Whole Wheat Pretzels

"I can only imagine that these are better for you than what the pretzel vendors churn out in the malls. ;) I like to enjoy them with garlic-horseradish mustard and a tall, dark beer. Hmmm, suppose then that circumnavigates the whole 'better for you thing'..."
photo by Popcorn Specialist photo by Popcorn Specialist
photo by Popcorn Specialist
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  • Dissolve yeast, sugar and salt in warm water: let yeast mixture stand 5 minutes, or until foamy.
  • Combine flours and cheese in large mixing bowl.
  • Add yeast mixture; beat at low speed until well-blended.
  • Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth.
  • Cut dough into 32 pieces, using kitchen shears dipped in flour, or a floured dough slicer.
  • Shape each piece into a ball.
  • Roll each ball on a lightly floured surface to form a rope about 14" long.
  • Twist each one into a pretzel shape; place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  • Combine egg white and water; mix well.
  • Brush each pretzel with egg white mixture.
  • You may also sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  • Bake at 425° for 12- 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Jeff W.
    Do you mean a 1/4 oz (7g) standard sized packet of yeast?


  1. Rebecca H.
    Awesome with a generous amount of sesame seed topping with a bit of coarse salt added....and toasted on the bagel setting the next day...out of this world...a great breakfast cheese bun. Shaped leftover refrigerated dough into a pita and that worked great too!
  2. JuliaL13
    I let my kids (5&4) make these and WoW so yummy! Awesome recipe, thank you!
  3. Popcorn Specialist
    For the past few days, I've been trying to bake with whole wheat flour. Nothing has turned out well. Assuming I was just a failure at baking, I went ahead and gave these a shot. They turned out perfectly! They have a wonderful soft texture, and the cheese adds a great flavor! I will definitely be making these time and time again. They're awesome!
  4. carlinsmom
    I have never made a soft pretzel from scratch, but this was so darn easy that I'll be doing it all the time! I am making some into bite-sized bits with garlic powder, and cut some out with a glass for sandwich rolls with an added taste. Thanks a bunch!
  5. TSAKI
    This was great! I will be making these Pretzels again soon! Thank you for sharing!


  1. AKillian24
    Wow! I subbed the white flour with low carb bake mix and got fantastic results. Thank you!! Great with Parm sprinkled on them or dipped in Ranch!


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