Gluten-Free Cinnamon and Sugar Soft Pretzels

Get the whole family together and make these chewy, buttery, and slightly sweet gluten-free pretzels.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 50 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8


  • 2 1⁄2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. turbinado sugar
  • 2 1⁄4 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp. baking soda
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted


  • Add flour, salt, turbinado sugar, and yeast to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until well combined. Knead dough with flat beater attachment 5 minutes. Knead until dough is soft and smooth. Sprinkle flour on dough and place in a bag or wrap in plastic wrap; allow to rest for 1 hour until dough is doubled in size.
  • While dough is resting, combine boiling water and baking soda in a medium bowl, stirring until soda is almost completely dissolved. Pour baking soda mixture into a 9-inch square pan.
  • Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Lightly grease a clean work surface. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Allow pieces to rest 5 minutes.
  • On your work surface, roll a piece of dough into a long, thin rope (about 28 inches long) and twist rope into a pretzel by crossing ends, twisting once, and bringing twisted ends up to rest on top of pretzel. Repeat with remaining dough to make 8 large pretzels.
  • Take half of pretzels and place them in pan with baking soda mixture. Use a spoon to splash water over tops; allow to rest in water 2 minutes (no longer) before placing on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining 4 pretzels.
  • Transfer pretzels to prepared baking sheet and allow to rest 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Stir to combine. Brush pretzels thoroughly with melted butter mixture.
  • Bake pretzels 10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.