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Air Fryer Full English Breakfast

Introduction & method

The full cooked breakfast is a classic of British cuisine and it has grown from the mid-20th century bacon, eggs and sausage to include a number of other elements - black pudding, baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms and hash browns (controversial!). There are also variations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Being mostly fried, the cooked breakfast has a reputation for being greasy and unhealthy, but this airfryer version fixes that.

Air Fryer Full English Breakfast Recipe

About the Ingredients

The bacon can be smoked or unsmoked, back or streaky, or whatever you call it where you live. Sausages, I prefer Cumberland or Lincolnshire.


Not much prep involved, just halve your tomatoes, brush any loose dirt off your mushrooms, pull off the stalk and quarter the caps - button mushrooms can be left whole.


The different elements of the breakfast take different amounts of time to cook. Airfryers vary in their power and features, so you may need to do a little experimentation. My airfryer is more like a small oven with a shelf and a wire tray. Heat your airfryer to 180°C (356°F). Spray a little oil on the shelf/tray. The sausages will take longest so put those in first. Turn them after about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, cut face down, and the black pudding.

You could also add the bacon but I like to pre-cook mine by sandwiching the rashers between kitchen paper and microwaving for 2 minutes - this cooks out the water and you can then crisp up the bacon in the airfryer for just a few minutes. Ten minutes before the end, put your mushrooms into a foil dish (or an ovenproof glass or ceramic one) with a generous knob of butter and place in the airfryer.

Five minutes before the end, put the baked beans into a ramekin, then spray the inside of a 10cm (4 inch) diameter pie dish with oil, break the egg into it and put in the airfryer along with the beans.

Every time you open the airfryer to add something, give everything else a stir or a turn and take out anything that is cooked. Serve the breakfast with hot buttered toast and a mug of tea or coffee.

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Ingredients & Info

 4 rashers bacon
 4 sausages
 2 slices black pudding
 2 or 4 eggs
 120 grams mushrooms
 100 grams baked beans
 2 tomatoes


Butter for the mushrooms

US Customary/Imperial

Serves 2 
Prep time: 5 minutes.
Cooking time: 20 minutes.
Total time: 25 minutes.