Vitamix Soft Pretzels

Chewy inside with a crisp crust outside, these make for a great snack with a side of tangy mustard.

Courtesy of our friends at Vitamix

How to Make Soft Pretzels in a Vitamix

Yield: 12 pretzels
Time to make: 35 minutes


  • 180 ml (¾ cup) warm water, 105°F-115°F (40°C-46°C)
  • 55 g (¼ cup) light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 30 g (¼ cup) whole wheat flour
  • 60 g (½ cup) plain flour
  • 200 g (1½ cup) bread flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white, beaten with 1 Tablespoon water
  • sea salt, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 230°C (450°F)
  2. To proof the yeast, combine warm water, brown sugar, and yeast; stir slowly to combine; set aside for 5 minutes
  3. Place flours and salt into the Vitamix Dry Grains Container and secure lid; select Variable 1
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 6
  5. Blend until a hole forms in the centre of the flour mixture, about 5 seconds; turn off machine; select Variable 3
  6. Turn machine on and remove the lid plug; add the yeast mixture through the lid plug opening; stop machine and replace lid plug; select the highest speed
  7. Turn machine on and off to pulse two times; stop machine and remove lid
  8. While dough rests, lightly coat a baking tray with vegetable cooking spray or shortening
  9. Use a wet nylon spatula to scrape the sides of the container, pulling the dough away from the container sides and into the centre of the mixture; replace lid; select the highest speed
  10. Turn the machine on and off to pulse five more times; dd additional water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, only if dough seems exceptionally dry
  11. Repeat process five times, scraping the sides of the container until the dough binds together into a soft, elastic mixture
  12. With the lid on the container, let the dough rise until doubled in size, about 15 minutes
  13. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 pieces
  14. With your palms, roll each piece to form a rope about 30 cm-46 cm (12-inches to 18-inches) long. Loop into an oval, twist the ends together and gently press the ends to the top side of the oval
  15. Whisk together the egg and water; slowly and gently brush the egg mixture on each pretzel shape; sprinkle with salt
  16. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until crispy and lightly browned