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Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Bites

Air fryer cinnamon roll bites are a quick and easy snack ready in just ten minutes.  Using refrigerated cinnamon rolls that have been air-fried and tossed in sweet cinnamon sugar, these little warm bites are sure to please. 

Cinnamon sugar bites on a plate being dipped in cream cheese icing.

Air fryer cinnamon bites are a delicious treat made with simple ingredients that take just ten minutes to make.  These sweet treats can be eaten as-is or dipped in a sweet cream cheese frosting to make them extra fun.

And if you want something more than bites, Homemade Air Fryer Cinnamon rolls are a great choice if you’d prefer whole cinnamon rolls

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What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • Quick – This dessert comes together in just five minutes and takes just five minutes to bake, making it perfect when you need a quick dessert or snack.
  • Easy clean up – These little bites are baked in the air fryer and make little mess, making clean up a breeze.
  • Inexpensive – With just a tube of refrigerated cinnamon rolls, some granulated sugar and cinnamon, these cinnamon bites are an economical treat.

I love cinnamon rolls, but I don’t have the time to make traditional cinnamon rolls daily.   Instead, these donut hole-like bites are a perfect treat when you crave cinnamon rolls but don’t have the time.  

Cinnamon roll air fryer bites are a super easy treat that can be ready in about ten minutes.  

You only need a can of cinnamon rolls, granulated sugar, and cinnamon.  Then, you can either use the cream cheese frosting that comes with the can or make your own to dip or drizzle over these little bites.

Because they come together so quickly, they are perfect for when you need a quick treat to satisfy the sweet tooth with an afternoon coffee or after-school snack time. 

This easy recipe has become a family favorite when craving warm cinnamon rolls.

These little morsels are also great for a quick weekend breakfast or a Christmas morning spread. 

Ingredients & Substitutions

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Refrigerated cinnamon rolls – You will want 1 8-count tube of refrigerated cinnamon rolls.  Pillsbury cinnamon rolls are our favorite, but you can use any brand of canned cinnamon roll you like.  You can use the grand-size rolls instead, but you will want to cut them into more pieces.

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture – After the rolls are baked, you will toss them in a mixture of granulated sugar and cinnamon.  We make our own, but you can use a store-bought mixture.

Cream cheese frosting – We make homemade frosting using cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and cream, but you can use the frosting that comes with the can if you like.  These cinnamon roll bites are also great dipped in butterscotch sauce, strawberry jam, or chocolate sauce.

How to Make Air Fryer Cinnamon Bites

Preheat the air fryer to 330°F for three minutes. 

While the air fryer is preheating, cut each roll into 4 equal pieces.

Refrigerated cinnamon rolls on a cutting board cut into fourths.

​Place a piece of parchment paper at the bottom of the air fryer basket, then add the cinnamon roll pieces, leaving room for them to rise.  In my Cosori air fryer, I cook half a batch at a time.

Do not preheat the air fryer with the parchment paper as it will blow into the element and may catch fire.

Cook the rolls for three minutes at 330°F, then use tongs or a fork to flip the cinnamon rolls and cook for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

Cinamon roll bites in an air fryer basket lined with parchment paper.

If your air fryer does not have a setting for 330°F lower temperature to 325°F, the cooking time should not change.

Once the rolls are done, place them in a bowl, sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture, and toss to coat. 

Cinnamon roll bites in a mixing bowl coated in sugar and cinnamon.

Serving Suggestions

These tasty cinnamon roll bites can be served as finger food with cream cheese frosting dip, caramel or butterscotch sauce, or other dips such as strawberry jam.

They are also delicious served warm with ice cream and fresh berries. 

On busy mornings, make a batch for a quick breakfast to serve with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit or alongside a side of air fryer bacon and eggs.

Cinnamon roll bite dipped in cream cheese frosting.

Storing Leftover Cinnamon Rolls

Leftover cinnamon rolls can be stored in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for 2-3 days.

Top Tips & Tricks

  • If your air fryer does not have a setting for 330°F, adjust your air fryer temperature to 325°F instead. The cook time should remain the same.
  • Never preheat an air fryer with parchment paper in the basket. It may blow into the element and catch fire. Instead, add the parchment paper after the preheat cycle is complete.

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Cinnamon sugar bites on a plate being dipped in cream cheese icing.

Air Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites

Air fryer cinnamon roll bites are a quick and easy snack ready in just ten minutes.  Using refrigerated cinnamon rolls that have been air-fried and tossed in sweet cinnamon sugar, these little warm bites are sure to please. 
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Course: Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 32 bites
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Deanna

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tube refrigerated cinnamon rolls 8 count
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 330°F for 3 minutes.
  • While the air fryer is preheating, cut each roll into 4 equal pieces.
  • After preheating, line the air fryer basket with parchment paper, then add the cinnamon roll pieces, leaving space for them to rise. You may need to work in batches.
  • Set the air fryer to 330°F and cook for 3 minutes, then use tongs or a fork to flip the cinnamon roll bites and cook 2-3 minutes longer until golden brown.
  • While the cinnamon rolls are baking, mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • When the cinnamon rolls are baked, dump them into a mixing bowl, add the cinnamon sugar, and toss to coat.
  • Serve with cream cheese frosting for dipping.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Cream the cream cheese and butter in a small mixing bowl until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Thin with cream as desired to get a dipping consistency.

Notes

  • If your air fryer does not have a setting for 330°F lower temperature to 325°F, the cooking time should not change.
  • Do not preheat the air fryer with the parchment paper as it will blow into the element and may catch fire.

Nutrition

Estimated Nutrition Facts
Air Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites
Amount per Serving
Calories
62
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
0.1
g
Sodium
 
91
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
0.1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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