Soft Honey Whole-Wheat Pretzels

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Buttery, salty, and extra soft, these pretzels are sure to hit the spot. Yeast and honey and a baking soda glaze are the secret ingredients for super delicious pretzels at home. Pretzels are best when freshly buttered and salted, warm from the oven.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2¼ tsp. active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1½ cups warm water, divided
  • 2½ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. coarse salt

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine yeast, honey, and 1 cup warm water heated to 110°F. Mix gently and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour and sea salt. Stir in yeast mixture and mix at medium speed for 5 minutes. Remove the bowl from the mixer and cover with a towel; place in a warm spot and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • When the dough has risen for 30 minutes, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and shape into a loaf. Using a knife, cut the dough into 10 equal parts. Roll each part into a rope, about ¾" thick. Loop and fold each piece of dough into a pretzel shape. Place on the baking sheet and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine ½ cup warm water and baking soda. Dip each pretzel in the baking soda water and return to baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2¼ tsp. active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1½ cups warm water, divided
  • 2½ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. coarse salt

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine yeast, honey, and 1 cup warm water heated to 110°F. Mix gently and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour and sea salt. Stir in yeast mixture and mix at medium speed for 5 minutes. Remove the bowl from the mixer and cover with a towel; place in a warm spot and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • When the dough has risen for 30 minutes, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and shape into a loaf. Using a knife, cut the dough into 10 equal parts. Roll each part into a rope, about ¾" thick. Loop and fold each piece of dough into a pretzel shape. Place on the baking sheet and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine ½ cup warm water and baking soda. Dip each pretzel in the baking soda water and return to baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories150
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium1020mg
Total Carbohydrate23g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars1g
Protein4g