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Soft Pretzels

Calories: 138 WW Freestyle Points: 3
Soft Pretzels

You can skip the boiling part on these pretzels, but they will taste more like pizza dough than pretzels. The baking soda is what gives these awesome treats a very "pretzely" flavor. Recipe makes 4 pretzels. 138 calories, or 3 WW Freestyle points each.


Nutrition information sodium does not include the salt sprinkled on the outside of the pretzel.


OPTIONAL NOTE/TIP for this recipe: after you mix the dough, if you wrap it in saran wrap and let it rest for 30-40 minutes it gives the dough strength and elasticity. If you add this optional step in, just wait to preheat the oven and boil the water until you are ready to roll the pretzels out.

Total Cook/Prep time: 1 hour


  • For the dough:
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) Non-fat Greek yogurt (FAGE brand recommended)
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • Other ingredients:
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 scrambled egg (used as egg wash at the end)
  • salt or seeds


Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.

Start boiling the water in a small pot with the baking soda.

Prepare the dough (see video):

Mix the flour and yogurt in a bowl until it forms a ball of dough.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface.

Divide the dough in 4 pieces. 

Roll each section of dough into a log of approximately 10 inches long.

Twist each log into a pretzel shape.


One at a time, gently place each pretzel into the water for about 30 - 60 seconds.

Lift them out of the water using a spatula.

Place them onto the parchment lined baking sheet.

Note: if the twists opened during boiling, you can adjust them on the baking sheet.

Sprinkle with salt or seeds.


Bake them for approximately 25 minutes, or until the pretzels are golden brown. I go more by the color than the cooking time.

Optional: Brush them with egg wash after baking to make them shiny.

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