Everyone loves cinnamon rolls, and these air fryer cinnamon rolls are so quick and easy that whipping up a delicious snack is a breeze. Versatile enough for a tasty treat or a breakfast on the go, you can have them ready in less than 10 minutes!
Indulge in the heavenly aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls right from your air fryer! This air fryer cinnamon rolls recipe brings the comfort of homemade treats in a quick and hassle-free way. Soft dough, generously swirled with cinnamon-sugar filling, perfectly air-fried to a golden brown, and topped with a sweet glaze – these cinnamon rolls are simply irresistible.
Whether you're a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this easy-to-follow recipe will have you savoring the sweet, cinnamony taste of success in no time.
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Why This Recipe Works
These tasty air fryer cinnamon rolls are so easy, versatile, and customizable that you will be coming back to this recipe time and time again.
Using the air fryer significantly reduces cooking time compared to traditional oven baking. Additionally, using frozen cinnamon rolls saves you from spending an enormous amount of time and energy in the kitchen. The ease of this recipe can only be outdone by its versatility.
These delicious air fryer cinnamon rolls can be eaten any time a sweet treat is needed. Whether you are looking for something sugary after dinner, for an afternoon snack, or for a breakfast on the go, these air fryer cinnamon rolls can be ready in less than 10 minutes whenever that sweet tooth craving kicks in.
Additionally, this recipe allows for creative customization. Top your air fryer cinnamon rolls with chopped nuts, raisins, or even a sprikle of cinnamon or nutmeg for delightful variations, catering to your unique preferences.
What makes this recipe so simple is the use of the frozen cinnamon rolls. This saves on time and energy spent in the kitchen when you want a quick breakfast or snack item. However, you can also choose to make your cinnamon rolls from scratch.
The icing used in this air fryer cinnamon rolls recipe is a fairly simple glaze that can be made using ingredients commonly found in most homes. However, if you prefer to use your favorite brand of icing, or use an icing recipe that you have, please feel free to use whatever you like. You can even experiment with flavored icings such as chocolate or caramel glaze topping for your air fryer cinnamon rolls.
How to Make Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
Combine water and icing sugar in a small bowl to make your icing.
Add your frozen cinnamon rolls to the air fryer basket.
Defrost for 5 minutes at 170F.
Remove your defrosted cinnamon buns from the air fryer and top with icing.
Serve and enjoy!
- While you don't need to preheat the air fryer, it's still a good idea to let it warm up for a couple of minutes before placing the cinnamon rolls inside. This allows for a more even cook amongst your cinnamon rolls.
- Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper to prevent the cinnamon rolls from sticking to the surface and make cleanup much easier.
- Remember to consult the specific instructions on the packaging of your frozen cinnamon rolls, as they may provide additional tips for air frying.
What to Serve With Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
These delightful air fyer cinnamon rolls are so versatile and easy to make that you can have one with your morning coffee, your afternoon tea, or as a sweet after-dinner treat.
Should I thaw the frozen cinnamon rolls before air frying them?
No, you should not thaw frozen cinnamon rolls before air frying them. Cooking them from frozen ensures they rise properly and maintain their shape.
Can I ice the cinnamon rolls before air frying them?
It's generally not recommended to ice the cinnamon rolls before air frying, as the glaze may melt and create a mess. Instead, apply the glaze after the rolls have been thawed.
Can I stack the cinnamon rolls in the air fryer basket?
It's best to avoid stacking the cinnamon rolls to ensure even cooking. Give them some space in the basket to allow the hot air to circulate freely.
How long can leftover air fryer cinnamon rolls be stored?
Leftover air fryer cinnamon rolls can be stored in the resrigerator for 3-4 days when kept in an airtight container. For longer term storage, they can be kept in the freezer for upto 3 months.
How To Make Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch?
In a large mixing bowl, combine ½ cup of warm milk, ¼ cup melted butter, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 pack of active dry yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast is foamy. Add 1 large egg to the yeast mixture and mix until combined. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 to 1.5 hours or until it doubles in size.
To prepare the filling, mix together ⅓ cup of softened butter, ½ cup of brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon in a small bowl, until well combined.
After the dough has risen, punch it down, and transfer it to a floured surface to roll it out into a 12x16" rectangle. Spread the cinnamon filling mixture evenly over the rolled-out dough, leaving a small border around the edges. Starting from the long side, tightly roll the dough into a log. Using a sharp knife or bakers twine, cut the log into about 12 equal slices. Place the cinnamon roll slices in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between each roll and Air fry them for about 8-12 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
These homemade cinnamon rolls can even be frozen individually before you air fry them. Whenever you want a warm cinnamon rolls, simply take a few out of the freezer and air fry them according to the recipe.
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Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 package frozen cinnamon rolls
- 1 tablespoon water
- 3 oz icing sugar
- Combine water and icing sugar in a small bowl to make your icing.
- Add your frozen cinnamon rolls to the air fryer basket.
- Defrost for 5 minutes at 170F.
- Remove your defrosted cinnamon buns from the air fryer and top with icing.
- Serve while warm, and enjoy!
- While you don't need to preheat the air fryer, it's still a good idea to let it warm up for a few minutes before placing the cinnamon rolls inside. This allows for more even cooking amongst your cinnamon rolls.
- Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper to prevent the cinnamon rolls from sticking to the surface and make cleanup much faster.
- Remember to consult the specific instructions on the package of your frozen cinnamon rolls, as they may provide additional tips for air frying.