So I learned about a way to make paleo pretzels, where the kids could roll and play with the dough. And it actually worked! It was really cool, and as you can see, and we all had a lot of fun! While they were good, unfortunately, because they weren’t very crunchy, I think my kiddos were expecting something different. As I’ve said before, it’s all about the marketing!! I think I would call them bread sticks next time.
Tate kept saying he wanted his dark brown but luckily he still liked them. I thought they were really pretty good but Alice didn’t love them. I guess if you add some salt and butter to anything it’s going to be good! If you want something carb-y and salty, it does satisfy that craving for sure! And I think if you dipped them in marinara or just added some cinnamon (not with the marinara of course), you could have a whole different snack.
Here’s what you need for your pretzels/bread sticks:
- 3 eggs
- 1 and 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 tsp. celtic salt salt
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon water
- Coarse salt
- cinnamon and coconut palm sugar (optional)
Beat just 2 eggs, and set them aside. Then in a medium bowl, add the almond flour, salt and 1 tbsp butter together and mix well. Once well mixed, add the eggs. You’ll then 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, stir well, then add a last tbsp of coconut flour.
Let the dough rest for five minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F.
Now it’s time to play! Get out a cookie sheet and cover and some parchment paper. Start by taking a hunk of dough about the size of a golf ball,and roll the dough under your hands into a long skinny pencil about the length of a pencil and then twist it carefully into the shape of your choice.
Place the “bread” 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. Lightly brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Return to the oven for 5 minutes. Then, melt 1 tbsp of butter and brush that on top as well. Then you could also add your cinnamon and coconut palm sugar if desired.
She might not love these, but she had a ball making them. Oh well, just means more for me and Tate!
I look forward to making these again using different variations. Get creative with them and have fun!
Mmmm, warm buttery bread sticks, pretzels, whatever you want to call them. Regardless, they were made with love…