Easy Cinna Sticks

I have fond memories of cinnamon and sugar. On toast, churros, sopapillas, sugar cookie, pretzels 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

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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

Super Easy Cinna-Sticks

4.32 from 16 votes
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 Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6

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: 165 kcal, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 77 mg, Potassium: 22 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 28 g, Vitamin A: 60 IU, Calcium: 12 mg, Iron: 0.5 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 165
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinna-sticks
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Overhead of cinna sticks on a wood cutting board
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    These are perfect for an after-school snack. The kids love them and I really like the fact that you can make a bunch and freeze them too.

  2. 5 stars
    This looks so delicious and yummy! My kids are going to love this recipe! I can’t wait to give this a try! So excited!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m always looking for easy dessert recipes I can make with my kids for our Friday family night. These are perfect and they’ll go perfect with pizza, which is what we usually eat.