Soft Pretzels

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Soft pretzels are a type of baked bread product that is characterized by its twisted knot-like shape, chewy texture, and slightly crispy exterior. These delightful treats have a rich history and have become a popular snack or comfort food in various cultures around the world.

The exact origin of soft pretzels is somewhat debated, but they are believed to have European roots. Some sources trace their history back to monks in the early centuries who would reward children with a twisted dough treat for saying their prayers.

Soft pretzels made their way to America with European immigrants, particularly those of German descent. In the United States, pretzels became associated with Pennsylvania Dutch culture, and they eventually gained widespread popularity.

Soft pretzels found a place in American street food culture, becoming a common sight at carnivals, fairs, and sporting events. Over time, they evolved into a beloved snack enjoyed by people of all ages.


Weight Loss Benefits of Low-Carb Soft Pretzels

Embarking on a low-carb lifestyle doesn't mean bidding farewell to beloved treats. One such comfort food, the classic soft pretzel, takes a low-carb twist in our culinary adventure.

  • Low-Carb Goodness: Traditional soft pretzels are laden with carbohydrates, but this low-carb version swaps out conventional flour for almond and coconut flour. These low-carb alternatives help keep your net carb intake in check, making them suitable for keto and other low-carb diets.
  • Nutrient-Rich Ingredients: Almond flour, a primary ingredient in the recipe, is not only low in carbs but also rich in healthy fats, fiber, and essential nutrients. This contributes to satiety, helping you stay fuller for longer.
  • Coconut Flour Magic: Coconut flour, another key player, is an excellent source of dietary fiber. Its ability to absorb moisture and create a dough-like consistency makes it a valuable addition to low-carb baking.
  • Controlled Blood Sugar Levels: By minimizing the use of high-carb ingredients, these pretzels can be a part of a diet that helps control blood sugar levels. This is especially beneficial for individuals with insulin sensitivity concerns.


The aroma of freshly baked Low-Carb Soft Pretzels wafting through your kitchen is not just a treat for your senses; it's a testament to the creative possibilities within the realm of low-carb living. As you savor each bite, you're not only indulging in a guilt-free snack but also supporting your weight loss journey. So, twist your way to wellness with these delectable low-carb pretzels and discover that the path to a healthier you can be just as flavorful as it is rewarding.


Soft Pretzels

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Category: Snack
Cuisine: American


  • 1 ½ cups (180 g) almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly whisked
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons (21 g to 28 g) coconut flour
  • 1 egg, whisked for the egg wash
  • 1 Tablespoon (14 g) sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)


                            1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
                            2. Combine the almond flour, salt, melted coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar in a large bowl. Add 2 whisked eggs to the bowl and mix well to combine.
                            3. Slowly add 3 Tablespoons (21 g) of coconut flour to the bowl and mix until combined. If the dough is wet, add the remaining 1 Tablespoon (7 g) of coconut flour and combine until the dough is smooth and doesn’t stick to your hands.
                            4. Divide the dough into 6 equal-size balls. Roll into long, skinny ropes and twist into pretzel shapes.
                            5. Carefully place each pretzel onto the prepared baking tray and brush with the egg wash. If desired, sprinkle the pretzels with the optional sesame seeds.
                            6. Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes until the pretzels are golden brown and cooked through. Remove the baking tray from the oven and let the pretzels cool completely before serving.
                            7. Store leftovers in a sealed container for 2 to 3 days.

                                                                                                Nutrition: (Estimated and based on per-serving amounts.)

                                                                                                • Calories: 198
                                                                                                • Fat: 15 g
                                                                                                • Total Carbs: 8 g
                                                                                                • Fiber: 5 g
                                                                                                • Sugar: 1 g
                                                                                                • Net Carbs: 3 g
                                                                                                • Protein: 9 g

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