Air-Fryer Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.


9 servings

Updated: May. 02, 2023
These small-batch fudgy air-fryer brownies come together so quickly, and no oven is required. Top with nuts or powdered sugar for a quick homemade treat. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Air-Fryer Brownies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips, divided
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat air fryer to 325°. Line a 6-in. square or round cake pan with parchment, letting ends extend up sides. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and 1 cup chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, beat sugar and eggs. Stir in water and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  2. Pour into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs, 40-45 minutes (do not overbake). Tent with foil as needed to prevent overbrowning. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Lifting with parchment, remove brownies from pan. Cut into squares.

Air-Fryer Brownies Tips

What other pans can you use to make air-fryer brownies?

You can also make air-fryer brownies in 8- or 10-oz ramekins, baking for about 20 minutes. These will typically have a more gooey center than a full pan, but check for doneness the same way you would for other brownies. Make any kind of brownies test better with these brownie tips from our Test Kitchen.

What toppings can you put on air-fryer brownies?

Once your brownies are out of the air fryer, top them with whipped cream, sprinkles, or our best-ever vanilla ice cream.

What else can you put in air-fryer brownies?

Even if you’re not trying to make mocha brownies, a touch of instant espresso powder or coffee can give you a deeper chocolate flavor. Also consider adding chopped toasted walnuts, flavored baking chips, or caramel bits to make these brownies your own.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester

Nutrition Facts

1 brownie: 315 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.