Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

I love pretzels. My whole family loves pretzels (especially my little brother and I). My mom loves pretzels in spite of the fact that they give her hiccups (seriously). If given the choice between pretzels, chips, tortilla chips, or cheetos. I'd go with pretzels every time. In fact, I'm not a HUGE potato chip eater. Maybe an occasional BBQ, but not that much. My husband, however, LOVES potato chips. When I was pregnant I had a pretty easy pregnancy, no morning sickness, not a whole lot of aches and pains. But the one thing that made me completely nauseous was the sight and sound of my husband eating potato chips. I would make him stay in the kitchen if he was going to eat them.

ANYWAY... the whole point of all of this is to tell you I love pretzels. And when I saw this post on Real Mom Kitchen for Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels, I thought - What a perfect snack to bring to my pretzel lovin family's Christmas.

I'll be honest, the only small change that I made was to reduce the amount of oil to 1/2 cup. BUT here are some other ideas for healthifying these pretzels:

Preportion them in little snack size bags.
Use a baking sugar substitute like Splenda-for-baking instead of sugar.
Use whole wheat pretzels to increase the fiber

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels- Slightly BETTER

16 oz bag pretzel twists
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place pretzels in a roasting pan. In a small bowl, combine oil, sugar and cinnamon. Pour over pretzels and stir to coat.

Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Return to oven and bake for 1o more minutes. Remove from oven and stir again. Return to oven one last time and bake for 10 more minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool. Store in an air-tight container.

Makes 16 servings. Per serving:
193.2 calories
7.8 g fat
28.9 g carbohydrate
1.1 g fiber
2.6 g protein


  1. Hey you. Again, these look yummy. I promise to come up iwth a different comment than "these look yummy!" next time. :) Thanks for the comment...Thanks for sharing about your foot and congrats on having a baby...I need to get caught up with you old is your baby?

  2. Oooh. I bet those are addicting. What a perfect party food!!