Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels


Delicious Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels recipe coated in cinnamon sugar made from scratch and perfect for fall! Pumpkin season isn’t complete without these.

Delicious Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels recipe coated in cinnamon sugar made from scratch and perfect for fall! Pumpkin season isn’t complete without these.

I hope you all are having a marvelous week so far.  I have a really fun Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels recipe for you today. I know I’ve said it before, but I only like doing giveaways and/or product reviews on Wishes and Dishes for products that I actually use myself and feel strongly about.  I’m not going to tell you to go out and spend your money on something or waste your time entering a giveaway for something I don’t think is really 100% worth it.  Silpat mats are something I have been using in my kitchen since I first began my blog three years ago.  Other blogs I followed sung their praises time and time again and I had to see what all the hype was about.  I bought two right off the bat and now have FOUR (yes, a little excessive) Silpat baking mats including my new Perfect Pretzel mat which is what I’m giving away today.  The average person (I’m not the average person) would not need that many, but numerous mats really do come in handy when I’m baking many batches of cookies all at once, such as Christmas time.  Go big or go home.

Silpat Perfect Pretzel Silicone Baking Mat Giveaway

Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mats are made in France and are designed for every type of oven and are freezer safe, as well. From savory to pastry baking, nothing sticks to these mats….nothing. It is reusable for thousands of uses and provides even heat transfer to baked goods.  My cookies always pop right off and come out perfectly even on the bottom which never EVER happened prior to buying these mats.  They take the place of having to grease your pan/cookie sheets or use parchment paper – that alone is worth the price of the mats in the end.  They really are a kitchen lifesaver in so many ways, are easy to clean and I love that I can use them over and over!

The new Perfect Pretzel mat features pretzel-shaped guidelines to help home bakers lay out their dough in the classic pretzel shape, with consistent results.  The Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels slid right off the mat after baking and you don’t have to worry about destroying them – always a good thing for me as I’m prone to kitchen disasters!  Anyone else?

Whether it’s Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels, cookies, meatballs,….whatever…..this baby will make your baking endeavors a breeze.  The retail price of this mat I’m giving away is $24.99 – so you know it’s good stuff!

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels recipe

Another product I wanted to tell you about while I’m taking about my fave baking products is Welcome Home brand paper bakeware.  They have introduced a new and innovative way to cook in that paper bakeware eliminates the need for metal bakeware, as well as messy after baking clean-up (which is HUGE for me), making it easy for us all to “bake, serve, store, give, recycle”.  They are pretty to look at and come in multiple sizes of paper baking cups and open up fun, creative new options for sweet or savory tarts, breads, cookie cups, brownies, mini cakes, quiches and more. They are oven safe, and just need to be placed on a cookie sheet when baking.

Welcome Home Brand Paper Bakeware for the holidays for easy clean up or gifts.

They are the easiest way to bake, in my opinion.  All you have to do them is put them on a cookie sheet and bake away!  Wrap your delicious treats in cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon for adorable gifts, especially for the holidays.  I was thinking that they would be really cute to use at a kid’s birthday party by letting each child decorate their own little cake.  They are the right size for just about anything you might want to bake when it comes to individual servings. I absolutely love them.  They have decorative bakeware for all the holidays!  Be sure to check them out.

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels and GIVEAWAY!
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 7-9, depending on size
For Baking Soda Wash:
  • 2c hot water
  • ¼c baking soda
For Topping:
  • 2T butter, melted
  • 4T white sugar
  • 1T cinnamon
  • ¼t salt
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, allow yeast, sugar, and warm water to stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Add pumpkin puree and oil and mix gently, followed by sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  2. Gradually add flour until dough comes together and forms a ball. Knead with the dough hook attachment 5-10 minutes.
  3. Cover bowl with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 425. Grease a large baking sheet.
  5. Prepare your hot water. Pour into a shallow dish, add baking soda, and stir. Set aside.
  6. Turn dough out onto lightly floured work surface and divide into 7-8 evenly sized balls. Roll balls into foot-long ropes. Twist each rope into a pretzel shape.
  7. Dip each pretzel into the baking soda bath and place directly onto a greased baking sheet or Silpat mat. Bake 8-9 minutes, watching carefully. Pretzels should be golden brown on the outside and cooked through.
  8. Melt butter and brush on top of each hot pretzel. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS (Giveaway has ended)

Thanks to Silpat, one lucky Wishes and Dishes reader will win a Perfect Pretzel mat!  Many thanks to them for providing the review and giveaway product. Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 14th at 11:59 (EST). I’ll announce the winner on Thursday 10/15. Good luck! Winner: The winner will be chosen at random using and announced in this post. I will email the winner and if he/she does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.

Disclaimer: Silpat gave me a Perfect Pretzel mat for review purposes and is also mailing the prize to the winner of the giveaway. My opinions remain entirely my own.

Recipe source: adapted from

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

37 Responses to “Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels”

  1. October 8, 2014 at 2:33 AM #

    I love this sweetened up version of pretzels! Extra bonus that it includes pumpkin – yum!

    I’m such a huge fan of my silpat mat, but I’ve never seen the pretzel one – genius.

