Skinny Aunt Annie’s Pretzel Copy Cat Recipe

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Oddly enough, I was getting sick of bread and wanted a new carb (who am I?). So, I found a few recipes for pretzels and then created one with what I had in my kitchen. Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup warm water
1.5 cups white all-purpose flour
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 large egg
Sea salt

First, combine the warm water with the active yeast in a large bowl. Let it sit for about a minute before you mix it. Mix until the yeast dissolves.

Then add in both of the flour mix a little. Then add the salt and brown sugar.
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Mix until the dough is not sticky. Cover the bowl and let it sit for about an hour. The dough should double.
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When ready, preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Take pieces of the dough and place on your counter. Use your palms to create a long snake like piece.
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Then make a U shape with the dough. Take the two top pieces twist them twice and place on the bottom of the U.
Making the pretzel shape.
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Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray. And place the pretzels there with about 1 inch between each one.

Sprinkle sea salt on the pretzels and let them sit/rise for another 15 minutes.
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Finally, beat the egg and brush the tops of the pretzels with the egg wash.
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Place in the oven at 450 for 15-20 minutes.
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When done, let them cool for a couple minutes then enjoy! These were delicious dipped with a salsa and with a little cheese. Yummy, great alternative to some bread or another carb!
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Enjoy!

-Ena

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