Air Fryer Frozen Pain Au Chocolat

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If you love sweet pastries, then you will love air fryer frozen pain au chocolat. The favourite French sweet pastry is amazing cooked from frozen in the air fryer and ideal for an easy breakfast or brunch.  

Puff pastry in the air fryer is amazing and you will love the golden glow on your pain au chocolat when cooked in the air fryer.

air fryer frozen pain au chocolat recipe
Air Fryer Frozen Pain Au Chocolat Recipe

Pain Au Chocolat

When I see a pain au chocolat is takes me back to the best holiday I ever had.

Which was the summer of 2018. Me, the hubby and our 3 kids spent the summer camping around Europe.

We travelled to 8 countries in 8 weeks (England, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Spain & Portugal) all whilst staying in a tent.

We had very limited space for food and would often be doing very small shops at the Lidi for whichever country we were visiting.

We always ended up with the same breakfast whenever we were moving between campsites.

It was always fresh orange juice and a pain au chocolat. They filled us up brilliantly and we all got excited when we had yet another one, which was about 3 mornings per week.

Now when I see a pain au chocolat I am back in our European adventure, loving every single minute.

Today I wanted to show you how you can have a taste of Europe and cook from frozen, uncooked, but already prepped Iceland pain au chocolat.

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Can You Put Frozen Pain Au Chocolat In The Air Fryer?

Yes, you can air fry frozen pain au chocolat and its delicious. The chocolate goes wonderfully gooey in the centre, and you also have a golden glow on your puff pastry too.

You can also do the same with many sweet baked goods in the air fryer.

Can You Warm Up Pain Au Chocolat?

Yes, you sure can and its perfect for when you bought some pain au chocolat (already cooked) and you want to warm and for the chocolate in the middle to melt again.

I do this when I get a pain au chocolat from the local patisserie and they are so yummy!

Best Way To Heat Pain Au Chocolat?

The best way to heat up your favourite pain au chocolat treats is using the air fryer. What the air fryer does is makes the pastry beautifully golden and crispy and never soggy.

Then the air fryer perfectly heats through the chocolatey centre.

Why Cook Puff Pastry In Air Fryer?

Pain au chocolat is not the only air fryer frozen pastry that you could make. For example, I love air fryer frozen chocolate eclairs, apple turnovers, croissants and so much more.

Air fryer puff pastry is the best and that is because of the crisp on the pastry, its never soggy, you can reheat pain au chocolat in the air fryer and any puff pastry baked good would work in the air fryer.

I recommend instead of spending ages turning on the oven and waiting for it to heat up, that you cook your puff pastry in the air fryer from now on.

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Air Fryer Pain Au Chocolat Ingredients

Air Fryer Pain Au Chocolat Ingredients

Pastries – I recommend you use a pack of 4 frozen pain au chocolat pastries from Iceland. They are uncooked and just made ahead for you to quickly cook from frozen. Though if you want to cook more air fryer baked goods at once, then I recommend batching.  

Eggs – I also recommend for that amazing golden glow that you use a pastry brush and brush the pastry with egg wash.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this frozen pain au chocolat in air fryer recipe it has just been our Philips air fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

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How To Cook Pain Au Chocolat From Frozen?

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  • Load. Remove your frozen pastries from the packaging and place in the air fryer basket.
  • Wash. Add your egg wash to the tops and sides of your puff pastry.
  • Cook. Air fry for 8 minutes at 160c/320f followed by an extra 3 minutes at 200c/400f.
  • Serve. Then serve in napkins for the classic French way.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to cook frozen pain au chocolat in air fryer and why it is a firm favourite for a quick weekend breakfast.

How Long To Cook Frozen Pain Au Chocolat?

Air fryer frozen pastry will surprise you with how quick it is to air fry. Considering how thick frozen pain au chocolat’s are, they are done in JUST 11 minutes.

Though Jorge loves his pain au chocolat very dark and loves the colour. If you just want cooked, then they are done in 8 minutes.

How To Heat Up A Pain Au Chocolat?

If you want to reheat pain au chocolat in the air fryer then its incredibly easy. Simply brush with egg wash (it will help make it crispy again) and then air fry for 5 minutes at 160c/320f.

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Air Fryer Frozen Pain Au Chocolat

If you love sweet pastries, then you will love air fryer frozen pain au chocolat. The favourite French sweet pastry is amazing cooked from frozen in the air fryer and ideal for an easy breakfast or brunch.
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time11 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 375kcal


  • 1 Pack Frozen Pain Au Chocolat
  • Egg Wash

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Remove your frozen pain au chocolat from its packaging and discard any flaky crumbs.
    Can You Put Frozen Pain Au Chocolat In The Air Fryer?
  • Spread out in the air fryer basket and add egg wash.
    Can You Put Frozen Pain Au Chocolat In The Air Fryer?
  • Air fry for 8 minutes at 160c/320f.
    Can You Put Frozen Pain Au Chocolat In The Air Fryer?
  • Then add extra egg wash and cook for a further 3 minutes at 200c/400f if you would like your air fryer puff pastry extra golden.
    Can You Put Frozen Pain Au Chocolat In The Air Fryer?



Wash – Don’t skip the egg wash as that is what makes the pain au chocolat so wonderfully golden and crispy.
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Serving: 100g | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.8g | Protein: 7.6g | Fat: 19.3g | Saturated Fat: 12.7g | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 13.4g
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1 thought on “Air Fryer Frozen Pain Au Chocolat”

  1. 5 stars
    These cooked great for me and the kids as a snack after tea tonight. They are quick and the kids had never tried them unlike me so i knew they would love even though they said they do not like pastries LOL


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