If you’re here, it probably means you are already daydreaming of making these incredible vegan soft pretzels. Let’s face it; soft pretzels are what dreams are made of! Salty and spongy and delicious. This vegan version will rock your world.
So where are soft pretzels from? These delicious treats are the result of an Americanized German tradition, and we couldn’t be happier it took place. Life is much better with pretzels in it. Don’t you think? Let’s dive right into these soft pretzels from the Cravings Made Vegan cookbook!
Ok, it’s not exactly the quickest recipe, but I promise it is so worth it! Be prepared to follow this recipe to the T because baking the soft pretzels alone won’t cut it. Two vital steps are uber important to make a pretzel a pretzel. First, you have to let the dough shapes grow for a few hours, and then you boil the soft pretzels in water with baking soda. Sounds like a lot but if you plan ahead and calculate few hours in between you start until you put them in the oven, it won’t seem so daunting.
Can you imagine what your house will smell like after baking these? Buttery and salty dough heaven! These soft pretzels would be perfect for making before a get together with friends or to take them for a picnic day out. I am sure they wouldn’t last an hour! They are truly irresistible! You’ll know what I’m talking about once you make them.
These soft pretzels would be amazing with the cider cheese dip but, to be honest, they are amazing on their own! Skipping this dip makes the recipe simpler, and you’ll need a lot fewer ingredients. So enjoy the bites alone (or with some mustard) if you prefer.
If you choose to dip them but don’t want the hustle of making the cheese sauce you can try to get a store bought vegan dip or create your own simple sauce.
Cravings made vegan is Bianca Haun & Sascha Naderer’s second vegan cookbook. This vegan foodie couple is passionate about sharing their amazing recipes with the world. Bianca started by sharing her vegan ideas on the Elephantastic Vegan Blog, and her creations are seriously addictive! Sascha, on the other hand, is a fan of easy recipes that cook themselves, which makes him Bianca’s perfect cooking partner in crime, complementing each other so well.
This book seriously is fantastic! All of the vegan versions of your dream comfort non-vegan foods are in here. I promise! Philly cheesesteak, lasagna, corndogs, pannacotta… should I stop? You will fall in love with these creations.
Go get your own copy of the book here!
We want to thank our amazing recipe testers, J.J Steele, Taylor Gillespie, and Anne Sparks.
Vegan soft pretzels with cheese dip recipe excerpted from Cravings Made Vegan: 50 Plant-Based Recipes for Your Comfort Food Favorites by Bianca Haun and Sascha Naderer with permission from Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Photos by Bianca Haun and Sascha Naderer. Please note that this article contains affiliate links that support our work here at World of Vegan.
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I used to be addicted to the Auntie Ann’s pretzel chain in our local mall. Just walking by would be torture after going vegan. I’m so excited that I can finally make my own! The house smells amazing while they’re cooking and the texture is perfection. Everyone loved the sauce, too. Divine!!
My husband LOVES vegan soft pretzels, so these are a win in our house!
These are so much fun to serve and everyone enjoys dipping them in the creamy cheese sauce.
These pretzels are chewy and have a great texture.
I never thought I would even consider making pretzels at home but these soft mini pretzels changed my mind! They are so good! I need to make more!