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Glutenvrije zachte pretzels -

Soft pretzels (low FODMAP, gluten-free)

  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 mins
  • Servings: 10 1x


Delicious gluten-free soft pretzels with a cinnamon-sugar or a sea salt topping. Lactose-free and low FODMAP.



For the dough

  • 3 ½ cups gluten-free flour (I used gluten-free flour by Schär, an Italian brand)
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 large egg (at room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter

For the water bath and topping

  • 3 ½ lt water
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • Melted butter
  • Sea salt
  • Cinnamon and sugar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius or 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl stir together the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, baking powder and xanthan gum. Add the water, egg and butter and knead everything into a firm dough using a mixer. This takes about 4 minutes. If the dough is too dry you can add a few tablespoons of water.
  3. Grease a bowl, put the dough in a bowl and cover it. Leave the dough to rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 45 to 90 minutes.
  4. Put the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into 10 pieces and roll each piece into a long rope. Fold into a pretzel shape.
  5. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Bring the water for the water bath to boil. Stir in the sugar and the baking soda.
  6. Drop the pretzels into the water one at a time and boil them for about 5 seconds. They will sink and then float to the surface.
  7. Put the pretzels on the baking sheet. Brush the pretzels with the melted butter and top them with either a mixture of sugar and cinnamon or with sea salt. We chose to make 6 sweet and 4 savoury pretzels.
  8. Bake the gluten-free soft pretzels for 18-20 minutes. Watch them closely, some ovens may bake faster than others, this might require you to bake the pretzels a bit shorter or longer. If the pretzels get too dark too quickly you can cover them with a bit of aluminium foil or turn down the temperature a bit.
  9. You can store the pretzels up to 4 days into an airtight box. They will taste best if you will put them in the oven for a few minutes before eating them. If you want to keep them longer you can freeze them.
  • Prep Time: 90 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins