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Easy Air Fryer Brownies

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These Air Fryer Brownies are perfect for when you want a small batch of delicious brownies and don’t want to turn on the oven. They are made from scratch and are the perfect mix between fudgy and cakey brownies.

brownies stacked on top of one another

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Chocolate. It’s my weakness. And if I could, I would make a huge batch of brownies and eat the whole pan to myself. But society tells me that’s a bad idea. Thanks to my Air Fryer, I can make a small batch of brownies suitable for 4 (I’ll share with hubby and the kids) that won’t heat up the entire house. That’s where these brownies in the Air Fryer come in handy. 

After making S’mores on my Air Fryer, I was hooked on creating simple and easy dessert recipes in my Air Fryer. These brownies are so simple yet delicious and they can be made in one bowl.

When it comes to baking in your Air Fryer, you will need the following guideline:

  • Use smaller tools. 7-inch pans or smaller come in handy when baking in the Air Fryer. Certain Air Fryer Accessory kits have smaller pans for baking.
  • Reduce the temperature and time for baking in the Air Fryer. The general rule of thumb is to reduce by 30 degrees and cut time by 20%. These tips and others can be found in my Air Fryer Tips and Tricks post.
  • Cut recipes in half. Since Air Fryers are smaller than your oven, trying to convert an entire cake or brownie recipe may not work. Cut it in half should ensure that your baked goods get baked perfectly.

How to make Air Fryer Brownies

First, prepare your 7-inch baking pan by generously greasing with butter on the bottom and all sides. Set aside. 

Preheat your Air Fryer by setting the temperature to 330 degrees Fahrenheit and allowing it to run for about 5 minutes while you prepare your brownie batter. 

Add your all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, melted butter, sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract into a large bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Your batter should be thick.

Add it to the prepared baking pan and smooth out the top. 

Place in your preheated Air Fryer and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick entered in the center comes out mostly clean. 

Remove and allow to cool in the pan before removing and cutting. 

finished air fryer brownies cut up

You can add in your favorite nuts before baking if you like. The kids don’t generally like them so i usually leave them out. But 1/4 cup of walnuts added to this brownie mixture is a dream come true.

side picture of inside of air fryer brownies

You could check out this recipe if you prefer to make air fryer brownies from a box.

I hope you enjoy this brownie recipe as much as we do.

Other air fryer dessert recipes to try?

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Easy Air Fryer Brownies

Make quick and easy air fryer brownies from scratch in your Air fryer. They’re delicious and the perfect mix between a fudge and cake brownie. They are the perfect small batch of brownies when you don’t want to turn on the oven.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer brownies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 385kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder

Instructions

  • prepare your 7-inch baking pan by generously greasing with butter on the bottom and all sides. Set aside.
  • Preheat your Air Fryer by setting the temperature to 330 degrees Fahrenheit and allowing it to run for about 5 minutes while you prepare your brownie batter.
  • Add your all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, butter, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, salt, and baking powder into a large bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Add it to the prepared baking pan and smooth out the top.
  • Place in your preheated Air Fryer and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick entered in the center comes out mostly clean.
  • Remove and allow to cool in the pan before removing and cutting.

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Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
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Seth

Friday 18th of September 2020

Ok. I have the Power-Air-Fryer Pro and can fit an 8” pan.what would you say to increasing the recipe 50%? 50% more time?

Famma

Friday 7th of August 2020

Hey i am going to try this recipe soon. I want to know if i can use melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder. Can you tell me how much i should use and what adjustments i have to make in the recipe. Thank you.

Tanya

Saturday 8th of August 2020

You can, but exact measurements I'm not absolutely sure on. You can try using 2 ounces of melted chocolate to sub for the cocoa powder and reducing the butter by 2 Tbsp.

Eileen

Monday 20th of July 2020

I have a fairly new air fryer oven (heat index 104 here in FL it helps keep the house cooler) and while cooking is great, baking has not been very successful until your recipe today! It was so easy and yummy. I loved it! What was great about your recipe the measurements already were scaled down to fit a small pan and small oven. Thanks it made baking fun today!

Tanya

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Thanks so much Eileen! So glad you enjoyed this recipe :)

Lizzie

Monday 20th of July 2020

I love these brownies! Perfect for my hubby and I. Wondering if you have a recipe for a small batch of frosting to go on top? Thanks!

Tanya

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Thanks so much Lizzie! I don't yet, but that is a great idea!

Hallie

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Hi! I don't have a pan to put the batter in--do you think it would still work if I made a makeshift "pan" out of aluminum foil then greased the foil and spread the batter in that? Thanks!

Tanya

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Hi Hallie, my only concern would be the fan blowing the batter and having is spread outside of the foil. It may work if the foil is strong and sturdy.