Air fryer cinnamon roll bites recipe 

Serve these air fryer cinnamon roll nibbles to your family and watch them smile. Kid-sized cinnamon buns are fun to serve. Sliced, air-fried, cinnamon-sugar-dusted refrigerator cinnamon rolls are served with an orange-flavored creamy dip. 


– 1 (12.4 ounce) can refrigerated cinnamon rolls (such as Pillsbury™) – 1/4 cup white sugar – 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 4 ounces cream cheese, softened – 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar – 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel – 1 tablespoon orange juice – icing from the cinnamon roll package


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Step 1

Preheat an air fryer to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) per manufacturer's instructions. Shake sugar and cinnamon in a big plastic bag. 


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Step 2

 Remove the 8 cinnamon rolls from the can, and set icing aside. Cut each roll into 4 equal pieces for a total of 32 bites.

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Step 3

Parchment fryer basket. cook the parts in a single layer in the basket for 3 minutes, then turn with tongs and fry for 2–3 more minutes until golden brown. Air fryers vary in brand and size, so cook in batches and observe timing. 

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Step 4

Meanwhile, make the dip. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, orange zest, juice, and prepared icing. Mix on medium speed with an electric mixer until dipping consistency, about 1 minute. 

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Step 5

 Drop the warm pieces into the sugar-cinnamon mixture, and shake. Transfer to a plate or basket, and serve with the dip. 

 These can be baked for 10 minutes at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) without rotating. Microwave dip for 6 seconds if desired. Use leftover dip or cinnamon sugar on toast, biscuits, or English muffins the next morning. 

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