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Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Rolls are a quick and easy sweet treat to serve for breakfast or dessert. They are ready in about 20 minutes, start to finish! Use refrigerated crescent dough to make these flaky and delicious. 

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My family would be perfectly fine if I made homemade cinnamon rolls every weekend, but I don’t always have the time. These shortcut cinnamon rolls are seriously delicious with the best apple cinnamon filling and no kneading or rising time.

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Ingredients for Apple Cinnamon Rolls:

Ingredients for apple cinnamon rolls made with crescent dough

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Refrigerated Crescent Dough
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Apple
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk

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How to Make Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Rolls:

Crescent dough on a floured cutting board, unrolled into a rectangle

  • Preheat air fryer 5 minutes at 400°.
  • Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of flour onto a cutting board.
  • Unroll crescent dough, not separating the perforations. Gently press the seams together. 

Crescent dough rectangle spread with butter

  • Spread softened butter over dough. 

Cinnamon and brown sugar sprinkled over crescent dough rectangle for making cinnamon rolls

  • Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. 

veggie chopper and closeup of diced apples

  • Peel, core and dice apple. I used my veggie chopper and got a really small dice that was perfect for these rolls.

Crescent dough rectangle topped with brown sugar, cinnamon and diced apples

  • Sprinkle diced apples over brown sugar and cinnamon. 

Roll of apple cinnamon rolls dough

  • Start with the short side and roll the dough tightly to the end. If the seams start to come apart, just press them back toghether.

Sliced cinnamon roll dough with serrated knife below on gray board

  • Use a serrated knife to slice into 6 slices. 

Air fryer basket lined with parchment, 6 uncooked cinnamon rolls

  • Line air fryer with a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Carefully place rolls into air fryer with space in between. 

Air fryer basket with 6 cinnamon rolls

  • Cook for 10 – 12 minutes or until rolls are cooked through in the center. Use a fork to gently pull a roll apart in the center to see if it is still doughy. 

small blue bowl of powdered sugar icing

  • Mix up icing by whisking powdered sugar and milk together. 

Serving plate with 6 baked apple cinnamon rolls

  • Place cinnamon rolls on a serving plate.

Cinnamon rolls on a white plate, with cup of coffee and small coffee pot

  • Drizzle over baked rolls and serve immediately or at room temperature. 

Conventional Oven Directions:

These rolls can be made in your oven or toaster oven, preheat oven to 375° and adjust baking time to about 15- 17 minutes.

Double this recipe as needed if you are feeding a crowd. 

Overhead view of plate of apple cinnamon rolls, coffee in back ground in 2 cups

How to Store and Reheat:

Store leftover rolls in a covered container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. 

To reheat, place in air fryer for about 2 minutes or in the microwave about 30 seconds.

Close up of Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Rolls on a white plate

Quick and easy desserts are my favorite and I love that these sweet rolls are totally acceptable for breakfast too. They would be great for Christmas morning or a holiday brunch and they are easy enough for any day of the week. You might also like this Air Fryer Cherry Cheese Danish recipe!

WHAT AIR FRYER SHOULD I BUY?

I use the Cosori Premium 5.8 Quart Air Fryer, which I received for review purposes and it’s so easy to use. My favorite feature is how fast it will cook and I’m not waiting on the oven to preheat. 

It doesn’t heat up the kitchen and it’s super easy to clean. 

This Accessories Kit includes cake pan, pizza pan, baking racks, skewers, silicone mat, silicone egg bites mold – all super handy.

I have this Oil Sprayer to use with the air fryer, it works better than the air pump type of mister but might use a bit more oil.

Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Rolls overhead view on a white plate with blue napkin

Easy Apple Desserts

Apple Cinnamon Rolls on a white plate, white coffee pot and 2 cups of coffee with a blue napkin

Add these quick and easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls to your baking list. They are sure to be a family favorite that everyone will love. Serve them up with rich and creamy hot chocolate for a really special treat.

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Yield: 6 Rolls

Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls close up on a white plate

Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Rolls are a quick and easy sweet treat to serve for breakfast or dessert. They are ready in about 20 minutes, start to finish! Use refrigerated crescent dough to make these flaky and delicious. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour, for rolling
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent dough 8 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced (I used Gala)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle flour on a cutting board or clean surface.
  2. Unroll crescent dough and gently press seams together.
  3. Spread butter over dough.
  4. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Preheat air fryer to 400° for 5 minutes.
  6. Toss apples over brown sugar and cinnamon, spreading evenly.
  7. Starting with the short side, roll tightly, pressing seams together if they start to separate.
  8. Use a serrated knife to cut into 6 slices.
  9. Add a piece of parchment paper to air fryer basket and place rolls into basket, spacing about an inch or two apart.
  10. Cook for 10 - 12 minutes or until rolls are not longer doughy in the center.
  11. Mix powdered sugar and milk together with a whisk and drizzle over cooked rolls.
  12. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Notes

Double recipe as needed, cooking in batches.

Conventional Oven Method:

Preheat oven to 375° bake rolls for 15-17 minutes or until cooked through.

Store leftover rolls covered in refrigerator up to 3 days. Serve cold or heat in air fryer 2 minutes at 300° or in microwave for about 30 seconds.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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