You know that yummy dessert pizza they serve up at certain pizza places? You can have that at home! (For breakfast, even. I won’t tell. Promise.) I’ve been making the cinnamon roll version on occasion ever since my daughter announced at 8am one morning that she wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and there were no cinnamon rolls in sight.
I do love a delicious homemade cinnamon roll, but they take time! Cinnamon Roll Pizza isn’t the same, of course, but it’s yummy. And fast. And that makes for a fun breakfast treat or dessert. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Roll Pizza
- 1 package yeast (about 2¼ teaspoons)
- 1 cup very warm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2½ – 3 cups flour (I use a mixture of unbleached and white whole wheat.)
- Combine yeast, sugar, and water. Allow to sit for a few minutes to get yeast activated.
- Add salt, butter, and 2½ cups flour. Mix well, adding a little more flour if sticky. (I use the dough hook on my mixer.)
- Knead into a smooth dough on a floured surface. (I usually knead for about 2 minutes.)
- Allow dough to rest 5-10 minutes. (It’s easier to shape if it rests.)
- Press into a large, greased pizza pan. (This recipe makes enough for one large “hand tossed” consistency crust, or one large and one medium thin crust.)
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Combine all ingredients. Cut together with a fork or pastry cutter. Crumble over pizza dough. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes. Drizzle with powdered sugar icing.
Powdered Sugar Icing:
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon milk
- sifted powdered sugar (I really should measure this sometime, but I never have.)
Combine butter, vanilla, and milk. Add a cup of sifted powdered sugar and stir. Continue to add sugar and stir until you get a smooth but pourable consistency. (Anyone want to measure that for us? I’ll update the recipe!)
Drizzle icing over warm pizza.
*** This recipe is very forgiving. Make one thicker pizza or two thinner ones. If you like it sweet, use all of the topping on one pizza. Otherwise, spread it out. Same with the icing. If it’s too much, refrigerate some for later!
When you indulge for breakfast, what is your special treat?