chai cinnamon pull apart bread on parchment paper

Guys and gals, can you believe it? We are practically two weeks away from Christmas! I just got my decorations up yesterday (#moving #somanyboxes #sendhelpandcookies) but I’ve been in the festive spirit since Thanksgiving. Thank you Mariah Carey.

In case you’re like me and you still have plenty of Christmas shopping to do, may I suggest cuddling up this weekend to your couch, your favorite online store, a cup of coffee and a plate of this chai spiced cinnamon roll pull apart bread? Bonus points if you do it in flannel pajamas by the Christmas tree and/or a fire. It could not be more holiday-perfect.

Chai Spiced Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread -- cinnamon rolls flavored with chai spices and baked into a deliciously sweet pull-apart loaf that's perfect for a breakfast bunch! @girlversusdough

immaculate baking cinnamon roll package
cinnamon roll dough on table

This season can be extra busy for so many of us, and I try every year to take some time to breathe and actually enjoy this special time of year (like when Avery yells, “I SEE CHRISTMAS!” every time we drive past Christmas lights). That’s why I love that this chai spiced cinnamon roll pull apart bread — made with those yummy Immaculate Baking organic cinnamon rolls we know and love — requires just 5 ingredients and about 30 minutes of your time. So you can sleep in, prep the rolls, make the coffee and by the time you take a sip from your first cup, breakfast is ready. That’s how I like to roll basically all year round, TBH.

cinnamon roll dough on baking sheet

I know you probably can serve these cinnamon rolls in regular cinnamon roll form, but why not give this pull-apart bread version a try? It takes just one extra step and makes for a fun presentation for breakfast/brunch, whether for you and your family or a crowd. I kept the chai-inspired spices in this recipe on the minimal side so the chai flavor doesn’t overpower the cinnamon rolls, but if you love that chai spiciness you can certainly increase the amounts. And don’t forget that icing drizzle on top of the warm rolls — it’s a must.

chai cinnamon pull apart bread on parchment paper
chai cinnamon roll pull apart bread

So take a moment this weekend to relax, soak up the season and enjoy a delicious chai-spiced breakfast. I know that’s what I’ll be doing (besides unpacking, oy).

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chai cinnamon pull apart bread

Chai Spiced Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

  • Author: Girl Versus Dough
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 28 mins
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x




  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In small bowl, stir cardamom, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. On lightly floured surface, unroll dough in one sheet. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly on top. Cut dough in half to form 10 short strips. Re-roll dough to form 10 small rolls. Arrange rolls on parchment-lined baking sheet into one long log, then gently pull rolls sideways to lean to alternating sides.
  3. Bake 18 to 22 minutes until rolls are golden brown and baked through. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Cut one corner of icing packet and squeeze icing on bread. Sprinkle with pinch of cinnamon, if desired. Serve warm.

Disclosure: I received compensation from Immaculate Baking Co. for recipe development purposes. All opinions are my own.