The best breakfast pastry made easy with Air Fryer Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, easy to make in the Ninja Foodi too!
One of my favorite ways to use the air fryer is just by cooking some of the prepared foods we purchase such as Cinnamon Rolls.
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls can be made in less than 8 minutes in the Air Fryer!
What is the benefit of making these?
Of course, eating them is the benefit, but we’ve found that making them in the air fryer takes much less time. These are ready in just 8 minutes without doing any pre-heating.
It’s also a great option to teach the older kids to cook too, my daughter is pretty handy with cooking these as well. We still get them out when they are done, but she loves to put them in and get them ready to cook.
If you want to add a twist, you can top them with bacon too, sounds tasty, right?
How do you make Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls?
These can be made in your Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi using the air crisp function. With either appliance, all you need is the air fryer basket, no extras are needed.
We spray the basket with just a bit of coconut oil spray, then place the cinnamon rolls right in the basket. The basket is the perfect size to fit the entire batch of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls.
How long do you cook Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls in the Air Fryer?
Once they are in the basket, air fry them for 8 minutes at 360 degrees. This should be enough time to get them browned on top and the bottom done as well. If you want them a bit more crispy, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
We have found 8 minutes is the magic number for our preferred taste and texture.
I haven’t tried this particular method with other brands of cinnamon rolls, I’ve tried Aldi and a variety of others just in the oven but none of them seem to compare to Pillsbury.
If you do use a different brand, check-in on them after 6 minutes to adjust the time if needed.
These are perfect for baking cinnamon rolls in the air fryer. It’s that same great texture and taste in minutes.
Can you use Aluminum Foil or Parchment Paper in the Air Fryer?
Aluminum Foil is easy to use in the Air Fryer. If you plan to use foil for Cinnamon Rolls, I’d suggest using this parchment paper that is made for the air fryer.
This parchment paper fits right over the holes in the air fryer and will help keep the air circulating and you won’t have anything sticking to the bottom too.
What about biscuits in the air fryer?
If you want to find out more about using canned biscuits in the air fryer, be sure to check out these Air Fryer Donuts with Canned Biscuits.
Air Fryer Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 Can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls 8 count
- Coconut Oil Cooking Spray
- Spray the basket of the Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi with the oil.
- Place the cinnamon rolls evenly into the basket.
- Set aside the icing.
- Air Fry or Air Crisp the cinnamon rolls for 8 minutes at 360 degrees. (SEE NOTE)
- Check these around 7 minutes to be sure they are cooking well due to the heat difference in air fryers.
- Once done, remove and top with icing.
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Comments & Reviews
Mary A. says
Didn’t turn out well. Too doughy and burned , so I flipped them and cooked longer, and salvaged them. Ok but not great. Then I went to the Pillsbury website. They said put them cinnamon side down, at 320 for 6 minutes, then flip, remove parchment , cook 4-6 minutes more at 320. That will work better for next time.
Mommy Hates Cooking says
Sorry, they did not turn out for you. We make these at least once a week without an issue, but many times it can be due to the heat in the air fryer you use…for some reason they don’t all heat the same.
Melissa Daniel says
Follow the directions as stated. Had to turn them at 7 min to prevent them from burning. Had to cook an additional 2 min on the other side to get an even cook They turned out great tho
Joan P. says
Hi, night snack. Cook 350 for 8 minutes…thought they were burning so flipped at 4….perfect….not burnt ..really good!
Hi. I used my Cosori air fryer. Same ingredients and they were a little burnt. I’m not complaining because they’re just like ovens. Now, I have a ball park range to work from. 🙂 Thanks for posting, I appreciate it.
I did these on my Ninja Air Fryer and they were perfect. So easy. Thank you so much
Monette Garn says
My NEW NInja Foodie has a BAKE feature. Is there a reason why we Air Crisp instead of Baking?
Mommy Hates Cooking says
You can try the bake function but it may take longer, air fryer cooks a bit faster.
I preheated my air fryer at 350 for two minutes. Cooked the rolls at 350 for about 5 minutes flipping half way through. Perfect!!
Dawn C says
So bummed I have 6.5 qt Ninja Foodi. Did it like recipe. 8 mins then not done on bottom took em and flipped. Cooked 3 more mins perfect brown. Outer edge all that was done. Too doughy.
Mommy Hates Cooking says
I hate to hear that, I use my Foodi to make these at least once a week, we like them soft on the inside but haven’t had them come out too doughy.