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Cinnamon Sugar Messy Bread recipe. A recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Messy Bread. Cinnamon Sugar Messy Bread recipe. We’re ending our week of pizza dough with a dessert…..cinnamon-sugar messy bread with vanilla icing! It’s super easy to make and fun to eat. I made mini loaves because I thought they were cute, but you can also make one large loaf (baked for a longer amount of time).  This is a fun way to turn a savory pizza dough recipe into a sweet treat. I think everyone should bake a prosciutto, butternut squash and kale pizza this weekend, serve it with parmesan-garlic straws and finally finish the meal off with everyones own individual cinnamon-sugar messy bread. It’s a great way to use a basic pizza dough, three different ways. Enjoy! xx Jenny

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Cinnamon Sugar Messy Bread
Makes 3 (5”x 3”) loaves

1/2 recipe for basic pizza dough
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) sweet cream butter, melted
vanilla icing:
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Cut dough into small, 1 inch pieces. Set aside.
3. Place sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl and toss together until completely mixed.
4. Dip dough pieces into melted butter and shake off excess.
5. Next, dredge buttered dough pieces into cinnamon-sugar mixture until well coated.
6. Grease mini loaf pans and begin filling with coated pieces of dough until pans are filled.
7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until sticky and golden brown. Remove loaves from pans, onto a cooling rack and allow messy breads to cool until just slightly warm.
8. For icing: Place sugar, milk and vanilla in a small mixing bowl and stir together with a fork (using a whisk will cause air bubbles to form in the icing).
9. Drizzle icing over messy bread loaves and serve.

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    This bread looks so good! And that vanilla drizzle over the top at the end…I’m in heaven!

  2. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    Personalized mini monkey bread loaves aaah you’re killing me. So good.

  3. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow this looks awesome! I think I would prefer the smaller loaves as well… then it won’t seem as terrible if I eat a whole loaf… or two :) As always, amazing pictures – thanks for sharing!

  4. ruth Not Specified Not Specified

    that looks amazing! yummy!

  5. Megan Not Specified Not Specified


  6. Mariah Not Specified Not Specified

    Seriously, I love your recipes, I love your photos. I’m just saying, you’re going places.

  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    Dear goodness, this sounds fabulous. I am in love with this bread…for reals.

  8. Mary @ Bake Break Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my. This is making my mouth water. I need this asap!

  9. Blog is the New Black Not Specified Not Specified

    Well, this looks terrible…… ;)

  10. Beth Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks so YUMMY!!

  11. jentan Not Specified Not Specified

    love this series! but i have to ask, what is sweet cream butter? can i use unsalted butter instead?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Totally! Sweet cream butter is technically butter made with cream that hasn’t soured (which is pretty much most butter)…I should’ve specified that I meant a sweet cream “plugra” butter, which has a high fat content…just makes this dessert that much more decadent :)

  12. Heather (Heather's Dish) Not Specified Not Specified

    cinnamon, sugar and bread are SUCH a great combo. you really can’t beat it!

  13. Randilea @ Life As I Bake It Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m in such a cinnamon craving right now! This looks awesome!

  14. kabcphotography Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!
    I need to try it, thanks for sharing :)

  15. Jessica Mitchell-Stoddard Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m a nanny, and this would be a PERFECT activity to do with my little ones! :) Thank you so much for the recipe!

  16. Mary Not Specified Not Specified

    How brilliant! How simple! How absolutely delicious looking!

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  18. meds Not Specified Not Specified

    messy bread just looks scrumptious! shall add on the vanilla icing to this pull-apart dough ;)

  19. talktomyshoes Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh man! I cannot wait to try making this, it sounds delicious!

  20. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    You people make giving up carbs incredibly difficult :-P

    I think this must go on my menu for Mother’s Day brunch.


    mon amy

  21. Louise Knight-Gibson Not Specified Not Specified

    Is it possible to make the dough the night before and refrigerate? I’m bringing this to an early dinner and won’t have time to let the dough rise after work. Thanks for your help and love that you make this pizza dough recipe so versitile!

  22. Lexy Not Specified Not Specified

    The second I saw this recipe my mouth literally started watering. It hasn’t stopped yet and it’s been about 6 minutes. I feel like the only cure is to make this soon. Very soon.

  23. Emily (New York, NY) Not Specified Not Specified

    Mouth. is. watering. Yumm! I love anything with carbs and cinnamon… jeesh.

  24. Erin @ The Speckled Palate Not Specified Not Specified

    Whenever I come to y’alls website, I leave hungry. This is no exception, and I think I need to make some of this PRONTO!

  25. Trish Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks delicious – would it work in one large bread tin? Or could I just pile the little balls of dough onto a cookie sheet? I don’t have lots of mini loaf pans.

  26. Kevin (Closet Cooking) Not Specified Not Specified

    That cinnamon pull apart bread is looking so good!

  27. Amy@HealthyGrits Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks like it’s worth the splurge!

    Your pictures are always so amazing!

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  33. Maria Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi, I hope you still answer questions!
    Is there anyway to use frozen pizza dough.
    It’s just the night before thanksgiving and I don’t know if Ill have enough time to make pizza dough and frankly dont know how to! I hope you are able to get back to me

    ~ 20 year old college student

  34. cate Not Specified Not Specified

    Absolutely loved this…I love the cream cheese frosting and my roommate does not so I tried the vanilla icing and loved it!!

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  36. Destiny Not Specified Not Specified

    Is there any way to substitute bread flour? Like all- purpose flour?

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  39. Carol Not Specified Not Specified

    First time visiting and am going to make this as soon as I get back from grocery store. Thinking about making 2 larger loafs and tossing in some presoaked raisins In one and some diced apple in the other just to make it more nutitional so
    I can eat more of it and not feel so guilty. Nothing is more delicious then cinnamon.

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  45. Kektklik Not Specified Not Specified

    Used bread flour, which required an extra 1/3 cup of water.

    Coated dough balls in leftover chai sugar (cinnamon, cardamom, clove, allspice, ginger).

    Made into one large loaf, baking time was closer to 24-25 minutes.

    Didn’t bother to make the icing as I thought it would be sweet enough. It’s been 6 hours since it came out, and half the loaf is gone — that should say enough.

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