Keto Cinnamon Pretzels – Fat Head Dough

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Soft, chewy, low carb and full of flavor! These Keto Cinnamon Pretzels are the perfect snack, especially when you’re craving something sweet! 

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Keto Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

Living in Florida, Dylan and I love to go to Disney! When we have some free time, we really enjoy being able to walk around the parks and soak in the atmosphere.

There are three things that are great about Disney: the rides, the shows, and most of all, the food!  Other than a massive turkey leg, there is no other food that screams “theme park!!!” more than a soft pretzel.

Other than tasting great, I think the best part about a soft pretzel is its smell! It’s always the smell that gets me when I walk by that stand that’s selling pretzels. Especially the cinnamon pretzels!

But, since traditional soft pretzels are obviously not a part of our low carb lifestyle, we can no longer indulge in the goodness that is a soft pretzel. At least, not until now! 

I have always preferred Gluten Free Soft Pretzel Baking Mix as opposed to the traditional. Don’t get me wrong, they’re both delicious, but nothing beats a warm, soft pretzel topped with cinnamon-sugar, dipped in a sweet cream cheese. And when I say nothing, I mean nothing.

cinnamon sugar pretzels lined up together on a plate with one bitten into


What Is Fat Head Dough?

Fat Head dough is the key to making any low carb “bread”, and these pretzels are no exception.

Fat Head dough is used to make low carb pizza, bread, calzones, rolls, pigs in a blanket, and everything in between. The best part about Fat Head dough is that it’s suuupperr easy to make (oh, and that it tastes amazing!!).

All you’ll need are a few ingredients that I’m sure you already have (these ingredients are listed below).

The key to Fat Head dough is mozzarella cheese.

Mozzarella gives the dough its weight, texture and feel. I know, bread made out of mozzarella might sound sort of strange, but trust me, it is great! We do, however, add coconut flour to the dough which gives the dough a better taste than the traditional fat head dough recipe.

plate of pretzels with a bowl of cream cheese in the background and a pretzel being dipped in


What To Dip These In:

If you’re looking for an easy cream cheese dip for these, 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 would especially recommend that you make the dip if you plan on saving some keto pretzels for later. Like most “breads,” these pretzels can get a little dry if kept for more than a couple of days.

How To Make These Keto Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels:

step by step process photo of how to make keto pretzels dough

  1.  Gather all ingredients for dough: Mozzarella cheese, almond flour, egg, coconut flour, and cream cheese.
  1.  The first step in making these yummy pretzels is to create your Fat Head dough. To do this, place your mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.Then, stir the mixture and microwave again for another 30 seconds.
  1.  After the cream cheese and mozzarella have melted, add in your beaten egg and almond flour and coconut flour. Mix together (you may need to use your hands).
  1.  Now that you’ve created your dough, separate it into five sections and begin to form your pretzels and then place them on a baking sheet.

Tip: The easiest way to do this is to roll each portion of dough into one long cylinder. Then, with the dough, make a heart shape with a round bottom. Ta-da! Pretzels.

front close up of pretzels in a single line


Create Glaze And Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • After you’ve shaped your pretzels, bake them at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • While your pretzels are baking, you’ll want to make your cinnamon glaze. To do this, first melt your coconut oil and butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Then, in a separate bowl, mix together your sweetener and cinnamon.
  • After your pretzels have come out of the oven and have cooled for a couple of minutes, brush them with the coconut and butter and dip coat them in cinnamon and sweetener.
  • Finally, the end result.. a delicious cinnamon sugar pretzel.. Keto style!

a closeup plate of pretzels


Best Sweetener for Keto Pretzels 

For this recipe we use a combination of cinnamon and keto-friendly granulated sweetener! Lakanto’s Monkfruit Sweetener is what we always use! It is top-quality, great tasting, and aftertaste-free. This sweetener does not affect your glycemic levels!

We use Lakanto’s Monkfruit for all of our sweet treats and that’s because it’s the best!

Whether you just need to restock or if you want to try Monkfruit for the first time, you can order yours HERE and use our coupon code, ‘BUTTERTOGETHER‘ to receive 20% off your entire order! That includes Monkfruit and everything else on their site!

Must-Have Low Carb Essentials

  • Almond Flour – Our favorite almond flour is finely sifted! Almond flour is used for so many low carb dishes and desserts
  • Coconut Flour – Coconut flour is a great low carb option for many dessert recipes.
  • Coconut Oil – Great for making fat bombs!

