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Air Fryer Crescent Rolls

Air fryer crescent rolls are irresistibly golden on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, and ready in just 10 minutes! They’re great for breakfast, as a side, or a tasty snack.

platter with air fryer crescent rolls

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Easy breakfasts are always a win, especially if you have house guests in for the holidays or a special occasion.

One of my secrets to keeping everyone happy is these amazing, super easy air fryer crescent rolls!

They turn out wonderfully golden on the outside, so soft and fluffy on the inside, and can be ready in just 10 minutes.

I love serving them with coffee or breakfast, but they also make a fantastic side to go with dinner. There’s really never a bad time to enjoy them!

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • How to make irresistible crescent rolls in the air fryer in just 10 minutes
  • What air fryer accessories you need for this recipe
  • My favorite brand of crescent rolls to make in the air fryer
  • What dishes to pair with these super easy pastries

I love these rolls because they’re so quick and easy to make, plus they’re always a crowd-pleaser!

That’s why I usually keep a can of crescent rolls in the refrigerator, just in case. You never know when you might need them!

I made this recipe using the 5.8 QT Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it the perfect size for our family of 4.

How to Make Air Fryer Crescent Rolls

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F. 

raw crescent rolls in air fryer

STEP TWO: On parchment paper or silicone liner, roll up the crescent roll dough starting from the wide end down to the point. 

STEP THREE: Slightly curl the ends of the dough into a crescent shape, then lay them on the mat. 

STEP FOUR: Once the air fryer is preheated, set the mat with the crescent rolls in the basket. 

STEP FIVE: Cook for 5-7 minutes, checking at the 4 minute mark, until the pastries are golden brown on the tops and firm on the bottom. 

air fried crescent rolls

STEP SIX: Brush them with melted butter if desired, or serve them as-is with butter and jam. 

Can You Bake Pastries in the Air Fryer?

You bet! The air fryer is essentially a convection oven, so it’s great to use for baked goods.

It can also be really convenient when you need to use the oven for something else or just don’t want to heat up the whole kitchen.

Another one of my go-to breakfasts when I need to feed a crowd is these air fryer Pillsbury cinnamon rolls.

Of course, air fryer donuts made with Pillsbury Grand rolls never disappoint, either! Even so when you make them into jelly donuts!

Do You Need to Use Parchment Paper or a Mat?

I highly recommend using either parchment paper or a silicone liner. This will help the crescent rolls keep their shape and prevent them from sticking to the air fryer basket.

Either one is a better option than trying to spray the air fryer basket, which can add too much oil to the crescent rolls and make them less crispy.

cooked crescent rolls in air fryer

What’s the Difference Between Crescent Rolls and Croissants?

These two may seem the same, but there are some distinct differences! Croissants are meant to be super flaky, so they use puff pastry dough.

Crescent rolls, on the other hand, will still be flaky, but their texture is more like a roll than a puff pastry.

What Brand of Crescent Rolls Should You Use?

Personally, I like to make Pillsbury crescent rolls in the air fryer. They never let me down!

But if you prefer another brand like Annie’s or Immaculate, those would be totally fine. Any brand of refrigerated crescent rolls will be great in this recipe!

stack of air fried crescent rolls

What to Serve with Air Fryer Pillsbury Crescents

How to Store Leftover Crescent Rolls

Whether you have some extra rolls you want to keep, or you plan to make a batch ahead of time, storing them is super easy!

I recommend wrapping them individually in either aluminum foil or plastic wrap, then storing them in a plastic bag. 

You can store them on the counter overnight or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

When you’re ready to enjoy, you can eat them as-is or pop them back in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes until hot and toasty!

crescent roll with jam

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Yield: 8 servings

Air Fryer Crescent Rolls

stack of air fried crescent rolls

10-minute air fryer crescent rolls are the perfect complement to a family breakfast, holiday feast, and everything in between! No one can resist these golden, fluffy pastries.

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package of refrigerated crescent rolls

Optional

  • Butter
  • Jam or Jelly

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees. 
  2. On a parchment paper or mat, roll your crescent rolls, from the wide end down to the point. Then slightly curl the ends of the dough to a crescent shape. Lay them on the mat. 
  3. Once your air fryer is preheated, lay your mat of croissants into the basket. Cook for 5-7 minutes, checking at the 4-minute mark. They will be golden brown on the tops and the bottoms firm.*

Notes

*Optional: you could brush them with melted butter once cooked or just serve with butter and jam.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 39Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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