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Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Bites

by Karly


Our CINNAMON ROLL BITES are cooked in the air fryer in 6 minutes! They come out of the air fryer fluffy in the middle and perfect for dipping in cinnamon roll frosting. We make them from canned cinnamon rolls to make them as easy as possible!

Close up of cinnamon roll bites with an extra coating of cinnamon and sugar on them.

My family is OBSESSED with cinnamon rolls and I’d bet that yours is too. 😉

Our air fryer cinnamon rolls are always a welcomed breakfast, but sometimes I just don’t have time to make cinnamon rolls from scratch!

Enter these adorable little cinnamon roll bites. I mean, sure…you could definitely just pop canned cinnamon rolls in the air fryer and call it good, but we like to step it a step further by rolling them into balls, tossing them in cinnamon and sugar, and then DIPPING THEM IN FROSTING!

If you couldn’t tell, it’s the dip that really makes us love these little air fryer cinnamon roll bites! 😉

Serve these with some air fryer bacon and you’ve got a tasty and easy breakfast!

Ingredient Notes:

Cinnamon roll bites ingredients spread out on a countertop.

Canned cinnamon rolls – Be sure to use refrigerated cinnamon rolls that are shaped more like biscuits rather than rolled like a traditional cinnamon roll. The Pillsbury original cinnamon rolls (not the Grands! version) work perfectly.

Cinnamon & Sugar – These give the cinnamon roll bites a little texture on the outside and amps up that cinnamon flavor.

How to make cinnamon roll bites in an air fryer:

Prep the cinnamon rolls – Cut each roll into 4 pieces and roll it between your hands to form a ball.

Cook the bites– Brush oil onto your air fryer basket or spritz it with oil. Add your cinnamon roll balls in a single layer, not letting them touch. Cook at 350 degrees F for 6 minutes.

Raw cinnamon roll dough balls in an air fryer basket.

Toss in sugar – Add the sugar and cinnamon to a small bowl and toss each cinnamon roll bite in that mixture. Then warm the icing and serve it as a dip for the bites!

Air fryer basket being pulled out of an air fryer with cinnamon roll bites in it.

FAQ’s:

How do I store the leftovers?

Pop your leftover cinnamon roll bites into a zip top bag or other airtight container and store on the counter for 2-3 days. Rewarm in the air fryer for 1 minute before serving. Store any leftover frosting in the fridge.

How long do these take to cook?

Our cinnamon roll bites took 6 minutes in the air fryer, but different air fryer do cook at different rates. The cinnamon rolls should be golden brown on the outside and fully cooked in the center. Adjust the cook time in 1 minute increments, as needed.

Close up of cinnamon roll bites with a coating of cinnamon and sugar on top.

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Close up of cinnamon bites and frosting,

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Close up of cinnamon roll bites with an extra coating of cinnamon and sugar on them.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Bites

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

My kids love when we make these cinnamon roll bites, mostly because it means they get to dip their cinnamon rolls into frosting rather than spread it on top. Makes it a bit more fun!

Ingredients

  • 1 can refrigerated cinnamon rolls, see note
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Cut each cinnamon roll into quarters and roll into balls. 
  2. Spritz the basket of your air fryer with non-stick spray. Add the cinnamon roll balls in a single layer and cook at 350 degrees for 6 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  3. Add the sugar and cinnamon to a small bowl and toss each cinnamon roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat.
  4. Warm the icing in the microwave and serve as a dip for the cinnamon roll bites.

Notes

Be sure to use the refrigerated cinnamon rolls that are shaped more like biscuits rather than rolled like a traditional cinnamon roll. The Pillsbury original cinnamon rolls (not the Grands! version) work perfectly.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g

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2 comments

Terry S Hopper December 21, 2021 - 3:13 pm

do u=you make the icing or buy it?

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Karly December 22, 2021 - 5:45 am

It’s the icing that comes in the tube of cinnamon rolls. 🙂

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