Healthy Protein-Packed Soft Pretzels Recipe
We LOVE a soft pretzel, so we set out to make the best healthy protein-packed soft pretzels recipe out there! These pretzels call for only TWO main ingredients and cook up crisp on the outside in your air fryer…
1/2 of recipe (1 pretzel): 135 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat. fat), 761mg sodium, 24.5g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 9g protein
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Cook: 15 minutes
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. coarse salt
Optional dips: mustard, cheese sauce
In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix flour with yogurt until dough forms. Shape dough into a ball, and cut in half.
Roll out each piece of dough into a long cylinder shape. Create a U-shape with the dough. Cross the ends and fold down towards the bottom of the U to make a pretzel shape. Gently press on the dough where it overlaps so it adheres to itself and the pretzel maintains its shape. Repeat with remaining dough to form a second pretzel.
In a medium pot, combine 3 cups water with baking soda. Mix well. Bring to a low boil.
Once boiling, remove pot from heat. Carefully transfer the liquid to a medium-large bowl. Place one pretzel on a large spatula, and submerge it in the liquid for 30 seconds. Carefully remove the pretzel with the spatula, and transfer the pretzel to a plate. Repeat with remaining pretzel.
Top pretzels with salt. Spray an air fryer with nonstick spray. Place pretzels in the air fryer, and spray them with nonstick spray.
Set air fryer to 370°F. Cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 12 minutes.
MAKES 2 SERVINGS
HG Dough Tips: To prevent the dough from sticking, lightly dust your hands and work surface with flour. Before assembling the pretzels, refrigerate dough for at least 5 minutes. It’s even easier to work with if you make the dough a day in advance.
Oven Alternative: Bake at 400ºF until light golden brown and cooked through, 13–15 minutes.
HG FYI: If you're watching your salt intake, skip the coarse salt to save about 245mg sodium.
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