Cinnamon Roll Dessert Pizza

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Inspired by Papa Murphy’s Cinnamon Wheel, this dessert pizza has all of the goodness of a cinnamon roll! A buttery brown sugar cinnamon spread on top of a quick and easy pizza dough, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze!

cinnamon roll dessert pizza slices.

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 when we do get a pizza, we love the take and bake pizzas. Our family loves the cinnamon wheel from Papa Murphy’s. And the last time we got it I thought to myself, I can totally make this! And I can make it even better.

And before I knew it, the best cinnamon roll dessert pizza was born.

cinnamon roll pizza areal view.

It all starts with my quick and easy pizza dough. This is my favorite dough recipe in the entire world. I use it for several recipes on the blog. I love it because 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! The dough is perfect. Soft and the perfect pizza consistency. It bakes perfectly every time!

Everything about this dessert pizza turned out fantastic! Even better then our favorite pizza. But I think you will agree that the best part is the cream cheese glaze on top!

Two of the worlds greatest things ever combine to bring you this amazing dessert pizza that your family will love!

cinnamon roll pizza slices areal view.


Cinnamon Roll Dessert Pizza

4.60 from 5 votes
Inspired by Papa Murphy’s Cinnamon Wheel, this dessert pizza has all of the goodness of a cinnamon roll!   A buttery brown sugar cinnamon spread on top of a quick and easy pizza dough, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 8 Slices


Dough Ingredients:

  • cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • cups flour
  • 1 tsp Salt

Buttery 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


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 12 inch pizza sheet lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast. Mix this until smooth and let it raise for 10 minutes. I used my kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook and it was so easy and worked great!
  • Roll the dough into a 12 inch circle and place on top of 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.


Serves: 8

Calories513kcal (26%)Carbohydrates75g (25%)Protein8g (16%)Fat21g (32%)Saturated Fat12g (60%)Cholesterol53mg (18%)Sodium424mg (18%)Potassium123mg (4%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar29g (32%)Vitamin A625IU (13%)Calcium43mg (4%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon roll dessert pizza, dessert pizza
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 4 stars
    I was making a pizza for us (wife and me) for lunch and decided on a whim to make a dessert pizza too with some pizza dough I had left over. I liked the oatmeal in the mixture as it gave some nice texture. The sweetness of topping goes a long way, so be cautions with the amount. I dumped the whole thing on mine then proceeded to ‘scrap’ some of it off on the 2nd piece I ate. Pretty good use of leftover dough. I will probably make it again.

  2. 5 stars
    I used leftover dough from another ercipe and reduced the sugar in the cream cheese and oh my this topping is delicious. Definitely one of my favourite dessert pizzas. Thank you!

  3. I love Papa Murphy’s (Cinnamon wheel) icing and I swear there’s something in there other than conventional cream cheese icing/frosting has. I love it so much I’ve ordered a second cup of it to hide in my closet and eat but my partner’s the kind of guy who bakes all chocolate chip cookie dough and eats no sauces and condiments alone (I know!) so I get it only when I when the race to fetch them!

    Have you done a side by side blind comparison with other recipes? There’s gotta be something else in there. I can duplicate the topping but the icing has a mystery ingredient. Like Sausages for dogs do…

  4. I flopped this, but it has potential. I needed to split the dough and topping in half for my 12” circle pizza pan. I had a lake of butter and topping in the middle of my dessert, and the crust rose beautifully but was too thick. I spooned off the extra topping and salvaged it. Live and learn…I’ll try again and I’m sure I’ll get two 12” pizzas out of this.

  5. Oh my gosh AMAZING!! I had the Papa Murphy’s version while travelling in the USA recently and craved it once we returned to Canada… unfortunately Papa Murphy’s isnt really a staple here… but google led me to this recipe and boy am I glad! Ive made it twice already and it has been delectable each time! YUMM! Thank you!!

  6. I thought you mentioned a pre made pizza dough. I’m not able to touch live yeast, so a pre made dough would be great if suggested. Please comment. Thank you.

  7. I don’t know what I did wrong but the butter made leaked all over my oven and sat my fire alarm off. My crust was also so tough we couldn’t eat it. Not sure what happened!

    1. Oh no! I am sorry it didn’t turn out for you! We loved this recipe. I would probably reduce the butter if you had that issue.

  8. I thought the bbq homemade pizza was awesome! Then I took this out of the oven and it brought the meal to a new level! I made this exactly to the recipe and it was spot on. The oats in the filling really gave it the texture that other recipes don’t have. Thanks for giving me the prefect dessert pizza recipe!!!

  9. I made this for brunch today, and it was a huge hit! I set aside about 1/4 of the dough and used it to make some of your Parmesan Garlic Bites. Thanks for a fun recipe that I will make again.

  10. This looks amazing! Every Friday night is pizza night at our house so I’m thinking I’ll try this out tonight! 🙂 One question–do you use instant yeast? That’s all I have here at home so I’m wondering if it will work or if I need to get the other kind. Thanks!! 🙂

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