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Air-Fryer Sticky Buns

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Cook: 20 min./batch


16 servings

There's nothing better than a warm sticky bun on a chilly morning, or any morning for that matter. Hot out of the air fryer, dripping with buttery-honey and lots of coconut, I'm in heaven! —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
Air-Fryer Sticky Buns Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Optional: Toasted sweetened shredded coconut and grated orange zest


  1. Grease two 8-in. round baking pans that fit in air fryer. Cut thawed bread dough in half; roll each half into a 10x8-in. rectangle. Combine cream cheese, coconut and orange juice concentrate; spread mixture on dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with long side. Cut each roll crosswise into eight slices; place in prepared pans. Cover; let rise until almost doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 325°. In a microwave, melt butter and honey. Spoon 1 tablespoon butter-honey mixture over each bun. In batches, place pans in air fryer; cook until tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Immediately invert onto a serving plate. If desired, top with toasted coconut and orange zest.
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 bun: 206 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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