KETO SNACKS ARE GREAT TO HAVE ON HAND WHICH MAKES THESE LOW CARB PRETZELS A WINNER!
These aren’t your ordinary homemade pretzels loaded with carbs, nope they are a delicious Soft Baked Low Carb 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 pretzels either. Flavoured pretzels are the bomb and taste delicious on their own or dipped in your favourite soup or chili.
Some of the best flavoured low carb pretzels we’ve made have added onion powder, garlic powder and we’ve even made keto cinnamon pretzels. I know right? Pretzels are the perfect homemade handi-snacks for work or school which makes them easy to transport in a bag.
Keto Snacks to-go
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.
I have yet to enjoy a low carb recipe that comes out crispy and stays crispy only because when using almond flour and coconut flour they tend to soak up the moisture and keep it in.
No big deal at all especially when you really crave a low carb snack that you just can’t buy at the grocery store.
How to make low carb 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 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 the low carb bagels and pretzels will taste the same and for the most part they do.
But…here’s where they differ.
For one…they look like a pretzel. That’s half the battle right there because not only do with eat with our mouth we devour with our eyes.
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. Why butter? 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 pretzels depending on big we make them.
Pretzel Sizes and Shapes
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 Mrs. CBB is a lifer. This is NOT a diet to her it’s a lifestyle which she embraced over 2 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.
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.
Low Carb Easy Pretzel Recipe
One more tip, don’t be shy and make a Pretzel sandwich or grilled cheese with these beauties once they’ve had time to rest.
- 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 life-style suck all the fun out of eating those naughty treats that you have come to love. You can now make them yourself but without all the carb guilt.
Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment or rating on this pretzel recipe.
Per 1 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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