Copycat Domino’s Cinnamon Bread Twists
This homemade spin on Domino’s cinnamon bread twists pairs air fried or baked Greek yogurt dough with buttery cinnamon sugar and a buttercream dipping sauce. All that’s missing is the rewards points!
According to Domino’s Nutrition Calculator, two of their cinnamon bread twists have 250 calories, 5 grams protein, 31 grams carbs, and 12 grams of fat. This kinda healthy version weighs in at 210 calories, 10 grams of protein, 32 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of fat for two bread twists. Small changes add up, right?
Domino’s Cinnamon Bread Twists Recipe Walkthrough
I’ll run you through a visual recipe tutorial below and touch on ingredient substitutions along the way. There’s a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but you already knew that! If you have a recipe question, hop back up to the post and leave a comment if you can’t find it there.
Mix all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and fat free Greek yogurt together.
If you’re familiar with my recipes, you know how to make Greek yogurt dough by now. I tested a couple of sweetened dough options but found a plain flour and salt dough resembled Domino’s version the closest.
Unlike my spin on Domino’s garlic bread twists, which call for butter in the dough, this cinnamon version uses all Greek yogurt in the dough like my air fried cheese bread. If you wanted to work in some extra butter, reduce the Greek yogurt down to 1/2 cup (113g) and add a tablespoon of light butter. This will make the bread twists a bit softer/fluffier.
Work the dough into a ball, divide into 6 pieces, and roll each piece to make 8″ long strips to twist.
You should be able to easily handle the dough. If not, there’s a chance you made a measurement error somewhere along the way. Adding a bit more flour, spraying your hands with cooking spray, or chilling the dough in the freezer for a few minutes are all ways to combat sticky dough.
Transfer the bread twists to an air fryer basket or baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
I used a 6.5 quart Ninja Foodi to make these cinnamon bread twists. Different air fryers may require slight cook time modifications. You’re looking for a golden brown exterior that’s cooked through at the bread twists’ thickest point (see below).
I’ve included notes in the recipe card for baking in the oven.
Brush the cooked bread twists with cinnamon sugar butter.
I brushed the bread twists while they were still in the air fryer. If you want to make sure no butter goes to waste, though, you could transfer them to a plate with tongs before brushing.
The recipe calls for 1-2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. In the photos above, you’re looking at 1 teaspoon. If you really dig cinnamon, I’d go with 2 teaspoons.
And that’s it. Your cinnamon bread twists are ready to serve!
Optional: Make a buttercream dipping sauce.
Here’s everything you’ll need:
- cream cheese (fat free if you can find it, 1/3 less fat if you can’t)
- light butter
- vanilla extract
- powdered sugar (or zero-calorie Swerve confectioners)
Domino’s cinnamon bread twists are served with an icing, but I wanted more of a smooth dip. If you wanted a frosting or icing style dip, you could use a scaled down version from something like my red velvet protein cheesecake.
And that should cover it. If you have a Ninja Foodi or air fryer, you should definitely check out my bacon egg and cheese biscuit pizza or low fat pepperoni pizza next! If you have any recipe questions I didn’t cover in the post above, drop a comment at the bottom of the post. Otherwise, enjoy your bread twists!
For the Bread Twists Dough
- 1 C (120g) All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt (1/8 tsp table salt)
- 2/3 C (150g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
For Brushing on the Cooked Bread Twists
- 2 Tbsp (28g) Light Butter*
- 2 Tbsp (24g) Granulated Sugar*
- 1-2 tsp Ground Cinnamon, to taste
- Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together before adding the Greek yogurt. Use a fork to stir everything together until a crumbly dough begins to form. Some dry flour should remain in the bowl.
- Transfer the crumbly dough onto a flat surface and work the dough into one smooth ball of dough. Portion the dough into six 45-gram pieces. Roll the pieces of dough between your palms or on the flat surface to form thin strips, about 8" long.
- Fold one end of each strip over to form a ribbon shape and transfer to an air fryer basket sprayed with cooking spray. Once all six bread twists are in the basket, spray the top with cooking spray and close the lid.
- Air fry at 350ºF for 15 minutes. (Or bake at 375ºF for 25-30 minutes directly on a baking sheet.)
- Towards the end of cooking, microwave the light butter and mix in the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Brush the cinnamon sugar butter on top of the bread twists as soon as they come out of the air fryer. Serve warm.
For the Buttercream Dipping Sauce
- 1 oz Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 Tbsp (14g) Light Butter
- 1/4 C (36g) Powdered Sugar*
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
Mix the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together before mixing in the powdered sugar.
Nutrition Information Notes
- Nutrition facts are for bread twists only.
- Each cinnamon bread twist has 3 WW SmartPoints (blue plan)
- The dipping sauce has 120 calories, 2g protein, 2g carbs, and 12g fat (with 1/3 less fat cream cheese and no info from zero-calorie Swerve confectioners included)
* I used zero-calorie Swerve granular in place of granulated sugar, Land O' Lakes light butter with canola, and Swerve confectioners in place of powdered sugar.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Bread Twists Serving Size: 1 Bread Twist
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 2gCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5g