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Air Fryer Orange Rolls

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Air Fryer Orange Rolls are easy to make, taste delicious and cook in less time than your oven!  The perfect breakfast for busy school mornings or Saturday morning cartoons!  Save time and energy by making these Pillsbury Orange Rolls in your air fryer!



I’m all for a quick and delicious school morning breakfast!  These Air Fryer Orange Rolls cook for 7 minutes which is less time than it takes for your kids to put their shoes on and grab their backpack.  Well that is if they are anything like my kids who need to be reminded several times each morning

We love these simple Air Fryer Orange Rolls!  My kids especially loved that they got to eat these for several mornings in a row because we kept testing cooking times and temperatures to find the right balance.  

Don’t worry, they were happy to take one for the team, as was I.  School mornings are hard and whipping these up in the air fryer means I don’t run out the door forgetting to turn off my oven!  A win-win in my opinion!

If you’re not an orange roll fan, then make cinnamon rolls in your air fryer or you could even attempt to cook from scratch cinnamon rolls like these Mashed Potato Cinnamon Rolls or these Homemade Cinnamon Rolls.  



Can I cook Orange Rolls in an air fryer?

YES, of course you can cook orange cinnamon rolls in an air fryer!  Just about anything you can cook in the oven, you can cook in an air fryer!  And not just that, but you WANT to cook orange rolls in the air fryer!  

Why?  Because cooking food in the air fryer takes less time than an oven and depending on your air fryer, doesn’t require preheating your oven!  Which means quicker food without heating up your entire home.  



How to cook Orange Rolls in an air fryer?

I have this 5.8 Qt. GoWise Air Fryer, which has been a fantastic machine.  It doesn’t require any preheating and the machine itself is very easy to use.  

For this recipe I use Pillsbury Orange Rolls, instead of making them from scratch.  I am not super mom and I’ll admit that often we eat prepackaged orange rolls on Saturday mornings.  And it’s because of this that we wanted to see how to cook them in the air fryer.

With my 5.8 Qt. GoWise Air Fryer, I can cook an entire package of orange rolls at a time.  If you have a smaller air fryer, you may have to do them in batches or some today and some tomorrow!  

Step 1:  Open the Package.  This may sound like a silly step, but trust me, waiting for that moment when the can pops is definitely one that makes me cringe.  So gather your courage and pop open a can of orange rolls!

Step 2:  Cook.  Even though my air fryer has a nonstick coating, I still like to give it a tiny spritz of cooking spray.  Arrange your orange rolls in your basket and insert basket into air fryer and cook!

Step 3: Frosting!  Can we all just admit that the frosting is ALWAYS the best part of orange rolls!  While your orange rolls are warm, smear that yummy orange frosting all over the tops.  It will melt and glaze your orange rolls beautifully!

Step 4:  Devour!  You’re either a fork and knife person or a lick your fingers person.  Personally I’m a finger licker when it comes to cinnamon rolls and orange rolls! 



Why cook Orange Rolls in an Air Fryer?

The main reason you want to cook orange rolls in an Air Fryer is that it’s QUICKER than the oven.  Not only do you not have to wait for your oven to preheat, but your rolls cook in half the time thanks to the convection oven style cooking.  



Do I cook Orange Roll frosting?

This is a valid question.  And the answer is no.  Your orange rolls will be warm when they come out of your air fryer and your frosting will melt on them as soon as it touches your orange rolls. 



Can I make Air Fryer Orange Rolls in advance?

Yes you can!  You can easily prepare these in advance. I’d wait to frost them until you serve them as it makes storing and transporting (if needed) less messy.  When ready to frost, you can nuke your frosting (no metal lid in microwave!) and spread over your rolls.  

If you do make these in advance, make sure to cover them with plastic wrap or foil to prevent them from drying out.



Are Pillsbury Orange Rolls Vegan?

No.  According to Pillsbury’s own website they state that their Orange rolls do contain milk ingredients.  Now whether these milk ingredients are in the rolls, the icing or both, that is unclear.  

Other Breakfast You Can Serve With These Orange Rolls:

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Simple Air Fryer Orange Rolls are about to change your life!  With a 7 minute cook time, these go from an occasional morning breakfast to a regular morning breakfast!  Quick, easy and kid approved, these orange rolls are always a hit!


Yield: 8 Orange Rolls

Air Fryer Orange Rolls

Orange Cinnamon Rolls - frosting smeared all over each orange roll

Cooking Pillsbury Orange Rolls in your air fryer is EASY and fast! With only 7 minutes cooking time you'll be able to make this on school mornings for your kids!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes


  • 1 can of Pillsbury Orange Rolls


  1. Lightly spray cooking spray on the bottom of your air fryer basket.
  2. Arrange orange rolls in air fryer basket. Do not stuff them in too close. Ideally you don't want them to touch as each roll will expand during the cooking process.
  3. Cook in your air fryer at 340* for 7 minutes.
  4. Remove from air fryer and frost with prepackaged frosting.
  5. Serve immediately or save for later!


Each air fryer cooks slightly different. I suggest trying a test batch of one orange roll to ensure the cooking time is the same for your air fryer. I use a GoWise 5.8 Qt. air fryer.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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