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How to Make Cinnamon Rolls in Air Fryer

cinnamon rolls fresh out of the air fryer

Making cinnamon rolls in an air fryer is a great way to enjoy a delicious treat without the hassle of baking in the oven. Air fryers are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience, ease of use, and ability to make healthier versions of fried foods. With just a few simple steps, you can make delicious cinnamon rolls that will be a hit with everyone in your family.

If you don’t have an oven or want to try making cinnamon rolls in the air fryer, let me tell you, it is an easy process. So if you are wondering how to make cinnamon rolls in the air fryer? Read ahead and find out!

Can You Make Cinnamon Rolls in Air Fryer?

fresh cinnamon rolls cooked in an air fryer

The answer is yes! An air fryer is a great way to make delicious cinnamon rolls without using the oven. You can get perfectly cooked cinnamon rolls with a crunchy outside and a soft and fluffy inside with an air fryer.

Tips to Remember

yummy cinnamon rolls

Let’s discuss tips to help you make the perfect cinnamon roll every time!

  • When adding filling to your cinnamon rolls, filling them sparingly is essential as it can cause them to become soggy or even burn in the air fryer. Spread the mixture onto each rolled-out piece of dough before rolling them up into cinnamon rolls.
  • Before you place your cinnamon rolls in the air fryer, it’s essential to spray the basket with a non-stick cooking spray or oil. This will help ensure that your cinnamon rolls do not stick to the basket and help them cook evenly.
  • The temperature should be set at 350°F, and the time should be set for 8 minutes. It’s also helpful to check on your cinnamon rolls after 5 minutes of cooking, as this will help you gauge how much longer they need to cook for optimal results.
  • Once your cinnamon rolls are finished cooking, let them cool for a few minutes before serving them. This will help ensure that they don’t burn your mouth! You can add some icing or glaze for extra flavor and sweetness.

 

How to Store Cinnamon Rolls

Here are some tips for storing cinnamon rolls so they stay as tasty as when you first made them.

  • If you plan on eating your cinnamon rolls within a few days of making or buying them, it is best to store them in the refrigerator. Place the cinnamon rolls in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator.
  • Freezing is a great way to extend the shelf life of your cinnamon rolls if you plan on eating only some of them within a few days. Place the cinnamon rolls in an airtight container or freezer bag and place them in the freezer. This will help lock in moisture and keep your cinnamon rolls fresh for up to 3 months.
  • If you’re reheating previously frozen cinnamon rolls, it is best to do so in the oven or air fryer. Preheat your oven or air fryer to 350°F and place the cinnamon rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or an air fryer basket. Bake for 10-15 minutes until heated through.

 

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls in Air Fryer

cinnamon rolls fresh out of the air fryer

  • Preparation Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 8 minutes
  • Servings: 1 roll

 

Ingredients

Dough:

  • ¾ cup whole milk, warm
  • 2 ¼ tsp. active yeast
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt

 

Filling:

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cinnamon, ground
  • ¼ cup softened butter

 

Cream cheese frosting:

  • ½ cup softened cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. softened butter
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

 

Instructions

  1. Pour milk into the bowl of a stand mixer, sprinkle yeast, and add egg yolk, egg, butter, and sugar; mix at medium speed until everything combines well.
  2. Then add salt and flour and mix using a wooden spoon until the mixture looks like dough. Then start the electric mixer at medium speed and knead the dough for eight minutes or until it comes in the center of the bowl like a ball.
  3. When the dough is ready, transfer it to an oiled bowl, wrap it with cling film and a clean kitchen towel, and leave for 1 hour or until the volumes double.
  4. Once the dough becomes double in size, place it on a flour-dusted work surface and roll using a rolling pin until 14″ x 9″ rectangle; spread softened butter while leaving a ¼” border on all sides.
  5. Add cinnamon and brown sugar in a small bowl, mix well, and sprinkle the mixture on top of the dough, then rub gently with your hands.
  6. When the filling is done, roll the dough tightly, starting from the smaller side, and seal the dough properly. Then cut the roll into 1″ sections using a sharp knife.
  7. Place the cinnamon roll sections in a baking pan, cover them with a kitchen towel and leave for 30 to 40 minutes.
  8. Prepare the air Fryer with cooking spray and preheat to 360 degrees F. Once cinnamon roll sections are ready, place them in the air fryer while maintaining a tiny space and cook for 8 minutes or until cooked through.
  9. Then remove from the air fryer and serve.
cinnamon rolls fresh out of the air fryer

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls in Air Fryer

Preparation Time: 2 hours; Cook Time: 8 minutes; Total Time: 2 hours 8 minutes; Servings: 1 roll

Ingredients
  

  • Dough:
  • ¾ cup whole milk warm
  • 2 ¼ tsp. active yeast
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • Filling:
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cinnamon ground
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • Cream cheese frosting:
  • ½ cup softened cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. softened butter
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Pour milk into the bowl of a stand mixer, sprinkle yeast, and add egg yolk, egg, butter, and sugar; mix at medium speed until everything combines well.
  • Then add salt and flour and mix using a wooden spoon until the mixture looks like dough. Then start the electric mixer at medium speed and knead the dough for eight minutes or until it comes in the center of the bowl like a ball.
  • When the dough is ready, transfer it to an oiled bowl, wrap it with cling film and a clean kitchen towel, and leave for 1 hour or until the volumes double.
  • Once the dough becomes double in size, place it on a flour-dusted work surface and roll using a rolling pin until 14" x 9" rectangle; spread softened butter while leaving a ¼" border on all sides.
  • Add cinnamon and brown sugar in a small bowl, mix well, and sprinkle the mixture on top of the dough, then rub gently with your hands.
  • When the filling is done, roll the dough tightly, starting from the smaller side, and seal the dough properly. Then cut the roll into 1" sections using a sharp knife.
  • Place the cinnamon roll sections in a baking pan, cover them with a kitchen towel and leave for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Prepare the air Fryer with cooking spray and preheat to 360 degrees F. Once cinnamon roll sections are ready, place them in the air fryer while maintaining a tiny space and cook for 8 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Then remove from the air fryer and serve.

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