From fridge to table in roughly 10 minutes, the air fryer is quite possibly the best and easiest way to bake cinnamon rolls from a can. Warm, sweet, and perfectly baked all the way through. Don’t forget the icing!
🥐 What Makes This Recipe So Good
- Air fryer cinnamon rolls are infinitely better than oven-baked cinnamon rolls because they’re faster, easier, and cooked perfectly every time. Between the preheat and the actual bake time, you could be enjoying fresh, gooey cinnamon rolls in less than 10 minutes from fridge to table. And the air fryer won’t heat up your entire kitchen like the oven does.
- Air frying cinnamon rolls at a slightly lower temperature like this helps to prevent the outer edges from baking faster than the inner layers. That means you’ll get ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls that are baked evenly, all the way through to the center.
- This method works for any kind of cinnamon rolls. Pillsbury (regular or Grands!), Annie’s, Trader Joe’s, Cinnabon, etc. You can even use it for your homemade cinnamon rolls. Just add 8 to 10 minutes to the air fryer time and check on them often to make sure they don’t overbake.
👩🏼🍳 Chef’s Tips
- Let the cinnamon rolls rest for a few minutes before icing them. They need to be warm to get that ideal icing consistency, sure. But if they’re too hot, the icing will just melt and slide right off.
- What works perfectly in one air fryer won’t necessarily work as well in another. Not without some adjustments at least. Even two of the exact same make and model, sitting on the same counter in the same kitchen at the same time, can give you two different results with the same food and settings. That means you’ll need to keep an eye on the cinnamon rolls, or they could end up over-baked, dry, and hard. If your air fryer typically runs hot, start checking the cinnamon rolls before the 6-minute mark. If you notice the tops of the cinnamon rolls are browning too quickly after a few minutes in the air fryer, flip them over so the underside can catch up.
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For the Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 8-count can cinnamon rolls or 1 5-count can Grands cinnamon rolls
- cinnamon roll icing from can of cinnamon rolls
- Air fryer
- neutral spray oil see Notes
- Preheat air fryer to 360° Fahrenheit. When air fryer is preheated, remove basket and spray with cooking spray.
- Place cinnamon rolls in air fryer basket in one even layer, working in batches as needed to avoid overcrowding. Return basket to air fryer.
- Air fry cinnamon rolls 6 minutes, then remove air fryer basket and check doneness. Return basket to air fryer and continue frying cinnamon rolls 1 to 3 minutes more as needed, checking frequently to prevent burning.
- When cinnamon rolls are baked to desired doneness, carefully remove cinnamon rolls from basket and set aside. Repeat process with any remaining cinnamon rolls.
- Top cinnamon rolls with cinnamon roll icing as desired. Serve warm.
- Cooking Spray: Use a neutral oil (avocado oil, coconut oil, etc.) in a spritzer, rather than an aerosolized cooking spray that will damage the coating on the air fryer basket.
- Cooking Times: All air fryers behave differently, even 2 of the exact same make and model. Keep an eye on the doneness of the cinnamon rolls and check on them often in the last few minutes of frying to make sure they don’t overbake. Remove them from the air fryer when your preferred doneness is reached.
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