I came across this fantastic pretzel bites recipe on Super Healthy Kids last week and have had the tab open on my browser all week ready to fine the time to bake them! I changed the recipe slightly, to include a little more honey and I also sprinkled some of the pretzel bites with cinnamon and some with powdered sugar. I had planned on making these to pop into Oscar’s lunchbox for school but me and my husband had a couple ourselves last night and also Millie has eaten quite a few of them today as a snack. They have been a hit so far!
1 1/2 cups of warm water
1 tsp of yeast
3 tbsp of honey
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour
1 cup wholewheat flour
2 cups warm water
2 tbsp baking soda
cinnamon/powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water (1 1/2 cups) and honey. Leave it for 10 minutes.
- Add the flour and salt to the yeast mixture.
- Mix throughly and knead for 5 minutes.
- Cover and let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
- After rising, roll the dough out and cut out desired shapes (we used a small heart cutter).
- Dip each dough shape into a baking soda solution (2 cups warm water and 2 tbsp baking soda).
- Place on a greased cookie sheet and allow the shapes to rise for 1 hour.
- Bake in the oven at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until the pretzels turn brown and are cooked through).
- Leave to cool Dust with cinnamon or powdered sugar (optional).
On Super Healthy Kids, Amy also made a fruit dip for her children. I made a small batch using her recipe today for Millie. I used 2 tbsp of natural yoghurt and 3 raspberries to make a small fruity yoghurt dip for Millie to dip her pretzel bites in.