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Lenten Soft Pretzel Recipe

Did you know that the pretzel is a traditional food for lent? In fact, the pretzel was actually invented in order to be a simple Lenten snack! Enjoy this simple soft pretzel recipe during Lent.
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lenten recipes, pretzels
Author: Lacy


  • 1 package yeast .25 oz
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • extra salt for the top of the pretzels large kosher salt works best!


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F
  • Mix yeast, water, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the flour, and knead until the dough is smooth.
  • Shape into the form of arms crossed in prayer and place it on a baking sheet.
  • Brush the dough with a beaten egg to give it a shiny finish. (This is optional. I skipped the egg on mine.) Sprinkle the top with salt.
  • Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes.


The yield on this recipe depends on how large or small you make your pretzels. However, I would suggest making 5 - 6 pretzels with this recipe.