Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread Rolls

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Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread Rolls. Delicious homemade air fryer bread rolls that are easy to prep and bake perfectly in the air fryer, actifry or air fryer oven. Mix and match ingredients based on season and much cheaper than buying bread rolls from the bakery.

Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread Rolls
Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread Rolls

Homemade Bread In Air Fryer

Welcome to my Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread. The bread of your dreams that you can make over and over again and use for a whole variety of dishes, not just pull apart bread.

I remember the day I decided I wanted to get a bread maker in our kitchen again. It was the day that we viewed the house that we now own.

It was a summers day in 2014 and there was a lack of communication between the property owners and the estate agents.

When we arrived to view the house, the owners were all there having their breakfast. I had never seen such a big family in quite a small house and there was mattresses everywhere to home everybody.

But the smell of the fresh bread drove me crazy.

That smell that makes you want to eat bread straight away even if you are not hungry.

I thought if I get this country cottage, I am going to buy a bread maker and make delicious smelling bread like this.

That time did come, and I do have this bread maker now and I can happily say, as I type this it is making me more homemade bread!

If I am in a rush for some homemade bread, I will get the bread maker out, make the bread dough, then cook it in the air fryer. Or if I am not in a rush make it all with the air fryer.

I will show you how to do both today so that you can get lost in the comforting world of homemade bread.

Can I Bake Bread In An Air Fryer?

Absolutely! And OMG it is amazing and if you love bread, making it in the air fryer will become your latest air fryer thing.

It is like classic bread rolls that are cooked touching one another that become air fryer pull apart bread.

Make this pull apart this bread for supper and serve with your favourite soups and casseroles. I love it most with our soup maker chicken soup, slow cooker venison stew, or to make gammon sandwiches after making slow cooker gammon in coke.

You can also use our air fryer bread dough for a whole range of other recipes. Use it to make pizza, make into a bread loaf or just keep as your go to bread rolls recipe.

Bread Rolls Vs Dinner Rolls

Though, I am sure where you live, it might not be called bread rolls.

I would of course just call it bread rolls, but many parts of the world have a different name. In Manchester, England it is always called a barm cake. Or maybe instead of bread rolls you call it dinner rolls?

No matter what its name to you, know that you can adapt it, it is easy to make, and it freezes perfectly too.

Welcome to my Easy Pull Apart Bread.

Bread In Air Fryer

I find that making bread in air fryer, has lots of different methods and that making bread in the air fryer to one person, might be totally different to another. You can also use the bread in the air fryer method for different stages of the bread making cooking process.

  • Air Fryer Bread Dough – My favourite method is just using the air fryer for making the bread dough. The air fryer on a low heat can prove bread much quicker compared to the classic way.
  • Air Fryer Quick Bread – My favourite method where you just use the air fryer to cook already made bread dough. Follow our how to make bread in the bread maker, but instead set the dough setting and cook the bread rolls in the air fryer. The difference in cooking time is fantastic and the best air fryer quick bread recipe you will ever find.
  • Brown & Serve Rolls In Air Fryer – Use the air fryer with already bought bread. Add egg wash or extra virgin olive oil to your bread and load into the air fryer. Not only with the air fryer brown the dinner rolls but it will also warm them up perfectly.
  • Frozen Bread Dough In Air Fryer – You can also grab frozen bread dough from the freezer, load it into the air fryer and cook bread dough from frozen. If you scroll to the bottom of the post you can see our opinion of frozen bread dough in the air fryer including frozen bread roll cooking times.

How To Bake Bread In An Air Fryer?

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Making bread in the air fryer is SIMPLE and a perfect starting point for learning how to bake in the air fryer.

  1. Make the dough in your bread maker. Usually this takes less than 30 minutes.
  2. Flour your hands to stop them from sticking and make dough shapes with your hands.
  3. Load into the air fryer, making sure they are just touching.
  4. Air fry and serve while still warm with butter.
Welcome to my Airfryer Easy Pull Apart Bread.
Welcome to my Airfryer Easy Pull Apart Bread.
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Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread Rolls

Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread Rolls. Delicious homemade air fryer bread rolls that are easy to prep and bake perfectly in the air fryer, actifry or air fryer oven. Mix and match ingredients based on season and much cheaper than buying bread rolls from the bakery.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 652kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Bread Recipe Ingredients:


  • Prepare the bread. Rub your butter into your flour until the butter is well mixed in. Warm the milk and oils in a pan until they are luke warm. Add the yeast and the pan mixture into the bowl and mix with your hands until it makes a dough.
  • Knead the bread for 5 minutes. Place the bread dough into the air fryer basket to prove. Set the time to 10 minutes and the temperature to 60c/140f.
  • After it has proved make into bread roll shapes.
  • Easy Pull Apart Bread. For it to become pull apart bread rolls, make them into medium sized bread rolls but make sure that they are touching each other and don’t have room to breathe. And place the bread rolls directly into the air fryer. This will give you the pull apart look. Finally cook for 15 minutes at 185c/365f.
  • Brown Glaze. Stop the air fryer 5 minutes from final time and brush the tops and sides with egg wash. It will give it that wonderful brown golden glow.



