Desserts

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

These Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites are incredibly easy to make and are a much healthier alternative to the ones you get at the mall. They are soft, fluffy, buttery and filled with cinnamon and sugar. Enjoy with the lightened greek yogurt and maple syrup dipping sauce and enjoy.

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A brown bowl that is filled with cinnamon and sugar pretzel bites with a cream cheese frosting in a small bowl in the center.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites are made with a simple two ingredient dough.
  • This recipe comes together in roughly 20 minutes.
  • Made with only six simple and healthy ingredients!
  • These churro bites are a much healthier alternative to the pretzel bites you’d get at the mall.
  • Can easily be made vegan with the use of vegan yogurt instead of greek yogurt.
  • These bites can be made in the air fryer or baked in the oven.
  • Super fluffy, chewy and buttery!
  • They’re perfect for dessert or a sweet snack.
  • Perfectly crispy on the outside but fluffy and soft on the inside.
  • Check out my Healthy Four Ingredient Bagels for another great recipe using this two ingredient dough.

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Use plain greek yogurt for best results. I personally love using the one from Greek God’s, but any greek yogurt will suffice. If you want to make these vegan, opt for a plant-based yogurt instead.

All purpose flour works best for this recipe, I have not tested it with any other flours such as a gluten-free flour blend, or oat flour.

Baking powder helps the dough rise and have a fluffy texture without using yeast. It’s also used in the boiling water to help add to the texture of the dough, making it more chewy like an actual pretzel.

A touch of salt helps to balance out all the flavors and adds to the texture of the dough.

The coating is made with ground cinnamon and cane sugar, feel free to use coconut sugar if you’d like!

Serve these pretzel bites with a greek yogurt dip for a healthier alternative, simply combine greek yogurt and maple syrup. Can also use honey, agave or date syrup.

all the ingredients that you need to make these pretzel bites in individual bowls.

How To Make

ONE: Start by making the dough by combining the greek yogurt, flour, baking powder and salt together. Mix with a spatula and then flour a clean working surface and knead the dough until it’s no longer sticky.

a bowl that is filled with greek yogurt, flour, baking powder and salt to make the dough.

TWO: Roll the dough into a large ball and then cut into four equal parts. Then, roll each section into a log and cut into bite sized pieces.

THREE: Boil water on the stove top and add in the baking powder, stir until there aren’t anymore bubbles. Then, working quickly, drop in each pretzel bite one by one and let it sit in the water for only about 1-2 second before removing and placing on the air fryer rack or baking sheet, depending on cooking method.

FOUR: Air fry at 350F for 8-10 minutes. In the meantime, make the cinnamon and sugar mixture and then once the pretzel bites are done remove and toss in the cinnamon and sugar. If your coating doesn’t stick, lightly coat each bite with your favorite oil spray, I used ghee.

FIVE: Then, make the “cream cheese” dip by combining the greek yogurt and maple syrup together. Dip and serve warm!

a hand holding a cinnamon and sugar pretzel bites that has been dipped in the greek yogurt mixture.

Tips And Tricks

Don’t be afraid to flour your hands or add a touch more of flour to your dough if it’s too sticky. Add more as needed.

Only dip the dough bites in the baking soda water for a few seconds, try not to let it soak any longer than that. Working one by one is the best method for this.

If working in larger batches, use a spider strainer to remove the bites efficiently.

After the pretzel bites are done baking, quickly dip them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. If the mixture does not stick, lightly coat the bites with your favorite oil spray, I used ghee.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites warm and with the greek yogurt dip. These will also taste amazing with a cream cheese dip or frosting that you can find in this pumpkin roll recipe.

Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel Bites are best enjoyed fresh, however they can also be stored in an air tight container in the fridge and enjoyed within 2-3 days for best results. To reheat, add them to the microwave or place them back in the air fryer for a few minutes.

a hand holding a cinnamon and sugar pretzel bite with a bite taken out of it to show the inside fluffy and chewy texture.

Taste And Texture

These pretzel bites taste just like the ones you would get at the mall but much better, and much healthier!

The texture is crispy and buttery on the edges, but soft, fluffy and chewy in the center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a gluten free flour blend instead if all purpose flour to make these GF?

I have not tested this recipe with any other flour yet, so I can’t be sure. But my best guess is that it would work just the same. Use a GF flour blend that contains xanthan gum.

Can I Use This Recipe to Make Regular Sized Pretzels Instead of Pretzel Bites?

Yes, totally!

Can I bake these pretzel bites instead of using the air fryer?

Yes! Line the pretzel bites on a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper, leaving a good amount of space in between each one. Bake at 400F for 12-15 minutes.

Other Recipes You May Like

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

These Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites are incredibly easy to make and are a much healthier alternative to the ones you get at the mall. They are soft, fluffy, buttery and filled with cinnamon and sugar. Enjoy with the lightened greek yogurt and maple syrup dipping sauce and enjoy.
5 based on 1 reviews
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
10 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
20 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Pretzel Bites

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt, can sub vegan alternative
  • 1 tbsp baking powder 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 
Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar, can sub coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 

“Cream Cheese Dip”

  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, can sub vegan alternative
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, can sub honey, agave or date syrup 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

4-6 servings

Directions

  1. Start by making the dough by combining the greek yogurt, flour, baking powder and salt together. Mix with a spatula and then flour a clean working surface and knead the dough until it's no longer sticky. Don’t be afraid to add a touch more flour in needed. 
  2. Roll the dough into a large ball and then cut into four equal parts. Then, roll each section into a log and cut into bite sized pieces. 
  3. Boil water on the stove top and add in 1/2 tbsp of baking powder, stir until there aren't anymore bubbles. 
  4. Then, working quickly, drop in each pretzel bite, one by one, and let it sit in the water for only about 1-2 seconds before removing and placing on the air fryer rack or baking sheet, depending on cooking method. 
  5. Air fry at 350F for 8-10 minutes. 
  6. In the meantime, make the cinnamon and sugar mixture and then once the pretzel bites are done remove and toss in the cinnamon and sugar. If your coating doesn't stick, lightly coat each bite with your favorite oil spray, I used ghee. 
  7. Then, make the "cream cheese" dip by combining the greek yogurt and maple syrup together. 
  8. Dip and serve warm! 

Notes

  • Don't be afraid to flour your hands or add a touch more of flour to your dough if it's too sticky. Add more as needed.
  • Only dip the dough bites in the baking soda water for a few seconds, try not to let it soak any longer than that. Working one by one is the best method for this.
  • If working in larger batches, use a spider strainer to remove the bites efficiently.
  • After the pretzel bites are done baking, quickly dip them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. If the mixture does not stick, lightly coat the bites with your favorite oil spray, I used ghee.

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