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MyRecipes' Soft Pretzels

Give Homemade Pretzels a Try

PHOTO: MyRecipes baked soft pretzels are shown here.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

"Enjoy two soft, bready pretzels for under 100 calories. We love these topped with coarse salt but get creative and experiment with different toppings like cinnamon-sugar or Parmesan cheese."

For more great recipes, check out MyRecipes' e-cookbook, "100-Calorie Snacks"


  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoon) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coarse salt
  • Cooking Directions

    Stir 1 cup warm water (105 degrees F to 110 degrees F), yeast, sugar and salt in an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Set aside until yeast has dissolved and mixture bubbles, about 5 minutes. Stir in both flours, set mixer speed to medium and knead with dough hook until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. (Or, mix with a wooden spoon and knead by hand.) Transfer dough to an oiled bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside in a warm, draft-free spot until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Oil 2 large baking sheets. Stir baking soda and 2 cups warm water in a bowl until dissolved.

    Turn dough out onto a floured work surface; cut into 20 equal-size balls. Working with 1 at a time, roll and stretch each ball to form thin, 12- to 15-inch-long ropes. Twist each into a pretzel shape.

    Use a slotted spoon to dip each pretzel into baking soda solution; place on a baking sheet. Reshape as needed. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake until browned, about 10 minutes. Remove sheets to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes; transfer pretzels to rack to cool further.

    yields: 20 pretzels

    serving size: 2 pretzels

    calories: 99

    Recipe courtesy MyRecipes' e-cookbook, "100-Calorie Snacks"

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: yeast, sugar, flour, baking soda, salt

    Course: Snack

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