Can You Bake Brownies In A Toaster Oven?

Last updated on August 18th, 2022 at 07:24 am

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Brownies are one of those desserts that’s so easy to make and tastes so good. They are perfect for parties, holidays, or for a sweet snack after dinner. Its ooey gooey chocolate is delightful and can make anyone, young or old, smile. 

If you are craving a brownie, you may be looking for a quick and easy way to make some. You have used your toaster oven for baking in the past and now are wondering, can you make brownies in a toaster oven?

You can bake brownies in a toaster oven. A toaster oven is the perfect size for baking small amounts of brownies. A toaster oven can heat up faster than a convection oven meaning you can start baking brownies in one of these kitchen appliances more quickly.

When you are preheating your toaster oven to bake some brownies, it will heat up a lot quicker than your oven because it is smaller. It also won’t heat up the kitchen the way an oven can which can be helpful in the hot summer months. 

To make brownies in a toaster oven, start by preheating the appliance. 350 is a good temperature to bake at. Then, mix all of your dry ingredients the recipe calls for in a mixing bowl. After this is mixed, add in the other ingredients and stir them up. 

Fold in any chocolate chips or chocolate and pour this mixture into a small baking pan. Choose one that will fit inside the toaster oven so you won’t have to dirty up multiple pans. 

Keep in mind that it is smaller than a regular oven and so you will have to do more batches with a smaller baking pan if making brownies for many people. 

Place the baking pan in the toaster oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. 15 minutes will give the brownies a gooey center and 20 minutes will give the brownies a cakey center. You may need to rotate the pan ever so often to make sure it is cooking evenly. Sometimes toaster ovens won’t cook as evenly as an oven does so rotating is needed. 

After the brownies are baked, take the pan out of the toaster oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes. Then you can cut them into squares and serve. 

You will have yummy and chocolatey toaster oven-made brownies that everyone will enjoy.

Can You Bake Brownies In A Convection Toaster Oven?

There are toaster ovens and convection toaster ovens. If you love to bake brownies, you may be wondering, can you bake brownies in a convection toast oven?

You can bake brownies in a convection toaster oven. It is larger than a normal toaster oven and its fans distribute heat more evenly. This appliance is perfect for baking small amounts of brownies in.

A convection toaster oven is similar to a regular toaster oven but is larger and its fans distribute heat more evenly throughout resulting in more evenly baked brownies. It can bake brownies with a crispy outside without drying out the middle so you still get a soft center. 

For more about convection ovens click here. Whether you are using a convection toaster oven or normal toaster oven, there should be a bake setting to bake the brownies on. So, yes you can bake brownies in a convection toaster oven, too.

Can You Bake Using A Toaster Oven?

So, maybe your oven went out or you just want to bake a small amount of brownies. Well, you can use a toaster oven. Does this mean you can bake anything using a toaster oven?

You can bake virtually anything using a toaster oven (as long as it will fit inside). Most toaster ovens have a bake setting and with this you can make all kinds of foods from dinner dishes, to fluffy bread, to delicious desserts.

You may have noticed that your toaster oven has a bake setting.  You can bake anything in a toaster oven by using this setting. Just press this button and set the temperature to whatever you want to bake on (usually 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit). 

Remember that toaster ovens are small kitchen appliances and this means that you can only bake a certain amount of food at a time. So, just use a smaller baking dish and you can bake all sorts of foods in a toaster oven. Meats, pastries and even desserts like brownies will all taste amazing even when cooked in a toaster oven. 

What Is The Best Pan To Bake Brownies In?

When you are cooking brownies, you want them to be delicious with the perfect combination of gooey and cakiness. So, what is the best kind of pan to put brownies in?

The best pan to bake brownies in is either glass or metal. This all depends on your personal preference and sometimes one may cook more evenly than the other. Aluminum baking pans can work well in toaster ovens since they are normally smaller.

For toaster oven brownies, choose a pan that’s small enough to fit inside of the appliance. Just make sure to use a smaller baking pan in the toaster oven since some of the regular sized ones won’t fit. 

It is a small kitchen appliance, so choose to put in small pans that will fit inside of it. Aluminum disposable pans can work well in a toaster oven and also eliminate the cleanup. 

There is some debate on what kind of pan is best to bake brownies in. Some say that metal pans are better for baking brownies because metal cooks evenly and can help to prevent over-burning, and give the brownies straight edges. Then some say that you will need to monitor the brownies baking in a metal pan more closely since they can heat up quickly resulting in harder and chewier brownies.

Most people recommend glass pans which they say will distribute heat more evenly and bake the dessert faster. Then there are those which say aluminum and nonstick pans are best since they are easy to use. Aluminum foil pans are disposable and can give you a softer brownie. Non Stick pans can give you a crispy on the outside and soft on the inside brownie and they won’t stick to the bottom of the pan for easy removal. 

So, really, it all comes down to whatever you like to bake brownies in.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, you can bake brownies in a toaster oven. It’s easy and convenient to use however, it can only make small batches. Since it is a small kitchen appliance you will need to use a small baking pan. 

A toaster oven works well to give you delicious brownies.

Hannah R.

Hey, I'm Hannah and I'm the founder of Get Eatin'.

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