Easy Cinna Sticks

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  • 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.

    wood cutting board of homemade cinna sticks

    Cinna Sticks Recipe

    Cinnasticks are super easy dessert or snack recipe using flatbreads, a simple cinnamon sugar mixture over melted butter with a powdered sugar glaze. A blend of churro and sopapilla.

    There is a reason why they are so darn popular at Domino’s Pizza. They are basically cinnamon sugar sprinkled on pizza dough. Basically just dessert bread sticks. Can you check out that crunchy bubble of deliciousness?

    whole flatbread with crunchy cinnamon sugar topping

    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 ground 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 good for you…

    cinna stick dipping into powdered sugar icing

    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.

    wood cutting board stack of cinna sticks

    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!

    Flatbread

    Easy Cinna Sticks can be made on any type of flatbread or pizza dough, 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.

    Sliced flatbread with cinnamon sugar and icing drizzle

    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. I lace mine with rich vanilla extract. Almond extract also tastes great.

    close up of powdered sugar icing in small bowl

    You can drizzle it or dip it, your choice.

    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 and wrapped in a paper towel.

    overhead serving platter of cinna sticks and dipping sauce

    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!

    easy cinna sticks for pinterest

    More easy dessert recipes:

    Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
    A close up of peanut butter cookies
    Soft and chewy Peanut Butter Cookies made from scratch with a few pantry essentials.
    Nutella Brownies
    stack of brownies
    Homemade Nutella brownies are made in one bowl. With 7 simple ingredients and in less than 1 hour you can enjoy a piece of this delicious brownie recipe!
    close up of cinna stick in dipping sauce

    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!

    serving platter of cinna sticks with dipping sauce
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    5 from 8 votes

    Super Easy Cinna-Sticks

    Cinna-Sticks are super easy dessert or snack recipe using flatbreads, a simple cinnamon sugar mixture and powdered sugar glaze. Kids just love them! 
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time12 mins
    Total Time17 mins
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: cinna-sticks
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 165kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 400°F.
    • Place flatbreads on a baking sheet. Baste generously with melted butter.
      basting flatbread with melted butter
    • Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over each flatbread.
      spooning cinnamon sugar onto flatbread
    • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until sugar is browned and bubbly.
    • Meanwhile, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until is reaches a drizzle-able consistency.
      powdered sugar dipping sauce
    • Drizzle powdered sugar glaze over flatbreads or serve on the side as a dipping sauce.
    • 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 in the comments and ratings!

    Notes

    Are flatbreads the same as pita? Not really, they are a little more gummy and smooth, but you can also use pita bread. 
    If you use unsalted butter, add a little pinch of fine sea salt to the butter. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg
    Overhead of cinna sticks on a wood cutting board

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