Delicious Vegan Soft Pretzels: A Low-Fat Delight!

Hey there, my fellow foodies! Today I am excited to share with you my latest recipe creation: Low Fat Vegan Soft Pretzels.

If you’re anything like me, you may have a love affair with these chewy little delights. You may have even experienced the disappointment of finding out that most store-bought pretzels are loaded with unhealthy oils and fats. Fear not, my friends – this recipe is the solution to all of your low-fat pretzel desires!

Not only is this recipe totally vegan and oil-free, but it’s also light on calories and big on flavor. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t absolutely love the aroma of freshly baked pretzels wafting through the air?

I promise you, these soft pretzels will have your taste buds dancing with joy. So gather up your ingredients and let’s dive into this deliciously healthy treat.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Low Fat Vegan Soft Pretzels
Low Fat Vegan Soft Pretzels

Listen up, people! You need this low-fat vegan soft pretzel recipe in your life. Handmade warm soft pretzels are a snack that always has the power to make you feel like a kid again – and they’re even better when they’re made vegan-style. Trust me; this recipe is the real deal!

Imagine biting into a piping hot, fluffy, soft pretzel straight from the oven, covered in that perfect coarse salt-crunch. Or maybe you prefer them sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, like the ultimate sweet and salty dessert? Whatever flavor you choose, these homemade vegan pretzels will wow your taste buds without adding to your waistline because they’re much healthier than traditional soft pretzels.

You’ll love this recipe because it allows you to indulge while still eating healthy. Skipping fat doesn’t mean skipping flavor! You’ll be amazed at how delicious these low-fat vegan soft pretzels taste and look. Plus, with only four cups of wheat flour and a handful of simple ingredients, it’s incredibly easy to make.

Not only are these homemade soft pretzels delicious, but they are also entirely vegan-friendly and dairy-free. Yes – you heard me correctly. The absence of animal products makes them healthy for both you and the planet. Imagine enjoying those chewy comforting bites knowing that you’re taking action toward environmental preservation. That’s what I call guilt-free snacking!

So if you’re looking for a healthy recipe that delivers on taste, comfort, and nostalgia: low-fat vegan soft pretzels are a must-try! Whether enjoyed alone or paired up with your favorite dips like hummus, mustard or cheese sauce, they promise to satisfy every craving without compromising on health or ethical values.

Ingredient List

 These Low Fat Vegan Soft Pretzels are golden brown and delicious, perfect for a savory snack or a fun party appetizer!
These Low Fat Vegan Soft Pretzels are golden brown and delicious, perfect for a savory snack or a fun party appetizer!

Let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need to make these Low Fat Vegan Soft Pretzels.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup white sugar

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 cups warm water (110°F – 120°F)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Optional Toppings:

  • Cinnamon sugar for sweet pretzels
  • Salt or everything bagel seasoning for savory pretzels

All of these ingredients can be found in your local grocery store or online, and no special equipment or difficult-to-find ingredients are necessary to make this recipe. Get ready to make some delicious low fat vegan soft pretzels!

The Recipe How-To

 The dough of these pretzels has the perfect balance of chewiness and softness, making each bite satisfying and delicious.
The dough of these pretzels has the perfect balance of chewiness and softness, making each bite satisfying and delicious.

Are you ready to make some awesome low fat vegan soft pretzels that’ll knock your socks off? Because that’s exactly what we’re about to do. The steps are simple, and I guarantee you’ll have hot and fresh pretzels in no time!


Let’s start with the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 4 cups of warm water
  • 1 packet (or 2 ¼ tsp) of active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup baking soda (for boiling)
  • Lukewarm water (for boiling)
  • Optional toppings: coarse salt, cinnamon sugar, etc.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Now let’s get started on making the dough! Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Dissolve the yeast

In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine warm water and yeast. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Let it sit for about five minutes until it becomes frothy.

Step 2: Add sugar and salt

Once the mixture is frothy, add white sugar and salt until it dissolves into the liquid.

Step 3: Mix in flour

Add 5 cups of whole wheat flour, one cup at a time, until dough forms into a ball. If you’re using a stand mixer, use a dough hook to mix together for about five minutes. If not, knead by hand on a clean surface for about eight minutes or until the dough is smooth to touch.

Step 4: Let the dough rise

Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place it somewhere warm for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.

Step 5: Shaping Pretzels

Preheat the oven to 400 F, then divide the dough into equal parts depending on how many pretzels you want. Roll each piece into long ropes and shape into desired pretzel form.

Step 6: Boiling Time!

Boil water in a large pot with baking soda (make sure your pot is deep enough to accommodate your pretzels). Dip each pretzel gently into the boiling water mixture for about thirty seconds each side before placing them on a lined baking sheet.

