Air Fry Cinnamon Rolls

Published Date: February 4, 2022

Two simple ingredients and just 10 minutes are all you need to make these easy Air Fry Cinnamon Rolls. There’s nothing better than starting off your morning with a warm and deliciously gooey cinnamon roll! 

Cinnamon Rolls on a small cutting board, freshly baked and iced.
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MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH AIR FRYER CANNED CINNAMON ROLLS

Don’t let the fact that you’re using canned cinnamon roll dough sway you! The fact of the matter is that cinnamon rolls in the air fryer are a true treat.

NO ONE will know your little secret, and who says you have to tell? I’ll keep your secret because it’s my secret, too! 

TRY SOME OF MY OTHER SIMPLE BREAKFAST RECIPES:

If you’re a fan of hopping out of bed just to eat breakfast and drink coffee, we’d instantly become best friends. Here are some of my other favorite breakfast recipes that are a perfect way to start any day: Pancakes in a Mug, Sheet Pan Pancakes and Cinnamon Rolls with Apple Pie Filling.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • It’s literally two simple ingredients! 
  • Words simply can’t describe how tender and delicious this cinnamon roll air fryer recipe is. 
  • You can easily make a second batch in minutes. (and you’ll want to, believe me!) 
  • All you have to do is take a few easy steps and you’ll have hot and ready cinnamon rolls in MINUTES! 
  • There’s not need to heat up the entire kitchen by turning on the oven!

INGREDIENTS USED

  • Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cooking spray 
Unopened cinnamon roll cans on a marble countertop with an air fryer (labeled).
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*see recipe card for detailed measurements

KITCHEN SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

  • Air fryer 
  • Cooking spray 

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRY CINNAMON ROLLS 

Step 1: Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. You can also use parchment paper as well. 

Step 2: Separate the dough and add it to the basket, leaving some space in between each one. (Also, make sure that you’re putting them in a single layer – no stacking!) 

Step 3: Cook in the air fryer for 6 minutes at 360 degrees. Once that time has passed, flip the rolls and cook for another 3-5 minutes. (This is done so that the tops of the cinnamon rolls don’t burn.) 

Step 4: Remove the rolls from the air fryer and top with the icing that came with the dough. These are literally such an easy air fryer cinnamon rolls recipe!

Freshly baked cinnamon rolls being iced with a spatula.
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HELPFUL TIPS & TRICKS

  • Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls are larger in size than some of the other options at the store. This is why you want to be sure to give them space in the air fryer and also flip them.  
  • For nonstick purposes, I prefer using a cooking spray for this recipe because it’s fast and simple. Parchment paper works fine, too but I like to save it for other recipes if possible. 

SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS

  • Use a homemade glaze – You can use the glaze that comes with the cinnamon roll tube or make your own. I little bit of milk and powdered sugar whisked together and drizzled over the top is a breeze! 
  • Top with frosting – If you REALLY want to make these cinnamon rolls taste like a dessert, you can use canned frosting, too. Just be sure that you let them cool down all the way before adding frosting otherwise it will melt and slide right off. 
  • Add toppings! Drizzled honey, adding maple syrup, topping with powdered sugar, or using cream cheese frosting are all options that you can add to change up the flavor. Chopped pecans on top would be good, too! (If you’re feeling extra crazy – add some crumbled-up bacon on top. The sweet and salty combination is out of this world!) 
  • Keep it simple – A little bit of melted butter and brown sugar taste super yummy on top, too! This is a great option to add just a hint of sweetness to the top of these large cinnamon rolls.

STORAGE NOTES

I highly recommend that you eat these baked cinnamon rolls fresh, but if you have any leftovers, place them in an airtight container or wrap them well (with plastic wrap or aluminum foil) and keep them at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Bird's eye view of baked cinnamon rolls in the air fryer basket, iced on a cutting board and some in an unopened canister.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to preheat the air fryer before cooking up these cinnamon rolls? 

Nope, no preheating is necessary. (I told you this air fryer cinnamon rolls Pillsbury recipe was awesome, right?)

