KETO SNACKS ARE GREAT WHICH MAKES THESE KETO PRETZELS A WINNER!
These aren’t your ordinary homemade pretzels loaded with carbs, nope they are a delicious Soft Baked Keto Pretzels that are a must-try.
Don’t get discouraged by the rolling and twisting of a pretzel because let me tell you a little secret, it’s incredibly simple to do.
I will show you below in the photos step by step just how easy it is to twist a pretzel into shape.
Flavoured Keto Pretzels
Not only are these Keto pretzels soft with a crunchy exterior with bits of sea-salt they are gluten-free pretzels.
If plain tasting pretzels aren’t your thing don’t think twice about adding spices to your keto pretzels either.
Some of the best-flavoured keto pretzels we’ve made have added onion powder, garlic powder and we’ve even made keto cinnamon pretzels.
I know right? So Good! All you do is add a light sugar-free glaze on top of your keto pretzels and voila, cinnamon pretzels.
Pretzels are the perfect homemade handi-snacks for work or school which makes them easy to transport in a bag.
Keto Snacks To Go
Are pretzels healthy?
Snacks are one of the most important parts of a keto diet especially if you are on the go and just need something to fill your belly until you get home.
Personally, I like hot pretzels the best but every so often we sit one in the toaster for a minute to warm it up and add a bit of crunch to the outside which you will notice fades the next day.
No big deal at all especially when you really crave a keto snack that you just can’t buy at the grocery store.
How To Make Keto Pretzels
For this easy recipe I used a fat-head pretzel dough similar to that of the fat-head keto bagels we make.
The reason for this is that the dough is one of the best-kept secrets in the keto world and works for a multitude of gluten-free recipe creations.
You can read all about the history of fat-head dough in the bagel post so I won’t bore you with it again here even though it is exciting news for any keto-newbie.
Quick Soft Pretzel Recipe
You might think that keto bagels and pretzels will taste the same and for the most part they do however, it’s the texture that differs.
The pretzel dough is left to rise a bit and coated with melted butter and sea salt before the keto pretzels go into the oven.
Slathering melted butter on the outside helps to give the pretzels that golden crunch which mainly hangs around for the first day after baking.
The inside will be soft and chewy like a pretzel should be.
We like to make one batch at a time which gives us anywhere from 6-8 keto pretzels depending on big we make them.
Keto Pretzel Sizes and Shapes
Keto Pretzels come in all sorts of shapes and sizes too.
If you love jumbo pretzels, long pretzels or mini pretzels you can easily create them with this keto pretzel recipe but consider the calorie and net carb difference.
Honestly, we don’t get into macros as much as we should but we certainly keep an eye on the foods we eat every day.
I’m more of a keto wanna-be and my wife has incorporated the keto lifestyle for life.
This is NOT a diet to her it’s a lifestyle which she embraced 3 years ago after having our son.
She has gone on to lose all the baby weight, over 50lbs by adding good fats, killing sugar and getting rid of the carbs.
Keto Pretzel Dips
If you are the adventurous type and like to dip your keto pretzels into something creamy try a simple mustard or ranch dressing.
I’ve caught Mrs CBB dipping her pretzels in Franks Red Hot Sauce because she enjoys a bit of a spicy kick to them once in a while.
As long as the carb-count on your dip fits your macros and it’s sugar-free you should be fine to use it.
Easy Keto Pretzel Recipe
One more tip, don’t be shy and make a Keto Pretzel sandwich or grilled cheese with these pretzels once they’ve had time to rest.
They turn out perfect and double-up as a bread.
- 2½ cups of shredded pizza mozzarella (we use Salerno)
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 tablespoon double action gluten-free baking powder
- 3 ounces cubed softened cream cheese (3/8 cup)
- 1¼ cup of Almond Flour (not Almond meal)
- Optional toppings: cinnamon glaze sugar-free
- Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or prep your pizza stone for the oven
- In a large bowl add your dry ingredients then mix
- In a medium bowl crack your eggs and beat them.
- In microwave-safe medium sized bowl add the shredded mozzarella cheese and softened cream cheese cubes.
- Microwave the cheese mixture on high until melted completely about 2 minutes.
- Move fast
- Start by mixing the cheese up while it’s hot and pouring it into the dry mixture bowl.
- Slowly start adding the eggs and mixing quickly until you form a dough ball
- It’s important that you mix this dough thoroughly so you don’t see any cream cheese blotches throughout.
- Let rest in the bowl for 5 minutes covered with a tea-towel and sat on your stove-top or counter-top where it’s warm.
- Cut the pretzel dough into 6-8 triangles while inside the bowl.
- Take one ball of dough at a time, roll on your cutting board into a rope for each triangle and make sure each rope is even. It’s up to you how big or small you make these pretzels.
- See photos in post for the directions on how to twist the rope.
- Make a U-shape with the rope, cross the ends over and then up- presto you have a pretzel
- Brush each pretzel liberally with melted butter and top with coarse sea salt before baking.
- Set each pretzel on your baking sheet or stone and bake for 5 minutes to rise a bit then bake for 10-12 mins at 400 degrees or until golden brown. You really have to watch depending on your oven settings.
- Remove from oven and enjoy them hot, cold or toasted.
Don’t let living a healthy lifestyle suck all the fun out of eating those naughty treats that you have come to love.
You can now make keto pretzels yourself but without all the carb guilt.
Discussion: What do you like to dip your pretzels in?
Soft Keto Pretzels Nutrition
Per 1 keto pretzel : = 1.5 net carbs each. Used Atkins Carb Counter. Note: Net carb count will change depending on size. Use this as a guideline only.
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