Easy Vegan Soft Pretzels
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Easy Vegan Soft Pretzels

In less than an hour, you can be enjoying these light, oil-free pretzels. They're the perfect snack for Weight Watchers or any low-fat vegan diet.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Bread, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: 3 point pretzels
Servings: 5 pretzels
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Susan Voisin

Ingredients

  • 12.3 ounces extra-firm silken tofu (or 1 1/4 cups plain vegan yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (omit if using yogurt)
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached flour (or self-rising flour and omit baking powder and salt)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using self-rising flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional if using self-rising flour)
  • 2 tablespoons aquafaba (liquid from canned chickpeas)
  • coarse salt
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning (optional)

Instructions

  • Place the tofu and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the container to get all the bits blended. (Skip this step if using plant-based yogurt.)
  • Place the flour in a mixing bowl. If you're using plain flour, add the baking powder and salt and mix thoroughly. Pour in the tofu mixture and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead gently about 10 times or until the dough holds together. Divide it into 5 equal pieces. 
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Lightly flour your hands. Roll each piece of dough between the palms of your hands until a rope begins to form. Put it down on on the floured board and roll it back and forth between your hands until it's between 12 and 14 inches long (longer is better.)
  • Form the rope of dough into a pretzel shape (see photo above) and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with all the pieces of dough. Brush the tops lightly with aquafaba and sprinkle with coarse salt or Everything Bagel seasoning.
  • Bake at 350F for 22-25 minutes. Then, leaving the pretzels in the oven, turn the oven to broil and WATCH THEM until the tops begin to lightly brown, 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn them. Remove from oven and serve warm. 
  • Refrigerate any leftovers. May be reheated in a toaster oven.

Notes

Using silken tofu, each pretzel is 3 points on Weight Watchers Freestyle program. Using yogurt will increase points, calories, and fat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pretzel | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 423mg | Fiber: 1g