Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Soft Pretzels

Calories: 138
Soft Pretzels

You can skip the boiling part on these pretzels, but they will taste more like pizza dough than pretzels. Boiling the pretzel dough with baking soda is what gives these awesome treats a very "pretzely" flavor.


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



Yield/Servings: 4 Serving Size: 1 pretzel Total Cook/Prep time: 1 hour


  • For the dough:
  • 1 cup (120 grams) Bread flour (King Arthur brand recommended)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking POWDER
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) FAGE non-fat greek yogurt
  • For boiling:
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tbsp baking SODA
  • Egg wash:
  • 1 egg plus 1 tbsp water and a pinch of salt (scrambled)
  • Additional:
  • pretzel salt or sesame seeds


Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl

Add the yogurt and mix to incorporate into a ball of dough

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest about 30 minutes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Prepare the egg wash by scrambling the egg, water and salt in a separate bowl and set aside.

Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface

Split into 4 equally sized pieces

Roll each piece into a rope of about 18" - 22" long

Shape each rope into a pretzel shape (see video)

In a small, 1 quart pot, bring water and baking soda to a boil

Reduce heat to a simmer

Use a spatula to insert the first pretzel into the water

Remove the pretzel from the water when it starts to float (about 30 seconds) and place it on the parchment lined baking sheet

While the pretzel is still wet, sprinkle with salt or seeds

Repeat for all 4 pretzels

Bake for about 25 minutes

As soon as you remove the pretzels from the oven, brush them with the egg wash

Allow them to cool about 30 minutes before serving


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