Keto Cinnamon Pretzels – Fat Head Dough


I’ve always been drawn to the charm of freshly baked bread and pastries. And that’s how I always find myself whenever my husband and I would go to Disneyland, and spot pretzel stands.

The comforting aroma and invisible lure of warm pretzels make me always want to have one for myself.But now that I am on the keto diet, i know soft pretzels are no, but how can i resist that smell, texture, and soft dough? The struggle is real!

So I decided to take matters into my own hands to fulfill my craving without betraying my keto commitment.

I created a recipe that perfectly balances rich flavors and low-carb compatibility, intertwined with a playful twist of cinnamon. And now, I’m proud to share with you my Keto Cinnamon Pretzels! The simple, real ingredients mean I can feel good about enjoying them. Plus, they’re so easy to make!

So, roll up your sleeves and recreate the magic of that pretzel stand in our home kitchens!


20 minutes

5 Pretzels


1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp cream cheese
3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp butter, melted
1/2 cup Lakanto monk fruit or sweetener of choice
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
Nutritional Information
171 Calories
14.5g Total Fat
-2g Net Carbs
8g Protein


Preheat the oven.
Start by setting your oven to 350F. Line your medium or large baking sheet with parchment paper for an easy cleanup.
Create the cheese mixture.
Microwave your mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl for one minute. Stir halfway through to ensure the cheese is completely melted and blended.
Mix the flour and eggs.
Add almond flour, coconut flour, and the beaten egg to your melted cheese mixture. Stir until you achieve a uniform, sticky dough.
Form the pretzels.
Divide the dough into five equal sections. Form each piece into a pretzel shape and place it on your prepared baking sheet. If the dough sticks to your hands, dampen them slightly.
Bake the pretzels.
Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Keep an eye out for the golden color - it's the sign of a perfect keto pretzel!
Prepare the Cinnamon-Sugar Coating.
Melt your coconut oil and butter in a small bowl in the microwave. In another dish, whisk together your sweetener and cinnamon.
Coat the pretzels.
Once baked, brush each pretzel with the coconut oil and butter mixture, then toss in the cinnamon-sugar mixture for a beautiful and tasty coating


Tools You Need

Creating homemade pretzels is easy, and here are the kitchen tools you'll need for this recipe:

  • Baking Sheet: A large baking sheet is important. You will line it with parchment paper to prevent the pretzels from sticking and, of course, for easy cleanup.
  • Microwave-Safe Bowl: Opt for glass or ceramic. You'll need this to melt the mozzarella and cream cheese. 
  • Wooden Spoon or Silicone Spatula: These are great for stirring the almond and coconut flour into the melted cheese. These types are also sturdy enough to handle the thick dough and won't scratch your bowls.
  • Mixing Bowls: These come in handy for the cinnamon-sugar coating preparation. One to melt the butter and coconut oil, and another to mix the sweetener and cinnamon.
  • Pastry Brush: It's important to evenly spread the melted butter and coconut oil over the pretzels before coating them with the cinnamon-sugar mix. A pastry brush provides a generous, even application.
  • Cooling Rack: Once out of the oven, transferring your pretzels to a cooling rack ensures they cool evenly without becoming soggy from the residual heat of the baking sheet.

Preparation Notes

The following tips can help you perfect your keto pretzels quicker:

  • Be sure to stir your mozzarella and cream cheese mixture halfway through microwaving to ensure it melts evenly.
  • Start by rolling your dough into long, thin ropes. Next, make a U-shape with the rope. Hold the ends of the rope, cross them over each other, and press them onto the bottom of the U to form the classic pretzel shape. 
  • If the dough gets sticky, just wet your hands a bit and gradually add little flour - it's a handy trick that works every time!
  • When coating, brush the butter mixture on all sides of the pretzels for even flavor.
  • Sprinkle your cinnamon-sugar mixture while the pretzels are hot so that it sticks well.
  • If your dough is too sticky, add a bit more almond flour, just a little at a time.
  • If your pretzels are browning too quickly, lower your oven temperature and extend the baking time.

Serving and Presenting Your Keto Cinnamon Pretzels

  • Our keto pretzels recipe is versatile. If you love a different flavor, feel free to experiment. Swap the cinnamon with nutmeg or cardamom, or add cocoa powder (my second favorite) for a chocolatey twist.
  • If you want a dramatic presentation, consider serving the cinnamon pretzels on a rustic wooden board or a simple white plate to make their golden-brown color pop. 
  • Sprinkle some extra cinnamon and sweetener on top for a dash of color and a hint of the flavors within.
  • Cinnamon pretzels make a delightful snack on their own, but if you want to make a complete meal, consider pairing them with a warm cup of keto hot chocolate .

Storage Tips to Keep Your Keto Cinnamon Pretzels Fresh and Crunchy

  • Store your cinnamon pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature to keep them fresh. Wrap each pretzel in plastic wrap and wrap all in aluminum foil. 
  • You can store the pretzels at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze them for up to 1 month.
  • Just warm them up in your oven before serving for that freshly-baked taste.

