Air Fryer Frozen Dinner Rolls
Surprisingly air fryers can be used to bake frozen dinner rolls. The process of doing this is quite easy, and you are rewarded with delicious dinner rolls ready to enjoy in a record amount of time. Be sure to check out the step-by-step instructions below and how you can easily use your air fryer to bake frozen dinner rolls!
Frozen Rolls In The Air Fryer
Do you ever stop to consider that perhaps you could cook frozen rolls in your air fryer? Today we are excited to explore with you how you can go about cooking your frozen dinner rolls using your air fryer. Plus, how doing this, makes them turn out super delicious.
Air fryer Frozen yeast rolls
Baking frozen dinner rolls in the air fryer is actually a very easy process, and you are rewarded with delicious dinner rolls. You can easily do this by using a package of pre-made dinner rolls that have been frozen.
Cooking them in your air fryer is very simple, and you are rewarded with light and fluffy rolls to enjoy.
Air Fryer Rolls
Making frozen dinner rolls in your air fryer is awesome because you don’t have to heat up your oven, just to bake the rolls. Plus, cooking your dinner rolls in your air fryer is super easy.
Now, let’s look at what you will need in order to make some delicious dinner rolls in your air fryer.
What You Need To Make Air Fryer Rolls
To make air fryer dinner rolls, you will only need a few things. Let’s look at what you will need below.
Air Fryer. The fryer is an essential kitchen item to have on hand when you want to air fry frozen dinner rolls. There are all kinds of different air fryers you might have that can work well for this.
Types of air fryers range from egg-shaped air fryers to air fryer toaster oven combinations. For this purpose, you can use any kind of air fryer to bake your rules. Simply be aware that the baking time of your rolls may vary depending upon which type of air fryer you are using.
A Small Pan. We have found that baking your dinner rolls in a pan significantly helps them to turn out much fluffier and moister.
If your air fryer comes with a baking pan, you can use that, or you can find a disposable tin to bake your rolls in but be sure your air fryer can handle metal inside of it first.
Air Fryer Rolls Ingredients
Frozen Rolls. There are many different types of frozen dinner rolls you could choose to use for this recipe. Rhodes rolls are delicious, and a common version of frozen dinner rolls that you can choose to use.
However, any type of frozen dinner rolls will work well. You can simply choose your favorite brand, or even your grocery stores a generic brand. Any type of frozen dinner rolls will work well, as long as they are ones that you enjoy.
Butter. We recommend brushing your rolls with a bit of melted butter after they have finished baking. This helps them to turn golden brown and adds extra flavoring to them as well making them the ultimate dinner rolls.
How To Make Frozen Rolls In The Air Fryer
There are many different ways you can go about making frozen dinner rolls in your air fryer, below is an outline of the best way we have found, which we highly recommend.
As always, feel free to improvise upon our suggested instructions, to make them your own. Next, we will turn our attention to our recommended step-by-step instructions on how to make frozen dinner rolls in the air fryer.
Proof The Dinner Rolls
Before you begin baking, we have found that for best results, it is a good idea to proof your dinner rolls. This means that you should allow the dinner rolls to thaw to room temperature and rise.
To begin allowing your frozen dinner rolls to proof, you will want to place them into the baking dish that has been lightly greased. Next, place them into a warm, dry location. For best results, you want the room temperature to be between 75 and 85°F.
Professional kitchens typically have a proofing box that they place the dough into which keeps it at the ideal temperature and climate. This allows the yeast to react and grow in the best possible scenario.
However, most of us home-cooks do not have this option. If your climate is not naturally warm, dry, and around the ideal temperature, you can achieve a similar effect by placing your bread into a warm oven, or into a warm air fryer.
The best way to reach a good temperature, since ovens do not have this range of temperature, is to preheat your oven or air fryer to approximately 170 to 200°F, and then turn the oven off when it gets around 110°F. You can then prop the oven door open a little bit or allow it to cool slightly before placing your dough inside to rise. When your rolls have risen to about double in size, you can then start the baking process.
Bake The Air Fryer Dinner Rolls
Now that you’re ready to bake your dinner rolls, it is important to note that the baking time and temperature may vary depending upon the type of air fryer you are using. We have found it best to error on the side of caution so that you don’t end up with crispy rolls on the outside, but raw on the inside.
Keep in mind, that your air fryer is a much smaller little oven than your actual stove is, therefore it will take a much shorter time to fully bake the rolls than it would to bake them inside of your oven.
