Soft Pretzels (Vegan)

Who doesn’t love soft pretzels?! I am not a professional when it comes to breads but I’ve been playing around with pretzels!

Now that I have this basic recipe perfected, I am going to start playing with flavors!

Full How To Recipe Video

Pretzel Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups flour (and more for kneading)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package active yeast
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (buttered flavored is what I used but you could use regular)
  • 2 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Bath Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Warm up almond milk and water but make sure it’s NOT hot so that it doesn’t kill the yeast.
  2. Add almond milk, water and sugar to the yeast in a large bowl. Leave to bloom for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. While your yeast is blooming, you can melt your coconut oil and then let cool down before adding later.
  4. Once your yeast has bloomed, add about 2 cups of your flour, coconut oil and salt. Mix with a spatula until it comes together. If it needs more flour, add the last 1/4 of a cup a little at a time. If you need more, that’s more than ok too, but you don’t want it super dry either.
  5. Turn out your dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 3-5 minutes, adding a little flour if it becomes too sticky while kneading.
  6. Form dough into a ball and put into a large bowl that has been slightly greased. Cover with cling wrap and let rise for about hour, until doubled in size.
  7. Once your dough has risen, punch it down, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat down slightly so that you can cut it into 8 pieces like a pizza.
  8. Roll each piece into a long snake and make into a pretzel shape.
  9. Boil your water and then add the baking soda and salt. Pop each pretzel in the bath for about 10 seconds and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  10. Bake on 465 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes, or until golden.
  11. After they come out, you can brush them with a melted vegan ‘butter’ and sprinkle with coarse salt. I did not add the salt for less calories and you can certainly omit the vegan ‘butter’ too.
  12. Enjoy!

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