Air Fryer Brownies

I like to think of baking as a form of therapy – there’s something so satisfying about mixing ingredients together, watching them transform into something delicious, and sharing the end result with friends and family.

And when it comes to baked goods, there’s nothing quite like a warm, gooey brownie straight from the oven.

air fryer brownies

But have you ever tried making brownies in an air fryer? If not, you’re missing out!

Not only does it saves you time, but it also creates the perfect fudgy texture that we all know and love.

In this post, I’ll be sharing my favorite air fryer brownie recipe (it works really well every time!) and some tips and tricks to help you make the perfect batch time after time.

brownies in air fryer

So, what are you waiting for? try my air fryer chocolate brownies recipe today and enjoy!

Why You Should Try This Recipe

Fast: When making brownies in the oven, it can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes for them to bake.

With the air fryer, you can have your airfryer brownies ready in just 12-15 minutes! Not only is this a huge time saver, but it also makes it easier to enjoy a warm and freshly baked treat without having to wait too long.

Perfect Fudgy Texture: One of the biggest challenges when making brownies is achieving the perfect fudgy texture – not too dry, not too gooey. With the air fryer, you can achieve that perfect texture every time!

brownie air fryer

The hot air circulates around the brownies, creating a crispy crust on the outside and a moist, fudgy center on the inside.

Great for Small Batch Baking: Not everyone needs or wants to make a full batch of brownies.

With the air fryer, you can easily make a small batch of brownies – perfect for when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to have leftovers sitting around.

👨‍🍳 Air Fryer Brownies Ingredients

To make these tasty airfryer brownies you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter (melted)
  • 6 1/2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

✨ Making Brownies In Air Fryer 

Follow this easy brownies air fryer recipe:

Step 1

Grease a 7 inch baking pan with butter, ensuring that the bottom and sides are all evenly coated. Then, preheat the air fryer to 350F (175C).

Step 2

Add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, butter, olive oil, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl. Mix and stir until well combined.

mixing batter

Step 3

Pour the batter into the greased baking pan, and then place it in the air fryer.

Step 4

Air fry for 12-15 minutes. Use the old toothpick trick to check if it is done.  Insert it in the center -the toothpick should come out with only a few crumbs attached.

Remove from the air fryer, let it cool for 15 minutes, slice, and serve! Enjoy these delicious air fryer brownies!

brownie cake

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💡 Tips

Here are my top tips for making brownies in the air fryer:

1. Adjust The Cooking Time

The first tip for making delicious brownies in the air fryer is to adjust the cooking time and temperature for your specific air fryer model.

brownies in the air fryer

Different air fryers may have different power settings and heating elements. I recommend starting with about 12 minutes, and then checking your brownies every 2-3 minutes until they’re done.

2. Mix The Ingredients Thoroughly

Make sure to mix the ingredients thoroughly to ensure that the batter is smooth and well combined. I am not saying you should overmix the ingredients, but don’t undermix it either!

Mix The Ingredients

You can also use a hand mixer if desired but keep in mind that the texture really depends on how long you mix it.

3. Grease The Baking Pan Well

Grease the baking pan really well to prevent the brownies from sticking. Use butter or cooking spray (I like using olive oil spray) to coat the bottom and sides of the pan thoroughly.

This will not only prevent the brownies from sticking, but it will also help them to brown and develop a crispy crust on the outside.

4. Let The Brownies Cool Before Slicing

I recommend letting the brownies cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing.

This will help them to set and firm up, making them easier to cut and serve.

air fryer brownie recipe

If you try to slice the brownies while they are still warm, they may crumble and fall apart.

Once the brownies have cooled, use a sharp knife to cut them into equal-sized pieces.

5. Serve With A Scoop Of Ice Cream

To take your airfryer brownies to the next level, you can serve them with a scoop of ice cream or a cup of coffee.