The baking temperature usually ranges between 320°F (160°C), 350°F (176.7°C) and 360°F (182.2°C). However, as we mentioned above, it is often best to bake your rolls at a lower temperature, and simply add a few more minutes to the baking time.
When air frying your rolls at 350°F your rolls may take as little as five minutes to bake, whereas air frying them at 320°F, may take more like 10 to 15 minutes to cook. Set a timer, and check on your rolls often so that they do not over bake.
Flavor Your Dinner Rolls
After your dinner rolls are cooked, insert a toothpick into the center to be sure they are fully baked. Then, brush the tops of your rolls with melted butter before serving. Serve while the rolls are warm, then enjoy.
How To Cook Frozen Rolls In Air Fryer
There are different ways you can cook frozen dinner rolls in an air fryer. We recommend thawing the rolls out first and then baking them in the air fryer. The trick to successfully baking your rolls in the air fryer is to cook them at a lower temperature, for a few minutes, then check on them and cook them longer if needed.
Please note, that you can cook frozen dinner rolls in an air fryer directly from their frozen state, without thawing them first. If you choose to do this, you will need to increase your cooking time, typically 360°F for approximately 15 minutes.
However, it is important to note that if you choose to air fry frozen dinner rolls, they are not likely to rise as much as dinner rolls that have been thawed prior to baking.
What Baking Tin Can I Use To Bake Dinner Rolls In Air Fryer?
A few different options you can use for a baking tin when making dinner rolls in your air fryer. The most important thing to consider, is it OK to put in your air fryer, and second will it fit.
An air fryer pizza pan is a great option, another option is aluminum foil, a glass baking dish, or a grill pan. You may also be able to find other pans specific to your air fryer that will work as well. My air fryer has a pan that came with it, that I prefer to use for baking my dinner rolls in.
Easy Air Fryer Dinner Rolls
Air fryer pan
Although this is not a requirement, we highly recommend that you allow your frozen dinner rolls to rise before baking. To do this, it is ideal to place your dinner rolls on your lightly greased baking dish and place them in a warm (75 to 85°F) in a dry location.
Once your rolls have risen, to approximately double in size, preheat your air fryer to 320°F.
Bake your dinner rolls at 320°F for approximately 5 minutes, then check on them. We recommend covering the rolls in foil during part of the baking process so that they top does not burn. Most likely you will need to reset the time for another 5 minutes and continue baking, or bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
After your dinner rolls are fully cooked, remove them from the air fryer and brush the tops with butter. If desired allow them to cool slightly before serving. Then serve and enjoy!
Please note that this recipe was tested using a Ninja air fryer oven combination and baking times and temperatures may vary depending upon what specific type of air fryer you are using.
Please also note that you can use dinner rolls that are frozen and have not been thawed. To do this, you will want to bake your dinner rolls at 360°F for approximately 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. However, it is important to point out that if you do not choose to thaw your dinner rolls ahead of time, they are likely to not rise nearly as much as ones that have been pre-thawed.
Test Kitchen Note: this recipe was tested using homemade dinner rolls, that were thawed and allowed to rise before baking in the air fryer. Store-bought dinner rolls were out of stock at my local grocery store when testing this recipe.
Due to many different brands of frozen dinner rolls available for purchase, please reference your packaged dinner rolls for your specific nutritional facts.
A couple of different recipe tips that we have found, and would like to share with you below. Please note that this may vary depending upon the specific air fryer you are using, however, we found it to be true for our Ninja air fryer oven.
Tips for Making Air Fryer Dinner Rolls:
Tip 1: Rise
Allow the frozen dinner rolls to rise until double in size before baking.
Tip 2: Bake Low And Slow
There are varying temperatures recommended for baking rolls in your air fryer. Your best bet is to bake your rolls at a low temperature, for a longer amount of time. The exact temperature and time may vary depending upon your specific air fryer. Simply preheat your air fryer to your desired temperature, and bake the rolls, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
How To Store Dinner Rolls
After your dinner rolls have been completely baked in your air fryer, we recommend transferring your cooled rolls into an airtight container and storing them at room temperature. If you do not have an airtight container, you can also store them in a sealed storage bag.
How To Reheat Bread In Air Fryer
You may also reheat your bread in the air fryer if desired. To do this, you will want to warm your air fryer to approximately 300°F, then place your bread in it for 2 to 3 minutes, or until warmed. Another option is to place the bread in your air fryer on a warming function if available.
