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RECIPE | The Perfect Pretzel – a simple homemade recipe for soft pretzels |

Yields12 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

RECIPE | Simple Homemade Mini Soft Pretzels | cookithealthier

I N G R E D I E N T S//
 2 cups flour
 1 tbsp baking powder
 ½ tbsp salt
 1 cup plain greek yogurt
 ½ cup baking soda
 2 cups hot water
Topping options:
 kosher salt
 cinnamon & sugar
 Trader Joe's Everything Bagel Seasoning

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


In a bowl, combine the flour, 1 Tbls. baking powder and 1/2 Tbls. salt. Stir the flour mixture together until all the ingredients are sifted together. Then measure out 1/4 of a cup of the flour mixture and set it aside in a separate small bowl for later.


In your flour mixture bowl, add in the greek yogurt and mix together until a dough ball is formed. Don't be afraid to get your CLEAN hands in there to work it all together into a dough.

RECIPE | The Perfect Pretzel - a simple homemade recipe for soft pretzels |


Next, on a large surface like a big cutting board or a clean countertop, lightly dust it with the flour that you set aside from earlier. Then toss down your dough ball. Then you can divide the dough into 12 even-sized chunks using a pizza cuter or knife.


Set your parchment paper lined baking sheet near your work surface and start rolling out your perfect pretzels! Grab one of the chunks of dough and begin rolling it out into a long rope. To best do this, place the dough on the floured surface and then using two hands roll the dough out by using more pressure on the thumb-side of your hand and gently roll outwards. By applying the pressure towards the middle and pressing it out, you'll be able to easily stretch the dough into a long rope. Then you'll take the two ends, bring them together and twist them together twice and fold the edges down to the bottom to form the perfect pretzel twist. Then place the pretzel on your baking sheet and repeat until all the dough pieces are formed into pretzels.

NOTE: If you're stuck, check out my Instagram page - @cookithealthy - I have a video tutorial showing exactly how to roll out the dough!


Once all the pretzels are formed, it's time to give them a baking soda bath. Grab a large bowl and combine the hot water and baking soda together, stirring until the baking soda is dissolved. Then you will grab each pretzel, give them a dunk in the water making sure to fully submerge them and then set them back on the baking sheet. Repeat for each pretzel.


Last step is to sprinkle each pretzel with a little kosher salt to your desired amount. Then you will place them in the oven for 15 - 16 minutes until they are golden brown!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pretzel

Servings 0