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Keto Pretzels (Soft & Delicious!)

Yields12 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

You may be missing your favorite soft-baked pretzels on the ketogenic diet. After, pretzels are basically pure carbs, right? Well, they don't have to be! This simple and delicious keto pretzel recipe is reminiscent of your favorite treat, without all of the added sugar!

keto pretzels

 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
 4 tbsp cream cheese, softened
 1 ½ cups almond flour
 2 eggs
 ¼ oz packet dried yeast
 3 tbsp butter
 ½ tbsp saltOptional: add an additional 1 tbsp coarse salt for topping
 2 tsp unflavored gelatin or xanthan gum
 2 tbsp water, room temperature
 ½ tsp liquid stevia
 Option: Add additional seasonings like garlic powder and onion powder
 Optional: Top with sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 395°F and grease a baking sheet.


Place the warm water in a bowl and stir in the yeast and stevia.


Allow the yeast to sit and activate for about 4-5 minutes.


Place the mozzarella cheese in a microwavable safe bowl and melt for about 30 seconds.


Stir in the cream cheese and continue to microwave in 30-sec increments until the cheese mixture it melted and well combined.
Note: this mixture will harden as it sits. If it becomes too hard, place in the microwave and melt for an additional 20 sec.


Combined the almond flour, gelatin (or xanthan gum), and any additional seasoning in a medium bowl.


Stir the egg and 1 tbsp of the butter into the almond flour mixture.


Stir the melted cheese mixture (remember if it hardened up, melt it again so it is soft and malleable at this stage) and yeast mixture.


Knead the dough until everything is combined and separate it out into 12 pieces.


Create the pretzel shape by rolling each piece into a log-like shape and then twisting the ends inwards and out.


Melt 1 tbsp of the butter and brush onto the pretzels.


Sprinkle the pretzels with half of the regular salt or coarse salt, if available.


Bake for 8 minutes.


Remove the pretzels from the oven and brush on the last 1 tbsp of melted butter and salt.


Place back into the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown.


Serve your delicious keto pretzels on their own or with cheese dip!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pretzel

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%
Total Carbohydrate 5g2%

Net Carbohydrate 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 11g22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.