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Gluten-Free Soft Pretzels

These gluten-free soft pretzels are a delicious and classic recipe for those who can't have gluten! They're soft, fluffy and have the perfect texture.
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free, gluten-free, gluten-free baking, gluten-free pretzels, soft pretzels, sugar free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Rise Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 141kcal



  • Proof the yeast in warm water and honey. Let is still for about 5 minutes until the yeast is nice and fluffy.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • In a stand-up mixer, add the yeast water and dry ingredients. Mix on low speed. The dough will be dry at first, but will begin to hydrate fully after a minute or two.
  • Add the olive oil and mix for another minute or so. The dough should be smooth, soft and stick to itself (but not your hands as much).
  • Turn out the dough on a clean, flat surface.
  • Divide the dough into the number of pretzels you would like. Cover with plastic wrap, only rolling one pretzel at a time.
  • Roll out the dough into a rope, about 1" in diameter, and shape into a pretzel shape. Place the pretzels on a parchment lined baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap (and a damp tea towel if you have one).
  • Let them rise in a warm spot for 20 - 25 minutes.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove (we used a 5 qt stock pot). When the water comes to a boil, add 3 tablespoons of baking soda.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Boil pretzels one a time, 15 seconds per side.
  • Place boiled pretzels back on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Optional: brush with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse salt (or any other toppings you would like).
  • Bake the pretzels until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Dip in Dijon mustard and enjoy!


gluten-free | dairy-free | sugar-free | soy-free | nut-free


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg