These air fryer brownies from scratch are really quite spectacular. They are incredibly easy to make and cook in 10 to 12 minutes. They have a hard crust on top — much like the corner brownies from your pan — and are very soft and chewy underneath.
We will be using both cocoa powder and unsweetened chocolate for this recipe so that the brownies are dark and rich. We will also use a combination of brown and white sugar which will make them a little chewy. All you have to do is melt the butter and chocolate, add the eggs and vanilla and then mix with all of the dry ingredients. That is it!
You can make these air fryer brownies in a 6inch or a 7 inch cake pan. I made them in 2 inch mini muffin silicon cups. I am pretty sure you can also use paper muffin liners (small ones) as well. Of course, this will all depend on the size of your basket.
Air Fryer Brownies
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter
1 oz (29 grams) unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup (45 grams) all-purpose flour
2/3 cups (65 grams) unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar
1/2 cup (100 grams) white sugar
1/4 teaspoon (1.5 grams) salt
1/4 teaspoon (1.2 grams) baking powder
2 eggs at room temperature
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
For this recipe we are going to need a 6 inch (15 cm) or 7 inch (18 cm) cake pan OR 12 2-inch (5 cm) silicon mini muffin cups
Place the butter and chocolate in a bowl and melt. You can do it in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or in a double boiler. I has mine in the microwave for one minute, removed it and stirred until all the chocolate melted. Set it aside and let it cool down.
Whisk all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Make sure to get rid of all the brown sugar clumps.
Add the egg and the vanilla to the cooled down butter. Beat in well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ones and mix. Do not over beat. All you want is for all the dry ingredients to get wet and get mixed in.
Preheat your air fryer to 310 F (158C).
Place the molds in the basket (or the cake pan). Do not over crowd and work in batches. Cook the brownies at 310F (158 C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Check them at the 10 minute mark by inserting a tooth pick. If it comes out clean o with some crumbs they are ready. If the pick comes out wet, cook the brownies for an extra 2 minutes.
Remove the brownies from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack. Allow them to cool down completely and take them out of the molds or pan. Enjoy!