Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

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These air fryer cinnamon rolls are golden on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, and absolutely full of that sweet cinnamon filling and icing that we love about this sweet treat.

Closeup shot of air fryer cinnamon roll with fork on plate

If you love cinnamon rolls, then you’ve come to the right place. These cinnamon rolls are air fried, so they’re always golden and perfect every time. You’ll never make a sub-par cinnamon roll again!

Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

I love cinnamon rolls, and I love cooking with my air fryer, so it only made sense to combine the two. I’m so glad I did! These cinnamon rolls are light and fluffy on the inside and golden on the outside with just a touch of crispness that really adds something amazing to them!

Closeup shot of iced air fryer cinnamon roll on plate

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe.

Roll Ingredients:

  • milk
  • water
  • butter
  • flour
  • sugar
  • salt
  • active dry yeast
  • egg

Filling Ingredients:

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon

Icing Ingredients:

  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • heavy whipping cream
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar
Overhead shot of individual cinnamon roll and icing ingredients in bowls

Instructions

This recipe requires a few steps, but they’re all very easy to do. You’ll have no problem with this recipe!

Roll Directions

Step 1: In a large bowl microwave-safe bowl, mix milk, water, and butter together.

Step 2: Microwave just until butter is melted and mixture is warm.

Step 3: Add flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and egg.

Cinnamon roll ingredients in mixign bowl

Step 4: Using a stand mixer or your hands, stir until uniform dough forms.

Closeup shot of hand holding cinnamon roll dough

Step 5: Continue working dough with your hands on a floured surface for about 2-3 minutes.

Step 6: Place ball of dough in a bowl that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Overhead shot of cinnamon roll dough in glass bowl

Step 7: Cover loosely and allow to rest for about 15 minutes.

Step 8: When done, roll dough out on a floured surface until it is about 8 inches by 10 inches. 

Overhead shot of cinnamon roll dough rolled out

Filling Directions:

Step 9: Spread softened butter over top of rolled dough.

Overhead shot of dough spread with butter

Step 10: Evenly sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over top of butter.

Overhead shot of dough topped with cinnamon and brown sugar

Step 11: Roll the dough tightly starting with the short side.

Closeup shot of dough rolled up into tube

Step 12: Cut the roll into 6 pieces and arrange them in your greased 7-inch air fryer pan.

Overehead shot of cinnamon rolls in air fryer pan

Step 13: Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap.

Step 14: Allow rolls to rise in a warm place for about 60-75 minutes or until the rolls have doubled in size. 

Overhead shot of cinnamon rolls in pan in air fryer

Air Fry Directions:
Step 15: Air fry at 320ºF for 8-9 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. 

Overhead closeup shot of air fryer cinnamon rolls in pan

Icing Directions:

Step 16: While rolls are baking, prepare icing. Place all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and beat together. Drizzle over warm rolls and serve. 

Icing being spooned over cinnamon rolls

Equipment

You don’t need much in the way of equipment to make these cinnamon rolls.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Air fryer pan
  • Air fryer

Substitutions

Margarine: You can use melted margarine in place of butter for the cinnamon roll liquid.

Dark Brown Sugar: Dark brown sugar works well in place of regular light brown sugar.

Closeup shot of cinnamon roll on spatulawith more air fryer cinnamon rolls below

Options

Looking for ways to change up these air fryer cinnamon rolls? Here are some suggestions.

Mace: Add a little mace to accentuate the cinnamon flavor.

Chocolate Icing: Add a little melted baking chocolate to make chocolate icing.

Tips:

  • Be sure your yeast is fresh for this recipe. Yeast is a living thing and out of date yeast could be dead.
  • Be sure your butter is fully softened to make it easy to spread over the cinnamon roll dough.
  • Roll your cinnamon roll dough up as tightly as possible before cutting into individual cinnamon rolls.
Closeup shot of iced cinnamon roll on plate

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FAQ

How long are cinnamon rolls good?

These cinnamon rolls will last for about 2 days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 2 months.

How do you freeze cinnamon rolls?

Wrap the cinnamon rolls tightly in a double layer of cling wrap, and then place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.

How do you defrost cinnamon rolls?

Let them defrost in the refrigerator overnight.

How do you reheat cinnamon rolls?

Place the cinnamon rolls in a baking dish and sprinkle them with water to keep them from drying out. Then cover them with foil and bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Recipe Name

Ready to cook these air fryer cinnamon rolls? Then print the recipe card below.

Yield: 6 rolls

Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

Air fryer cinnamon rolls are golden on the outside and so soft and fluffy on the inside. They always come out perfectly every time!

Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 48 minutes

Ingredients

  • Roll Ingredients:
  • 
1/4 cup milk

  • 2 tbsp water
  • 
2 tbsp butter 

  • 1 1/2 cups flour

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 
1 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

  1. Roll Directions:
  2. In a large bowl microwave-safe bowl, mix milk, water, and butter together.
  3. Microwave just until butter is melted and mixture is warm.
  4. Add flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and egg.
  5. Using a stand mixer or your hands, stir until uniform dough forms.
  6. Continue working dough with your hands on a floured surface for about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Place ball of dough in a bowl that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Cover loosely and allow to rest for about 15 minutes.
  9. When done, roll dough out on a floured surface until it is about 8 inches by 10 inches. 
  10. Filling Directions:
  11. Spread softened butter over top of rolled dough.
  12. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over top of butter.
  13. Roll the dough tightly starting with the short side.
  14. Cut the roll into 6 pieces and arrange them in your greased air fryer pan.
  15. Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap.
  16. Allow rolls to rise in a warm place for about 60-75 minutes or until the rolls have doubled in size. 
  17. Air Fry Directions:
  18. Air fry at 320ºF for 8-9 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. 
  19. Icing Directions:
  20. While rolls are baking, prepare icing. Place all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and beat together. Drizzle over warm rolls and serve. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 406Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 73mgSodium 250mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 2gSugar 29gProtein 6g

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