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Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks Recipe


  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour (also known as tapioca starch)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 3 tbsps baking soda (for boiling)

“Egg” Wash

  • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Coarse salt for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Combine the flours, baking powder, coconut sugar, and salt. Stir.
  2. Add the boiling water. Mix/knead to form a cohesive dough. It should not be sticky, if it is add a little extra tapioca flour.
  3. Divide the dough into smaller balls and roll out into thin ropes. Cut into sticks or twist into mini pretzel shapes. The dough will dry out as it sits, dampen your hands and proceed rolling to re-moisten it.
  4. Fill a large, shallow pan with water. Add the baking soda. Bring to a boil.
  5. Once boiling, add some of the pretzels. Do not overcrowd them, I did it in about 6 batches.
  6. Boil for 30 seconds. Use a slotted spoon to remove from the water and spread onto 2 or 3 baking pans lined with parchment paper. DO NOT overcrowd them.
  7. Continue until all pretzels have been boiled.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  9. Mix together your egg wash. Brush a thin layer on all the pretzels.
  10. Top with coarse salt.
  11. Place the pans in the oven and reduce the temperature to 325F. Bake for 50-55 mins.
  12. Remove from the oven and let them cool for at least 15 mins before removing from the pan and eating.
  13. They are best fresh. Keep in an airtight container, but they may soften with time.
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