Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

Published Date: November 3, 2022


Category: Air Fryer Breakfasts

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Love those buttery, flaky and delicious cinnamon rolls that smell like fall? Why not make them yourself? These Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls are actually easier to make than you’d think, and once you’ve tried your hands at them, there’s really no going back!

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🛒 INGREDIENTS FOR AIR FRYER CINNAMON ROLLS

  • Milk
  • Water
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Active Dry Yeast
  • Egg
  • Butter, Softened
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese, Softened
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar

*see recipe card for detailed amounts

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HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON ROLLS IN AIR FRYER

Roll Directions:

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix milk, water, and butter together.
  • Microwave just until butter is melted and mixture is warm.
  • Add flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and egg.
  • Using a stand mixer or your hands, stir until uniform dough forms.
  • Continue working dough with your hands on a floured surface for about 2-3 minutes. Place ball of dough in a bowl that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover loosely and allow to rest for about 15 minutes.
  • When done, roll dough out on a floured surface until it is about 8 inches by 10 inches.

Filling Directions:

  • Spread softened butter over top of rolled dough.
  • Evenly sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over top of butter.
  • Roll the dough tightly starting with the short side.
  • Cut the roll into 6 pieces and arrange them in your greased air fryer pan.
  • Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Allow rolls to rise in a warm place for about 60-75 minutes or until the rolls have doubled in size.

Air Fry Directions:

  • Air fry at 320 degrees F for 8-9 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.
  • While rolls are baking, prepare icing. Place all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and beat together.
  • Drizzle icing over warm rolls and serve.

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • Remember to grease the Air Fryer basket before you add in the cinnamon rolls. Alternatively, you can also just layer the basket with a sheet of parchment paper.

STORAGE AND REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS:

If you’re planning to make the Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls in a big batch and store for later, remember not to ice them. Just allow them to cool down completely, transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

You can reheat the cinnamon rolls in the microwave or the Air Fryer as per your preference, and then top them with the icing.

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FAQS & SUBSTITUTIONS/VARIATIONS:

Do I Need to Flip the Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls Midway?

You actually don’t! Unlike most other Air fried foods, these will turn out perfectly crispy and buttery on the outside and super soft and fluffy on the inside if you follow the instructions perfectly.

Can I Use Packaged Cinnamon Roll Dough?

If you want to cut down on the cooking time for the recipe, you can surely used the packaged version of the dough too.

Why Are my Cinnamon Rolls Not Cooked Through?

If, despite your best efforts, your cinnamon rolls don’t seem to be cooked through, you can Air fry them again for a couple of extra minutes. Also make sure you poke some holes in the aluminum foil or parchment paper to allow the hot air to circulate well through the basket.

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Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls


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Prep Time 1 hr 40 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 1 hr 48 mins
Servings 6 Rolls
Calories 362 kcal
Light, fluffy homemade cinnamon rolls made right in your air fryer.

EQUIPMENT

  • 1 Air Fryer

INGREDIENTS
  

Roll Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1.5 cups Flour
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2.25 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 pc Egg

Filling Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon

Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp Butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

Roll Directions:

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix milk, water, and butter together.
  • Microwave just until butter is melted and mixture is warm.
  • Add flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and egg.
  • Using a stand mixer or your hands, stir until uniform dough forms.
  • Continue working dough with your hands on a floured surface for about 2-3 minutes. Place ball of dough in a bowl that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover loosely and allow to rest for about 15 minutes.
  • When done, roll dough out on a floured surface until it is about 8 inches by 10 inches.

Filling Directions:

  • Spread softened butter over top of rolled dough.
  • Evenly sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over top of butter.
  • Roll the dough tightly starting with the short side.
  • Cut the roll into 6 pieces and arrange them in your greased air fryer pan.
  • Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Allow rolls to rise in a warm place for about 60-75 minutes or until the rolls have doubled in size.

Air Fry Directions:

  • Air fry at 320 degrees F for 8-9 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.
  • While rolls are baking, prepare icing. Place all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and beat together.
  • Drizzle icing over warm rolls and serve.

NOTES

Storage Instructions:
  • If you’re planning to make the Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls in a big batch and store for later, remember not to ice them. Just allow them to cool down completely, transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  • You can reheat the cinnamon rolls in the microwave or the Air Fryer as per your preference, and then top
Other FAQ Suggestions:
  • Do I Need to Flip the Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls Midway? You actually don’t! Unlike most other Air fried foods, these will turn out perfectly crispy and buttery on the outside and super soft and fluffy on the inside if you follow the instructions perfectly.
  • Can I Use Packaged Cinnamon Roll Dough? If you want to cut down on the cooking time for the recipe, you can surely used the packaged version of the dough too.
  • Why Are my Cinnamon Rolls Not Cooked Through? You can Air fry them again for a couple of extra minutes.

NUTRITION

Serving: 6ServesCalories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 199mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 457IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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