There’ve been all sorts of recipes floating around the internet where you can use a similar method (instead of yeast) for pizza dough, bagels, breadsticks, and more. It’s nice to be able to indulge in these homemade goodies without having to work too hard!
What I Look For in Yogurt
When shopping for yogurt I always want it to be organic, whole milk, and plain.
Here are the reasons why:
This will ensure that the cows producing your dairy products haven’t been treated with hormones or antibiotics, or consumed feed that’s been sprayed with synthetic fertilizers or chemical pesticides. If you can’t find a certified organic option, look for terms like “no hormones administered” and/or “no antibiotics administered.”
In most cases, low-fat and fat-free dairy products are more highly processed than whole milk products, since they’ve been through a process that removes the natural fats.
When it comes to dairy products like milk and yogurt, it’s always best to buy the plain version and flavor it yourself (or just have it plain). The majority of factory-made food contains far too much added sugar (and salt and oil, for that matter). At home, you control the amount and kind of sweetener!
In the case of this recipe, it’s necessary for the yogurt to also be Greek since it does not have as much liquid as regular. I sometimes buy Greek yogurt just to eat as well, but since it’s more expensive, it’s not a regular item around here.
8 thoughts on “Shortcut Soft Pretzel Bites (Whole-Wheat)”
Yum!! These look fun and tasty! I shall try them out with the kiddos :)
I just made these pretzel bites with my seven year old. We do not have a mixer with a dough hook so we did the kneading by hand. They turned out perfect and delicious! They were a hit with all of my kids. We will definitely make these again.
What can I substitute for the yogurt if I’m lactose intolerant?
I think the yogurt is too important in this recipe for it to work witout it. Sorry!
I’m glad to see someone else is gluten free and a 100 Days supporter. Many of the recipes, like the one here, can be modified. I’ve been a fan of Lisa’s since she first started her blog, before the cookbooks or the fame. I was disheartened when I anxiously brought home my newly purchased Fast and Fabulous Cookbook, and as I was devouring the pages, I read the slam against gluten-free. Most people don’t want to be gluten-free. I’ve been forced to, having an allergy and Lupus, gluten detrimentally affects my body. I love bread, pretzels, muffins, all of it. I guess I just wish it might’ve said- it’s not for everyone- but the benefits are: yadayada. Instead of a reprimanding exclamation stating it’s not for everyone. Maybe a true scientific approach about the inflammation it triggers for most Americans. It may not be for everyone, but everyone can benefit from reducing the amount we take in, allergies or not.
Just made these! Very easy and yummy. I’d suggest being generous with the salt.
If you don’t have a mixer can you just knead with hands?
Yes, you can.