These irresistible air fryer brownies are a perfect small batch of fudgy rich brownies. They are so easy to make from scratch, and can be done in just minutes.
As a chocolate lover, decadent fudgy brownies have always been a favorite dessert. It's hard not to love the perfect brownie, because they are so rich, with a gooey center. This delicious chocolate treat will easily satisfy any sweet tooth craving.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
What is not to love about rich chocolate brownies, that are easy to make? This is another one of those air fryer recipes that makes a classic dessert so much easier, and you can put it together in minutes. You only need a few ingredients, and then you will have a small batch of brownies to snack on.
These delicious brownies are are easy to make with your favorite additions too! You can mix in white or chocolate chips, nuts, or even candies. I like to have a warm brownie slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, making it a decadent dessert!
This simple brownie recipe makes four individual brownies. But if you need more unique and fun dessert ideas, try this air fryer brownie baked Alaska, air fried peanut butter cups, air fryer cinnamon twists, or air fryer strawberry cheesecake wontons.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE AIR FRYER BROWNIES
To make these brownies, you will need an air fryer with a large enough basket for a 6x6 pan. For this recipe, I use my Cosori air fryer. If you have a larger air fryer, you can double the recipe and use a large pan, just adjust the air frying time accordingly.
- granulated sugar
- all purpose flour
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- baking powder
- kosher salt
- unsalted butter melted- melt butter in a microwave safe bowl for thirty seconds
- vanilla extract
Line the bottom of a 6x6 square baking pan (or 6 inch round cake pan) with parchment paper, then spray the sides of the pan with non stick cooking spray. Set the pan aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
Pour in the wet ingredients of melted butter and water. Stir the mixture together with a fork or whisk to combine everything together.
Add in the egg and vanilla, then mix everything together until a thick batter forms.(You can use a hand mixer, or stir together with a fork)
Once all of the ingredients are combined, pour it into the pan, evenly spreading the batter.
Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the pan in the preheated air fryer basket, then air fry at 370 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Brownies will be done with a toothpick is inserted in the center of brownies and comes out slightly clean. (you may have a few moist crumbs attached)
Preheating the air fryer will help ensure even baking, so don't skip this step. But be careful when placing the pan inside the heated basket because it will be hot.
When air frying brownies for the first time, watch the brownies towards the end of the air frying time. Depending on your air fryer model, cooking times may be slightly different by a couple of minutes. Check the brownies around 10 minutes and then add two minutes at a time until done.
If you prefer a fudgier center, reduce the air frying time by 1-2 minutes. if you prefer them more cake-like, air fry to the full cook time.
Top the brownies with your favorite ice cream or drizzle with chocolate syrup for an elevated dessert.
If you don't have time to make this homemade brownies recipe, you can use your favorite brownie mix, and make it according to package directions. Don't fill the pan more than halfway full. If using box brownies, you may need to make an extra batch.
Brownie batter is so easy to get creative with by just adding a few mix-ins to this base recipe. Some of our favorite brownie add-ons include:
- chocolate chips-white chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet, or even flavored chips like peanut butter, cherry, or butterscotch chips.
- chopped nuts-chopped pecans, almonds, peanuts or walnuts, are all delicious in brownies
- mini marshmallows
- chopped up bits of your favorite candies or small candies like M&M's or Butterfinger Bars
- candy sprinkles
This batch makes four small brownies, so we don't often have leftovers. However, if you do, let your brownies cool then place them in an airtight container. You can keep them at room temperature for a few days. If you need to store them longer, you can refrigerate them for up to a week.
If you aren't planning on eating them right away, place them in an airtight container or wrap them in plastic wrap and then wrap them in a layer of aluminum foil and freeze them. They should last in the freezer for about three months.
Yes, but you may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. Smaller pans will result in thicker brownies and may require more time, while larger pans will make thinner brownies and may cook faster, unless you double the recipe. If you overfill the pan, the batter may not be able to cook through, so don't fill a pan more than half way full.
You can use margarine instead of butter, but it contains more water, which can affect the flavor and texture. If you don't have butter, you can also substitute vegetable oil.
You can make these brownies gluten-free by changing the type of flour you use, like a gluten-free all-purpose flour substitute. Make sure all your other ingredients, like baking powder and vanilla, are also gluten-free.
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Air Fryer Brownies
- Air Fryer
- 6x6 pan
- ¾ cup sugar
- ⅔ cup all purpose flour
- 6 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- 6 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Line the bottom of a 6x6 square baking pan (or 6 inch round cake pan) with parchment paper, then spray the sides of the pan with non stick cooking spray. Set the pan aside.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Pour in the wet ingredients of melted butter and water. Stir the mixture together with a fork or whisk to combine everything together.
- Add in the egg and vanilla, then mix everything together until a thick batter forms.(You can use a hand mixer, or stir together with a fork)
- Once all of the ingredients are combined, pour it into the pan, evenly spreading the batter.
- Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the pan in the preheated air fryer basket, then air fry at 370 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Brownies will be done with a toothpick is inserted in the center of brownies and comes out slightly clean. (you may have a few moist crumbs attached)
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.