How to Make Sugar Free Pretzels with Cinnamon Sugar [Keto Recipe]

After being forced to look away from Aunty Ann’s delicious pretzel selection, I couldn’t help but make a sugar free pretzels cinnamon treat to combat my pretzel cravings!

For me pretzels are the perfect snack, and always seem to remind me of fun times at the mall. 

I mean, let’s be honest, who hasn’t repeatedly gotten free samples of Aunty Ann’s delicious pretzels (I definitely did!)

As a pretzel fanatic, I had to see whether a sugar free pretzels recipe was actually possible for keto.

Lucky it is! Fathead dough is used as the integral ingredient that makes these carb free pretzels a reality. 

It’s frankly just as good or dare I say, better than traditional pretzels!

A carb free pretzels recipe was long overdue on my blog, not only because I LOVE soft baked pretzels, but also because my blog’s very logo is a pretzel!

The perfect low carb snack!

The most challenging task with keto is shutting down snacks and sugary treats. 

So mastering sugar free pretzels is highly recommended as an alternative to unhealthy cravings. These will satisfy even the toughest case of sweet tooth.

Lucky for us, this recipe is a walk in the park. It’s quick and easily baked to perfection. 

Making soft pretzels as a snack will quickly become your favorite hobby.

Here’s What You’ll Need: 


Cinnamon Sugar Coating

Cream Cheese Glaze

3 Tips for Handling Fathead Dough

When the temperature is warm, your fathead dough will get pretty sticky and stretchy. 

Since fathead dough is crucial to making soft carb free pretzels, have 3 simple tips and tricks to handle it.

1. Mix with a rubber spatula from the beginning.

The rubber spatula prevents sticking and is better than working hot dough with your hands.


2. The dough should be a uniform color.

If you see lumps of almond flour (yellow spots) then you’ll need to keep mixing. If it’s getting tough to mix, place back in the microwave for 20 seconds and keep mixing.


3. Only form the dough when it’s warm.

If the cheese cools down it won’t stretch, resulting in lumpy and broken shapes.


Making soft pretzels will become a walk in the park with these smart tips guaranteed to get the perfect fathead dough prepped for our carb free pretzels.

Pair your Sugar Free Pretzels with the Following

There are several ways to compliment your soft and fluffy pretzels.

These pretzels are pillowy soft, and coating them with cinnamon sugar (which is a combination of monkfruit and ground cinnamon) transforms every bite into something heavenly.

Their taste also shines when paired with cream cheese glaze or decadent melted sugar-free chocolate.

Seriously I can’t get enough of them!

How to Store Soft Pretzels

Make sure they are put in an airtight container or wrapped with plastic.

This makes them perfect for meal prepping as a quick bite or late night snack.

I recommend you put them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds after storing them in the fridge.

This method will bring them back to their soft and pillowy texture.

Is there sugar in my sugar free pretzels?

There’s absolutely no sugar in our soft pretzels.

A sugar substitute like Lakanto’s Monkfruit sweetener is perfect for creating sugar free pretzels that taste exactly the same as the original!



Making soft pretzels is an easy to follow and quick to execute recipe. 

The texture of your pretzels will be ever so soft with the perfect amount of chew. 

Auntie Anne, you’ve got fresh keto competition!

Share Your Results! 

I hope you enjoy making soft pretzels keto as much as I did. If you make this recipe, please let me know how it turned out! 

As I absolutely love to see your creations! If you happen to make one of the recipes, would really love to see it 😍 ! Just use the hashtag #sweetketolife, tag me on @sweetketolife, or just let me know by comment!

Sweet recipes you might like: 

Soft Sugar Free Pretzels with Cinnamon Sugar

Yaidy Santiago
My keto lifestyle gets easier every time I perfect new recipes. It’s an uphill lifestyle to maintain, but these sweet sugar free pretzels cinnamon treat is guaranteed to lift your spirits.
2 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine gluten free, keto, low carb, refined sugar free
Servings 4


  • cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 tbsp monkfruit sweetener

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup monkfruit sweetener
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 2 tbsp cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp powdered monkfruit
  • 2 tbsp water room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Put aside
  • In a medium-size microwave safe bowl, place the 1 ½ cups of mozzarella and 2 tbsp of cream cheese. Microwave for 45 seconds. Mix with a rubber spatula and microwave again for 20 seconds.
  • Add 4 tbsp of monkfruit sweetener, 1 cup of almond flour, and 1 beaten egg. Mix with the spatula until all is well combined and no egg is showing.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 even pieces. Create long cylinders with each piece and create the pretzel twist.
  • Place in the parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, mix 3 tbsp of melted unsalted butter, ½ cup of monkfruit sweetener, and 2 tbsps of ground cinnamon.
  • Cool the pretzel for 5 minutes before applying an even coat of cinnamon sugar.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • In a small bowl, soften the cream cheese and sift the powdered monkfruit sweetener. Mix in the water and vanilla extract until smooth. Adjust water content for the desired consistency.
Keyword buttery, cinnamon, pretzel, soft, sugarfree

Yaidy Santiago

Former collegiate volleyball player that loves to cook and try new healthy recipes. My boyfriend and I follow a strict keto diet and I challenge myself to make delicious low-carb foods that we both enjoy every day!

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