Soft Pretzels

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 small pretzels
Homemade soft pretzels are a fun baking project. These take some time, but are easy to put together.


  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • pinch of sugar
  • 2/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. warm water
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 cup hot water


  1. Dissolve yeast into water with a pinch of sugar, let stand 10 minutes, until the mixture is creamy colored. Mix the yeast mixture with flour, sugar, salt and canola oil, and knead until combined (about 5 minutes).
  2. Transfer the dough in a greased bowl, cover with cling wrap and let it rest until double in size. Time needed depends on the temperature in your kitchen. We let our dough rise about an hour and a half.
  3. When the dough has doubled in size, divide into 12 balls. Take one ball and roll it into a long strand. Set aside. Repeat with the rest of the dough. After all 12 long strands are rolled out, take the first one and stretch it out again and twist it into a pretzel shape and place on the parchment paper. Repeat and finish the rest.
  4. Mix baking soda with hot water (close to boiling). Dip each pretzel into the mixture and place it back on the parchment paper. You can then sprinkle the pretzels with sea salt or cinnamon (for sweet pretzels).
  5. Bake for 8 minutes at 425°F or until golden brown.


Recipe adapted from Little Corner of Mine

Nutrition Facts
Soft Pretzels
Amount Per Serving (1 pretzel)
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 1015mg44%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1.2mg7%
Net Carbs 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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