Pizza Dough Cinnamon Bread

Cinnamon Bread you make with ready-made pizza dough

Everyone here in the Café test kitchen loves to bite into a delicious cinnamon roll! But what we find even more satisfying is to bake our own using this super simple Pizza Dough Cinnamon Bread recipe!

If this is your first time working with fresh pizza dough, you will quickly notice that it sticks to everything – unless you liberally dust your hands, and the surface you are working on, with flour.

You might also find the dough easier to stretch when at room temperature.

Cinnamon bread is easy to make when you use ready-made pizza dough

Leap past those two hurdles and it is smooth sailing the rest of the way

A slice of this warm Cinnamon Bread is the perfect dessert after a day outdoors!

Until it is time to decide whether you will cut your Pizza Dough Cinnamon Bread into civilized slices…

Or pull every sticky morsel apart with your hands! Happy Baking! 😋

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Pizza Dough Cinnamon Bread


750 g / 26 oz  ready-made pizza dough
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

For Glaze

1 cup icing sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Using a rolling pin, roll out pizza dough, on a floured surface, into a ¼-inch thick rectangle (about 12-inches by 16-inches).
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugars butter and cinnamon. Equally spread cinnamon mixture over the dough. With the long side of the dough facing you, firmly roll up the dough into a log.
  3. Using a paring knife, slice the log in half lengthwise. Twist each half so they both look like long twisted log. Curl one end of one twisted log towards its middle while wrapping the other end around to form a circle. Do the same with the second twisted log.
  4. Transfer both dough rolls, to a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350° F oven until edges are golden brown and dough is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Tip: place a second baking sheet underneath to prevent the bottom of the dough from burning
  5. To make the glaze, whisk together the icing sugar, milk and cinnamon. Drizzle over baked cinnamon bread and serve warm.

adapted from: styleathome

🌎 Less Mess, Less Waste: At the Café, we used to use paper towels to wipe our hands free of flour when baking. To waste less, and save money, we now use kitchen bar towels. You’ll find the ones we use here.

How to make pizza dough cinnamon bread

Brent Garell testing the food at College Recipe Cafe

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6 thoughts on “Pizza Dough Cinnamon Bread

  1. Stephanie says:

    This looks awesome. Great pictures. I usually make my own cinnamon roll dough but I need something easy like this for when school begins in a few weeks… thanks for the great idea. Store bought dough is a great short cut.

  2. athina69 says:

    I m was too lazy to go to the grocery store for pizza dough for that I decide to make homemade dough. All my family likes the middle part from cinnamon rolls when I make them. This one was the middle part on each bite!! DELICIOUS! Is going to be great addition to my holiday menu. The only other thing I did I make my old cream cheese frosting. Thank you so much for the great recipe!

  3. Cleeo2 says:

    Brent, I love you for sharing this!
    I am not a baker, but Cinnamon rolls are my thing, so when I saw that I could use store bought pizza dough I was excited.
    They were easy to put together. Some filling oozes out during baking, but still plenty inside, so it’s all good.
    Doesn’t need much icing (I used a packet that I had on hand). I will make the icing recipe next time or I may try dusting them with just powdered sugar.
    Easy & delish ~ that is my best type of recipe. Ty!

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