Salty Pistachio Small Batch Brownies – a super quick, easy, and delicious recipe for your air fryer! a craving for a brownie? have one in 20 minutes time!
Quick. Easy. Vegan.
You know one of the best parts of a vegan brownie?
The ability to lick the bowl.
Another best part about this brownie?
I went from measuring ingredients into a bowl, to biting into a rich fudgy brownie in about 20 minutes.
Because these are air fried brownies!
This genius concoction comes from Kathy Hester’s latest book, Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer: 75 Incredible Comfort Food Recipes with Half the Calories. and I have had my air fryer long enough that I can confidently add “and in Half the Time” to that title!
More than a cookbook, this is a how to of air frying. Kathy includes dos and don’ts, ways to cook different foods (think: battered foods! frozen foods!) and using baking dishes inside your air fryer. Don’t have an air fryer yet? The How Do I Pick The Right Air Fryer For Me section is for you!
When you think of an air fryer, do you think of French fries and maybe tofu? Convenience foods from the frozen section? These are GREAT uses for the air fryer, but that’s not all! The recipe ideas are endless.
(Do I sound like a late night infomercial yet?)
Brownies. This is the first time I have made brownies in my air fryer.
Yes, there are standard recipes like Black Bean Avocado Chimichangas, Southern Air-Fried Hush Puppies, and a Cajun French Fry Po’Boy with Vegan Mushroom Gravy.
In addition to those, there are recipes you may not immediately associate with an air fryer included in this book: Bow Tie Pasta Chips (um, yes) and Vegan Mac and Cheese with a Surprise.
From Stuffed Artichoke with Fresh Herbs and Lime Corn on the Cob to Carrot Cake in a Mug and Nutty French Toast, these really are comfort food classics with a twist.
and then there’s these Salty Pistachio Small Batch Brownies. In the book, you’ll search for Small Batch Brownies – I used a salty favorite with Kathy’s “mix ins” suggestion, adding gloriously salty pistachios and some mini chocolate chips.
Those lovely bright green pistachios turned brown in the air fryer, but they were still tasty. (I may stir them INTO the batter next time.)
I also kept these gluten free, using good ol’ Bob’s Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. Still resulted in gooey chewy brownies we all know and love.
One more note! As Kathy states in the instructions, all air fryers are different, as are pan sizes. I did not need the whole 20 minutes – mine were fully cooked in one of these pans in about 15 minutes.
And – that pan is the perfect size for these Salty Pistachio Small Batch Brownies – when you have the dry ingredients sifted together in a bowl, it looks like a lot. Once you add the liquid / wet ingredients? The volume of batter totally shrinks down – ha!
This recipe is a foolproof plan for supremely tasty brownies in short order. And if you don’t yet have an air fryer? With a bit more cooking time (and have a toothpick handy for testing), I bet these turn out just as great in the oven…
more goodness: Vegan Air Fryer Recipe Collection
from the book: 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.
Salty Pistachio Small Batch Brownies
YIELD: four servings
dairy, egg, soy and oil free, gluten free option, vegan
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
mix ins: 1/4 cup of any one or a combination of the following: chopped walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, mini vegan chocolate chips, shredded coconut
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.
Add in the mix-in(s) of your choice and mix again.
Preheat your air fryer to 350 °F (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.
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.
…a nice crispy top with a rich, slightly gooey chewy center.
perfection in 20 minutes!
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ABOUT KRISTINA SLOGGETT: Kristina is spabettie! She founded spabettie in 2010 to share her vegetarian recipes. Vegetarian quickly became vegan.
As the sole recipe developer and photographer at spabettie, Kristina turned her love of cooking and creativity into an extremely fun and challenging way to spend her days – sharing just how flavorful and vibrant vegan food is!
She loves dachshunds, Portland, Hawaii, drummers – well, one drummer – and travel.
Salty Pistachio Small Batch Brownies recipe from Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer by Kathy Hester. reprinted by permission of Page Street Publishing
printable Salty Pistachio Small Batch Brownies recipe:
- ¼ cup (60ml) nondairy milk
- ¼ cup (60ml) aquafaba
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup (48g) whole wheat pastry flour (*use gluten-free baking blend)
- ½ cup (99g) vegan sugar (or sweetener of choice, to taste)
- ¼ cup (21g) cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon (6g) ground flax seeds
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- mix ins: ¼ cup of any one or a combination of the following: chopped walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, mini vegan chocolate chips, shredded coconut
- 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.
- Add in the mix-in(s) of your choice and mix again.
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 °F (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.
- 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.
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