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Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
4 reviews

recipe is ready in 30-60 minutes time: 30-60 minutes

serves/makes:   12


recipe id: 41230

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3 cups whole wheat flour (more if needed)
1 package fast rise yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup very warm water (125 to 130 degrees F)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg white, slightly beaten
coarse salt or sesame seeds


Mix 2 cups flour, the yeast (dry) and salt in large bowl. Stir in water, oil and honey. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet.

Punch down dough; divide into 12 equal parts. Roll each part into rope, about 18 inches long. Twist each rope into pretzel shape on cookie sheet. Brush pretzels with egg white; sprinkle with coarse salt or sesame seeds.

Bake about 15 minutes or until pretzels are golden brown and crust is crisp. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Serve warm and, if desired, with prepared mustard.


140 calories, 4 grams fat, 23 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein per serving.
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shared by: Denae, Nebraska USA

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Finally a decent recipe for making whole wheat pretzels! I've tried others that have fallen flat (literally). Absolutely wonderful recipe!! Thank you for sharing it!

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These turned out perfect for me and I love that they have a healthier aspect with the whole wheat flour and honey instead of sugar.

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I gave this recipe a 4 because the recipe is good for quick, healthy snack for a family activity. The pretzels however were a bit disappointing flavor wise. Allow the dough to rise for at least an hour after you are done kneading the dough and again after you twist them onto a cookie sheet for about 20 min, This will develop more pretzel like, yeasty flavor. It wasn't bad though, my son and I enjoyed making these...

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Great recipe! Easy, and my kids loved it.

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