Our Low-Carb Disney Inspired Pretzel Recipe
Now you can bring home a taste of Disney with our low-carb Disney inspired pretzel recipe. If you ask any Disney fan
what their favorite, go-to Disney snack food is, most will say without hesitation that it is the Disney Pretzel. Everyone knows and loves Mickey-shaped pretzels with over 2.7 million enjoyed at Walt Disney World Resort alone last year! These fan favorites can be found throughout the resort, from the parks to the resorts and waterparks.
Whether it’s the classic Mickey-shaped Disney Pretzel that is the first thing you fuel up with or one of the new twists on this much-beloved snack, both young and young at heart alike all agree that when it comes to pretzels, nobody does it better than Disney. Now here’s your chance to bring home a taste of Disney with our low-carb Disney inspired pretzel recipe from our home to yours.
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups almond flour
3 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs, 2 for the bread, 1 for the egg wash
1 packet of yeast
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp of sugar
2 TBS Kosher salt
2 TBS sesame seeds
In a ceramic bowl, combine 1/4 cup of warm water with 1 tsp of sugar and 1 packet of brewer’s yeast. Set this aside and let it proof while you prepare the dough.
The mixture volume will double or triple in size as the yeast grow and they have eaten all the sugar. This solution will add the bread flavor that is missing in most low carbohydrate bread.
In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the cream cheese and shredded mozzarella on high for about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes until they are melted enough to stir them together.
Combine the almond flour, baking powder, and stevia in a mixing bowl and stir until uniformly mixed.
In a small bowl, beat 2 eggs together until well mixed. Now, add the yeast solution to the eggs and mix them well.
Using a stiff spatula, add the melted cheeses to the dry ingredients partially mix them together before adding the egg yeast mixture. Continue mixing with the spatula until a dough forms and everything is uniformly combined.
Using plastic wrap, cover a cutting board or another flat surface for rolling the dough. If you have surgical gloves, you can use them to roll the dough without it sticking to your fingers. Otherwise, grease your hands with vegetable shortening for the same reason.
Pinch off a chunk of dough about 1/3 cup in size roll it into a rough cylinder between your hands. Place this on your plastic-wrapped or non-stick surface and use the fingers and palms of both hands to roll the dough to form a 1/2 inch diameter cylinder that is about 14 to 16 inches long if you are going to make twisted pretzels. If you are going to make stick pretzels, your cylinder can be shorter and thicker.
For twisted pretzels make a 2 1/2 inch diameter loop in the middle of a strand of dough, cross the ends of the dough strand to close the loop, and fold the ends up to either side of the loop to complete the twisted pretzel shape.
We found that this method was less frustrating than a full twist because it reduced the breakage of the strands.
Lay the pretzel on a sheet of parchment paper lining a cookie sheet. Since these expand during baking, leave plenty of room between them. Repeat this process until you have all your pretzels made. This recipe makes about 10 to 12 pretzels.
To make the egg wash for the pretzels beat one egg plus 1 TBL water in a small bowl. Brush the surface of each pretzel with the egg wash and lightly sprinkle Kosher salt and sesame seeds over each one.
Bake at 350 F for 18-22 minutes or until the pretzels are a nice golden brown. Let the pretzels cool in the baking pan placed on a wire rack and serve warm with butter or your favorite dip.
It’s just that easy! It’s the perfect recipe to make together with the family and bring the taste of Disney from the parks right to your own home. Simply put on some Disney music, add your ears or your own special touches, close your eyes and imagine yourself heading down Main Street USA, pretzel in hand. Now that you’ve seen just how easy it is to Now you can bring home a taste of Disney with our low-carb Disney inspired pretzel recipe, what taste of Disney will you cook up today?