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small platter of cinnamon rolls

Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

Easy puff pastry cinnamon rolls made in the air fryer with practically no sugar and much less calories than other varieties. With golden flaky pastry and sweet cinnamon butter inside, these are a desert you can enjoy without the guilt!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 pieces
Author Kim


  • Air Fryer


For Drizzling on Top

  • 2 tablespoons Cream Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Powdered Sweetener
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice optional


  • Lay out frozen puff pastry on bench (keep plastic on). Cover and let it defrost for 5 minutes until it loses its stiffness
  • Add softened butter, granulated sweetener and ground cinnamon to a bowl and mix together well so the it resembles a paste.
  • Spread cinnamon mixture over puff pastry, all the way to the edges.
  • Working quickly, start at one side, folding over and forward, rolling into a log.
  • Slice in half with a sharp knife, then slice each half piece into four, so that there are 8 mini rolls in total.
  • Lay each piece flat side down into air fryer and spray lightly with oil if using. Cook for 12 minutes at 180 degrees C/ 350 degrees F.
  • Open air fryer and turn cinnamon rolls over and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  • Remove cinnamon rolls from air fryer onto a rack to cool and make the glaze.
  • Glaze: Add softened cream cheese, powdered sweetener and lemon juice and mix through. Add water a tiny bit at a time, until you get a sauce like consistency, suitable for drizzling.
  • Use a spoon to drizzle on top of each cinnamon roll.


  1. Granulated Sweetener: I use Lakanto Monkfruit “Brown” and it measures just like sugar.  I prefer using a brown sweetener rather than a white on for this recipe as it adds a slightly difference flavour.  Alternatively you could use stevia or another other sweetener that measures like sugar.
  2. Powdered Sweetener: I use Lakanto powdered sweetener which is similar to icing sugar in Australia.  I buy mine from Woolworths in the baking aisle.
  3. Cream Cheese for Top:  low fat cream cheese works fine here if you are looking to make these as lean as possible
  4. Storage: Store cinnamon rolls in an air tight container in fridge for 2 days.
  5. Glazing: I like to glaze the cinnamon rolls whilst the are sill fairly warm, but not so warm that it just slides right off.