Homemade vegan soft pretzels with whole wheat flour - Valises & Gourmandises

Whole wheat vegan soft pretzel

Aryane @ Valises & Gourmandises
These vegan soft pretzels contain a ratio of all-purpose and whole-wheat flour for a delicious wholesome result. Perfect straight out of the oven!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Bread, Pretzel
Cuisine European, german, vegan, vegetarian
Servings 8
Calories 241 kcal


  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour 200g
  • 2.5 cups unbleached all purpose flour 320g
  • 7 g instant yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons raw cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 to 1.5 cup water warm
  • melted vegan butter for garnishing
  • coarse salt for garnishing
  • 4 cups water for boiling
  • 1/2 cup baking soda for boiling


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients with a whisk.Add the oil and one cup of the water. Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until your dough starts to come together. If needed, gradually add more water until there's no flour left at the bottom of the bowl. Your dough should be soft, not too wet/sticky nor dry.
    mixing the dry ingredients for vegan pretzels
  • Knead for 5 minutes, directly in the bowl or on a clean surface. Your dough is ready once it's nice and soft and bounces back when poked.
    vegan pretzel dough
  • Lightly oil the bottom of your mixing bowl, put the dough back in and cover with a clean plate. Place in the oven, turned off but with the light on and let rise 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with a silicon mat.Take the bowl out of the oven and preheat to 450F (220C). Bring the water and the baking soda to a boil while you shape the pretzels.
  • Turn your risen dough onto a clean surface. Shape into a large log and divide into 8 equal pieces.
    make a large log with the pretzel dough
  • One at a time, roll each piece into a long rope, about 24 inches (60 cm) long.
    make a long rope with the pretzel dough
  • Make a U with your rope, bring the ends down twisting them once. Gently press the ends onto the bottom of the U to form the pretzel.
    shaping the pretzels
  • Transfer to the baking sheet.Once your 8 pretzels are shaped, you're ready to boil them, one by one for 30 seconds. Remove them with a large spatula and let drip a few seconds to remove excess water. Return them to the baking sheet.
    vegan pretzels on a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Brush them with melted vegan butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes. For a beautiful crust, you can even broil them for a minute (but keep an eye on them!).
    Homemade vegan soft pretzels


You can increase the whole wheat ratio, but your pretzels won't be as light and fluffy.
These pretzels are best warm out of the oven and eaten the same day. Or reheated the next day. You could also freeze the shaped pretzels and bake them later.


Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 227mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gCalcium: 17mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bread, soft pretzels, vegan, whole wheat
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