Vegan pretzels with cinnamon sugar. The moist and sweet pretzels made from a fluffy yeast dough are perfect for Sankt Martin or all yeast pastry lovers. The pretzels rolled in cinnamon sugar are not only perfect for Martin’s Day, but are also suitable for any other occasion: whether as a sweet breakfast or as a dessert. They taste best when warm with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. And best of all: the recipe is super simple!
Saint Martin traditions
In a few days it is Sankt Martin. So there is still enough time to get the flour and yeast. Yes, even in times of Corona. Even if many traditional celebrations were canceled this year, we shouldn’t let the enjoyment and joy of the little things be deprived of us. And these little fluffy pieces are definitely a real treat.
A traditional pastry for St. Martin’s Day are pretzels. Sometimes these pastries are also shaped like a men – we call it “Stutenkerl” or “Weckmänner”. Those pretzels are made of a sweet and moist yeast dough, decorated with sugar or cinnamon sugar and incredibly tasty!
Vegan Martin pretzels – this is how it works
The recipe for the moist pretzels is simple. And knotting is also easier than it looks. Promised :).
The base is a simple, sweetened yeast dough. It has to be kneaded well (in the best case 10 minutes) and then needs 45-60 minutes to rest, but you only need a few basic ingredients and you’re ready to go.
I usually make the yeast dough entirely without vegan yogurt or quark. In this recipe, however, I replaced some of the plant-based milk with soy yogurt. This makes the pretzels particularly moist!
After the resting time, the dough is divided into 8 balls of the same size (about 50-60 g per ball). These are then rolled out into strands. Make the ends thinner. To form a pretzel, place the right strand over the left one and repeat again and carefully press onto the thicker part. The two thin ends are twisted together (important: do not just lay one on top of the other, but twist) and then pressed onto the thicker part of the strand, so that the typical pretzel shape is created.
Then let rest for another 30-45 minutes and then bake in the oven.
How to decorate
Martin’s pretzels with sugar: Before baking, brush the pretzels with melted vegan butter and sprinkle with sugar. Then bake.
Martin’s pretzels with cinnamon sugar: After baking, brush the pretzels with vegan butter while they are still warm and roll them in cinnamon sugar. Let dry briefly.
The results are delicious and moist pretzels!
- If the dough is too sticky, add more flour until the dough is smooth.
- A variety of video instructions for knotting pretzels can be found on the Internet! If you are still unsure, take a look at instructions on the Internet
- Since the pretzels are still rising in the oven, place them a little bit apart on the baking sheet.
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Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
- 250 g flour
- 40 g sugar
- 1/3 tsp salt
- 30 g vegan butter
- 75 ml vegan milk
- 7 g dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract optional
- 75 g soy yoghurt or other vegan yoghurt
- 1 tbsp vegan butter melted
- cinnamon sugar*
- Put the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl and mix together. Warm the plant-based milk with the vegan butter and the vanilla extract to lukewarm and dissolve the yeast in it. Stir the yeast milk and the vegan yoghurt into the flour mixture and knead into an elastic dough for about 10 minutes.
- Cover the bowl and place in a warm place for about 45-60 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Divide the yeast dough into 8 balls of equal size (approx. 50-60 g per ball) and roll out into a strand. Make the ends thinner. Shape into pretzels * and place on the prepared baking sheet. Cover and let rest in a warm place for another 30-45 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees top and bottom heat and bake the pretzels for about 15-20 minutes until golden.
- For the cinnamon-sugar variant *, brush the warm pretzels with vegan butter and roll them in cinnamon-sugar. Let it dry briefly and enjoy it warm.
- You can use a store-bought cinnamon-sugar mixture here or you can make it yourself: Mix 100g sugar + 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (enough for 1 small storage jar).
- To form a pretzel place the right strand over the left one and repeat again and carefully press onto the thicker part. The two thin ends are twisted together (important: do not just lay one on top of the other, but twist) and then pressed onto the thicker part of the strand, so that the typical pretzel shape is created.
- Instead, you can decorate the pretzels with sugar: brush the pretzels with melted vegan butter and sprinkle with sugar before baking.