Whole Wheat Pretzels

With yeasty water, this creates soft pretzels. However, if you subs the water with yeast milk, pretzels would be much softer and yummier 🙂 Either, this is a great whole wheat pretzels!

Obviously, you can use all purpose flour even bread flour for this recipe, just have to adjust the yeast a little 😀

  • 1 heaping tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • dash of salt
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Coarse salt for sprinkling
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • In a bowl, mix 2 cups of flour and salt, make a well in the center. Pour vegetable, honey, and yeast mixture. Knead well; at this stage, dough will still be too wet, thus you will need the other 1/2 cup of flour; add bits by bits while keep kneading.
  • Place in a greased bowl, cover with damp towel, let stand in warm place for an hour or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Divide doubled in size dough into 8 small portions.
  • Roll each portions to a long rope and twist into pretzel shape.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet, sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Bake for 15 minutes (crust will be golden brown).
  • Serve warm is excellent, serve cold is no problem.

I often turn my oven to the lowest heat then place my dough inside until doubled in size; this helps a lot especially in winter, btw

I have another version that I often use too, basing from the recipe above. Either works great!

1 1/2 c water or milk (whole milk 3% would be best!)

1 tsp oil

1 envelope active dry yeast

2 tbsp honey

4 cups whole wheat flour (whole wheat pastry flour also awesome to use!)

1 tsp table salt

1 large egg, beaten

coarse salt

Heat water/milk either using microwave or stove top until lukewarm. Pour in oil, honey and yeast and stir to dissolve. Let stand until foamy, 10-15 mins

Mix flour and salt, make a well in center then pour in yeast mixture. Stir with wooden spoon, then knead until smooth.

Grease a bowl with oil roll dough inside the bowl, coating dough with oil. Let stand until doubled in size, 1 1/2 h

Preheat oven 400 F

Divide dough into about 8 portions and roll each into a long rope. Twist and form into pretzel as shown on pictures.

Place pretzels on a large ungreased baking sheet and brush with beaten egg then sprinkle with coarse salt

Bake for 20 mins

Enjoy 🙂

NOTE: I was told if you broil it for a second or two once baked, it would give nice brown color like storebought ones!

Soft Wholewheat Pretzels

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • dash of salt
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Coarse salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • In a bowl, mix 2 cups of flour and salt, make a well in the center. Pour vegetable, honey, and yeast mixture. Knead well; at this stage, dough will still be too wet, thus you will need the other 1/2 cup of flour; add bits by bits while keep kneading.
  • Place in a greased bowl, cover with damp towel, let stand in warm place for an hour or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Divide doubled in size dough into 8 small portions.
  • Roll each portions to a long rope and twist into pretzel shape.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet, sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Bake for 15 minutes (crust will be golden brown).
  • Serve warm is excellent, serve cold is no problem.

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