Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

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Making cinnamon rolls in the air fryer is probably our favorite thing to use our air fryer for! Crispy on the outside with a tender crumbed, cinnamon-filled interior, air fryer cinnamon buns are a fabulous start to your morning!

If you are looking for more air fryer breakfast recipes, try our air fryer canned biscuits, air fryer hard-boiled eggs or frozen pancakes in the air fryer.

cinnamon rolls in a pan with an air fryer

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls in an Air Fryer

There are two different ways that you can make cinnamon rolls in your air fryer.

First, you can chose to place them directly on your baking rack like shown in the photo below:

cinnamon roll dough on an air fryer baking rack

Placing the rolls onto the baking rack or in your air fryer basket like this means that they will bake faster, have crispy edges and will be “separate” buns more than the next way of making them.

The other way that you can make them is to grease a round pan that fits into your air fryer
(we find that a small 8 inch round pan is perfect) and then place the raw cinnamon roll dough into the pan like shown.

cinnamon roll dough in a baking pan in an air fryer

When you bake the cinnamon rolls in the pan, they take longer to cook in the middle, so a lower temperature and a watchful eye is needed as the top might brown too fast, but then you have a delicious pan of air fryer cinnamon rolls to frost up with the icing that’s included!

baked cinnamon rolls in a pan in an air fryer

Which Type of Cinnamon Rolls to Use

We like the Pillsbury Grands as shown in the photo, but you can also make the smaller ones that yield more cinnamon buns. Using the smaller rolls means that they will fit differently into the pan however and you will have to adjust the baking time and watch to see when they brown up.


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How to bake up a small batch of cinnamon buns in your air fryer! Use canned refrigerated cinnamon rolls for the perfect quick hot breakfast or snack!

Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

How to bake up a small batch of cinnamon rolls in your air fryer! Use canned refrigerated cinnamon rolls for the perfect quick hot breakfast or snack!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Breakfast, Dessert
air fryer
Fast & Slow Cooking


  • 1 can refrigerated cinnamon rolls dough


  • Preheat your air fryer to 250 °F.
  • Get out an 8-inch round pan (this also fits in most basket air fryers that are square). Spray with cooking spray.
  • Open the canned biscuits and separate them. Place into the pan as shown.
  • Bake in the air fryer for 14-15 minutes, until golden brown on top and baked inside. Air fryers tend to cook the outside fast and the inside slowly, so the lower temperature for longer helps these bake inside as well as out. Play with the temperature on your air fryer to learn where it's the best for baked goods.
  • Remove and cool while getting the icing ready.
  • Heat the icing container until the icing is liquid enough to drizzle, then drizzle on top of the cinnamon buns. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  • Nutrition values will depend on brand and size of cinnamon buns you choose to make 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 320kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 8mg, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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