Cinnamon Pretzel Bites (Nut-free) | Recipe

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For those in Birmingham, we all know its rite of passage in the Bullring to smell that sweet cinnamon smell and pick up a taster whilst crossing to the Disney Store and Debenhams store (RIP) and then vowing you’ll come on your way back to pick up a pretzel for yourself.

So, in this recipe, to quote my family, I’ve brought the Bullring experience to you. This is a recipe for mini cinnamon bites, the perfect lockdown treat and surprisingly not that complicated to make.

This cinnamon pretzel bites recipe can easily be made vegan by switching the butter to Flora Light or I saw Natacha Oceane use coconut oil in a YouTube video and they came out fab!

*N.B: This recipe has been adapted from the Mothers and Daughters recipe (

This recipe can feed 6.


For the Pretzels:

300g Plain Flour
1TBS white sugar
1 TBS Butter (I used clover light)
½ tsp salt
Half a Sachet of instant Yeast
115 ml of water
Optional for egg wash – 1 egg

For the Baking Soda Bath:

500 ml Water
34 g Bicarbonate of Soda

For the Cinnamon Sugar:

3 TBS Sugar
3 TSP Cinnamon
70g Butter
(Can adjust quantities if needed)


1. Dissolve your yeast packet in water and whisk together.
2. In a separate bowl combine the sugar, salt and butter.
3. In stages pour in the yeast and flour.

4. Combine ingredients until a dough is formed.
5. Knead the dough until it is no longer sticky and add flour if needed.
6. Find a large bowl and spray a few squirts of fry light.
7. Add the dough to the bowl and cover with a tea towel.
8. Place the bowl in a warm area for around 25-30 minutes. If you don’t have a warm place, I heated my oven for around 15 minutes whilst preparing the dough, switched it off for 5 minutes then placed the dough inside the oven.
9. Once the dough has risen, place on a surface and cut into three.
10. In a pan on the stove add your water and bicarbonate of soda and bring to the boil.
11. Make the three long lines with mixture and cut them into bitesize pieces.
12. Once the pieces are cut, add them to the water pan on the hob in batches for around 30 seconds.
13. Place the pieces on a tray and egg wash each piece if desired (I just sprayed a few more sprays of frylight).

14. Leave in the oven for around 15-25 minutes until golden brown.

15. Once removed from the oven in a bowl mix your sugar and cinnamon.
16. In a separate bowl melt your butter.
17. In turn place the pretzel in the butter, then the sugar mixture then place them on a plate.
18. Enjoy!