Can I use different brands of cinnamon rolls?

You can, but just be prepared that you might need to adjust the cooking time. You can buy different sizes of sweet rolls at the grocery store, so make sure that you pay close attention the first time you make a different brand.

Can I use the smaller cinnamon rolls that have 8 in the can? 

Yes! You absolutely can as long as they fit in your size air fryer. Just cook them for 6 minutes. Since they are much smaller, they will cook faster. No need to flip!

How do I know my cinnamon rolls are fully cooked?

I totally get it. The easiest way to know they are done is to see golden brown on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Fresh cinnamon rolls cooked to perfection are like heaven in your mouth.

Can I squish the cinnamon rolls in the air fryer basket to cook more quickly? 

I don’t recommend it. Cooking cinnamon rolls in the airfryer need space in between so that the hot air circulates. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you might be able to fit in a few more, but don’t overcrowd.

How do I reheat these delicious cinnamon rolls? 

The easy way to reheat these leftover cinnamon rolls is in the microwave for about 30 seconds. If frozen, allow coming to room temperature first (for best texture). And if you have not already used it up, don’t forget to spread icing on your warm cinnamon roll. 

Can I freeze cooked cinnamon rolls?

You should wrap individual rolls for freezing, in which case they will last up to 2 months.  

A yummy close up bite shot of an iced cinnamon roll
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Cinnamon Rolls baked in an air fryer and coated with icing.
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Air Fry Cinnamon Rolls

Two simple ingredients and just 10 minutes of time are all you need to make these Air Fry Cinnamon Rolls. Gooey, warm cinnamon rolls!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fry Cinnamon Rolls, Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls in the Air Fryer
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 1kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray

Ingredients

  • 1 can Cinnamon Rolls refrigerated, Grands (you can use smaller rolls in 8 count, cooking time varies)

Instructions

  • Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. You can also use parchment paper as well.
  • Separate the dough and add it to the basket, leaving some space in between each one. (Also, make sure that you're putting them in a single layer – no stacking!)
  • Cook in the air fryer for 6 minutes at 360 degrees. Once that time has passed, flip the rolls and cook for another 3 minutes. (This is done so that the tops of the cinnamon rolls don't burn.)
  • Remove the rolls from the air fryer and top with the icing that came with the dough. These are literally such an easy air fryer cinnamon rolls recipe!

Notes

HELPFUL TIPS & TRICKS

  • Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls are larger in size than some of the other options at the store. This is why you want to be sure to give them space in the air fryer and also flip them.  
  • For nonstick purposes, I prefer using a cooking spray for this recipe because it’s fast and simple. Parchment paper works fine, too but I like to save it for other recipes if possible. 

SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS

  • Use a homemade glaze – You can use the glaze that comes with the cinnamon roll tube or make your own. I little bit of milk and powdered sugar whisked together and drizzled over the top is a breeze! 
  • Top with frosting – If you REALLY want to make these cinnamon rolls taste like a dessert, you can use canned frosting, too. Just be sure that you let them cool down all the way before adding frosting otherwise it will melt and slide right off. 
  • Add toppings! Drizzled honey, adding maple syrup, topping with powdered sugar, or using cream cheese frosting are all options that you can add to change up the flavor. Chopped pecans on top would be good, too! (If you’re feeling extra crazy – add some crumbled-up bacon on top. The sweet and salty combination is out of this world!) 
  • Keep it simple – A little bit of melted butter and brown sugar taste super yummy on top, too! This is a great option to add just a hint of sweetness to the top of these large cinnamon rolls.

STORAGE NOTES

I highly recommend that you eat these baked cinnamon rolls fresh but if you have any leftovers, place them in an airtight container or wrap them well (with plastic wrap or aluminum foil) and keep them at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week. 
You should wrap individual rolls for freezing in which case they will last up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Cinnamon rolls from a can should not taste this good! I never thought of doing them in the air-fryer before, and now I can’t wait to have them again!

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