Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Can we talk about how I'm going to Disneyworld next week and how I'm super excited to do so??!?!?! I think my excitement rivals that of my nephew, who is 5.  When you are 5, many things excite you beyond belief.  However, there is a special kind of excitement when Mickey Mouse is involved, so let that clue you in to my level of anticipation.

I'm looking forward to riding in It's a Small World for the 100th time because that is exactly my favorite ride EVER!  (Haters gonna hate on me for that statement, but I'm definitely serious.) I am a wuss and refuse to ride a roller coaster.  I tried a pirate ship ride once and I spent 95% of the time screaming, grabbing on to everything in sight, and allegedly crying.  Needless to say, I was never that adventurous again.

But this...the thrilling adventure that is the Disneyworld park, is getting me in gear.  This excitement has made me the most impatient person ever.  You know that feeling when you just want everything to be done with so you can cash out your 401k and spend it all in one day at one overcrowded park?  Yeah, I'm thinking about doing that and I'm not even mad about it.

Impatience is the mother of this bread.  I totally cheated it.  I mean, I know I'm "supposed" to make dough from scratch and all that, but ain't nobody got time for that!  (That's still a funny saying right?  Please say I'm still in the cool-kids-club.)  I strolled into my local Fairway, as one does, picked up some pizza dough, and was out of there in no time.  Once I mixed together the cinnamon sugar filling, I was ready to roll.

Note: I only made a half-batch of this bread, but the recipe below is for a full loaf of bread.


Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart
adapted from Joy The Baker

Print Recipe

  • 2 packages refrigerated pizza dough (~15 ounces each)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

2) In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3) Roll out the dough into a large rectangle on a flat, floured surface. Aim for a rectangle that is ~12-inches tall and ~20-inches long.

Rectangle?  HAHAHA!!

Rectangle?  HAHAHA!!

4) Using a pastry brush, spread the butter over the dough.  Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the surface of the dough.

5) Slice the dough vertically into 6 evenly sized strips.  Stack the strips on top of each other and slice them into 6 equal slices horizontally.  Place the squares upright into the loaf pan.

6) Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top of the bread is very golden brown.

7) Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20-30 minutes.  Serve warm.