The Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Bites recipe is a delightful twist on a classic treat. These bite-sized morsels, with their irresistible combination of cinnamon and sugar, have become an instant favorite in my household. Whether it’s for a quick breakfast, a sweet snack, or a comforting dessert, these cinnamon roll bites are incredibly easy to make and disappear just as quickly! Using an air fryer adds a wonderful crispness to the rolls, while the cinnamon-sugar coating offers the perfect touch of sweetness.


  • 1 can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls (8-count)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • Icing from the cinnamon roll package
  • Optional: Cream cheese and butter for dipping


  1. Prepare the Cinnamon Roll Bites: Open the can of cinnamon rolls and cut each roll into four equal pieces.
  2. Air Frying: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C). Place half of the cinnamon roll pieces in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded. Air fry for 3 minutes, then flip each piece and continue air frying for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining pieces.
  3. Cinnamon Sugar Coating: Mix the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a bowl.
  4. Coat the Bites: While still warm, roll each cinnamon roll bite in the cinnamon sugar mixture for an even coating.
  5. Serve: Arrange the coated bites on a serving plate. Drizzle with the warmed icing from the cinnamon roll package. Alternatively, mix softened cream cheese with melted butter for a creamy dip. Adjust the ratio according to your taste.
  6. Enjoy: Serve these delightful Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Bites warm, savoring the crisp exterior and soft, sweet interior.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Approximately 100-150 per bite
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 2g (Note: Nutritional values can vary based on the brand of cinnamon rolls used and the size of the bites.)

Bonus Tips:

  • Avoid Overcrowding: Make sure to air fry in batches to allow even cooking and crispiness.
  • Serving Suggestions: These bites are best enjoyed warm. If they cool down, a quick reheat in the air fryer can bring back the crispness.
  • Variations: Feel free to experiment with different coatings like powdered sugar or a mix of cinnamon and brown sugar for a richer flavor.

FAQ Section:

  1. Can I make these in a regular oven? Yes, you can bake them in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 10-12 minutes, but the texture might be slightly different from air frying.
  2. How long can I store the leftovers? Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, though they’re best enjoyed fresh.
  3. Can I use homemade cinnamon roll dough? Absolutely, homemade dough can be used, but cooking times may vary.
  4. Is there a healthier alternative to the sugar coating? For a healthier option, you can reduce the sugar or use a sugar substitute. A light honey drizzle can also work.
  5. Can I freeze the uncooked roll bites? Yes, freeze them after cutting. When ready to cook, air fry them directly from frozen, adding a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time.