Air fryer brownies with meringue
These delicious air fryer brownies are easy to make. For crunch I added some meringue cookies inside the batter. While I generally like to make my own brownie batter this also works perfectly for box brownies.
I know a lot of people use a box of brownie mix to quickly make their brownies at home. Nothing wrong with that and I have tested how it would work in the air fryer basket and quite frankly, there is no difference between regular brownie batter versus box brownies. Both work equally well in this air fryer recipe. The only thing you need to take into account is that the quantity in a regular box of brownie mix is more than you need in your air fryer. Also the cooking time will vary depending on how thick your layer of batter is. If you use about half of your brownie mix It would take between 22-30 minutes at 160˚C to cook through but still have a soft center.
So what is more delicious than a good fudgy brownie? You want a sof crust on top of the brownies and a delicious fudgy inside.
For this recipe I used a fairly small container of 15 x 15 cm so that means the total cook time is short. If you have more batter – when using a box brownie mix – you will have to adjust the baking time accordingly.
Making the air fryer brownies
In order to start making the air fryer brownies you start by melting the butter and the chocolate together in a double broiler. While that is melting whisk the egg with the sugar in a large bowl until it start to double in volume and become light and fluffy.
Once the chocolate mixture is melted let it cool a bit so it won’t cook the eggs when you add it to the egg mixture. Fold it through until well combined.
Add the cacao powder and the self raising flour into a sieve and add to the batter. Fold it through as well until combined.
Add some nuts or meringue
Now your brownie mix is essentially ready but it is always delicious to add some crunch to it. In this case I added small meringue that I had leftover from another shoot but some nuts would also be delicious added to the batter. I sometimes use white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips as an extra.
Now there are all sorts of air fryers out there and so it is hard to be specific on instructions for the air fryer itself. I own a Philips XXL Airfryer but not sure how that translates to a ninja foodie or another air fryer. You can however make this easy air fryer brownies recipe in any air fryer. It shouldn’t be all that different from machine to machine. Prepare your baking tin by lining it with parchment paper or brushing with oil (or use a cooking spray) to make sure it doesn’t stick to the pan. I like to always use parchment paper as it just makes it simple to lift from the tin, although the edges can be a little less perfect. But that’s ok. It won’t have an effect on the flavor!
If you don’t have a specific baking tin for the air fryer you can use a small springform pan and add the batter to that. It should fit inside the air fryer so test that first. Once the batter is in the tin and you have smoothed the top you can bake it in the machine. Mine took a total of 15 minutes but I used a small tin and fairly thin layer too.
The brownies came out perfectly and are delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream of some heavy cream on the side.
Air fryer brownies
- Small 8-inch springform pan
- Air fryer
- 70 gr dark chocolate chopped
- 70 gr butter chopped
- 1 egg
- 80 g sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 65 g self-raising flour
- 20 gr meringue crumbled
- 25 minutes in an air fryer at 160˚C.
- Take a baking pan that will fit in your airfryer. Check this too before you start. Grease the pan well and line the bottom with parchment paper.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler and let cool.
- Beat the egg, sugar, and salt with a mixer until pale yellow and fluffy. Add the melted chocolate and stir in the self-rising flour until smooth.
- Stir in the crumbled meringue and place in the air fryer for 12 minutes or until cooked and golden brown.
The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.