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Inspired by Papa Murphy’s cinnamon pizza, this dessert pizza has all of the goodness of a cinnamon roll! Buttery brown sugar cinnamon spread on top of quick and easy pizza dough and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze will make you go back for seconds!

I love cinnamon desserts. And cinnamon breakfasts. Really, you can never go wrong with adding cinnamon to your list of ingredients! Check out some more of my favorite cinnamon treats like these Quick 45 Minute Cinnamon Rolls, this delicious Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread, or these amazing Baked Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips! Trust me, you definitely want to try them all.

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What is a Cinnamon Roll Dessert Pizza?

We love pizza night at our house. And they have been getting more frequent these days because we are so busy! My boys always beg me to make homemade pizza instead of ordering out. But it doesn’t stop with the main course as pizza… they want it for dessert too! And I must say, once you try this out, you will want to make it over and over again!

This dessert pizza has all of the classic signs of a cinnamon roll. The delicious cinnamon taste and yummy cream cheese topping. This pizza dessert, however, takes your cinnamon roll to the next level. The cinnamon mixture has some delicious oats for a heartier texture! Oh, and did I mention that you can make this with simple pizza dough? If you don’t have the time to make cinnamon rolls, this is a great option, not to mention it’s unique and everyone loves it!

Ingredients in Cinnamon Dessert Pizza

It all starts with my quick and easy pizza dough. It only requires 20 minutes of rest time, so you can have your pizza in and out of the oven in no time at all! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements and ingredients.

  • Pizza Dough: You can buy pizza dough at the store or you can easily make it from scratch using this recipe!

Cinnamon Sugar Spread

  • Butter: I used unsalted butter in this recipe.
  • Brown Sugar: I love adding in brown sugar whenever I can
  • Old Fashioned Oats: This is where the pizza gets intersting and takes a turn away from your classic cinnamon rolls. You will love the added taste and texture!
  • Cinnamon: This classic spice will give this dessert pizza exaclty the flavor you want.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Butter: Use some more unslated butter in this delicious glaze.
  • Cream Cheese: The cream cheese will mix much better and has less lumps if you let it sit out at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Powdered Sugar: This dissolves easily and brings a sweet taste to counteract the tangy cream cheese.
  • Vanilla Extract: I love adding in a splash of vanilla to any glaze!

How to Make a Dessert Pizza

This cinnamon roll dessert pizza is so simple and easy that it will definitely be a go-to dessert at your house! Not to mention that you can even buy pre-made pizza dough to make it that much easier!

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 12 inch pizza sheet lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Roll: Roll the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle and place it on top of the pizza pan. If you want the dough to be thinner then divide it in half and use the other half for pizza. Once it is in the pizza pan then let it rest for 10 minutes.

To Make the Spread

  1. Mix and Bake: In a small bowl combine butter, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon. Spread thinly on top of the pizza crust. Sprinkle with additional brown sugar if desired. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are light brown.

To Make the Glaze

  1. Drizzle: Beat together butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and vanilla until combined. If it is thick then put it in the microwave to soften it up. Drizzle on top of the pizza.
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Can I Use Refrigerated Pizza Dough?

Yes! If you don’t have time to make dough from scratch for this cinnamon dessert pizza then you can use a can of refrigerated pizza dough! This makes things so simple. All you have to do is roll it out and then add on the toppings and bake!

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How to Store Leftovers

This cinnamon roll dessert pizza makes delicious leftovers!! All you have to do is once your dessert pizza has cooled, cover it with some foil or place it in an airtight container. Put it in your fridge, and it will last 3-4 days. You can reheat it in the microwave, or you can eat it cold! Either is delicious!

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More Delicious and Unique Pizzas

If you love pizza but are ready to change up the game, I have some recipes for you! After you make this delicious cinnamon roll dessert pizza, you have to try all of these others! They are unique, yummy and then you can really have pizza for every occasion!

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Cinnamon Roll Dessert Pizza

By: Alyssa Rivers

Inspired by Papa Murphy's cinnamon pizza, this dessert pizza has all of the goodness of a cinnamon roll! Buttery brown sugar cinnamon spread on top of quick and easy pizza dough and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze will make you go back for seconds!

Prep Time: 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes minutes

Servings: 8 Slices

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 Pizza Dough

Cinnamon Sugar Spread

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3 Teaspoons cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 12 inch pizza sheet lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.

  • Roll the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle and place it on top of the pizza pan. If you want the dough to be thinner, divide it in half and use the other half for pizza. Once it is in the pizza pan, let it rest for 10 minutes.

To Make the Spread

  • In a small bowl combine butter, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon. Spread thinly on top of the pizza crust. Sprinkle with additional brown sugar if desired. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are light brown.

To Make the Glaze

  • Beat together butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and vanilla until combined. If it is thick, put it in the microwave to soften it up. Drizzle on top of the pizza.

Notes

Originally Posted on February 20, 2015

Updated on October 17, 2022

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 472mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 2gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 627IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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