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Honey Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pretzels

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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

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.

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Here is my recipe for honey wheat apple cinnamon pretzels:

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

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