast Burrito In Air Fryer is such an easy full-meal breakfast. Best of all, it requires no preparation. It only takes 12-16 minutes, and voila, you got yourself a toasted, crispy tortilla with a piping hot, savory filling.

What makes cooking a frozen breakfast burrito in an air fryer better?

Simple. The tortilla wrap will be crisp when cooked in an air fryer, whereas a microwave will result in a soggy burrito. Plus, you can cook more than one burrito at a time, which is more convenient than cooking each piece individually.

Now that I got your mind rolling and your stomach rumbling let’s get air frying!

Frozen Breakfast Burrito Ingredients

air fryer frozen breakfast burrito ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • Frozen Breakfast Burrito (store-bought or made ahead)

For this particular recipe, I used the El Monterey brand.

Step by Step Video Tutorial

Prefer to watch? Here’s a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to cook a frozen breakfast burrito in the air fryer.

How to cook Frozen Breakfast Burrito in Air Fryer?

1. Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC) for 5 minutes.

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat mode, add 2-3 minutes to your cooking time.

preheating air fryer

2. Place the Frozen Breakfast Burritos in the Air Fryer. 

Spacing out your air fryer frozen breakfast burrito will allow it to cook evenly.

Putting the frozen burrito in air fryer using tongs

3. Cook for 12-16 minutes at 350 ºF (167 ºC).

I cooked a batch of three frozen burritos for about 15 minutes. Adjust the cooking time based on the number of burritos you’re air frying.

air fryer cooking time and temperature

Tips and Tricks

Luckily, you don’t need to defrost your frozen burrito. It can go directly to the air fryer.

But what if you’ve already thawed your breakfast burrito? No need to fret since you can simply get it out of the plastic wrap, wrap it in foil, then air fry it for at least 5 minutes less than the cooking time.

Here’s the deal:

If you want a crunchier exterior, you can brush the burritos with a little bit of oil. This extra step surprisingly levels up not only the texture but also the flavor.

Also, note that when cooking multiple burritos at once, ensure they don’t overlap, so they cook evenly.

What to serve with Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burrito?

If you want to spice up your meal with Mexican flavor, you can serve your burrito with salsa — particularly pico de gallo. I found that eggs and salsa are such an excellent match.

And since most of the available frozen breakfast burritos in the market include scrambled eggs in the ingredients, salsa will complement its flavors.

You can also serve Breakfast Burrito with the following:

  • Jalapeño crema
  • Ketchup; simple, but is always a perfect match with most breakfast items.
  • Chips and guacamole
  • Hot Sauce
  • Fresh fruit platter; for a more hearty breakfast.
  • Potatoes; especially if you want a heavy brunch meal.
cross section of Air Fried breakfast burrito with salsa dip

The Best Frozen Breakfast Burrito To Try Out

El Monterey Breakfast Burrito El Monterey Breakfast Burrito
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Jimmy Dean Breakfast Burrito Air Fryer Jimmy Dean Breakfast Burrito Air Fryer
Tina's Cantina Breakfast Burrito Tina’s Cantina Breakfast Burrito
Amy’s Gluten-Free, Vegan Classic Breakfast Burrito Amy’s Gluten-Free, Vegan Classic Breakfast Burrito
Frozen Breakfast Burrito Brands

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cross section of Air Fried breakfast burrito with salsa dip

Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burrito


  • Author: BrunchIt Team
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 23 burritos 1x

Description

Enjoy a hearty breakfast with an easy-to-make, delicious  Frozen Breakfast Burrito In Air Fryer.


Ingredients

Scale

1 pack frozen breakfast burrito


Instructions

  1. Preheat Air Fryer
    air fryer cooking time and temperatures
  2. Place the frozen breakfast burrito into your air fryer.
    Putting the frozen burrito in air fryer using tongs
  3. Cook at 350 ºF (167 ºC)  for 12 to 16 minutes or until the tortilla is golden brown.
    Air Fryer is set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for fifteen minutes
  4. Serve and enjoy!
    Air Fryer Frozen Breakfast Burrito

Notes

  • Don’t forget to let it cool down for about a minute before eating.
  • You can level up the flavor with some condiments or sauces on the side, such as pico de gallo salsa.
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican

Keywords: frozen breakfast burrito in air fryer, frozen breakfast burrito, air fryer recipes

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