Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels

Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels
Serves 8
Pretzels are a fun treat for your kids to make into different shapes and a good source of fibre. Also a great snack as pretzel bites for adult game night and entertaining. Try them with the Honey Mustard dipping sauce for a zingy burst of flavour. Great for school lunches where your kids can show off their kitchen success.
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 2½ c white whole wheat flour
  2. ½ tsp. salt
  3. 2 tbsp. honey
  4. 2½ tsp. active dry yeast
  5. 2 tbsp. melted butter or 2 tbsp. water
  6. 1 cup minus 2 tbsp. water, warm to the touch but not hot
  7. 2 tsp. baking soda
  8. Pretzel salt or coarse sea salt
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
  1. ¼ cup mayonnaise
  2. 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  3. ½ Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  4. 1 Tbsp. honey
  1. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a dough hook. Mix on medium speed until combined, scraping the sides if necessary and adding up to an addition tbsp. water. The dough should be a little sticky.
  2. Increase to medium speed and knead for 10 minutes. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  3. In the last few minutes of rise time, fill a wide pot with a couple of inches of water and bring to boil. Add 2 tsp of baking soda to the water and whisk to dissolve.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and spritz a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 portions. Roll the dough into long snakes using your hands and twist into your favorite pretzel shape. The dough will puff up more, so make them just a little thinner than you want your pretzels.
  6. Drop your pretzels one or two at a time into the water, boiling for about 20 seconds or until they float. Scoop out with a slotted spatula, shake off the excess water, and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with a little coarse salt. Repeat with remaining pretzels.
  7. Let boiled pretzels rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Bake for 9 minutes then switch to broil for 1 or 2 minutes until brown and toasty on top.
Directions for Dipping Sauce
  1. Combine mayonnaise, yellow mustard, dijon mustard, and honey in a small bowl with whisk.
  2. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  1. Be firm when shaping the pretzels to ensure they don’t come apart in the water bath (i.e. press the seams together securely).