Small Batch Brownies from Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer by Kathy Hester

Small Batch Brownies

Everyone loves brownies and in our house, we love them a little too much. With that said, I've started making small batches that we can't get in trouble with eating too many. It's a bonus that the air fry doesn't heat up your whole house like an oven, so it's a delicious dessert to make for summer dinner parties.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Yields 4 servings
Author Kathy Hester



  • 1/4 cup (60ml) nondairy milk
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) aquafaba
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup (48g) whole wheat pastry flour (*use gluten-free baking blend)
  • 1/2 cup (99g) vegan sugar (or sweetener of choice, to taste)
  • 1/4 cup (21g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon (6g) ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1/4 cup of any one or a combination of the following:
  • chopped walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, mini vegan chocolate chips, shredded coconut


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl. Then mix the wet ingredients in a large measuring cup. Add the wet to the dry and mix well.
  2. Add in the mix-in(s) of your choice and mix again.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees (or as close as your air fryer gets). Either spray some oil on a 5-inch cake or pie round pan (or a loaf pan that fits in your air fryer), or line it with parchment paper to keep it completely oil-free.
  4. Place the pan in the fryer basket. Cook for 20 minutes. If the middle is not well set or a knife doesn't come out clean when stuck in the middle cook for 5 minutes more and repeat as needed. The time may vary depending on the size pan and your particular air fryer.

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Kathy Hester. Reprinted by permission of Page Street Publishing