  2. October 8, 2014 at 4:22 AM #

    I love this pumpkin pretzel recipe and can’t wait to try it. How great that Silpat has a stencil outlined on it to help people make the perfect pretzel knot. Leave it to Silpat to come up with this great idea. Fun giveaway and great recipe.

  3. October 8, 2014 at 5:50 AM #

    Pumpkin + cinnamon in a pretzel = finger-licking-glory! Love this combo Ashley!
    I have not gotten my hands on a silpat yet – but you are right indeed – the fact that it takes the place of parchment paper justifies it’s price tag! And that bake ware is adorable – thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

  4. October 8, 2014 at 6:20 AM #

    I can’t wait to try these; especially since they are pumpkin flavor!

  5. October 8, 2014 at 6:50 AM #

    These pretzels look absolutely delicious, almost should be in Germany! 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. October 8, 2014 at 8:04 AM #

    That sounds yummy! And I bet it smells heavenly also!

  7. October 8, 2014 at 8:04 AM #

    I adore cinnamon and sugar pretzels but especially ones with pumpkin!

  8. October 8, 2014 at 8:10 AM #

    I’ve never seen pretzel mats, how fun!! Love the flavors you have in these pretzels too, sounds genius to me 🙂

  9. October 8, 2014 at 8:22 AM #

    Love the look of these pretzels, shame I can’t enter the giveaway!

  10. October 8, 2014 at 8:36 AM #

    These mats are brilliant! I love making homemade pretzels.

  11. October 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM #

    Say what?? A Silpat with pretzel shapes already on there?? Love it! I adore my imitation Silpat, but the pretzel outline would certainly help with the times I attempt to make homemade pretzels. Great giveaway!

  12. October 8, 2014 at 9:09 AM #

    These pretzels are so good looking! I have never made homemade pretzels at home (I know, I know) but I think that needs to change ASAP!

  13. October 8, 2014 at 9:36 AM #

    What a great idea for a mat! And I love the sweet take on your pretzels – looks delicious!

  14. October 8, 2014 at 9:49 AM #

    Mmm… these look amazing! I also love the pretzel making silpat, mine never come out looking this perfect!

  15. October 8, 2014 at 10:10 AM #

    Ashley these look so good!! I think I need to try em ASAP. My step mom has been telling me I need to try Silpat for awhile now. Fingers crossed I win your giveaway!

  16. October 8, 2014 at 12:41 PM #

    Where have pumpkin pretzels been all my life? What a terrific idea — really love these. Very creative recipe — thanks so much.

  17. October 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM #

    These look so delicious! I’ll take a dozen!

  18. Sandy_of_WV
    October 8, 2014 at 1:59 PM #

    Thanks for explaining and convincing me to purchase a Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat[s] – really didn’t understand what they were all about. Now I do! 🙂

    Now I must go and get one or two.

    Love your site and keep those recipes coming! 🙂

  19. October 8, 2014 at 3:04 PM #

    Oh I love silpat! I’ve never made sweet pretzels. Looking forward to trying them!

  20. October 8, 2014 at 3:32 PM #

    Oh, how I love homemade pretzels. YUM.

  21. Susan Hatstat
    October 8, 2014 at 3:51 PM #

    Definitely going to try your recipe. I have heard a lot of good things about Silpat. Thanks for the opportunity.

  22. October 8, 2014 at 3:59 PM #

    They look lovely!! Love that silpat mat!

  23. October 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM #

    I’m a sucker for a soft pretzel.

  24. October 8, 2014 at 5:23 PM #

    I love this pretzel flavor, and I no idea Silpat had a pretzel mat. What will they think of next?? Pinning!

  25. October 8, 2014 at 8:54 PM #

    Pumpkin soft pretzels!! These look fantastic!!!

  26. October 8, 2014 at 10:18 PM #

    That mat is genius!! I took me soo long to figure out how to do the twist right, this would definitely help!

  27. October 9, 2014 at 9:31 AM #

    I love this slipmat! I have them too, but can you believe I always forget to use them? Haha! I am loving the look of these Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Pretzels – way to go mixing two awesome things Ashley!

  28. October 9, 2014 at 7:05 PM #

    These pretzels look amazing! I love my silpats and haven’t seen this pretzel one before. Gotta add to my list of must haves 😀

  29. October 9, 2014 at 7:18 PM #

    Love this creative Pretzel recipe with pumpkin.
    It”s a pity I can’t enter the giveaway contest. Maybe next time:)

    • October 9, 2014 at 8:25 PM #

      Sorry – that’s what Silpat requested 🙁

  30. October 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM #

    That is the coolest Silpat I have ever seen! These pretzels look amazing btw 🙂

  31. October 11, 2014 at 8:35 AM #

    What a great idea for pretzels! I have never seen pumpkin pretzels! Love the Silpat.

  32. October 11, 2014 at 1:52 PM #

    You made that from scratch? I need to bake more! Looks fantastic!

    • October 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM #

      I did! Thank you!

  33. November 18, 2014 at 3:28 PM #

    Can’t believe I missed this post! The mat is so cool and the pretzels look fab! Just pinned it.


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