Perfect cinnamon rolls baked in half the time thanks to the air fryer! Complete with an easy and delicious cream cheese frosting, these cinnamon rolls are truly the best ever.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- It all comes together in under 10 minutes! Pop cinnamon rolls in the air fryer, then whip up the cream cheese frosting. Last, slather your rolls in frosting and enjoy!
- They’re seriously delicious, kid-friendly, and a crowd favorite! Everyone will go crazy for a steaming hot batch of these cinnamon rolls. Cook them up for breakfast, brunch, or a sweet snack.
- The homemade cream cheese frosting takes this recipe to the next level. Ditch the packaged icing, and opt for the homemade kind. Canned cinnamon rolls have seriously never tasted so good!
Cinnamon Rolls – Feel free to use any brand of canned cinnamon rolls you’d like. This air fryer method will even work for homemade cinnamon rolls! If making the rolls from scratch, simply increase the cook times to 8-10 minutes.
Spray Cooking Oil – The use of spray cooking oil is simply a precaution. Since we’re already using parchment paper at the bottom of our air fryer tray or basket, the cooking oil acts as a second line of defense. If you’d like, you can leave the spray cooking oil out, but I recommend it for easier cinnamon roll removal.
Cream Cheese – The cream cheese frosting in this recipe gives our air fryer cinnamon rolls an additional sweet, and slightly tangy touch. If you’d like, you can omit the cream cheese frosting altogether. However, I highly recommend it for out-of-this-world cinnamon rolls!
- Leave the cinnamon rolls to cool for at least a few minutes before frosting. If too hot, the frosting will immediately melt and slide right off each roll. Therefore, for frosting to stick, give them some time to cool down first!
- You can use this air fryer method to cook just one cinnamon roll if you’d like! For a single-serve cinnamon roll, place it in the center of your tray or basket and cook for just 6 minutes. Also, cut the cream cheese frosting ingredients in half!
- It’s important to remember that not all air fryer are created equal. Therefore, cook times may vary based on your make and model. To avoid overcooking, check on your cinnamon rolls at the 6 minute mark and adjust cook time as you see necessary!
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For the Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 can cinnamon rolls 5-count
For the Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 2 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt more or less to taste
- Air fryer
- Parchment Paper must be safe for air fryers
- neutral spray oil must be safe for air fryers
- Hand mixer or stand mixer
- Small bowl
- Preheat air fryer to 360° Fahrenheit. Line air fryer basket with parchment paper specifically designed for air fryers, then lightly spray parchment paper with air-fryer-safe spray oil.
- Place cinnamon rolls in air fryer basket in one even layer. Place basket in air fryer and bake cinnamon rolls at 360° Fahrenheit for 6 to 8 minutes. Adjust bake time as needed based on desired cinnamon roll texture and doneness.
- While cinnamon rolls bake, add cream cheese and butter to large bowl. Use stand mixer or hand mixer to beat ingredients until fully combined, then add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat again on medium speed until fully combined.
- Remove cinnamon rolls from air fryer when baked as desired. Let cinnamon rolls rest 10 minutes, then cover each roll in cream cheese frosting and serve warm.
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