Honey Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pretzels


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Why I Love This Recipe

Here is my recipe for honey wheat apple cinnamon pretzels:


Ingredients You'll Need

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.


Questions, Comments & Reviews


Oh my gosh, could anything sound better?! Thanks for posting another great recipe. Patti


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