Cinnamon Rolls in Air Fryer

Cinnamon rolls in air fryer using Pillsbury Canned cinnamon rolls.

Cinnamon rolls baked in the air fryer are the best breakfast pastry using Pillsbury canned cinnamon rolls. They bakes in 8 minutes! No preheating, no fuss – just delicious, hot cinnamon rolls topped with sweet icing with time to savor and enjoy!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Hands down this is a great time saver! Only 8 minutes to bake with no preheating time. The kitchen stays cool since you are not heating up the big oven or even a toaster oven.

The quality is even better than baking in a traditional oven. I will use my air fryer for cooking rolls and biscuits because the texture is gentle crisp perfection.

A can of rolls costs about $4 or less. That’s 50 cents or less for each roll and you get a mouthwatering taste of satisfaction topped with finger licking icing.

Kids like it. Teenagers like it. We ALL like it…. and some of us LOVE it!

Be sure to try our recipe for Pillsbury Orange Rolls cooked in the Air Fryer. It’s amazing how the sweet orange icing makes this a whole different treat. They cook in 7 minutes.

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Ingredients for Cinnamon Rolls in Air Fryer

To make these Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls in the air fryer all you need is one can of cinnamon rolls. You can optionally use olive oil to grease the basket if needed. I used Pillsbury 8 count regular size. Other easy air fryer recipes to try include Air Fryer Donuts and Texas Toast in Air Fryer.

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls In Your Air Fryer

Set Air Fryer to 380­° for 8 minutes. Open can of cinnamon rolls and place rolls in air fryer basket leaving a little space between each roll. Cook for 8 minutes and they are crispy outside and delicious and tender inside to spread icing on top to serve.

Since air fryers vary somewhat, be sure to test yours by checking on the rolls at 4 minutes. Turn them over if they are browning too quickly. You can subtract or add a minute or two to get golden perfection.

Serving Suggestions

Breakfast on a weekday or weekend – Quick enough to get out the door and on to your life!

Brunch – A sweet treat to go with a hearty breakfast casserole or sausage and biscuit.

Snack – Perk up those afternoons with a quick hot treat of happiness!

Dessert – Serve rolls with a scoop of ice cream and caramel drizzle. Top with nuts, candy pieces, or cookie crumbles.

Other Ideas for using Pillsbury Canned Cinnamon rolls – Try Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake from Pillsbury. Delicious!

How to Store

Refrigerate leftover cooked cinnamon rolls in a Ziploc or a sealed storage container. You can add icing after reheating or store already frosted. Microwave about 10 seconds to reheat.

Refrigerate unused dough if you only prepared a few. It will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Cook as directed for 8 minutes.

Cinnamon rolls in air fryer with sweet icing running down the side.
Cinnamon Rolls in Air Fryer

Pro Tips

I suggest doing a trial run with your air fryer and check for doneness at 4 minutes. If they are browning too quickly simply turn them over to finish cooking on the other side.

Don’t crowd the rolls in the basket. You can make another batch if your air fryer is small.

Use parchment paper to line basket for a non-stick surface without oils if your basket has lost its non-stick quality. Another alternative is to spritz the bottom of the basket with olive oil. You will need to turn the rolls half way through cooking time to be sure they don’t burn on the bottom

If your air fryer has a rack and a basket, I think the basket does a better job. They are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

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FAQs about Cinnamon Rolls in Air Fryer

What brands of cinnamon rolls work best for this recipe?

Pillsbury cinnamon rolls work best. They have the best texture and taste and amazing icing!

What brand air fryers to use for this recipe?

Any brand will work including Ninja Foodie, Gourmia, Instant Pot Vortex, Cosori, GoWise USA. Test for doneness a few minutes before the end of cooking to be sure you tweak the time just right to your model.

What is the time for cooking cinnamon rolls in the air fryer?

8 minutes at 380° works great for this recipe.

Air fryer cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing on a plate.
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Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

Air fry perfect cinnamon rolls in 8 minutes. They turn out hot and golden and ready to frost with the original icing or cream cheese icing that comes with it in the can. Melted icing running down the sides of hot cinnamon rolls in 8 minutes – Yum!
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time9 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 rolls
Calories: 140kcal
Cost: $5


  • 1 Can Cinnamon Rolls (Regular Size, Any Brand)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (optional for greasing pan)


  • Open can of cinnamon rolls.
  • Place rolls in air fryer basket. Grease basket with olive oil if needed. Leave a little space between each roll.
  • Turn air fryer on to 380° and cook for 8 minutes. (Check at 4 minutes and turn rolls over if they are browning too quickly – air fryers vary so it's best to check)
  • Remove basket from air fryer.
  • Place cinnamon rolls on a plate and use a knife or spoon to frost each roll with the icing that came in the can.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Nutrition values are approximate and vary according to products used.
Air fryers vary slightly.  You may need to spritz your basket with a little olive oil before placing rolls to cook.  Turn them half way through cooking so the bottoms don’t burn.   You could also use parchment paper to line the basket for easy cleanup.
Check cooking at 4 minutes.  If they are getting too brown, turn them over to complete the last 4 minutes of cooking.
Keep an eye on the cinnamon rolls towards the end of the cooking time to be sure they are done to perfection.  Adjust plus or minus a minute as need to fit your air fryer.
If your air fryer basket is small, divide a can into to batches to cook so there is space between each roll.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 140kcal

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    09/17/2022 at 8:56 pm

    5 stars
    Fast and delicious!

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