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Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

Air fryer cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting made with refrigerated pizza dough in just 30 minutes. They are mildly sweet, quick, and easy, making the perfect semi-homemade coffee treat or snack.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories412.7 kcal
Cost $ 1.00 per person


  • 1 Medium mixing bowl
  • 1 Large wood spoon to mix filling
  • 1 Metal spatula for spreading filling
  • 1 Large sharp knife
  • 1 Round 8-inch baking pan
  • 1 Stand mixer with a paddle attachment or hand mixer


For the Cinnamon Rolls in Air Fryer:

  • cup dark brown sugar packed, (or light brown sugar although the flavor will just be a little less rich).
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup unsalted butter (softened to room temperature to make mixing an easy task)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour to prevent sticking
  • 1 13.6-ounce can of refrigerated pre-made pizza dough (you can use a puffy pastry or bread dough, but you may have to adjust the cooking time)

For the Cream Cheese Forsting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (It will dissolve fast making the icing smooth. If you don't have at home, run granulated sugar in a food processor until becoming like a fine powder)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream (or whole milk, half-and-half, or a plant-based milk)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon white vinega (it will add an extra “tang” to the cream cheese frosting and balance the sweetness. You can leave it out if you prefer!)


  • Prepare the cinnamon rolls: Turn on your air fryer and preheat it to 350 degrees F.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine well brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and cinnamon until resembles wet sand. Reserve!
  • Lightly flour your working area and roll out the pizza dough. NOTE: One long side of the rectangle must face you!
  • Using a metal spatula, evenly spread the filling mixture across the entire dough, including the edges, but be careful not to tear the dough.
  • Starting from the bottom edge closest to you, tightly roll the dough into a log-like shape. When it’s all rolled up, position the log seam side down.
  • Using a sharp knife, gently slice the roll into 2-inch thick pieces or 8 slices. Please be careful not to smash the dough!!!
  • Lightly grease a round 8-inch baking pan with butter or line with parchment paper. Then, arrange the cinnamon rolls in the pan, but make sure they are about ¼-inch apart from each other. Alternatively, if your air fryer is small, you can line the inside of the air fryer with parchment paper and place the cinnamon rolls directly in the basket.
  • Air fry them for 17-20 minutes, or until their centers are cooked through and golden brown along the edges.
  • Remove air fryer cinnamon rolls from the basket and allow them to cool. Meanwhile, prepare the icing!
  • Prepare the frosting: In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese and butter on high speed until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and beat on medium speed until smooth and no clumps remain. It will take about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream and beat on medium speed for another 2-3 minutes, or until fully incorporated.
  • Add the vanilla extract and vinegar and beat on medium speed until homogeneous, about 30 seconds.
  • Top our air fryer cinnamon rolls with icing and serve.

Recipe Notes

How to Store Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
These cinnamon rolls are best served right away while warm.
However, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 day. You can reheat them in the air fryer at 350 F for 5 minutes, or in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
If you have extra icing, store it in a separate airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
How to Freeze 
To freeze our air fryer cinnamon rolls, wrap them in foil and place them in a freezer bag. They keep well for up to 2 months.


Calories: 412.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19.7g | Saturated Fat: 11.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.7g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 50.2mg | Sodium: 396.2mg | Potassium: 34.4mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 33.4g | Vitamin A: 617.5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 35.2mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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