These cinnamon sugar pretzels are made with the magical 2 ingredient dough. They are soft and chewy and make the perfect sweet treat!

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The base of these cinnamon sugar pretzels is a 2-ingredient dough that consists of only self-raising flour and Greek yogurt. They taste just like pretzels from Auntie Anne’s or your favorite pretzel shop and come together in no time!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make these 2 ingredient dough cinnamon sugar pretzel bites:

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  • Self-rising Flour: The main base of the dough. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own by combining all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt!
  • Greek Yogurt: Makes the dough soft and pliable and provides the pretzels with that airy texture.
  • Baking Soda: Dissolved into boiling water to quickly dip the pretzel bites into. Doing this helps give the bites that authentic pretzel taste!
  • Egg: Optional ingredient for an egg wash to help give the bites a nice golden brown color. You may also brush the bites with melted butter.
  • Brown Sugar and Cinnamon: Optional ingredients for cinnamon-sugar coating. This helps give the bites a nice sweet taste! I usually make my own cinnamon-sugar mixture, but you can also purchase a prepackaged version!
  • Butter: Used to dip the bites into for the cinnamon sugar coating to stick!

PROCESS

  1. Add the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt to a bowl and mix it until it becomes crumbly in texture.
  2. Use your hands to knead the dough for a few minutes until it starts to come together into a ball.
  3. Sprinkle a little flour on a surface and slice the dough into 4 sections. Roll out each section into a long log about ½ inch thick.
  4. Use a knife to slice the log into small bite-size pieces.
  5. Add the baking soda into a small saucepan with boiling water. Once the baking soda is dissolved and the water is boiling, quickly add in the bites, a few pieces at a time, and let them boil for about 20 seconds (no more than 25 seconds). Use a slotted spoon to remove them, shake off the excess water, and place them onto a parchment paper-lined pan.
  6. Let the bites cool for a few minutes. Whisk together the egg and one tablespoon of water to form the egg wash. Brush a light layer onto each piece.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-14 minutes, or until the bites are golden brown in color. Let them cool.
  8. If you choose to coat the bites in cinnamon sugar, melt the butter and combine the cinnamon and sugar together until it is well combined. Dip each bite in the melted butter then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
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STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Store the pretzel bites in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to one month. I recommend storing the pretzel bites plain and coating them in cinnamon sugar or other toppings right before serving. 

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SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Self-rising flour: If you do not have self-rising flour, you can make your own by combining 2 cups of flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt and mixing it until it is well combined. Once combined, you can measure out 1 and ½ cups of that mixture to combine with the Greek Yogurt to make the dough. 
  • Greek yogurt: The Greek yogurt may be replaced with equal parts unsweetened coconut milk yogurt. If the dough seems too moist, add in a little more flour until it is pliable.
  • Egg: The egg used for the egg wash may be replaced with melted butter.
  • Cinnamon Sugar: Cinnamon sugar gives the bites a nice sweet taste, but if you prefer a savory version, you can coat the bites with other toppings like garlic Parmesan or a few dashes of course salt!
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RECIPE NOTES

  • You can make these pretzels in any size or shape you’d like! You can make them into larger-sized strips for a younger child, or you can twist them into the traditional pretzel shape!
  • I recommend coating with toppings right before serving. If you are planning to store some, I recommend storing them plain and then coating them with toppings when ready to serve.
  • The baking soda step may be omitted, but I highly recommend including it since it gives the bites that authentic pretzel texture and taste! Do not boil the bites for more than 20 seconds because the baking soda taste will linger on the bites and affect the overall taste.
  • Keep a close eye on the bites as they bake as oven temps vary. You may turn the bites over halfway if you’d like for even browning on both sides.
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2-Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites (Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels)

These cinnamon sugar pretzels are made with the magical 2 ingredient dough. They are soft and chewy and make the perfect sweet treat!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 2 ingredient dough, cinnamon sugar, pretzel bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 40 mini bites

Ingredients 

For Pretzel Bites

  • 1 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 egg

For Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
  • Add the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt to a bowl and mix it until it becomes crumbly in texture.
  • Use your hands to knead the dough for a few minutes until it starts to come together into a ball.
  • Sprinkle a little flour on a surface and slice the dough into 4 sections. Roll out each section into a long log about ½ inch thick.
  • Use a knife to slice the log into small bite-size pieces.
  • Add the baking soda into a small saucepan with boiling water. Once the baking soda is dissolved and the water is boiling, quickly add in the bites, a few pieces at a time, and let them sit for about 20 seconds (no more than 25 seconds). Use a slotted spoon to remove them, shake off the excess water, and place them onto a parchment paper-lined pan.
  • Let the bites cool for a few minutes. Whisk together the egg and one tablespoon of water to form the egg wash. Brush a light layer onto each piece.
  • Bake at the bites for 12-14 minutes, or until the bites are golden brown in color. Let them cool.
  • If you choose to coat the bites in cinnamon sugar, melt the butter and combine the cinnamon and sugar together until it is well combined. Dip each bite in the melted butter then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Notes

  • You can make these pretzels in any size or shape you’d like! You can make them into larger-sized strips for a younger child, or you can twist them into the traditional pretzel shape!
  • I recommend coating with toppings right before serving. If you are planning to store some, I recommend storing them plain and then coating them with toppings when ready to serve.
  • The baking soda step may be omitted, but I highly recommend including it since it gives the bites that authentic pretzel texture and taste! Do not boil the bites for more than 20 seconds because the baking soda taste will linger on the bites and affect the overall taste.
  • Keep a close eye on the bites as they bake as oven temps vary. You may turn the bites over halfway if you’d like for even browning on both sides.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
2-Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites (Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels)
Amount per Serving
Calories
36.45
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1.34
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.77
g
5
%
Trans Fat
 
0.05
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.34
g
Cholesterol
 
7.35
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
177.31
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
14.05
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
4.87
g
2
%
Fiber
 
0.17
g
1
%
Sugar
 
1.38
g
2
%
Protein
 
1.23
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
41.51
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
0.01
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
8.62
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.07
mg
0
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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