Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

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This Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll recipe is a dupe for your favorite mall cinnamon rolls. They are truly heaven in roll form.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes
Air Fryer Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll on a pink dish

These Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls are a dupe for your favorite mall cinnamon rolls. A light and smooth dough filled with a sweet cinnamon mixture and topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. They are truly heaven in bun form.

Air Fryer Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll on a pink dish

The Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll recipe is another inventive way to use the air fryer. These rolls come out so perfect and you get to control how much of that delicious icing gets slathered on top.

Sweden is believed to be the country of origin for this perfection confection. Here are a few other fun facts.

  • Cooks Quick: Other than the resting time, these rolls come together quick.
  • Easy Ingredients: All these ingredients are things you probably have on hand.
  • Family Friendly: Nothing brings a family together like these rolls on a lazy morning.
  • Handy: If making a full dinner, by using the air fryer you free up your major appliances and have these for dessert.

What You Need to Make Air Fryer Cinnabon Recipe

Air Fryer, Eggs, Butter sugar flour and all the necessary ingredients to make Air Fryer Cinnabon Rolls

Ingredients:

  • milk
  • active yeast
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • butter
  • flour
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract

Equipment

How to Make Copycat Cinnabon Recipe in the Air Fryer – Step by Step

Bowl with yeast and then with water added to activate for Air-Fryer-Copycat-Cinnabon-Cinnamon-Rolls-
  • Make Dough: First, pour warm milk and yeast into bowl, then add sugar, eggs, and melted butter. Mix until completely combined.
  • Knead: Second, stir in flour and salt until dough begins to form and next knead until no longer sticky.
Bowl with flour and dry ingredients and then picture of finished dough for Air Fryer Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls
  • Rest: Place bowl on the counter for an hour and a half to allow for the dough to double in size.
  • Roll: Next flatten dough with a rolling pin until the dough is roughly a square foot of surface. (12”x12”)
Dough rolled out for Air Fry Cinnamon Rolls
  • Fill: Then butter and add cinnamon and brown sugar.
  • Form: Cut the dough into inch and a half wide strips.Roll the strips into a wheel. Place dough wheel into spring mold pan.
Dough with cinnamon and sugar and the dough being rolled for the Air Fried Cinnamon Rolls
  • Again Rest: Cover pan with cloth and allow dough to sit for 15 minutes.
  • Cook:  Cook in air fryer for 20 minutes on 350 degrees and then allow to cool.
  • Copycat Cinnabon Icing Recipe: Meanwhile, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and butter until frosting is combine completely.
  • Frost: Finally, top the cinnamon roll with the frosting and enjoy!
Dough in the Air Fryer to be cooked and shot after it has been cooked For Air Fry Cinnamon Rolls

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Common Questions About Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

HOW DO I STORE THESE AF CINNABON BUNS?

Wrap the rolls tightly in plastic or place in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for a week.

CAN I REHEAT MY ROLLS?

Absolutely, warm by adding a little butter to your bun and microwave or air fry on 350 degrees. By all means make extra icing to retop your cinnabon.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE HALVED OR DOUBLED?

Yes, just adjust the ingredients appropriately.

HELPFUL AIR FRYER TIP

> Remember to preheat your air fryer for best cooking results.

CAN RECIPE BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Sure, I like to make the dough recipe ahead of time and par bake them the night before. Then in the morning I finish per the directions.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH RECIPE?

Usually for a Sunday Brunch I will serve- Egg and Ham Breakfast Braid, Bacon Hash Brown Casserole, Crustless Bacon and Spinach Quiche, fresh fruit salad and Winter Sangria.

Side shot of cooked cinnamon roll

Expert Tips for Making this Cinnabon Copycat Recipe

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into batches.
  • Add Fruit: I love to make this with raisins or other dried fruits.
  • More Icing: Feel free to make more icing for leftovers or just to top off the bun with more.
  • Bake: No Air Fryer? You can Bake these buns for 20 to 25 minutes on 350 until golden brown.
  • Icing : Wait until they are completely cool to ice our you will have a runny mess.

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Air Fryer Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll on a pink dish

Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll

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This Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll recipe is a dupe for your favorite mall cinnamon rolls. They are truly heaven in roll form.
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Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

Dough

  • ¾ cup warm whole milk
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active yeast
  • ¼ cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter room temperature

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place milk in a microwave safe container and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Pour warm milk into a mixing bowl and add yeast.
  • Add sugar, eggs, and melted butter. Mix until completely combined.
  • Stir in flour and salt until dough begins to form.
  • Using a stand mixer, attach dough hook and mix on medium until dough forms into a ball and not sticking to the mixing bowl. Add some flour if too sticky. If using hands to knead, knead the dough for 10 minutes on a floured surface until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Place the dough ball in a well-oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and a warm towel. Place bowl on the counter for an hour and a half to allow for the dough to double in size.
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and flatten with a rolling pin until the dough is roughly a square foot of surface. (12”x12”)
  • Rub room temperature butter to cover the dough leave a slight margin around the dough.
  • Sprinkle and combine the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture to complete the filling.
  • Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into inch and a half wide strips.
  • Roll the strips into themselves until all are rolled into a wheel. Place dough wheel into spring mold pan that fits the air fryer basket. Cover pan with cloth and allow dough to sit for 15 minutes.
  • Cook in air fryer for 20 minutes on 350 degrees.
  • Remove cinnamon roll from air fryer and allow to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and butter until frosting is combine completely.
  • Top the cinnamon roll with the frosting and enjoy!

Expert Tips

 
  • Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into batches.
  • Add Fruit: I love to make this with raisins or other dried fruits.
  • More Icing: Feel free to make more icing for leftovers or just to top off the bun with more.
  • Bake: No Air Fryer? You can Bake these buns for 20 to 25 minutes on 350 until golden brown.
  • Icing : Wait until they are completely cool to ice our you will have a runny mess.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg

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