Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}–There is nothing better for breakfast than an Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll (From Scratch) today. I made a great and easy recipe; you will be amazed at how wonderful they are. And with the upcoming holidays, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}

There is nothing better in the morning than a batch of fresh Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}. If you were looking for a great and easy Air Fryer Breakfast Recipe that the entire family would love, this is one of my favorites, and the air fryer does a fantastic job of making a tasty pastry that everyone will love.

Homemade cinnamon rolls make one of the best breakfasts, and my kids love it when I make a fresh batch. Is there anything better with your morning coffee than a hot pastry? I do not think so; it’s one of my favorite air fryer breakfast recipes.

If you are looking for even more air fryer breakfast recipes, try some of my quick and easy Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes, including Air Fryer French ToastAir Fryer Pancakes, and of course, my favorite Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Scones.

Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}

Here is why you will absolutely love these homemade cinnamon rolls.

  • Delicious
  • They were perfectly cooked in the air fryer.
  • Make a few at a time, and refrigerate the rest of your dough for the next day. You can have a perfectly cooked batch of homemade cinnamon rolls when that craving hits!

Top Secret Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

If you’re like most people, you love Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. But did you know that making them at home is actually really easy? This top secret recipe will show you how to make the perfect cinnamon rolls every time – and they’ll taste just like the ones from Cinnabon! So go ahead and try it for yourself – your family and friends will be amazed at how good they are. Enjoy!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Yeast
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Cornstarch

How To Make Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}

How To Make Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}

Place flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir. In a small bowl, combine sugar, lukewarm milk, and instant yeast. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes. Add the yeast mixture, the melted butter, the olive oil, and the egg to the flour. Start mixing first with a wooden spoon and then use your hands to make a dough. Knead shortly to distribute all ingredients well into the dough.

Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}

Alternatively, use a stand mixer to mix the ingredients at a low speed until making a dough. Place the dough in the bowl. Cover it with baking paper and then wrap the bowl with 1-2 kitchen towels. Leave it in a warm place for about 1,5 h. The dough should almost double its size.

Roll the dough on a parchment paper sheet, making a rectangular shape (or as rectangular as possible), about 1/2 inch thick. Spread the filling evenly on top of the rectangular.

How To Make The Cinnamon Roll Filling:

In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon, melted butter, and sugar. Mix very well.

How To Make The Cinnamon Roll Filling:

Start rolling from the larger side, using the paper as support. Roll up the rectangular into a tight log. Shape it with your hands to become as even as possible. Cut the log into seven equal rolls using a sharp knife. 

How To Make The Cinnamon Roll Filling:

Line the air fryer with a sheet of parchment paper as wide as its basket. Arrange the rolls one next to another, preferably not touching the sides of the basket. Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes at 350ºF/ 180ºC or until golden brown. Check them at the 15th minute.

Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch

How To Make The Cinnamon Roll Glaze:

  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with 1-2 tbsp of the milk. Mix very well to dissolve.
  • Heat the rest of the milk with vanilla and powdered sugar until the mixture starts simmering. Remove from the stove and add the dissolved starch. Stir very well and return to the stove, lowering the heat. Stir continuously for 30-60 seconds until the glaze starts thickening. 
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Some Pro Tips For Making Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}

  • The air fryer rolls would become a bit browner on top than those baked in the oven: that is ok. Check the bottoms for doneness as they would take more time to get baked. 
  • You can invert the rolls during the baking if you see that the tops are too dark and the bottoms still unbaked.
  • Store the leftovers in airtight containers at room temperature for 2-3 days. Ideally, before serving, reheat them in a microwave for 1 minute at medium power.
Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}

Can You Make Cinnamon Rolls In An Air Fryer?

Whether homemade or a package of Pillsbury, they are so easy to make in the air fryer. Here is one of my first recipes for making a package of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls In The Air Fryer.

How Long To Cook Cinnamon Rolls In Air Fryer

As with most air fryer recipes, the exact time will depend on which air fryer you own. If you find that the cinnamon rolls are getting too brown, add a piece of foil on top. Or you can quickly flip them so the bottom becomes as browned as the top.

In any case, they will become browner than a batch in the oven because the heat source is directly on top.

HOW LONG DO HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS LAST?

Homemade Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls last between 2 to 3 days.

Any longer than that, they become crusty and start to dry out. If you do not finish them in 3 days, place them into the refrigerator.

How To Reheat Cinnabon

Cooks are always looking for ways to make their lives easier in the kitchen. One way to do that is to learn how to reheat cinnamon rolls so you can have fresh, delicious cinnamon rolls any time you want them!

Place them into the microwave, and heat for 30 seconds, then brush with butter, and heat for another 30 seconds! Warm, moist and delicious!

HOW DO YOU STORE HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS?

I place them into a freezer bag or an airtight container. Getting rid of the air is essential if you want to keep them as fresh as possible.

If you make the dough and want to make a few each day, you place the unused dough into an airtight container over a couple of days. It will last a few days.

HOW DO YOU MAKE HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS IN THE OVEN?

You want to make them, make them per the recipe directions, and then place them into a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, at about 350 degrees F.

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Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}
Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}

Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Cinnabon Copycat}

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Description

Who doesn't love a warm, soft cinnamon roll? This recipe for Air Fryer Homemade Cinnamon Rolls is a cinnabon copycat and they are delicious! Plus, the air fryer makes them nice and crispy on the outside. You're going to love these!

Ingredients 

Dough:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or vegetable oil
  • 3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3.5 teaspoons Instant Yeast
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk, lukewarm
  • 1 large egg

For the cinnamon filling:

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the glaze (optional):

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar, lukewarm milk, and instant yeast. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Add to the flour the yeast mixture, the melted butter, the olive oil, and the egg. Start mixing first with a wooden spoon and then use your hands to make a dough. Knead shortly to distribute all ingredients well into the dough.
  • Alternatively, use a stand mixer to mix the ingredients at a low speed until making a dough.
  • Place the dough in the bowl. Cover it with baking paper and then wrap the bowl with 1-2 kitchen towels. Leave it in a warm place for about 1,5 h. The dough should almost double its size.
  • Roll the dough on a parchment paper sheet, making a rectangular shape (or as rectangular as possible), about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Spread the filling evenly on top of the rectangular. Start rolling from the larger side, using the paper as support. Roll up the rectangular into a tight log. Shape it with your hands to become as even as possible.
  • Cut the log into 7 equal rolls using a sharp knife.
  • Line the air fryer with a sheet of parchment paper as wide as its basket. Arrange the rolls one next to another, preferably not touching the sides of the basket.
  • Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes at 350ºF/ 180ºC or until golden brown. Check them at the 15th minute.
  • Optionally top them with a glaze before serving.

Cinnamon filling:

  •  In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon, melted butter, and sugar. Mix very well.

Glaze:

  •  In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with 1-2 tbsp of the milk. Mix very well to dissolve.
  • Heat the rest of the milk with vanilla and powdered sugar until the mixture starts simmering. Remove from the stove and add the dissolved starch. Stir very well and return to the stove, lowering the heat. Stir continuously for 30-60 seconds until the glaze starts thickening.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Notes

The air fryer rolls would become a bit browner on top than those baked in the oven: that is ok. Check the bottoms for doneness as they would take more time to get baked. 
You can invert the rolls during the baking if you see that the tops are too dark and the bottoms are still unbaked.
Store the leftovers in airtight containers at room temperature for 2-3 days. Ideally, before serving, reheat them in a microwave for 1 minute at medium power.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 10gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 305mgPotassium: 209mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 402IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 3mg

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