Freshly baked Pillsbury air fryer cinnamon rolls are such a delicious treat! Use Pillsbury’s ready-to-bake dough and you can have piping hot, fragrant cinnamon rolls on the table in less than 15 minutes.
Nothing beats the delicious fragrance of freshly baked cinnamon rolls on a slow weekend. When I don’t have the time to make homemade cinnamon rolls, I bake these cinnamon rolls, and they’re usually gone in a matter of minutes.
These days I pass on using a conventional oven and prefer to use my air fryer instead.
These are the best air fryer cinnamon rolls! I love the fact that I can bake them in about 10 minutes and have a delicious treat ready for my family with almost zero effort!
Just open the tube of cinnamon rolls and place the cinnamon roll dough in the preheated air fryer and ice them when they’re done.
These fluffy, warm rolls with gooey icing can be made for an easy breakfast or as an afterschool treat. A real crowd-pleaser and worthy competitor to cinnamon buns you find at the mall.
The air fryer does a fabulous job of heating up frozen foods in particular. You should check out air fryer frozen onion rings, air fryer pizza rolls, or air fryer frozen sweet potato fries. Or check out the whole collection of air fryer recipes.
Tips for Success
For this cinnamon rolls air fryer recipe, I recommend that you preheat the air fryer. My Cosori has a preheat button that allows me to preheat the air fryer before putting in the food.
I do cook many premade foods at 400 degrees F but I like to use a lower temperature for these cinnamon rolls because I’ve found that cooking them at higher temperatures results in an overcooked exterior and undercooked interior.
Keep the cinnamon rolls refrigerated until you’re ready to cook them.
Don’t crowd the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may be able to fit all the dough in the basket.
If all the pieces of dough don’t fit in the air fryer in a single row, you’ll need to cook the air fryer pillsbury cinnamon rolls in multiple batches. Leave a little bit of space between the pieces of dough to allow the hot air to circulate.
Every air fryer will vary. The first time you make cinnamon rolls in the air fryer, monitor and check on them 2 minutes before the cooking time is up. Adjust the recipe as needed in the future.
I make this in a Cosori air fryer and I don’t oil the bottom of the basket. However, every air fryer is different so it may be a good idea to spray a little bit of oil in the air fryer basket to prevent the cinnamon rolls from sticking to the bottom.
I usually have no issues with sticking but if you find that they are sticking, you can line the basket with a piece of parchment paper or some aluminum foil. Poke a few holes in the parchment or foil to allow air to circulate.
I don’t turn them over. They come out perfectly cooked and fluffy. However, if you find that they are undercooked, turn them over and cook them for an additional few minutes.
I used Pillsbury brand cinnamon rolls for this recipe since they are the most easily available. Different brands include Annie’s, Rhodes, Immaculate Baking Company, or a generic store brand.
I use the smaller cinnamon rolls and not Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls. The Grands may require additional cook time since they are larger cinnamon rolls.
If the cinnamon rolls are still raw, turn them over and air fry them for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. If you’re using aluminum foil or parchment paper, there could be reduced circulation of air. Make sure you poke a few holes into the parchment or foil.
The cinnamon rolls taste best when they’re eaten right away. However, you can store leftover cinnamon rolls in an airtight container. It’s best to store the cinnamon rolls unfrosted.
Reheating them in the air fryer can make them a bit dry so you may want to reheat them in the microwave for a few seconds.
How to make cinnamon rolls in air fryer
- Keep cinnamon rolls refrigerated until ready to use
- Preheat air fryer
- Place cinnamon rolls in the air fryer basket
- Air fry cinnamon rolls till golden brown
- Transfer the fluffy air fryer cinnamon rolls to a serving platter
- Frost the warm cinnamon rolls with enclosed icing or sprinkle with powdered sugar
See the recipe card below on how to air fry cinnamon rolls
Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 tube cinnamon rolls 8 count
Air Fryer Instructions
- Place the empty air fryer basket in the air fryer and preheat at 320 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes. **
- Lightly spray the basket with oil.
- Add the cinnamon rolls to the air fryer in a single layer, without overcrowding.
- Air fry for 10 minutes at 320 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Transfer the cinnamon rolls to a serving platter and frost the warm cinnamon rolls with enclosed icing. Serve immediately.
- * Pillsbury cinnamon rolls were used in this recipe. However, the same timings can be used for different brands. Nutrition information is for Pillsbury 8 count cinnamon rolls.
- Keep the cinnamon rolls refrigerated until you’re ready to air fry.
- Every air fryer will vary. The first time you make this recipe, monitor the cinnamon rolls and adjust the air frying time as needed. You may need to flip them halfway through the cook time.
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