HONEY WHEAT APPLE CINNAMON PRETZELS

 

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Ingredients

  • Dough:
  • 1/8 cup hot water
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • Baking soda bath:
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons baking soda
  • Cooking spray
  • Melted butter
  • Cinnamon sugar for topping

Directions

  • Prep your baking soda bath by adding ingredients to a 3-4 qt pan and letting it come to a gentle boil.
  • Prep another baking sheet with cooking spray, being sure it is fully greased.
  • Preheat your oven to 475 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine hot water & yeast. Stir until dissolved.
  • Add warm water, brown sugar, applesauce, honey and cinnamon. Stir until combined.
  • Slowly add 4 cups of whole wheat flour, stirring with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a dough that doesnt stick to the sides of the bowl.
  • Lightly flour counter or a large baking sheet and also your hands.
  • Knead the dough until it is stretch & smooth. Push dough down and away from you with the palms of your hands, turning the dough as you work.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal sized balls. Using the following 4 steaps, shape each dough balls into a pretzel shape:
  • Roll the dough into a 14 inches long rope as thick as your thumb. Bend the dough into a U shape.
  • Cross one ends of the rope over the other one. The ropes should cross about 3 inches from the tips.
  • Twist the crossed ends, making a full turn. Fold ends back, towards the middle of the U.
  • Open the ends slightly to form a pretzel shape. Press ends into the dough firmly.
  • After you have made your pretzels, your baking soda bath will be ready.
  • Using a pancake turner/wide slotted spatula, immerse one pretzel into the water and allow it to come up to the surface. It will float when its ready - about 30-35 seconds.
  • Place pretzel onto your greased cookie sheet, shaking off excess water.
  • Spray the tops of your pretzels with cooking spray and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.
  • Brush with melted butter and top with cinnamon sugar.

Notes

Here is my recipe for honey wheat apple cinnamon pretzels:

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