Nutrition (per pretzel) 5 pretzels 

Calories:  170.6 | Fat: 14.4g | Carbs: 4.35g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 8g | Net Carbs: 2.6g

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Other Recipes You Might Enjoy:

Keto Snickerdoodle Cookies

Cinnamon Pecan Pralines Candy

Strawberry Cinnamon Scones

Keto Snickerdoodle Chaffles

Keto Cinnamon Pretzels - Fat Head Dough

Keto Cinnamon Pretzels - Fat Head Dough


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
Cinnamon-Sugar Coating
3 tbs coconut oil, melted
1 tsp butter, melted
1/2 cup Lakanto monk fruit, or sweetener of choice
2 tbs ground cinnamon
Nutritional Information
171 Calories
14.5g Total Fat
-2g Net Carbs
8g Protein


Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a glass or microwave safe bowl, microwave the mozzarella and cream cheese for 1 minute. Half way through stir the mixture.
Add in almond flour, coconut flour, and beaten egg, stir.
Divide your dough into 5 sections and form each one into a pretzel shape and place on baking sheet. If you find your dough too sticky, wet your hands.
Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned
In a small bowl, melt the coconut oil and butter in microwave (About 15 seconds).
In a separate small dish, whisk together the sweetener and cinnamon.
Brush the pretzels with the coconut oil and butter mixture, then immediately toss into the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat.
  • Best served warm
  • I stored the remainder in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutritional Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy. The information provided is calculated through a free-web based nutrition calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. To ensure we provide you with good information, we look at a variety of calculators.



  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo

    Recommending this to my sister! She is currently trying out the Keto diet and she will definitely appreciate this. 🙂

  • Jennifer Prince

    I would have never guessed about the mozzarella! What a fun twist (pun intended!), and I adore anything with cinnamon. Yum!

  • Laurie

    Easy and delicious. This was the first time I have used Monkfruit sweetener. It’s the same texture as granulated sugar, but is slightly sweeter. It was perfect for this recipe. I can’t wait to make this in the fall.

    • Kasey

      Laurie, so happy to hear you enjoyed it too! That is one of the reasons why I LOVE Monk Fruit. Also the fact that there isn’t an aftertaste! Thanks for the review! – Kasey

  • Allison

    Is there a strong coconut flavor with the oil? I HATE coconut more than anything and wanted to be sure before making. 🙂 If there’s a strong flavor, what else would you recommend using?

    • Kasey

      Hi Allison,
      There really isn’t much of a coconut taste with these. That was one of the things we loved about these! The coconut oil and butter mixture really just helps to stick the cinnamon sugar. 🙂 But, if you don’t want to take any chances, you could just use the melted butter instead!

  • Betty M-S

    This looks delish! Can this recipe be made as a ‘savory’ pretzel with perhaps salt and or pecorino cheese sprinkled on instead of cinnamon and sweetener?

  • Erin M

    I really enjoyed these, only thing was myself and my family thought there was a slight cheese after taste. I was thinking of maybe trying a different topping other than cinnamon maybe a garlic parmesan!

  • Gillian

    Wow ?!!!! These are fantastic omg . I will be making these again. Savoury ones would be delicious too as everyone has said ?

  • Bethan

    I can’t wait to try these! I love pretzels and miss them. I understand that the recipe makes 5 pretzels but is the nutrition worked out for all 5? Like, can I eat all of them for just 2.6 net carbs or is that just for one? TIA!😊

    • Kasey

      Hi, Bethan! Yes, it would just be for one pretzel of the five. 🙂

  • Jodi Surkis

    If I don’t have coconut oil and I use butter instead, how much should I use?


    I tried making these this weekend. I could not get the dough to stick together. Any tips?

  • Lee surridge

    Thanks, I like looking if not making new keto recipes. I have eaten keto since October of 2019. I have dropped 20 lbs. my blood sugar overall has dropped about 40-50 points, all of my cholesterol numbers have come down.

    So all recipes are important to me.

    Thank you

  • Fannacie

    HI! I noticed the the coconut flour was never used? I went over the ingredients over & over to see where it comes in, but it never did? Either way, they were delicious! 💖

    • Kasey

      Hi Fannacie! We add the coconut flour at the same time as the almond flour. It is step 3 on the recipe card. So glad you enjoyed them anyways!

  • Laurie Bolton

    Just took them out of the oven, and since you suggested best served warm…I had to eat one right away!! So Good!! Going into my favourite Keto recipe book!! Thank you!!

  • Ellita

    Can these be frozen??

  • Alyssa

    Would I be able to use stevia as the sweetener? I know some recipes say not to just wanted to make sure before I try making these.

  • Christy

    This doesn’t give the measurements. What are the measurements of the ingredients

    • Kasey

      The measurements are included in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

  • Yierou Mahoney

    Has anyone tried boiling in baking soda water to get that pretzel texture?

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