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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?
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.
- 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.
Based on feedback, if you see the tops are browning well at the 4-5 minute mark, go ahead and carefully flip them over so they cook on the other side. I have not had to do this with the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer; however, based on feedback it appears it's necessary for many other air fryers.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g