The combination of warm, fudgy brownies with cold, creamy ice cream is unbeatable, and the coffee will help to balance out the sweetness of the brownies.

with ice cream

You can also try pairing the brownies with a glass of milk or a mug of hot cocoa for a classic dessert combo.

6. Add A Pinch Of Cinnamon Or Chili Powder

For a unique twist on traditional brownies, try adding a pinch of cinnamon or chili powder to the batter.

The cinnamon will add a warm, cozy flavor, while the chili powder will give the brownies a subtle kick of heat.

You can also experiment with other spices and herbs, such as ginger, nutmeg, or even lavender.

✔️ Variations

Nutella Swirl Brownies – To add a rich, chocolatey twist to the original recipe, swirl a generous amount of Nutella into the batter before baking.

Simply heat the Nutella in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to swirl, and use a knife or toothpick to create a marbled effect.

Nutella Swirl Brownies

This variation is perfect for Nutella lovers and adds a deliciously gooey texture to the brownies.

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies – For a refreshing twist on the classic air fryer brownies, add a teaspoon of peppermint extract to the batter and fold in some chopped dark chocolate.

The combination of mint and chocolate is a match made in heaven, and the addition of chopped chocolate adds a satisfying crunch to the fudgy texture of the brownies.

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies – This variation is perfect for peanut butter lovers (like me!). Simply add a layer of mini peanut butter cups on top of the brownie batter before baking.

As the brownies bake, the peanut butter cups will melt into the batter, creating a peanut butter swirl throughout the brownies.

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies -Add a layer of cheesecake on top of the brownie batter and top with fresh raspberries.

S’mores Brownies – Add a layer of graham crackers on top of the brownie batter, followed by a layer of mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.

As the brownies bake, the marshmallows will puff up and turn golden brown, creating a gooey, toasted marshmallow topping. So tasty and unique!

Salted Caramel Brownies – Simply add a layer of homemade salted caramel on top of the brownie batter before baking. This combination is amazing!

↩️ Ingredient Substitutions

Cocoa Powder – You can substitute unsweetened cocoa powder with Dutch-processed cocoa powder or cacao powder.

It’s important to mention that using different cocoa powders may affect the flavor and color of your final product.

Olive Oil – You can substitute olive oil with vegetable oil, canola oil, or coconut oil.

Vanilla Extract – If you don’t have vanilla extract, you can use almond extract or maple extract instead.

👪 FAQ

Can I add nuts or other mix-ins to these air fryer brownies?

Yes, you can add nuts, chocolate chips, or other mix-ins to your brownie batter to add extra flavor and texture.

Can I make these air fryer brownies ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these air fryer brownies ahead of time and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.


I hope you enjoyed my air fryer brownie recipe! I like making these brownies because they are so easy to make and come out with a delicious, crispy crust. My family loves them too!

If you have any questions about making air fryer brownies- feel free to comment below. Also, make sure to check out other great air fryer recipes on my blog.

air fryer brownies

Air Fryer Brownies

Follow my recipe and make the best air fryer brownies! Just 4 steps and you'll have a delicious, chocolaty treat.
4.92 from 12 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer brownies, airfryer brownies, brownies in air fryer'
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 160kcal
Cost: $10
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter (melted)
  • 6 1/2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  • Grease a 7 inch baking pan with butter, ensuring that the bottom and sides are all evenly coated. Then, preheat your air fryer to 350F (175C).
  • Add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, butter, olive oil, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl. Mix and stir until weel combined.
  • Pour the batter into the greased baking pan, and then place it in the air fryer.
  • Air fry for abot 12-15 minutes. Use the old toothpick trick to check if it is done.  Insert it in the center -the toothpick should come out with only a few crumbs attached.
    Remove from the air fryer, let it cool for 15 minutes, slice, and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    I recently tried your air fryer brownie recipe and I have to say, I was blown away! The fudgy texture was perfect, and I loved how quickly it cooked in the air fryer. The tips you provided were really helpful too,

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