These pumpkin pretzel bites take five minutes to make and only three ingredients; greek yogurt, pumpkin, and self-rising flour. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but also a healthy snack for everyone to enjoy.
The Story Behind Easy Pumpkin Pretzel Bites
I’m always looking for easy and healthy snacks that my kids will enjoy. For a long time I would make pretzel bites out of greek yogurt and self-rising flour. Sometimes I would make them sweet and sometimes I would just put salt on them. Either way, my kids would gobble them up in a heartbeat.
I’ve been meaning to start making those greek yogurt pretzels again, buy every time I buy greek yogurt I wind up using it for something else. However, I got to thinking the other day and thought, pumpkin would be such a great thing to add to this dough.
I was so happy with how these turned out. They are light and pillowy and kind of a mix between a cake donut and a pretzel. Once you roll them in butter and cinnamon sugar, you’ll have a hard time not popping ten in your mouth at a time.
You could make these yourself, but they would also be a fun snack to have your kids help with. They can help shape them and then dip them in the butter and cinnamon sugar. Of course, after they are done, I’m sure your kids would also like to help you eat them.
Ingredients Needed for Pumpkin Pretzel Bites
- Greek Yogurt – just plain, unsweetened greek yogurt. However, you could definitely experiment with other flavors too.
- Self-Rising Flour – any brand will work
- Pumpkin Puree- I love to use this brand of pumpkin puree.
- Sugar – granulated sugar
Other Pumpkin Recipes You’ll Love
- Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Crunch Cake
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
- Pumpkin Spice Cake with a Cream Cheese Swirl
- (Better than Starbucks) Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
- Pumpkin Pie Cake
Easy Pumpkin Pretzel Bites
For the Pretzel Dough
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups self-rising flour
For the Cinnamon Sugar
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of an electric mix, add your greek yogurt, pumpkin, and self-rising flour. Mix on medium speed with the paddle hook for about 1 minute, or until all of the flour is combined. Don't over mix.
- Place your dough on a floured surface. If the dough is sticky, lightly sprinkle a little bit of flour on top of the dough. Using your hands, spread the dough out into a rectangle shape that's about a ½ inch in thickness.
- Use a knife or bench scraper to cut the dough into small rectangles. I cut about 36 squares with my dough. These cuts don't need to be perfect.
- Lightly flour your hands and gently and quickly roll each dough piece in your hands to round out each piece. Similar to if you were rolling out a rope shape. Again, these don't need to be perfect.
- Place each pretzel piece on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, flipping each piece over halfway through.
- While the bites are baking, melt the butter. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
- Once the bites are done in the oven, brush or dip each pretzel bite in the butter and then roll around in the cinnamon sugar.
- These are best eaten warm, but could easily be saved and warmed up in the air fryer the next day.
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