Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

Gluten Free soft pretzel

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve the yeast in 1/8 cup warm water. Stir in remaining warm water, brown sugar and flour. Bear until smooth. Knead until smooth and elastic.
  2. use hands to roll out dough into "snakes". Twist into traditional pretzel shape or braid.
  3. Heat oven to 475 degrees.
  4. Fill a saucepan with water. Pour in baking soda (2tbls to each cup of water in saucepan) and bring to a boil.
  5. Place twisted pretzel dough in water for 15 seconds until dough is golden or yellow in color. Then remove pretzel from boiling water and place on a salted cookie sheet. Salt top of pretzel too.
  6. Place cookie sheet with pretzels in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes until pretzels are golden brown.
Most Helpful

This recipe was perfect! And super simple to make. I have to eat vegan and gluten free (among other things) and these tasted so good! I used a gluten free flour mix of millet, sorghum, tapioca flour, and potato starch. Then added 1 T xanthan gum. The dough wanted to break a little when twisting them into the pretzel shape, but went back together very easily. Thanks!

Nonies Nook December 05, 2010

Mmm! I applied an egg wash after taking the pretzels out of the soda water. I was having trouble shaping the dough, I think because I was not using a premixed GF baking flour. No problem, though. I just rolled them into balls and slightly flattened them like hamburger patties. They don't look much like pretzels, but they are delicious. Oh, and I let the dough rise for an hour before shaping and baking. Don't know if that made a difference or not.

malijo789 May 06, 2013

These were great, after one major change: I used 1 T baking soda in a sauce pan filled with 1" of water. Using 2 T soda per cup of water made the pretzels inedible. I also used 2 T more water in the recipe, as I felt the dough needed to be a bit less dry, and used 4 t xanthan gum for the 5 cups of flour mix. I'm so glad I found this recipe. It worked well in my new pretzel maker. Thanks for sharing!

Pear 'n Ginger Girl January 02, 2012

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