Description: Food Network Kitchen's Air Fryer Mini Cinnamon Rolls. Keywords: Crescent Roll Dough, Cinnamon, Dark Brown Sugar, Confectioners’ Sugar, Milk, Vanilla Extract.
Recipe courtesy of Dana Beninati for Food Network Kitchen

Air Fryer Mini Cinnamon Rolls

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 rolls
Who says you can’t have homemade cinnamon rolls in just 20 minutes? Thanks to the trusty air fryer and a can of store-bought crescent dough, you’ll have these cozy classics on the table in no time at all. Bring new use to your egg bites mold or mini muffin tin by creating pastries perfect for little hands and afterschool treats.



Special equipment:
a 6-quart air fryer; silicone egg bites mold or small (12-cup) mini muffin pan
  1. Spray a silicone egg bites mold or small (12-cup) mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread the crescent dough out on a lightly floured surface. Press the perforations to seal and roll it out into an 8-by-12-inch rectangle. Spread 3 tablespoons of butter over the dough. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon and the brown sugar. With the short end facing you, cut the dough horizontally into 12 strips, each 1 inch wide. Roll each strip up to form a spiral. Place the rolls spiral side up in the prepared pan. If using a silicone egg bites mold you may need to work in batches.
  3. Place the pan or silicone mold in a 6-quart air fryer. Cook at 325 degrees F until deeply golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes.  
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the icing. Microwave the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a microwave-safe cup until melted, about 15 seconds. Combine the confectioners’ sugar, milk, vanilla and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Whisk in the melted butter until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Allow the cinnamon rolls to cool for 3 minutes before removing them from the pan. Drizzle the frosting over the warm rolls and serve. 

Cook’s Note

Settings may vary on your air fryer depending on the model. Please refer to the manufacturer’s guide.