Vegan MoFo: pretzels, MamaPea-style
Today I made pretzels for the first time! Not the first time as a vegan, but the first time ever. I used MamaPea’s Soft Pretzels recipe but made a few tweaks. Not only are we vegan, but we’re no oil, (nearly) no sugar, no white flour, all whole foods vegan. So I subbed out the unbleached all-purpose flour for whole wheat, the sugar for maple syrup, and the vegan margarine for an equivalent amount of apple juice. I have no idea whatsoever if the apple juice is something I read online and clued into, or if it’s just a flight of fancy (most probably the latter) but it seemed to do the trick.
Yes! We have a successful rise!
I would love to be able to tell you that that’s my seven year old’s pretzel-making skills seen above. But, alas, it is mine.
The finished product! The whole process was much easier than I’d expected it to be, and the pretzels were perfect! Both my kids were yammering for more, and my husband scarfed two before I had a chance to pack them away for school snacks. Good thing I trusted MamaPea and made a double batch!