Breakfast

Baked Pretzel Bites+Cinnamon+Sugar

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My kids love pretzels. Like any kid they enjoy that crunchy bite with hints of saltiness but better than hints of saltiness is hints of cinnamon and sugar:) I know what your thinking- I don’t have time to make pretzels, let along in the morning for breakfast- but far be it from me to offer you a recipe that takes up what little time we have as moms! This pretzel dough recipes tastes just like the real thing, it is just as chewy, buttery and delicious and even has yeast but subtract out all that unwanted rising and “kneading” time:) WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT!

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The moment I saw this little gem from my friend AveryCooks I knew it was going to be a winner with my family and believe me it will be for yours too:) The best part of all- NO FRYING! It’s texture is like a having a pretzel but the shape is similar of a donut hole and BAKED at that! What could be better? Oh Yeah- It’ bathed in a cinnamon and sugar coating! Yeah Kids and Adults! Go get em’!

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Baked Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel Bites
 
Ingredients
  • For the Pretzel Bites:
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup milk
  • For the Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Spray one 24-cup or two 12-cup mini muffin tins with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a separate large bowl, whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, applesauce and milk until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  3. Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, fill muffin cups ¾ full. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. While the muffins bake, melt butter in one bowl and combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in another bowl. Remove muffins from oven and cool for 2 minutes. Dip each muffin in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar to coat.

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23 Comments

  1. val

    I could eat a tray of these for breakfast. Btw, I love the new picture of you.

    25 . Feb . 2014
  2. Gintare @Gourmantine

    They look so cute and delicious!

    25 . Feb . 2014
  3. LaCuisineHelene

    Wow, this looks amazing. I will try it. Thanks!

    25 . Feb . 2014
  4. yummychunklet

    Wow. Looks really good, especially since I like the sweet pretzels better!

    25 . Feb . 2014
  5. Angie (@angiesrecipess)

    I need this on my breakfast table. They look so delicious and satisfying.

    25 . Feb . 2014
  6. sue/the view from great island

    OMG I have to walk the other way when I see the pretzel stand at the mall — these are dangerous!

    25 . Feb . 2014
  7. Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily

    They look so temptingly delicious, we could eat them for breakfast and as dessert!

    25 . Feb . 2014
  8. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    My kids would love to wake up to these.

    25 . Feb . 2014
  9. Liz

    What a fun idea!! My family would love these cinnamon coated nuggets 🙂

    25 . Feb . 2014
  10. Jen @ Savory Simple

    I love the sound of these

    25 . Feb . 2014
  11. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    Yeah – no boiling! My daughter would love this. We’ve had cinnamon sugar pretzels on our list for a long, long time – these are perfection!

    26 . Feb . 2014
  12. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Mmm…cinnamon sugar makes everything better!

    27 . Feb . 2014
  13. Eva Taylor

    These pretzel bites are so cute! We love cinnamon too.

    27 . Feb . 2014
  14. Joanne

    No rise pretzels?! GENIUS. The only problem is, i could eat a whole pan of these. Single handedly.

    27 . Feb . 2014
  15. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    No frying? Great news. Kids of all ages would love these.
    Sam

    27 . Feb . 2014
  16. Bonnie

    I’m with your boys–love pretzels. Cinnamon sugar pretzels? Yes, please!

    Best,
    Bonnie

    27 . Feb . 2014
  17. Asmita

    Amazing!
    BTW, I love your shirt in your profile picture. So pretty!

    28 . Feb . 2014
  18. nancy at good food matters

    as someone who has recently made big soft yeasty Bavarian style pretzels ( dipped in food grade lye, no less) I understand the techniques and time constraints of pretzel making–and my recipe was basically easy! These are great looking little bites, perfect for the wee ones’ morning snack.

    01 . Mar . 2014
  19. lena

    hi jessica, sorry for not visiting as i’ve been away and also some lazy bugs were biting me. Have not back to blogging yet, just slowly catchinh up with all of you. Nice to see your profile pic here , these pretzel bites sound so good that it doesnt require frying, i could eat a dozen of these!

    02 . Mar . 2014
  20. Melynda@OurSundayCafe

    I first noticed these on my FB feed of your blog and knew right away that these would be fun and delicious. Pinning this so I don’t loose it!

    04 . Mar . 2014
  21. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Decadent bites without all the mess of boiling!! Love 🙂

    05 . Mar . 2014
  22. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I will definitely make these! It’ll be so fun to make with the kids. I’m not sure if they will be enough for the family – making double amount!!

    06 . Mar . 2014
  23. michael

    Oh they look so delicious! I love cinnamon sugar pretzels! I printed your recipe, thank you

    check out my blog post Hot Fudge Cake!!
    Michael

    17 . Mar . 2014

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