What To Dip These Pretzels In:

If you’re looking for an easy cream cheese dip for the cinnamon pretzel, check out the cream frosting that we used to create our Chewy Keto Coconut Cookies. You could easily use this frosting as a dip for these pretzels!

This frosting is sweet and gives these pretzels a little extra moisture. 

I recommend you make the dip if you save some keto pretzels for later. Like most bread, these pretzels can get a little dry if kept for more than a few days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Fathead Dough?

Fathead dough is the key to making low-carb, gluten-free, and keto bread. It is made up of mozzarella, egg, low-carb flour, and cream cheese. This type of dough is used to make low-carb pizza, calzones, bread rolls, and pretty much anything else that is keto bread. 
It’s super easy to make, and the taste is amazing! And that is why we will use the fat head dough for our keto cinnamon pretzels.
All you’ll need are a few ingredients that are already mentioned, but the key to Fathead dough is mozzarella cheese.
The mozzarella cheese gives the dough its texture, weight, and feel. Then, we will add coconut flour to the dough, which provides the dough with a better taste than the traditional fat head dough recipe.
For more details, follow the step-by-step instructions below for making the keto cinnamon pretzels using the fathead dough.

Can cinnamon be consumed on a keto diet?

Yes. Cinnamon is keto-friendly. Only 2.6 grams of carbs and 1.9 grams of fiber are in one teaspoon of cinnamon. Giving it a 0.9-gram net carb score. 

What type of sweetener should I use for the cinnamon-sugar coating?

Lakanto Monk Fruit is suggested in this recipe, but feel free to substitute it with any low-carb sweetener of your choice. Just make sure it is granulated sugar or sweetener to mimic the texture of traditional cinnamon sugar.

Why is my pretzel dough too sticky to handle? 

Fathead dough predominately for several reasons:
-It contains a significant amount of shredded mozzarella cheese. When heated, the cheese melts and can make the dough sticky.
-The moisture content in almond flour or coconut flour (common ingredients in fathead dough) can vary between brands. If you’re using almond flour or coconut flour with higher moisture content, it can lead to stickier dough.
-If the melted cheese is too hot when you mix it with other ingredients, it can make the dough stickier. It’s a good idea to let the melted cheese cool slightly before adding other components.
-You hands are too dry and the flour is sticking to them. In this case grease your hands a bit to make dough less likely to stick.

How should I store leftover pretzels? 

Store your leftover Keto Cinnamon Pretzels in a closed container at room temperature. They harden up after sitting for a while, but you can soften them again with a microwave or oven.

What can I serve with Keto Cinnamon Pretzels? 

Keto Cinnamon Pretzels can be a delicious low-carb treat on their own, but if you’re looking to enhance your snack or create a more substantial meal, here are some keto-friendly options to serve with them:

-Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Dip: A simple dip made with cream cheese, a sweetener like erythritol or stevia, and a touch of vanilla extract can be a creamy and satisfying accompaniment.
-Sugar-Free Peanut Butter or Almond Butter: These nut butters provide a rich and nutty flavor that pairs well with the sweet cinnamon taste of the pretzels.
-Keto-Friendly Chocolate Dip: Make a keto chocolate dip by mixing together unsweetened cocoa powder, a keto-friendly sweetener, and a bit of heavy cream or coconut cream. It’s perfect for dipping your pretzels.
-Berries: If you’re looking to add some freshness and natural sweetness to your snack, consider serving Keto Cinnamon Pretzels with a side of berries like strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. These fruits are relatively low in carbs compared to other fruits.
-Sugar-Free Whipped Cream: A dollop of homemade sugar-free whipped cream can elevate your pretzels into a delightful dessert.
-Keto Ice Cream: If you’re in the mood for a dessert, serve your pretzels alongside a scoop of keto-friendly ice cream. Look for ice creams made with erythritol, stevia, or other keto-approved sweeteners.
-Coffee or Tea: Keto Cinnamon Pretzels can be a delightful companion to a cup of keto-friendly coffee or tea, especially if you enjoy some cream or MCT oil in your hot beverage.
-Keto-Friendly Cheese: Consider serving your pretzels with some keto-friendly cheese slices or cubes. The savory contrast of cheese can complement the sweet and cinnamon flavor of the pretzels nicely.

Remember to keep an eye on the macros of any additional items you serve with your Keto Cinnamon Pretzels to ensure they fit within your daily carb limits while following a ketogenic diet.

Wrap Up

Taking a bite of these Keto Cinnamon Pretzels always transports me back to my favorite pretzel stand. This special recipe encapsulates all the delightful nuances of a traditional cinnamon pretzel but aligns flawlessly with my low-carb lifestyle.

And it’s hard to beat the satisfaction every time I pull a batch from my oven with the cinnamon’s warm, comforting scent. I have to resist the urge to dig in right away! So, what do you think? If you’ve tried this recipe, you might be interested in our more savory pretzel, the keto garlic parmesan pretzel. We are sure you would love either one you choose.

Oh! Don’t forget to capture your pretzel masterpieces and share it on Instagram! Use the hashtag #buttertogetherkitchen when you post your picture. Seeing your kitchen creations and featuring them on our page is such a treat.

So, here’s to a delicious snack. Enjoy!