You can shape them however you wish. This is a great go to bread dough recipe that can be used for bread rolls, bread loaf, easy pull apart bread or even for dumplings.
If making bread dough in the bread maker like we do (get the recipe here) then start with your fresh dough on step #3.


Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 581IU | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 5mg
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Frozen Bread Dough In Air Fryer

We have not cooked bread dough from frozen in the air fryer for a long, long time and decided to have a quick experiment to see if it is as good as we first remember.

What we did was make our bread maker bread but instead of clicking for a bread loaf we clicked for dough instead. Then Dominic rolled our bread dough into balls once it was ready and we loaded it onto our favourite sheet pan. Though first, we sprinkled the sheet pan with flour so that they wouldn’t stick to it.

Frozen Bread Dough In Air Fryer

It was then placed in the freezer until the bread dough balls were solid. Then they were removed from the sheet pan and loaded into a zip loc bag like you see below:

Frozen Bread Dough In Air Fryer in the bag

You do this because it stops the bread dough from sticking together and helps with freezer space.

Then when you are ready you can cook your bread dough balls from frozen. The frozen dinner rolls air fryer cook time is as follows:

  • 10 minutes at 80c/180f (this partially defrosts the rolls)
  • 10 minutes at 160c/320f (this cooks the rolls)

Your air fryer bread dough rolls are now ready and taste just as good as fresh but have a slightly browner crust.

We love making bread dough and then freezing it for later. A great way to make bread in bulk for another day on a budget.

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Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread Rolls recipe

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22 thoughts on “Air Fryer Pull Apart Bread Rolls”

  1. 5 stars
    why do they put these recipes in ml and g. most people dont know how to do them. im very disappointed because i wanted to make this recipe. EDIT: Just managed to make with help from Sam and they were delicious.

    • Hi Linda

      Thank you for your comment.

      We do get many comments like yours with regards to the measurements. We just use the measurements we are used to so that we get the best results, we have a conversion chart just here: If you would like to take alook and let us know if it will help you make the recipe.

      We did the conversion chart for people like yourself that are not familiar with the way we measure out the ingredients.

      If you make the recipe we hope that you enjoy it.

      Kind Regards

      Sam & Dom

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for the recipe. I was wondering if you’ve tried making hot dog buns by just shaping these differently. I’d love to serve them with brats.

  3. OK, sorry, I just looked at the recipe again and saw the note at the bottom. Thanks again for this very flexible recipe! I’ll be trying it today!

    • Hi Morrica,

      Thanks for your email.

      It works out at 20% of an ounce. Though it is 2/3s of one of those small packets of yeast, that comes in little sachets that you buy from the supermarket.

      Kind regards


      • 5 stars
        Best bread recipe I’ve ever made. Usually I can’t get the bread to rise nicely, but everything went well and it was all easy to follow.

  4. 5 stars
    Excellent and really easy recipe. I live in Japan where fresh bread (with no preservatives) is expensive. You have given me a great new use for my AF.

    • Hi Gaye

      We like bread really doughy. Try cooking on a lower heat for a further 10 minutes, that should help.

      Kind regards


  5. 5 stars
    Hi, ive never made bread before and would like to try your recipe. On the notes, if i “prove” them by cooking the dough for 60c/140f for 15 minutes, do i have to do it twice? As your recipe calls for proving for 1hour first, then another 30mins after kneading. Thanks!!

    • Hi Bernice,

      No Bernice the on the notes section is been able to prove the dough in the air fryer if you have not got somewhere hot to put your dough. We prove it outside in summer with a wet towel as it is the perfect temperature 🙂

      Thanks for the question!

  6. Hi, can I use other oils eg canola oil instead of olive oil and coconut oil if I do not have these in my pantry pls? Also, can I use self raising flour and omit the yeast in your recipe pls? Thanks!

    • Hi Pris,

      I cannot say for sure about those oils but we substituted butter for olive oil and it works really well. As for changing the plain flour to self raising it will turn out more like cake i would say instead of a bread 🙂

      • Thanks! May I know if you substituted the olive oil for butter using the weight of butter per your recipe please? I plan to try your recipe out later today. 🙏😁

        • Hi Priscilla

          Sorry for the late reply, on this recipe we did not but now instead of butter we use olive oil 50 ml 🙂

    • If your air fryer doesn’t go low enough, i would recommend prooving the bread in bowl instead with a damp tea towel over it instead.


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