4 from 1 vote
Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
rest time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 38 mins
Making delicious, homemade soft pretzels couldn't be easier! Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. These pretzels will quickly become a new favourite for your family!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pretzels
Servings: 6
Calories: 38 kcal
Author: Jackie Currie
  • 1 tsp dry active or instant yeast
  • pinch sugar
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 and 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs canola
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • toppings of your choice sesame seeds, cinnamon/sugar, salt, poppy seeds etc
  1. Dissolve yeast and a pinch of sugar in 1/3 cup warm water, and let sit 10 until creamy and frothy.
  2. Stir dry ingredients together and add dissolved yeast mixture, stirring until ball of dough forms.
  3. Turn out onto counter and knead for up to 5 minutes.
  4. Place in oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and set in warm spot to rise for an hour.
  5. When dough has doubled in size, divide into 6 pieces.
  6. Roll each piece into a long strand, and shape into pretzel or desired shape.
  7. Make hot water bath by dissolving baking soda in 1 cup very hot water.
  8. Dip pretzels into the bath, and let soak for 30 seconds.
  9. Transfer to baking sheet or stone, and sprinkle with desired toppings
  10. Bake at 425ºF for 8 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 1291mg56%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.