Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

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Introducing Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites – your new favorite snack that’s not only incredibly easy to make but also a healthier alternative to those you find at the mall! These bite-sized treats are soft, fluffy, and packed with delicious cinnamon and sugar flavors. Plus, they come with a delightful dipping sauce made with lightened Greek yogurt and maple syrup for an extra touch of sweetness!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites feature a simple two-ingredient dough that’s a breeze to prepare.
  • With a total time of roughly 20 minutes, this recipe is quick and convenient.
  • Made with only six simple and healthy ingredients, these bites are guilt-free indulgence!
  • They offer a healthier twist on the classic pretzel bites you’d typically find at the mall.
  • Easily adaptable to vegan diets by using vegan yogurt instead of Greek yogurt.
  • Whether air-fried or baked in the oven, these bites turn out super fluffy, chewy, and buttery.
  • Perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings, they’re ideal for dessert or as a sweet snack.
  • Featuring a crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior, they offer the best of both worlds!

Tips And Tricks:

  • Don’t hesitate to flour your hands or add a bit more flour to the dough if it feels too sticky. Adjust as needed.
  • When dipping the dough bites in the baking soda water, aim for just a few seconds to prevent them from becoming too soggy. Working one by one works best for this step.
  • For larger batches, consider using a spider strainer to remove the bites efficiently.
  • After baking, quickly coat the pretzel bites in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. If the mixture doesn’t adhere well, lightly spray the bites with your preferred oil spray (such as ghee).

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I use a gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour to make these GF?
    Absolutely! Opt for a gluten-free flour blend containing xanthan gum for best results.
  • Can I use this recipe to make regular-sized pretzels instead of pretzel bites?
  • Can I bake these pretzel bites instead of using the air fryer?
    Yes, indeed! Simply place the pretzel bites on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes.

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6


Pretzel Bites

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or vegan alternative
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/3 cup cane sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

“Cream Cheese Dip”

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


  • Begin by making the dough. Combine Greek yogurt, flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Mix until a dough forms, then transfer to a floured surface and knead until no longer sticky.
  • Roll the dough into a large ball and divide it into four equal parts. Roll each section into a log and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Bring water to a boil on the stovetop, then add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder and stir until no more bubbles appear.
  • Quickly dip each pretzel bite into the water for about 1-2 seconds and transfer to the air fryer rack or baking sheet, depending on the cooking method.
  • Air fry at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.
  • While the pretzel bites cook, prepare the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Once the bites are done, toss them in the mixture. If needed, lightly coat with your preferred oil spray.
  • To make the “cream cheese” dip, combine Greek yogurt and maple syrup.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Adjust the flour or flour your hands as needed to prevent the dough from sticking.
  • Dip the dough bites quickly in the baking soda water to avoid oversaturation.
  • Consider using a spider strainer for larger batches.
  • After baking, coat the pretzel bites in the cinnamon and sugar mixture promptly.
  • Feel free to experiment with different fillings to customize your pretzel bites!

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