Thank you Starlene from Gaps Diet Journey for posting your AMAZING GRAIN FREE PRETZELS.
I have been freakin craving pretzels for years, but since I am grain free (and my son)I have not been able to find a recipe until now. From the moment I saw the recipe post…I fell in LOVE.
Since I had all of the ingredients already in my pantry, I made them that day. They must be the MOST AMAZING pretzels I have ever had. All of my friends and even my sons classmates have been asking for the recipe.
Well, here it is. There are also many different ways to shape the pretzels.
The Heart Shapes came out really cool…OHHH…So in LOVE
I also had Alex help me to roll out some letters to bring to class
Here is the recipe…ENJOY
3 eggs(at room temp), divided use
1-1/2 cups Gluten Free Blanched Almond Meal Flour(I use Bobs Red Mill)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T. butter (I use GHEE)
1 teaspoon water
Beat 2 eggs, and set them aside. Add the almond flour, salt and butter together and mix well. Into this mixture, pour and mix the beaten eggs. This is where you should have a very wet dough. Add in one tablespoon of coconut flour and mix in well. Allow to sit for about a minute as the coconut flour takes a bit of time to absorb. You are looking for a dough that can be easily kneaded, yet will not stick to your hands. Add a second tablespoon of coconut flour, looking for this play-doh like texture. Starlene from Gaps Diet Journey said she had to add a third tablespoon to get the desired texture. This is true as I also needed to do this.
Let the dough rest for five minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F. Liberally grease a cookie sheet.
Take a hunk of dough about half the size of a golf ball,and roll the dough under your hands into a long skinny pencil about the length of a pencil.
Once you have a piece of dough this size, continue to roll it thinner and thinner until it is about twice as long.
VERY Carefully lift the long skinny piece of dough to the cookie sheet. Twist it carefully into the shape of a pretzel – or the shape of letters, hearts, I even flattened out a few pieces and used a cookie cutter to make some cool shapes.
Place the pretzels in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Beat the remaining egg and add 1 teaspoon water.
Remove the pretzels from the oven. Turn the oven up to 400°F.
Turn all of the pretzels over and you will see the bottom is nicely browned. This is actually the top of your pretzel! Lightly brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Return to the oven for 5 minutes.