Missing soft pretzels? These gluten-free pretzel shapes are a delicious alternative.

Gluten-Free Pretzel Shapes

Missing soft pretzels? These gluten-free pretzel shapes are a delicious alternative.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 60 pieces


  • ½ cup rice milk
  • 7 g dry yeast active
  • tablespoons sugar
  • 250 g bread flour gluten-free
  • 40 g margarine dairy-free
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder gluten-free
  • 1 litre water
  • 2 tablespoons bi-carb soda
  • 1 tablespoon dried herbs
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt


  • Place milk in a heat-proof container and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Transfer into a large bowl and sprinkle with yeast.
  • Leave for 2 minutes before adding sugar, flour, margarine and baking powder.
  • Stir to combine and form a dough.
  • Turn dough onto your work surface lightly floured with gluten-free plain flour and knead for 5-10 minutes, or until dough is smooth.
  • Add more flour if needed.
  • Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Leave in a warm space to proof for 1.5 hours.
  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll dough until it’s 0.5-1cm thick.
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut shapes from the dough.
  • Place water and bi-carb in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Carefully place dough shapes into the boiling water.
  • Use an egg lifter to remove them as they float to the top.
  • Place on lined baking tray and sprinkle with herbs and sea salt.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then flip the pretzels.
  • Return to oven for a further 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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