Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

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Introducing the Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites—a quick and healthier version of the classic mall treat. These bites are soft, fluffy, and bursting with cinnamon and sugar flavor. Dip them in a lightened Greek yogurt and maple syrup sauce for an extra touch of sweetness.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  1. Made with a simple two-ingredient dough, these pretzel bites are easy to whip up.
  2. Ready in just about 20 minutes, perfect for satisfying sudden cravings.
  3. Crafted from only six wholesome ingredients.
  4. A healthier twist on the mall favorite, offering guilt-free indulgence.
  5. Easily adaptable for vegans with a switch to vegan yogurt.
  6. Can be cooked in the air fryer or baked in the oven.
  7. Achieve the perfect balance of crispy exterior and soft interior.

Helpful Tips and Tricks:

  • If the dough gets too sticky, don’t hesitate to dust your hands with flour or add a bit more flour to the mixture.
  • When dipping the dough bites in baking soda water, keep it brief, about 1-2 seconds per bite.
  • For larger batches, use a spider strainer to remove the bites efficiently.
  • If the cinnamon sugar mixture doesn’t stick well, lightly spray the bites with your preferred oil spray.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Can I use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour?
    While not tested, it’s likely that a gluten-free flour blend with xanthan gum would work as a substitute.
  2. Can I make regular-sized pretzels instead of bites?
    Absolutely! Adjust the size and shape according to your preference.
  3. Can I bake these pretzel bites instead of using the air fryer?
    Yes, simply line them on a 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


For the 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

For the Cinnamon Sugar:

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

For the “Cream Cheese” Dip:

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


  • Start by making the dough. Combine Greek yogurt, flour, baking powder, and salt. Knead until the dough is no longer sticky, adding more flour if needed.
  • Divide the dough into four equal parts. Roll each part into a log and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Boil water on the stove and add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder. Quickly dip each pretzel bite in the water for 1-2 seconds and then place on the air fryer rack or baking sheet.
  • Air fry at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.
  • While the pretzel bites cook, prepare the cinnamon sugar mixture. Once done, toss the baked bites in the mixture.
  • For the “cream cheese” dip, mix Greek yogurt and maple syrup.
  • Dip and enjoy warm!


  • Adjust flour or flour dusting if the dough is too sticky.
  • Dip each bite briefly in baking soda water.
  • Use a spider strainer for efficiency in larger batches.
  • Lightly spray with oil if needed to help the cinnamon sugar mixture stick.

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