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Whole Wheat Pretzels

Homemade whole wheat pretzels are so delicious and a great way to celebrate Octoberfest. This is a recipe you can easily make with the kids as they can create their own pretzel shapes.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Rising Time30 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: German
Servings: 9 pretzels
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Chef Mireille


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • egg wash 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • rock salt for garnish


  • Combine honey and water. Whisk well.
  • Sprinkle yeast on top and leave for 5-10 minutes, until it turns foamy.
  • Combine salt, olive oil, all purpose flour and 1 1/2 cups of the whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Add yeast water and knead for about 10 minutes until you have a soft and elastic dough, adding more flour as necessary if the dough is too sticky.
  • Place in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel.
  • Leave to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a cookie sheet with non stick spray.
  • Divide risen dough into 9 portions and shape each into a pretzel as desired.
  • Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds, rock salt and other topping as desired. (the kids went crazy with garlic powder)
  • Bake for 25 minutes.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3mg
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