Air-Fryer Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

Don't skip the rise time before air-frying these cinnamon rolls. It helps make them pillowy instead of dense. Raisins and walnuts are packed into each bite of these sweet rolls.

a recipe photo of EatingWell's Air-Fryer Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Rolls
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins


  • cup raisins

  • cup chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 ⅛ teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

  • 16 ounces frozen whole-wheat bread dough, thawed

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup low-fat plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons low-fat milk


  1. Combine raisins, walnuts, brown sugar and 3 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.

  2. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface into a 16-by-10-inch rectangle (allow the dough to rest as you roll, if necessary). Brush with oil until evenly coated. Sprinkle with the raisin mixture, leaving 1 inch of a long side bare. Roll into a log, starting with the filled long side. Pinch the dough edges together along the length of the roll. With a serrated knife, slice the log crosswise into 12 rolls (about 1 1/2 inches thick).

  3. Arrange the dough slices on a piece of parchment paper. Lightly cover with a towel or plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, 30 to 60 minutes. Working in batches as necessary, arrange the rolls on parchment in the basket of a 6- to 9-quart air fryer. Cook at 325℉ until golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a roll registers 195℉ to 205℉, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the rolls to a wire rack to cool.

  4. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, yogurt, maple syrup and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add milk, as necessary, to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over the warm rolls.


6- to 9-quart air fryer; parchment paper


For the best flavor, toast nuts before using in a recipe. To toast chopped nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
7g Fat
31g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 cinnamon roll
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 11g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Potassium 103mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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