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Vegan air fryer cinnamon rolls covered in vanilla vegan icing

Easy Vegan Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

John Rush
Most people don't think of desserts when they get an air fryer but these cinnamon rolls might change the way you look at air fryers and cinnamon rolls forever!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 12 people
Calories 277 kcal



  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated White Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Quick-Rise Instant Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Oil we used canola
  • 1.5 cups Water warm, but not hot
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla pure is best if you have it
  • t teaspoon Cinnamon ground


  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon ground
  • 3 tablespoon Vegan butter melted
  • ¼ cup Granulated White Sugar
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar


  • 1 cup Icing Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla pure is best if you have it
  • 1.5 tablespoon Soy Milk unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon Vegan Butter melted



  • Combine 3 cups flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 teaspoon yeast, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon salt in a big mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl combine 1.5 cups warm water, 1 tablespoon of oil, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla, then add to flour mixture.
  • Use a spatula to gently mix until a sticky ball is formed.
  • On a generously floured surface (about ½ a cup of flour) knead the dough well until it is light and fluffy. Adding more flour as you knead so it doesn't stick to your fingers.
  • Once the ball is no longer sticky and has been kneaded well. Cover with a tea towel for 10 minutes and let rise.


  • While you're letting the dough rise, in a separate bowl combine melted vegan butter, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ¼ cup of white sugar, and ¼ cup of brown sugar.


  • Once the dough has risen roll out into a rectangular shape, about 16 in by 12 in.
  • Use a spatula to spread the filling you just made across the surface of the dough, leaving about ¼ in from the edges.
  • Starting from one of the long edges roll the dough, away from yourself.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into about 1 ½ inch rolls. The dough makes about 12 using this method but can make more or less depending on how big or small you want to cut them.
  • Place the freshly cut rolls into the air fryer pot and cover with saran wrap for 30 min to let rise.
  • After 30 min remove the saran wrap and turn air fryer on to 320° for 17 min.


  • While you wait, combine 1 cup icing sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1.5 tablespoon soy milk, and 1 tablespoon of melted vegan butter.
  • When the rolls are done in the air fryer remove them, place on a plate, top with frosting, and enjoy!

Pups Notes

  1. If you're using an oven to cook these put them in at 350 degrees for 25 min. Every oven cooks slightly different so just watch them around the 20 min mark and adjust the time from there.
  2. There are a lot of substitutions and modifications that can be made to this recipe so please visit the substitution and commonly asked question section of the blog post to answer all of your questions.


Serving: 1bunCalories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 230mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 186IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Keyword breakfast, cinnamon buns, Desserts
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