The Frosted Breakfast Treat You Should Be Making In The Air Fryer

The air fryer has quickly become the modern kitchen's touchstone. Whether it's because they offer healthy alternatives to deep-frying or it's their time-saving efficiency, air fryer sales have gone up 76% in the last two years alone (per NPD). Like an oven, air fryers use convection heat to cook and bake crave-worthy meals that keep you coming back for the ingenuous kitchen tool time and time again. Not only do they work faster than a conventional oven saving you time, but they're as simple as dialing a knob. Just pop your food in the frying basket, select your temperature, start the timer, and let your air fryer do the hard work.

There are millions of recipes to consider preparing in the air fryer. Just about anything works! Craving nachos? Assemble your ingredients and let them melt together in the air fryer for a crunchy, cheesy, shareable platter. In need of roasted vegetables for dinner sides? Toss some veggies in olive oil and seasoning and watch them transform at the hand of your air fryer.

While there are countless options for savory dishes made in the air fryer, there's also a tapestry of decadent dessert options worth baking in the popular kitchen appliance — some of which you can enjoy for breakfast.

Try making cinnamon rolls in the air fryer

Air fryers are known to leave an irresistible crunch on the surface of your food that never compromises what's inside — whether it's meant to be juicy, fluffy, or creamy. Cinnamon rolls are an indulgent, sugary, and downright delicious breakfast treat that can light up any morning. In an interview with Insider, chef Meredith Laurence of Blue Jean Chef says air-fried cinnamon rolls make for one of the best air-fried dishes of them all — sweet or otherwise. Can you imagine? Soft, flaky cinnamon rolls topped with melty icing oozing into the swirls. We'll take 10!

The good news? This recipe is beginner-friendly and accessible to chefs of any skill set. To make air-fried cinnamon rolls, Laurence says to "roll out the dough, brush it with butter, and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. After forming the rolls and letting them rise, pop them in the air fryer for 10 minutes at 350 degrees." Then of course, top your air-fried cinnamon rolls with icing to finish for a cinnamon-fueled morning you won't soon forget.

Dessert for breakfast, anyone?