Gluten-Free Pretzel Bites
This recipe, adapted from King Arthur Flour, is a great recipe for those gluten-free people missing chewy, soft pretzels. While it does take a little bit of time, it’s totally worth it for those warm, fresh pretzel bites! These can be gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free!
Servings Prep Time
6servings 90minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 90minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Pretzel Dough
Water Bath
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, sugar, yeast, salt, xanthan gum and baking powder in a stand mixing bowl.
  2. Add in water, egg and butter and mix with paddle attachment for about 3-4 minutes until dough comes together. Add more water if dough seems too dry.
  3. Transfer the dough into a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 60-90 minutes. Near a warm oven is a great place to let the dough rise.
  4. Preheat oven to 425F. Line two baking sheets with silicone mats or lightly grease. I don’t recommend using parchment paper as the pretzels tend to stick to the paper.
  5. Bring water for water bath to boil. Add in sugar and baking soda and gently stir until combined and no longer foamy.
  6. Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Gently roll dough into 1″ thick ropes. Carefully cut into bite sized pieces. Take care to not overwork the dough.
  7. Drop the pretzels into the water bath mixture and cook for just a few seconds, or until they rise to the top of the water. Carefully remove the pretzel bites and place on the lined or greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
  8. Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.
  9. While cooling, heat cheese sauce in a small saucepan until just warm. Dip pretzels in warm sauce.