Gluten-Free Soft Pretzels

Gluten-Free Soft Pretzels

Enjoy these soft homemade pretzels that are baked to perfect golden brown hue.

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4 1/2
teaspoons regular active dry yeast
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
cup finely ground tapioca flour
cup sweet white sorghum flour
cup garbanzo and fava flour
cup cornstarch
1 1/2
teaspoons xanthan gum
teaspoon guar gum
teaspoon salt
tablespoon sugar
tablespoon honey
Additional garbanzo and fava flour
Cooking spray (without flour)
Soda Bath
cup baking soda
cups water
egg, beaten
tablespoon kosher (coarse) salt
  1. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper; spray paper with cooking spray (without flour). In small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside.
  2. In small bowl, mix flours, cornstarch, xanthan gum, guar gum and 1 teaspoon salt with whisk; set aside. In medium bowl, beat 3 eggs, the sugar and honey with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute or until well blended. Add yeast mixture and flour mixture; beat 1 minute or until blended.
  3. Divide dough into 12 equal-size balls. On work surface sprinkled with additional garbanzo and fava flour, roll each ball into 13x3/4-inch rope. Carefully place ropes on cookie sheet; form into U shape and twist in middle. Spray tops of pretzels with cooking spray (without flour). Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  4. Heat oven to 375°F. In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, stir baking soda into water until dissolved. Heat to full rolling boil. Carefully place 1 pretzel at a time in water; boil 25 seconds. Remove with slotted spoon and return to cookie sheet. Brush tops of pretzels with egg, being careful not to fill openings with egg; sprinkle with kosher salt.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
Makes 12 pretzels
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Place cooled pretzels individually in resealable food-storage plastic sandwich bags. Place those bags in gallon-size freezer plastic bag and store in the freezer. For a quick snack anytime, take a pretzel out of the freezer and reheat in a toaster oven about 5 to 7 minutes.
The xanthan gum combined with the guar gum makes a nicely textured baked item. If you don’t have guar gum, add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum in this recipe.
Cooking Gluten Free?
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Pretzel)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 4140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.