Easy Baked Pretzels

These are particularly fun for kids to make, manipulating the dough into traditional or novel shapes.

Easy Bake Pretzels

Photo: Gerri Weatherbee

Easy Baked Pretzels


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 8gr package active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp)
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • coarse sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In small bowl, dissolve salt and sugar in the warm water. Stir in yeast. Set aside for 1 minute.
  4. Combine flours in large bowl, reserving 1/4 cup of the white flour. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the dissolved yeast mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon. Add the remaining 1/4 cup as needed so dough is no longer sticky.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead for about 3 minutes. Shape into a ball.
  6. Tear off a piece of dough and roll it into a rope between your hands or on a floured surface. Form into a traditional pretzel or any fun shape.
  7. Beat the egg in a pie plate. Dip both sides of the shaped pretzel into egg and place on baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Repeat with remaining dough.
  8. Bake the pretzels for 10 minutes and then broil for 5 (be careful not to burn).
  9. Serve warm.


Pretzels freeze well.


Click here for instructions on How to Twist a Pretzel.




Author: LocalParent

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