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Gluten Free Pretzel Rolls

Hi Everyone!

Remember a few weeks ago when I made Bacon Burger Sliders on homemade rolls?  I originally wanted to make yeast pretzel rolls, but I didn’t get the chance too.  I never made homemade pretzel rolls, and it was on my bucket list of food items to make.  Well about a day before I posted my recipe I got an e-mail from Glutino asking me if I wanted to make their pretzel rolls using there Gluten Free All Purpose Flour.  I thought perfect!  I got a recipe and ingredients.  I thought I will give it a go!

The rolls turned out wonderful!! They are fluffy, easy to make and tasted just like a pretzel. My Husband really, really loved them!! They were so good hot out of the oven, you know when they are still steaming? Oh man, I love hot bread out of the oven, it’s one of my favorite things. I kid you not I could give up everything, including peanut butter and just eat bread!! Now I’m not talking about sandwich bread, but homemade bread or crusty bread or artisan bread. Back in my I don’t care what I eat days, my Husband and I would pound down a loaf of french bread for dinner. So good, I miss those days!! But it’s a no no, so I must be good that is what is great about this recipe, individual portions!

The recipe was super easy to make, and only contains one rise time which is only 30 minutes. Within about 1 1/2 hours you have fresh pretzel rolls! As for the flour, I found it is best to spoon the flour into your measuring cup. I shaved about 100 calories off each roll by doing that. Trust me, not only will you save calories and carbs, but you will also have a lighter, fluffier roll. And yes, I measured the difference between scooping the flour and spooning the flour. I had my calculator and scale out, I like bread, but I don’t like calories!!

The recipe made 13 3oz size pretzel rolls. I ended up with a slider size roll, which was perfect for making fun sandwiches. My Husband loves his cheese and salami sandwiches, so I made one up for him. He had two of them in his lunches this past week.  Which surprises me is that my Husband does not like wheat bread at all, but he does like gluten free bread.  I have made several gluten free items in the past and he always prefers them.  Now you no I am not gluten free but I do like to try different things and trying new recipes.

These pretzel rolls are prefect for a party, serving to kids, freezing and having them with dinner or making burgers and sandwiches on them. But in my opinion they are best straight from the oven, and maybe dipping in some honey or mustard or letting butter melt over it. However I ate them plain. I can taste them right now!  Yum!!

Gluten Free Pretzel Rolls
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A light, fluffy, gluten free yeast roll that tastes just like a pretzel.
Serves: 13 rolls
  • 1 ½ cup non-fat milk
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 cups Gluten-Free Pantry All-Purpose Mix (spoon it)
  • 2 ½ tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 (7 gram) packet or 2 ¼ tsp. active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 yolk
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • Pretzel salt or coarse ground sea salt, for sprinkling
  1. In the microwave, heat the milk and butter to 110 degrees F; set aside.
  2. Combine the flour mix, and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a mixing bowl. Add the yeast and blend.
  3. Add the milk and butter mixture and the eggs and yolk to the flour blend. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  4. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Coat each with gluten free cooking spray. (This prevents the baked rolls from sticking to the paper.) Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Divide into 12 equal pieces (I measured 3 oz each dough ball and got 13 balls). Using your hands, roll each piece into a ball. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let them rest in a warm place for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  6. In a large pot, bring 8 cups water to a boil, and then add the baking soda. In batches, place the dough in the water and cook for 30 seconds on each side.
  7. Using a slotted spatula, remove the rolls and place onto the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with pretzel salt as they come out of the water, to ensure the salt sticks. Use a sharp knife to cut an “X” shape in the top of each roll.
  8. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, turning pans halfway through baking. Serve warm.
  9. Reheat in a 350 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes.
  10. Recipe from Glutino
Calories per roll: 236, Fat: 5, Cholesterol: 52, Sodium: 224, Potassium: 63, Carbs: 43, Fiber: 1.8, Sugar: 3.6. Protein: 4

Note: Prep Time includes rising time.
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Serving size: 1 roll

I am pretty stoked about this recipe and now that I got the hang of it, I think I am going to give it a try by adding different fun things to it, but that is a secret, but the ideas are floating around my head!!  Bad ideas!!!

One thing I have to tell you is don’t be intimidated by yeast breads!  This is a great recipe to start with and the directions are super easy to follow.  They are the ones I followed and I am by far not a bread expert, just a bread eater!  🙂

I am off to my next cooking adventure in my kitchen!  Have a great day!



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