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Air-Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

4 rolls

By starting with refrigerated crescent roll dough, you can have fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls in only a few minutes, especially if you use an air fryer. Try different glazes on these air-fryer cinnamon rolls to make them your own. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Air-Fryer Cinnamon Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (4 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons orange juice

Directions

  1. Unroll crescent dough into 1 rectangle; seal perforations. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seam to seal. Using a serrated knife, cut into 4 slices.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 350°. Place rolls, pinched side down, in ungreased ramekins or individual silicone muffin cups. Place in air fryer. Cook until golden brown, 8-12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and orange juice; drizzle over rolls.
Air-Fryer Cinnamon Rolls Tips

Do you need to preheat the air fryer before cooking cinnamon rolls?

Much like an oven, air fryers need to preheat before you add the food. This ensures that your dishes start to cook right away. Because air fryers are fairly small, they typically take only a few minutes to reach the targeted temperature. Check your manufacturers guide for the correct timings. For more air-fryer know-how, check out our air-fryer cooking tips—and here are common air-fryer cook times.

Can you reheat cinnamon rolls in the air fryer?

You can certainly reheat these cinnamon rolls in the air fryer. If you know you’re going to eat them later, withhold the glaze until they’re hot. Reheat at the same temperature for 4-6 minutes or until warm.

What other kinds of glaze can you make for air-fryer cinnamon rolls?

This recipe calls for a quick confectioners' sugar and orange juice mix, but an easy cream cheese frosting will amp up the flavor. You can also switch it up with one of our favorite homemade frosting recipes—try peanut butter or cinnamon for a fun breakfast treat!

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 144 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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