Homemade Soft Pretzels

easy homemade pretzel dairy free and egg free

Who doesn’t love a warm, fluffy pretzel? Instead of waiting to treat yourself at the mall, make your own and know exactly what’s in them! 

I love a classic salted pretzel but I know cinnamon sugar would be amazing too. Next time I make these, I’m wrapping them around cooked hot dogs or sausages!

These are best served right out of the oven, but they did save for a few days in a plastic bag on the counter. I whipped up a simple honey mustard dipping sauce and we couldn’t get enough of it–the sauce paired so well with the salty knots.


Homemade Pretzel
Yields: 6

2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 cup warm water
1 packet instant dry yeast
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegan butter
Kosher salt, for sprinkling


1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, dissolve yeast in warm water.

2. Using the dough hook, mix in bread flour, brown sugar, and salt. Let combine for about 5 minutes.

3. Remove the dough from the bowl and spray the bowl with cooking spray. Place the dough back in and cover with a piece of plastic wrap. Let rise for at least 30 minutes, or until doubled.

4. Preheat oven to 425 F and line two baking sheets.

5. Once the dough is ready, punch down and place it on a lightly floured work space. Divide the dough into six equal pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope. Make pretzel shapes with each rope then place pretzels on the prepared baking sheets.

*Optional step: Bring a large pot of water to a boil with a couple tablespoons of baking soda and brown sugar stirred in. Before placing pretzels on the baking sheet, carefully drop each pretzel into the water for 30 seconds. After that, place on baking sheet.

6. Melt the butter in the microwave and brush onto pretzels. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for about 10 minutes, keeping your eyes on them. If desired, sprinkle additional salt over pretzels once out of the oven.

7. Serve immediately with dipping sauce of choice and enjoy!

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44 thoughts on “Homemade Soft Pretzels

  1. I’ve recently made my own bread (color me impressed with myself-HA!) Now I would love to try these pretzels. I feel comfortable enough with the rising process to move on to bigger and better. Thank for sharing this,my kids are going to be so excited about these.

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