These savory, whole wheat, made-from-scratch soft pretzels are surprisingly easy to whip up, making the perfect afternoon snack or healthy alternative to pizza.
Healthy Pizza Pretzels
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/4 ounce fast rise yeast
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 1/2 servings turkey pepperoni (24 pepperoni slices), diced
- 1/3 cup fresh Parmesan, shredded
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons honey
- 3/4 cup warm water
In a large mixing bowl, combine flours (keeping 2 tablespoons reserved), yeast, salt, garlic powder, oregano, pepperoni, and Parmesan. Mix well.
In a small bowl or glass, combine oil, honey, and warm water and mix thoroughly.
Add the water mixture to the bowl of flour and mix with a large spoon until combined.
Dump onto a lightly floured surface and knead for approximately 2 minutes, adding up to 2 tablespoons of additional flour until dough is no longer sticky.
Place in greased bowl and lightly cover.
Allow to rise in a warm, draft free area for 1 hour.
Once dough has doubled in size, punch it down, and divide into 6 even balls.
Preheat oven to 375F
Gently roll each ball of dough into an 9-10 inch "snake" and shape into a pretzel.
Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 12-13 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.
Remove from oven and lightly spray with an olive oil spray. (I used olive oil cooking spray) and sprinkle with garlic salt, if desired.
Serve warm with a side of marinara sauce. Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts Servings 6.0 Amount Per Serving 1 Pretzel Calories 216 Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 14mg Sodium 365mg Potassium 7mg Total Carbohydrate 32g Dietary Fiber 3g Sugars 3g Protein 9g