Cinnamon Twists Recipe

Published on June 18th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Front View of Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon Twists are loaded with cinnamon flavor. However, Cinnamon Twists are traditionally deep-fried, so they're pretty unhealthy. Instead of frying these delicious cinnamon twists in oil, we 'fried' them in the air fryer to make these Twists healthier. As a result, the Cinnamon Twists end up with a crispy texture and fluffy interior. You may also try another recipe of cinnamon, the Keto Cinnamon Rolls. They are just as delicious, if not better, than regular Twists, and as a result, you get a guilt-free breakfast, dessert, or snack without all the extra grease. 

What are Taco Bell's Cinnamon Twists made of?

Taco Bell's Cinnamon Twists consist of a combination of yellow cornmeal, salt, and rice flour. 


Are Cinnamon Twists just pasta?

No, Cinnamon Twists aren't just pasta. Some Cinnamon Twists may be shaped like rotini pasta, but they can be made from various ingredients like cornmeal and flour. This recipe uses a mixture of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour, butter, eggs, and almond milk. 


How do you make chewy flaky Cinnamon Twists?

To make chewy yet flaky Cinnamon Twists, you must handle the dough carefully. Do not roll the Cinnamon Twists dough out using a rolling pin. That's because a rolling pin may cause you to overwork the dough. The easiest way to tell if you've overworked the Cinnamon Twist dough is if you are unable to stretch the dough. 


How many calories in domino's cinnamon twists?

There are 220 calories in dominos cinnamon twists. 


Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
24 mins
Total Time
39 mins
12 persons


For the cinnamon twists
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm, Unsweetened Almond Milk


  • 1 tablespoon Active Dry Yeast


  • 3 tablespoons Honey


  • 1 large Egg


  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour 


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour


  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 


  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom


  • 1/4 teaspoons Salt 


  • 6 tablespoons cold Unsalted Butter, cubed


  • Non-stick Cooking Spray

For dusting
  • 1/2 cup Sugar-Free Powdered Sugar (I used Swerve)


  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon


To an electric stand mixer, add the almond milk, yeast, and honey. Let the yeast mixture sit for 5 minutes until it is foamy. 



Fasten the dough hook to the electric mixer, add the egg, and mix to combine. 

Whisk the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt in a large bowl until combined. 

Add 1/3 of the whole wheat flour mixture to the mixing bowl and mix to combine. 

Add another 1/3 of the whole wheat flour mixture and mix to combine. Add the butter a tablespoon at a time and mix until combined.

Add the last whole wheat flour mixture and mix until a dough starts to form. Increase the electric mixer's speed to medium and mix the dough for 3-5 minutes until it is soft yet smooth. 

The cinnamon twist dough may stick to the mixing bowl. However, as long as you can scrape it out with a spatula, everything will be fine. 

Place the cinnamon twist dough in a bowl coated with non-stick cooking spray and cover it with plastic wrap. 

Let the cinnamon twist dough rest for 30-35 minutes until it doubles in size. 

Punch the cinnamon, twist the dough, and turn it onto a lightly floured surface. 

Cut the cinnamon twist dough into 12 even portions. Cover the cinnamon twist dough with a clean kitchen towel to prevent it from drying out while you are working with the cinnamon twist dough. 

Roll one piece of the dough into one long strip of dough. Next, fold the strip of dough in half, grab both ends, and twist the dough 3-4 times. 

Repeat with the remaining pieces of cinnamon twists dough until you have 12 cinnamon twists. 

Set your air fryer to 350 °F. 

Lightly coat the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray, add 2-3 cinnamon twists into the basket, and coat them lightly with non-stick cooking spray. 

Cook the cinnamon twists for 3 minutes, flip them over and cook them for an additional 3 minutes. 

While the cinnamon twists are cooking, whisk the sugar-free powdered sugar and cinnamon in a shallow baking dish.  

Remove the cinnamon twists from the air fryer, and dredge them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Place the cinnamon twists on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet to cool. 

Continue cooking the cinnamon twists until all of them have been air fried and dredged in cinnamon sugar. 

Place the cinnamon twists onto a serving dish before serving them.

Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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