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4 of the completed air fryer cinnamon rolls with bacon topped with frosting
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Air Fryer Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

This irresistible recipe combines two of your favorite breakfast foods all rolled into one!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American, Western
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 417kcal

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • ¾ cup (177ml) milk
  • 3 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup (57g) butter melted
  • 3 cups (384g) flour

For the filling:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup (50g) brown sugar
  • 6 strips bacon

For the frosting:

  • ¾ cup (170g) butter softened
  • cup (113g) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Instructions

How To Make Bacon Cinnamoin Rolls in Air Fryer

  • In a bowl stir together the milk, yeast, sugar, egg, egg yolk and melted butter. Add the flour and knead for 8 minutes or until the dough is soft and elastic.
  • Cover with a cloth and let it rise for 40 minutes.
  • Combine milk, yeast, sugar, egg, egg yolk, melted butter, and flour and knead until the dough is well combined and elastic. Allow it to rise for 40 minutes.
  • While the dough is rising, make the filling by combining butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Roll out the dough to ¼-inch thick, then spread with butter and sprinkle with half the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture. Add the bacon slices and top with the remaining filling.
  • Roll up the dough, slice, and add the individual rolls to the air fryer basket.
  • Set air fryer to 300F / 149C. Cook for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 200F / 93C and cook for 10 more minutes.
  • While the bacon cinnamon rolls cook, make the frosting by beating together the butter and maple syrup in a stand mixer. Then add the confectioner’s sugar, whipping up until light and fluffy.
  • Top the warm cinnamon rolls with frosting and serve.

How To Make Bacon Cinnamon Rolls in the Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 350F / 180C.
  • Follow the steps for preparing cinnamon rolls above, place sliced rolls to a baking sheet and bake for 35–40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, top with frosting, and serve.

Notes

  • Loosely roll the cinnamon rolls and avoid squeezing them.
  • If cooking right away, preheat the air fryer before adding the cinnamon rolls to the basket.
  • If you are preparing ahead and are cooking these straight from the refrigerator, allow the cold rolls to warm up in the air fryer while it preheats.
  • Cooking time can vary based on your air fryer. Check your rolls every 2-3 minutes during the second half of the cooking process.
  • Double the frosting. Seriously. Can you ever have too much frosting?

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 597IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg