This Cinnamon Pizza is inspired by the dessert pizza served at pizza restaurants. But it’s even better because you make it yourself!
My kids are always begging us to get dessert pizza when we order delivery. But after forking out all the cash for pizza, I don’t want to spend more on dessert. Especially when I know I can make it for a fraction of the cost!
I like to make my own crust, but even if you buy pizza dough, you will still save a lotta dough. Haha, get it? Plus with purchased dough the prep time is like five minutes.
When I made this for my family, I doubled the recipe. Because let’s face it. When you have a soft and chewy crust topped with a heavy dose of cinnamon sugar crumbs, then topped with glaze, one slice isn’t enough. Especially if you are a teenage boy. Which we have plenty of at my house.
And even with the double recipe, there were no leftovers. Crumbs were happily licked from fingers, and plates were left spotless. In other words, this cinnamon pizza was a huge hit. If you don’t have teenage boys, stick with one batch. Unless you have a really stretchy pair of yoga pants. 🙂
We had this for dessert, but if you like to live on the wild side, you can totally have it for breakfast. Or lunch. Or whatever time of day you need a sweet and tasty little pick me up.
HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON PIZZA
- instant yeast (I use SAF yeast)
- hot water
- oil (I use vegetable or canola oil)
- all purpose flour
- brown sugar
- ground cinnamon
- powdered sugar
The crust for this pizza is just a simple yeast dough. After it’s prepared, it only needs to rest for 15 minutes before it’s ready to roll out. I like to just use my hands to press it out into a 12″ circle on a greased baking pan.
You make a simple crumb topping with flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter, then sprinkle it on top of the crust. After baking up the dessert pizza, you drizzle it with vanilla icing. Easy and delicious!
HOW TO STORE CINNAMON DESSERT PIZZA
This dessert is definitely best served warm from the oven, but it can be stored for a day or two. Just place it in an airtight container and store it at room temperature. The cinnamon topping will start to soften up, so I really do recommend eating it while it’s fresh.
More scrumptious cinnamon sugar recipes:
- Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
- Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake
- Double Cinnamon Snickerdoodles
- Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
- Gooey Cinnamon Rolls
- Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
MORE DESSERT RECIPES:
Cinnamon Dessert Pizza Recipe
- 1 tsp instant yeast
- 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp hot water
- 1/3 cup milk, warmed
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 1 1/4– 1 1/2 cups flour
Cinnamon Crumb Topping
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp milk (more or less)
- For dough: Combine yeast, sugar, hot water, and warm milk in a mixing bowl. Stir till yeast dissolves. Add salt and oil. Stir in one cup of the flour and mix well.
- Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead a few times on a floured counter. Return to the bowl, cover, and let rest 15 minutes.
- Roll or press out to a 12" circle on a lightly greased cookie sheet or pizza pan.
- For crumb mixture: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together till crumbly. I just use my hands. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over the crust.
- Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or till crust is light brown.
- Whisk together the icing ingredients and drizzle over the pizza. I like to put mine in a small ziplock bag and snip the corner to drizzle.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 5g