Step 7: Bake ’em!

Once all pretzels have been boiled and placed onto the baking sheet, sprinkle some salt (or preferred toppings) onto them before popping them into the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Tips for Perfect Results

To make perfect soft pretzels every single time, remember to follow these tips:

  1. Make sure your yeast isn’t expired.
  2. Knead your dough properly (use your upper body strength!)
  3. Give your dough plenty of time to rise.
  4. Make sure your boiling water is deep enough

Substitutions and Variations

 The key to that perfect pretzel texture is a quick trip in a baking soda bath, which gives them that shiny, crispy exterior we all know and love.
The key to that perfect pretzel texture is a quick trip in a baking soda bath, which gives them that shiny, crispy exterior we all know and love.

Are you looking for ways to switch up this Vegan Soft Pretzels recipe? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with some awesome variations to satisfy your cravings.

First, let’s talk about the flour. You can substitute the whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour or even gluten-free flour if you have a gluten intolerance. Keep in mind that the texture and taste might differ a bit, so adjust accordingly.

If you’re looking for a sweeter twist on this recipe, try adding some cinnamon sugar to your pretzels before baking them. Just mix together some cinnamon and white sugar and sprinkle it over the pretzels before they go into the oven.

Want to turn these soft pretzels into pretzel sticks or bites? Simply roll out smaller pieces of dough and bake them for less time. You can also experiment with different shapes and sizes because after all, who said pretzels have to be twisted?

For those who are oil-free or dairy-free, don’t fret – you can still enjoy this recipe by using non-dairy milk instead of regular milk and omitting any oil.

Lastly, if you’re short on time or don’t have any active dry yeast on hand, don’t worry! You can make a quick version of these pretzels by skipping the yeast altogether and using baking powder instead. This will give you a similar flavor without having to wait for the dough to rise.

With these substitutions and variations, you can adapt this recipe to suit your needs and preferences, making it perfect for any occasion. Give them a try and let me know how you like them!

Serving and Pairing

 These homemade soft pretzels are a healthier and more ethical choice than their traditional counterparts, and they taste even better!
These homemade soft pretzels are a healthier and more ethical choice than their traditional counterparts, and they taste even better!

Now that you’ve made these scrumptious vegan soft pretzels, let’s talk about how to best serve and pair them. When it comes to serving, the possibilities are endless. You can eat them plain, with mustard or ketchup, or even with a creamy dip like hummus or guacamole.

But if you’re feeling adventurous and looking for something more unique, there are some creative ways to enjoy these pretzels. For example, you can slice them horizontally and use them as sandwich buns – the perfect vessel for a hearty veggie burger.

Or try turning them into sweet treats by sprinkling cinnamon sugar on top or dipping them in chocolate. You can also chop them up into little pieces and make pretzel bites or sticks for snacking on the go.

When it comes to pairing, these soft pretzels are versatile enough to complement a variety of flavors. If you’re in the mood for an indulgent meal, pair them with a vegan cheese sauce or buffalo sauce.

For a more nutritious option, pair them with fresh veggies, like sliced tomatoes or cucumber. And if you’re looking for something to drink alongside your pretzels, try an ice-cold beer or even a refreshing glass of lemonade.

Overall, whatever your preferences may be, these vegan soft pretzels are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering or mealtime occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Mix up a batch of dough using whole wheat flour and let it rise for
Mix up a batch of dough using whole wheat flour and let it rise for

Alright, folks. Let’s talk about the best way to store and reheat our scrumptious low-fat vegan soft pretzels. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to miss out on these babies even for a single day.

First of all, you can make the dough ahead of time and let it rest in the fridge for up to 24 hours. This makes meal-prepping on busy weekdays so much easier. If you’re short on time, you can also prep the dough over the weekend, shape it into pretzels, flash freeze them on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to two weeks.

To defrost frozen pretzels, simply bring them back to room temperature by leaving them out for an hour or so before reheating. You can also reheat leftover or frozen pretzels in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes until heated through.

Here’s a little twist: If you fancy cinnamon pretzels or pretzel sticks, make a big batch and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. When it’s time to serve, just pop them in a preheated oven or toaster for a few minutes and voila! A delicious treat any time of day.

Just remember not to store your soft baked pretzels in plastic bags or containers while still warm. Doing so would cause excess moisture and make the pretzels soggy. Instead, transfer cooled-down leftovers to an airtight container, seal it tight and store them in the fridge for up to four days. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you later.

That’s all folks! I hope this little guide gives you some inspiration on how you can enjoy these tasty low-fat vegan soft pretzels even beyond their initial serving.

