Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Bites


Do you love cinnamon rolls but you don’t like all the work that goes into them? I made these with canned cinnamon rolls that I sliced each roll into four pieces, I rolled them into small balls, cooked them in the air fryer then rolled them in a glaze (optional). I air fried these in 8 – 10 minutes and they disappeared fast! I am learning to like to Air Fry!

Adapted from:



Ingredient for the cinnamon rolls.



Ingredients for the glaze.



Cut a piece of oven safe parchment paper to

fit the bottom of the basket in your air fryer.



In a small bowl add the powdered sugar,

vanilla and milk. Stir with a fork until

completely combined then set aside.



Remove the cinnamon rolls from the can,

place them on a plate and cut each one into

four equal pieces with a thin sharp knife.



Roll each cut piece tightly into small balls

and then place them on the parchment paper

in the air fryer basket without touching.

Do NOT preheat the air fryer.



Turn the air fryer to 330 degrees and cook

for 3 – 4  minutes. Carefully turn them over.



Cook another 3 – 4 minutes or

until they are as brown as you like.



Remove a few and immediately

drop them into the glaze.



Turn them over to coat them

completely using a slotted spoon.



Remove the cinnamon roll bites from the

glaze and place them on a rack allowing the

excess glaze to drip off then repeat with

the remaining cinnamon roll bites.



Let the glaze harden then serve.


Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Bites



  • 1 can cinnamon rolls, 8 count
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • milk


  1. Cut a piece of oven safe parchment paper to fit the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  2. In a small bowl, using a fork, combine the powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk to make a glaze. It needs to be thin enough to drip off of the cinnamon bites but thick enough to leave a glaze coating on the cinnamon bites. Set aside.
  3. Remove the cinnamon rolls from the can and cut each one into four equal pieces using a sharp thin knife.
  4. Roll each cut piece tightly into a small ball so they don’t come apart.
  5. Place the small balls into the air fryer basket, on the parchment paper, without touching each other.
  6. Do not preheat the air fryer. Put the basket into the air fryer and turn to 330 degrees for 3 – 4 minutes.
  7. Carefully turn the cinnamon bites over then cook another 3 – 4 minutes or until as brown as you like them.
  8. Place a few of the cinnamon bites into the glaze. Using a slotted spoon, turn the bites over completely coating them with the glaze.
  9. Place the cinnamon bites onto a rack allowing the excess glaze to drip off. Repeat with the remaining cinnamon bites.
  10. Let the glaze harden then serve.


  1. YUM! That looks so good! Oh my goodness! It’s been oh so yum…I mean long since I haven’t eaten cinnamon rolls! 😦 very good job as always sis! God bless and keep and your family safe and secure. I love you! ❤ 😍☺"Do you love cinnamon rolls but you don’t like all the work that goes into them?" this mean me laugh! Hahaha! 😂🤣

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    • I have had mine for a couple years. First all we made was French fries (awesome) then I tried wings (more awesome) then bone in skin on chicken thighs (amazing) and now these cinnamon bites. I have not made one thing that we didn’t go WOW! I don’t know why I don’t use it even more because everything has been amazing so far. I hate frying and the chicken and wings tasted like they were fried and that is with no breading. If you decide to get one, buy the largest one you can.

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    • There is nothing better than eating them made from scratch (or a cafe), however, this was a great way to get the delicious taste easily With better portion control. I could eat 4 bites and it was only 1 roll. Thank you Donna and have a fantastic week!

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      • One grandson will be 2 on Halloween, then a 5 and 9 year old. I take care of my 5 & 9 year old a lot. My almost 2 year old lives over an hour away so I pick him up once a month for 3 days. Isn’t being a grandparent amazing!!!!!!


  2. Oh wow – I could really get into these “bite-sized” tidbits in a big way. I remember the Cinnabon in the mall – that smell wafting right to your nostrils. After they left, going down that part of the mall was never the same.

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    • You know it’s funny because I never cared for the Cinnabon. I agree the smell was amazing! Even the canned cinnamon rolls never appealed to me. Both always seemed doughy but by cutting each of the canned rolls into 4 pieces they were cooked perfectly for me. SOOOO GOOD!!! Thanks Linda and have a great week!

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      • We only got the little ones – the big ones were really too big to enjoy on the spot in the mall. My mom made small cinnamon rolls but not with yeast, but used Bisquick mix and they were not so gooey and doughy that way (as she didn’t care for anything doughy – not even bread). They were good and smelled up the entire house. They looked a little like over-sized Hershey Kisses, not really flat and full of raisins and cinnamon, but nothing gooey on them like icing.

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