A healthy alternative to bread for the keto diet, great to tear and share. Keto pretzels are delicious to serve with a healthy sausage platter. This recipe creates 6 soft and chewy pretzels that are deliciously more-ish especially served hot from the oven!
To make 6 keto pretzels you will need:
2 cups of almond flour
1 tablespoon of grain-free baking powder
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
3 large eggs
3 cups of grated mozzarella cheese
5 tablespoons of cream cheese
Sea salt flakes for topping
Line a baking tray with greased proof paper. Turn oven to 180C
Mix together the almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder and onion powder until well combined.
Crack one of the eggs into a small bowl and whisk - set aside as this will be the egg wash for the pretzels
Combine the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir to combine. Return to microwave for a further 1 minute. Mix again.
Add the 2 remaining eggs and the almond flour mixture to the bowl of cheeses. Mix well until everything is combined. If the mix becomes stiff, stringy or unworkable, simply put back into the microwave for 30 seconds. Then continue mixing.
Divide the combined dough into 6 pieces. Roll each portion into a long thin "breadstick" shape.
Fold into pretzel shape - see video below
Brush the top of each pretzel with egg wash.
Sprinkle sea salt flakes over the top
Bake in the middle of the oven for 12 - 14 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool (a little)
Always roll the dough out from the middle to avoid thin ends!