Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls in 15 Minutes!

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15-Minute Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls!

Homemade mini cinnamon rolls in just 15 minutes from start to finish! No eggs, no yeast, no rising. These air fryer cinnamon rolls are super easy and quick. My kids can even make these! And we all definitely love eating them!

Watch me make these quick and easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls in this 3-minute video!

easy air fryer cinnamon rolls

Don’t get me wrong, they’re no buttermilk cinnamon rolls or caramel apple cinnamon rolls, but these air fryer cinnamon rolls are definitely a tasty little snack or treat. They taste even better than I expected, especially with cream cheese icing!

3 ingredient cinnamon roll dough

The dough is incredibly simple! Mix together self-rising flour, milk, and melted butter. That’s it! Super easy to measure out the flour and milk by placing the mixing bowl on a kitchen scale, taring, then weighing for each of those ingredients. The dough should be soft and smooth in the end, like playdough.

Self-Rising Flour Substitute

If you don’t have self-rising flour, no problem. Try this substitution…

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

(A gluten-free all-purpose flour should work in place of the flour, but I haven’t personally tried it.)

air fryer cinnamon roll filling

Then mix up the filling – brown sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and melted butter. It ends up almost like a spreadable paste.

making air fryer cinnamon rolls

Roll out the dough, spread on the filling, roll the dough up, and cut evenly into rolls. You can use a piece of floss or a serrated knife. I love that air fryer cinnamon rolls are no fuss and no rising!

cinnamon rolls in the air fryer

You’ll want to oil or grease your air fryer basket because you don’t want the dough or filling to stick too badly to the basket. Or you can use air fryer parchment paper.

Air fryer cinnamon rolls only take about 5 minutes to cook! Awesome, right?! Cooking time may vary slightly depending on your air fryer though, so check on them before 5 minutes is up to make sure they don’t overcook.

how to make air fryer cinnamon rolls

A delicious cream cheese icing is the perfect way to top off air fryer cinnamon rolls, or any cinnamon roll for that matter. I like to use clear vanilla in icing recipes like this because it stays a nice white color, but either way it will taste yummy! If you don’t like cream cheese, you can omit it or make your own favorite cinnamon roll glaze or icing.

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quick cinnamon rolls in the air fryer

air fryer cinnamon rolls

Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls in 15 Minutes!

Whip up some quick air fryer cinnamon rolls as a fun snack or treat! Super easy with this 3-ingredient dough!
4.58 / 5 ( 7 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3
Adjust Servings: 3




  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 5 tablespoons milk or 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted


  • 1 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ tablespoon milk


  • In a medium bowl, mix together the self-rising flour and milk until dough is just starting to come together. Add the melted butter and mix until combined. May need to use hands to finishing mixing. Dough should be soft and smooth, like playdough.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the filling ingredients - brown sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, melted butter. Set aside.
  • Lightly flour or oil surface. Roll dough into rectangle shape, between 1/8- and 1/4-inch thick, about 12 inches by 8 inches. Spread filling over dough, leaving some space on the long edges. Roll dough up tightly, starting with long edge. Lightly pinch edge to seal. Cut into 9 rolls, each about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick.
  • Oil your air fryer basket or use parchment paper. Lightly press down on the tops of each roll. Place rolls in the air fryer. Cook at 350˚F/177˚C for 5 minutes. (Cooking time may vary depending on your air fryer.)
  • Meanwhile, mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk for the icing.
  • Pipe or spread the icing over the tops of the warm rolls. Best served warm and fresh. Enjoy!


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 73mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g

Recipe Adapted From: Emma's Goodies

Ingredients: Brown Sugar, Butter, Cinnamon, Cornstarch, Cream Cheese, Milk, Powdered Sugar, Self-Rising Flour, Vanilla Extract
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Desserts, Back to School, Fall, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Muffins and Quick Breads, Air Fryer

Comments & Reviews

  • Moderately tasty, but so dense more like a heavy biscuit…

    • Yep, definitely dense because there are just 3 ingredients and no yeast and no rising.

    • This is the first time I ever baked cinnamon rolls. They were fantastic. I love using our air fryer especially since watching your videos, sky is the limit. I have since bought a convection oven with air fry option and sadly I haven’t used it as much as I thought. Wish you had one to inspire me even more. Lol. I know I can double or even triple my recipes but it’s a little different. Love your videos.

  • Do you have a cookbook for air fryer recipes? Also I would love a copy of your temperature sheet. Love your videos but a written version is very much required for us older folk.

  • Just made the Cinnamon Rolls. We loved them. It is close to 80 and I didn’t want to heat up the oven. Looked up Cinnamon rolls on Pinterest and your recipe looked great. It is! Perfect amount for two people to have for a couple days.
    Posted a picture on Facebook and gave you a big Thank you!

  • Just made this. Hate the overly sweet gumminess of popular cinnamon buns. THIS, however, was SO easy, fast and PERFECT in texture and flavour!

    I will say, though, that 1) working with the dough led me to believe it was VERY greasy, and 2) the filling was too runny. I’ll use less butter next time!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Wow I was impressed with how easy was to make them! Liked the taste and definitely will be making them again .
    I didn’t know brown sugar and I ve replaced it with white sugar and a bit of maple syrup and also instead of cornflower I ve used half spoon plain flour ! Thanks for the recipe x

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