I have fond memories of cinnamon and sugar. On toast, churros, sopapillas, sugar cookies and of course, cinna sticks, sometimes known as cinnamon sticks or even cinna stix.
Cinna Sticks Recipe
Cinna Sticks are super easy dessert or snack recipe using flatbreads, a simple cinnamon sugar mixture and powdered sugar glaze. Kids just love them!
There is a reason why they are so darn popular at Dominos Pizza. They are basically cinnamon sugar sprinkled on pizza dough.
The concept for these easy Cinna-Sticks are simple: cinnamon toast, but flatbread, with a simple powdered sugar glaze. Similar, but slightly different.
I use regular granulated sugar but make sure you use the good cinnamon. Not only will it taste better, it also has a few nutritional properties. Yes, I just tried to tell you that your dessert might be the slightest bit healthy…
Cinnamon Sugar Toast
This might sound odd to some, but cinnamon sugar toast was one of my favorite childhood memories. No matter how I’ve made mine since being an adult, there is something about how my mother makes it that is just… better.
I called it mommy toast.
Then there was a silly SNL skit mocking NPR called Delicious Dish. On one episode they highlighted the state dish of Nebraska… toast. My mother grew up in Nebraska, so the giggles just never stopped. She really is the queen of toast!
Ever since, I crave the simple mixture of butter, cinnamon and sugar on everything. Gritty and sweet, there is nothing like it. What is the simplest way to feed my craving? Cinna Sticks, of course!
Easy Cinna-Sticks can be made on any type of flatbread, but my favorite is Stone Fire (nope, this isn’t a sponsored pot, I do really like Stone Fire). It is a little gummy, freezes well and bakes up light and fluffy.
If you are using flatbread, spritzing it with water wakes it right up.
You can also use cooked pizza dough or even prebaked pizza crust.
A few brushes of salted butter and then a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar is all it needs before being popped in the oven. Drizzle with a 2-ingredient powdered sugar icing and BOOM, you are done!
If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of fine sea salt to offset the sugar and sweet. Salty and sweet is the perfect simple combo.
Cinna Sticks Dipping Sauce
The classic cinna stix are just cinnamon breadsticks with a powdered sugar icing dipping sauce. Instead, I drizzle mine with the icing.
If you want more or wish to dip, serve it on the side.
Freezing & Storage
Cinnamon sticks taste best fresh and right after baking. Like any bread, they get a little gummy when you microwave them.
With that said, it isn’t impossible. Store at room temperature in airtight plastic containers or plastic bags. To reheat, microwave for 10-20 seconds on 50% power.
You can freeze them after baking, just make sure they are wrapped super tight. Cinna sticks will last in the freezer for 6 months and are best thawed at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Make fresh frosting or dipping sauce. You’ll thank me. It livens them right on up!
If you like this easy dessert recipes, check these out:
- Flourless Black Bean Brownies
- Classic No-Bake Cookies
- Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes
- Moist Pound Cake Recipe
What You’ll Need
Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.
Baking Sheet- This thick aluminum baking sheet is inexpensive and perfect as a kitchen work horse. It won’t warp in high heat and it durable.
Measuring Spoons– Although I am the type that usually eyeballs these types of things, you can totally measure things out. These are basic and dishwasher safe.
Glass Mixing Bowls- A must for any kitchen, you’ll need something to mix that glorious cinnamon sugar mixture in!
Super Easy Cinna-Sticks
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place flatbreads on a baking sheet. Baste generously with melted butter.
- Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over each flatbread.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until sugar is browned and bubbly.
- Meanwhile, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until is reaches a drizzle-able consistency.
- Drizzle powdered sugar glaze over flatbreads.
- Cut into thin slices. Eat while hot or room temperature.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how they were!