Hello & Happy Friday!!
I don’t know about you, but when I find a recipe that works, I’m off to the races to explore endless flavor combinations. Needless to say, when I found a staple pretzel recipe that worked, I made 5 different recipes all in one day lol. (many pretzels to come!).
Over the last 5+ years I’ve become enamored with soft baked pretzels. Once upon a time they weren’t a thing and you’d find them sporadically dining out. However, today they are everywhere and still hold up! No matter what the season, a hot homemade pretzel is always a win.
When I approach any recipe, I’m always looking to incorporate heat. So it only made sense to revisit my favorite flavor combo, jalapeno cheddar! Believe it or not I have explored this same pretzel recipe on a whim back in 2014 and it just fell way short of what it should have ben. Being that I had a full proof recipe now, it was first on my list and I’m just so glad I tried again, because they came out so good!!
The hardest part about cooking vegan is embracing the fails. There will always be recipe flops when you’re going against the grain and removing animal products, but at the end of the day.. It’s all worth it to facilitate change in the way we see vegan cuisine.
What’s great about these pretzels are honestly, everything! The directions are straightforward, I’ve tested the recipe 5 times, the texture light and fluffy, you can mix up the flavors, these have jalapeño even in the dough, pairs perfectly with vegan nacho cheese, you could easily make in bulk, you can cut into bites for entertaining, they are perfect for any season, affordable, and the list goes on. If you love pretzels, don’t ever buy a ready made option, because homemade is just so easy!!
If you love all things jalapeño or pretzels, you have to try these new vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Pretzels!!
Why this recipe is great:
Packed with jalapeños
Would pair great with my vegan Nacho Cheese
Can be cut into bites for entertaining