These are the best air fryer cinnamon rolls around with their warm ooey-gooey centers and cream cheese icing.
Prep Time2 minutesmins
Cook Time15 minutesmins
Total Time17 minutesmins
Keyword: Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
17.5ouncePillsbury Grands Original Cinnamon Rolls,with icing
2ouncescream cheese,softened to room temperature
Line the basket of your air fryer with a piece of parchment paper that is cut to fit. You do not need any cooking oil sprayed into the basket. The cinnamon rolls will not stick to the parchment paper.
Open your tube of cinnamon rolls, set your container of icing to the side, and pull apart the cinnamon rolls. Place the rolls into the parchment-lined air fryer basket leaving a little space between each roll.
Set your air fryer temperature to 330°F and your timer to 17 minutes. DO NOT PREHEAT your air fryer.
Cook the cinnamon rolls for 9 minutes, carefully flip them over using a spatula or tongs, then cook for another 6 to 8 minutes. You will want to check them at the 6-minute mark to ensure they are not over-browning.
Carefully remove the cinnamon rolls and place them onto a serving plate.
In a small bowl, with a handheld mixer on medium, beat together the softened cream cheese, salt, and the reserved container of icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls. Beat for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth and fluffy.
Divide the cream cheese icing evenly between the cinnamon rolls. I like to spread the icing just barely to the edges of each cinnamon roll so that it does not run down the sides of the warm rolls.
You can sprinkle a pinch of ground cinnamon onto the tops of each cinnamon roll for added flavor and garnish.
You will need to note that this easy recipe is for the GRANDS size rolls. These rolls have the traditional look of cinnamon rolls. The standard 12.4-ounce cinnamon rolls are more like little cinnamon biscuits. If you are going to use a different brand, I suggest you buy one that is as close to weight and size as the Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls.
I tested this method of air frying canned cinnamon rolls with several variations. I tested different times and temperatures and found that the directions on the can of Grands Cinnamon Rolls for the “Air Fryer Method” were pretty accurate with my brand of air fryer (COSORI). I did try cooking them at the same temperature (330°F) without parchment paper and found that you need to reduce the cooking time to 10-12 minutes, and you do not need to flip them halfway through the cooking process.
This sweet treat was cooked using the COSORI 5.8-quart air fryer. If your brand of air fryer is different, then I would suggest you check your cinnamon rolls for doneness at the 12-minute mark and go from there. Some brands may heat differently than this one.