Air fryer brownies are so quick and simple to bake!

These homemade brownies have a perfect crinkly top, moist and fudgy center, and are extra chocolatey!

Made from scratch, these brownies make it easy to impress any sweet tooth!

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Easy Air Fryer Brownies

  • This is the perfect starter recipe if you are new to the air fryer!
  • Super quick & easy! This recipe for freshly baked brownies in the air fryer will be a family staple for ready-made treats and delicious desserts!
  • Make fresh brownies faster than Betty Crocker can! Just mix and cook, no box, and no oven needed! From candy to cupcakes, baking in the air fryer is easy.
ingredients assembled to make air fryer brownies, including eggs, sugar, flour, salt, vanilla, butter, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips

Ingredients and Variations

This super versatile recipe has room for extra goodies!

Batter – Butter, sugar, an egg, and a splash of vanilla are the foundation of any great brownie recipe, and a bit of all-purpose flour holds it all together.

Chocolate – Cocoa powder adds rich chocolate flavor and chocolate chips make it extra fudgy!

Variations – Feel free to toss in your fave nuts, mini chips like peanut butter or butterscotch, or chopped dried fruit. A sprinkle of espresso powder will make the best mocha brownies ever!

How to Make Air Fryer Brownies

  1. Melt butter and chocolate chips in the microwave, mix in sugar and vanilla, and then whisk in the egg.
  2. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and stir into the chocolate mixture. Stir in optional ingredients.
  3. Pour brownie batter into a prepared pan and bake in the air fryer (per recipe below). Allow them to cool for at least 30 minutes so they can set up.
  4. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream!

Tips and Tricks for the Best Brownies

  • For quick and easy clean-up, line the baking dish with parchment paper that overlaps on two sides. This creates a handle that allows for easy removal and cutting.
  • Ensure eggs and butter are at room temperature for faster and easier blending.
  • Do not overcook! Brownies should be cooked until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs attached. This way they’ll stay gooey even after they’re cooled.
  • Save a plastic knife from take-out and use it to cut brownies! Brownies won’t stick to a plastic knife! Or spray a regular knife with pan spray.
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Storing Brownies

Store air fryer brownies in a covered container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Freeze individual brownies in plastic wrap before transferring them to a zippered bag. They’ll last up to 4 weeks in the freezer.

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Air Fryer Brownies

Decadently delicious these air fryer brownies will be hard to resist!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6


  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F. Line a 6-inch square or round cake pan with parchment paper.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate chips. Heat in 20-second increments, stirring until smooth.
  • Combine the melted chocolate mixture with the sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix well. Whisk in the egg.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir into the chocolate mixture until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out to the edges. Place the pan into the air fryer basket.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should still have moist crumbs stuck to it. If the top of the brownies starts to get too brown while they are cooking, tent a piece of foil overtop.
  • Remove from air fryer and let sit in the pan for at least 30 minutes to set. Once cooled, cut into squares.


These brownies will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, and 4 weeks in the freezer. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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