Homemade Bread In Air Fryer
Homemade rolls may also be baked in your air fryer if desired. Simply prepare your homemade dough according to the recipe, then bake according to the suggested instructions above for using your air fryer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best frozen dinner rolls?
There are many different types of frozen dinner rolls. Personally, my favorite include Rhodes rolls or any store-brand frozen rolls. There are many other options to choose from as well that are good.
How long do Sister Schubert rolls last in freezer?
If wrapped securely in an airtight bag, Sister Schubert rolls last approximately three months in the freezer.
How to cook Sister Schubert rolls in the oven?
Simply follow your package instructions for how to bake in the oven.
Can air fryer dinner rolls be frozen?
Yes, rolls that have been baked in the air fryer may be frozen after they have fully cooled.
Can I cook Sister Schubert rolls in the air fryer?
Yes, these roles may be cooked in the oven if desired simply by following the suggested instructions above.
What frozen bread or frozen bread rolls can you cook in the air fryer?
Much any frozen bread or frozen bread rolls can be cooked in the air fryer. The main concern is that your bread or rolls will fit into the air fryer and will not rise too much inside of your air fryer.
Can you heat up dinner rolls in an air fryer?
Yes, you can heat up dinner rolls in an air fryer. You can both cook, and reheat dinner rolls inside your air fryer.
How do you reheat rolls in air fryer?
To reheat rolls in an air fryer, you will want to place them into a baking dish, or your air fryer basket, then warm them on a warming function, or turn your air fryer to 300°F and allow them to warm for a couple of minutes.
What dinner rolls do you use?
Any type of frozen, or thawed dinner rolls will work to bake inside of your air fryer.
How long do air fryer dinner rolls last?
Typically, air fryer dinner rolls last approximately 2 to 3 days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. This may vary depending upon your specific climate.
Can I make these into garlic rolls?
Yes, you can make your average rolls into garlic rolls. You can simply add some garlic powder into your melted butter for a garlic-flavored brush. This is the easiest way to adapt into garlic rolls.
Can you toast bread in the air fryer?
Yes, you can toast bread in the air fryer by increasing the temperature in the air fryer and decreasing the amount of time.
How do you cook frozen garlic bread?
You can cook frozen garlic bread in the air fryer by baking it at about 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until it is baked to your desired temperature.
What is the fastest way to thaw Rhodes rolls?
A great way to thaw Rhodes rolls is to place them into your baking dish, then put them into a warm oven, with a dish of water until they have doubled in size. Then remove them and bake according to your instructions.
Can I let Rhodes Rolls Rise Overnight?
Yes, you can, although it is risky because you may run the risk of them deflating because they have risen too long.
Can I Bake Bread In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can bake bread in an air fryer simply be decreasing the temperature and baking time.
Can You Reheat Bread In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can reheat bread in an air fryer by turning it to warm, or a low temperature. Then place your bread into the air fryer until it is warmed to your liking.
How To Reheat Bread Without Making It Hard?
The best way to reheat bread is to warm it at 350°F until it has been warmed to your desired temperature.
Can you cook frozen rolls in an air fryer?
Yes, you sure can cook frozen rolls in an air fryer simply by following a few simple steps outlined above.
Can you put frozen buns in air fryer?
Yes, you can bake frozen buns in an air fryer. The time and temperature may vary depending upon your specific air fryer. However, typically baking at 360°F for 10-15 minutes will allow them to fully bake.
Can you put aluminum foil in an air fryer?
In most cases, you can put aluminum foil into an air fryer because they do not operate the same as microwaves. Instead, air fryers create hot air from the bottom of the unit and circulate it to cook the food. However, adding aluminum foil into an air fryer can cause the air to not flow through as intended.
Air Fryer Herb Butter Dinner Rolls
You can easily adapt your dinner rolls to be brushed with butter, and herb mixture making delicious herb and butter dinner rolls in your air fryer. Making frozen dinner rolls in your air fryer is an easy process, which takes less time than baking in the oven, and you are rewarded with delicious rolls.
Frozen Dinner Rolls In Air Fryer
Frozen dinner rolls can be baked in an air fryer. The process of doing this is quite easy, and you are rewarded with deliciously fluffy dinner rolls, that are ready to enjoy faster than once baked in the oven. Give these dinner rolls a try for yourself, and see just how good they are!