Tips for Perfect Results

If you’re a fan of soft pretzels, you know how important it is to achieve the perfect texture and flavor in your baking. As a vegan chef, I have experimented with many variations of this classic recipe to create a low-fat, dairy-free, and sugar-free version of these delicious treats. Here are some tips that will help you achieve bakery-worthy results every time.

Firstly, use the right type of flour. Whole wheat flour is a nutritious and healthy option for your soft pretzels. It adds fiber and nutrients to your recipe and helps give the pretzels a deeper flavor. However, using too much whole wheat flour can result in a dense and heavy dough. So, when preparing the dough, use a mix of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour in a 2:1 ratio.

Secondly, knead the dough well. Kneading ensures elasticity in the dough and an even distribution of yeast. To knead effectively, dust your surface with flour and roll out your pretzel dough into a rope shape. Once in rope form, fold it into thirds like you’re folding a letter. Roll it again until it’s back to its original length and repeat this process four more times.

Thirdly, get the water temperature right when activating the yeast. If the water is too hot, it will kill the yeast before it can properly ferment in the dough – leading to un-risen pretzels that may be tough or heavy. If it’s too cold or lukewarm, it can take longer for the yeast to activate leading to longer proofing times or underproofed final products. Ideally, you want the water temperature at around 110°F/100°F if using active dry yeast or just slightly above body temperature if using rapid-rise yeast.

Fourthly, make sure to boil your pretzels before baking them. The boiling process gives them their signature appearance by allowing the baking soda and boiling water mixture to react with their surface. This reaction makes them shiny and caramelized on baked pretzels or crispy on baked pretzel sticks.

Lastly, don’t overcook your vegan soft pretzels! Overcooking any soft baked items can lead to chewy textures that are harder to enjoy. When you see that they’re golden brown after 13-15 minutes like my recipe instructs then pull them out immediately!

With these tips in mind, there’s no reason why you can’t make delicious vegan soft pretzels at home that are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside – just like those from your favorite bakery!


Now, let’s move on to the FAQ section – where you’ll find the answers to some common questions that may arise with this recipe. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, there are always some queries that could pop up while making any recipe, and this perhaps can be a deal-breaker when it comes to your culinary adventure. I’m here to ease your worries and boost your confidence by answering some pressing questions related to these low-fat vegan soft pretzels. So let’s dive in.

Are soft pretzels fat free?

Despite what some may believe, pretzels may not be as healthy of a snack option as they seem. Although they’re low in fat, they’re essentially nothing more than refined carbs and contain an excessive amount of salt with little to no nutritional value.

Are soft pretzels vegan friendly?

While pretzels may be considered as a vegan snack, it is still important to exercise caution when purchasing them. It is highly recommended to read the labels and inquire about the ingredients before making a purchase. Many hard and soft pretzel brands sold in stores do not contain any dairy or eggs, making them vegan-friendly.

Are soft pretzels low calorie?

Soft pretzels are generally known to be larger in size and made with more dough and butter, which can result in higher calorie content. A typical freshly made soft pretzel can contain around 400 calories and 80 grams of carbohydrates. However, it must be noted that they tend to have lower sodium content than pre-packaged, hard pretzels.

What can I use instead of baking soda in soft pretzels?

When looking to replace baking soda with baking powder in your recipe, a simple conversion is all it takes. Just use three times the amount of baking powder in place of baking soda to achieve a proper chemical reaction and balance the addition of dry acid in your batter or dough.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these low fat vegan soft pretzels are a delicious and healthy treat that you should definitely try out in your kitchen. With the perfect balance of salt and sugar, and the use of whole wheat flour, these pretzels are not only flavorful but also nutritious. Plus, they are entirely vegan and dairy-free, making them an excellent option for those with specific dietary restrictions.

By following the step-by-step instructions provided, you can easily make these pretzels at home without much hassle. And with the helpful tips and variations shared, you can even tailor the recipe to your liking or experiment with different flavors!

So why not take a break from store-bought pretzels and try making your homemade vegan soft pretzels? Once you’ve tried them, you’ll never want to go back to the packaged ones!

Low Fat Vegan Soft Pretzels

Low Fat Vegan Soft Pretzels Recipe

I couldn't find any basic vegan pretzel recipes on here so I decided to post my own.
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Cook Time 13 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 18 pretzels
Calories 95 kcal


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups very warm water
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Add yeast to warm water and stir until muddy.
  • Add flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Mix and knead dough.
  • Roll into a sheet and then cut in strips to make "ropes."
  • Shape and place on ungreased cookie sheet
  • Add optional flavorings (butter, salt, garlic, etc)
  • Bake at 425 degrees F. for about 13 minutes, or until light brown.

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Serving: 48gCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 20.1gProtein: 3.7gFat: 0.7gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 130.6mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.8g
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