If you have an air fryer and a package of store-bought cinnamon rolls, then you’re ready to have a sweet, hot breakfast on the table for your crew in six minutes flat!
My five year old has been asking for cinnamon rolls for weeks (!) and I finally remembered to put a roll in my online grocery cart a few days ago. I decided to make them yesterday morning after seeing the package in the refrigerator while I was reaching for my coffee creamer. I started walking toward the oven to preheat it, knowing that our girls would be awake within minutes, and it hit me cinnamon rolls would probably bake up beautifully in the air fryer!
Sure enough, the cinnamon rolls went from this…
to this in a snap, all without waiting 35ish minutes for them to be done (oven preheat + bake time) or heating up my house in June in Alabama with the oven.
WIN. HAPPY DANCE. HAPPY BELLY. I LOVE MY AIR FRYER!
I’ve heard that anything you bake in your oven can technically be baked in your air fryer as well, which is why I gave this a shot. This rule was totally applicable with cinnamon rolls.
The “How To” for Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
Spray air fryer with nonstick spray, place cinnamon rolls in the air fryer basket, then bake for five minutes on 370(ish) degrees.
I choose 370 degrees because that is what our specific air fryer defaults to, and this worked beautifully. I like the middle to be just a teeny, tiny bit on the semi-gooey side, so this temperature was great. If you want the middle to fully cook and the cinnamon rolls to be a bit more brown than mine, up the temp to 400. Note that I did not preheat my air fryer in any way.
I just placed the dough, hit the five-minute button, and let ‘er (cinnamon) roll.
I then took an extra minute to spread the icing while the girls got plates, forks, and sprinkles. We went out on the back porch (our favorite breakfast spot), they decorated their rolls per their usual (because they assume that icing ALWAYS requires sprinkles, and I guess they’re not wrong), and then quickly devoured them.
Sadie’s eyes are always bigger than her stomach. She begs and pleads for what Hadley has (two rolls) but one is plenty for her, as she soon realizes. No problem; more for us to have later. 🙂
How to bake store-bought cinnamon rolls in an air fryer
- Grease air fryer basket.
- Place cinnamon rolls in basket, leaving space between each to expand.
- Bake on 370-400 for five minutes.
- Slather with icing and enjoy!
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