Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls Recipe From Scratch

Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls Recipe From Scratch

Making cinnamon rolls from scratch in an air fryer is a delicious way to experience their crispy exterior and soft, gooey centre. Make delicious air fryer cinnamon rolls with this step-by-step recipe:

Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls Recipe: From Scratch Intro

Air-fried cinnamon rolls are faster than oven-baked ones. This recipe yields homemade cinnamon buns with a crispy exterior and a soft, gooey within. Let’s begin!

Chapter 1: Ingredients for Dough:

  1. 2 1/4 tsp (1 packet) active dry yeast
  2. 1 cup warm milk (110°F)
  3. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  5. 2 big eggs
  6. 4 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 tsp salt

For Filling:

  • 1/3 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk as needed

Chapter 2: Preparation

Activate yeast:

  • In a small basin, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add a pinch of sugar and wait 5-10 minutes for foam.
  • Make Dough: Mix the yeast mixture, sugar, melted butter, eggs, flour, and salt in a large basin or stand mixer with a dough hook.
  • Mix to a soft dough. If using a stand mixer, knead dough for 5-7 minutes on medium speed. Hand-knead the dough for 8–10 minutes on a lightly floured board until smooth and elastic.
  • For the first rise, place the dough in an oiled bowl and turn it once to coat it with oil.
  • Wrap the bowl in a clean kitchen cloth or plastic.
    The dough should double in size after 1-1.5 hours in a warm, draft-free environment.

Chapter 3: Assembly/Air-Fry

  • Prepare Filling:
    Blend softened butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Roll the Dough:
    Punch down the risen dough and place it on a lightly floured surface.
  • Make a 1/4-inch-thick dough rectangle.
  • Add Filling: Spread the cinnamon filling evenly on the rolled-out dough, leaving a tiny border.
  • To roll and cut rolls, begin by tightly rolling the dough into a log from one long side.
  • Use a sharp knife or dental floss to cut the dough into 12 equal rolls.
  • Set up the Air Fryer: Pre-heat your air fryer for 5 minutes at 350°F (175°C).
  • Air-fry cinnamon rolls: Leave space between cinnamon rolls in the air fryer basket to expand.
  • Air-fry rolls at 350°F (175°C) for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and cooked thoroughly. You may need to work in batches depending on your air fryer size.

Chapter 4: Glaze Cream Cheese

  • Prepare Glaze: Mix softened cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl until smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix well.
  • For a smooth, pourable glaze, add milk as needed.

5. Serve and Enjoy

  • Glaze cinnamon rolls: Pour the cream cheese icing over the heated cinnamon rolls just after air-frying.
  • Enjoy warm air fryer cinnamon rolls with a slight glaze melt.

Chapter 6:

  • Success Tips Even Slicing: To cook buns evenly, cut them evenly.
  • Glaze Timing: For optimal flavour and texture, glaze cinnamon rolls while warm.
  • Avoid overflowing the air fryer basket by working in batches.
  • Optional: Add chopped nuts or raisins to the filling for texture and flavour.

Conclusion
Air fryer cinnamon rolls are a tasty and easy way to create cinnamon rolls without an oven. With this recipe, you can make warm, gooey cinnamon rolls with a cream cheese glaze quickly. Ideal for breakfast, lunch, or dessert any time!

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