We love all things pretzel related in my house. Giant hot pretzels from street carts are a family favorite, as are pretzel bites and even pretzel chicken for dinner. But one of the best things to ever come out of my oven – and I’m not exaggerating when I say this – are easy homemade pretzel buns. Soft and spongy on the inside and brown and crunch on the outside – they are irresistible.
If you don’t devour them the minute they come out of the oven, homemade pretzel buns are great for lunch sandwiches, burgers, pulled pork sliders, or simply as a side to a salad or even pasta. My kids will even eat pretzel buns with cream cheese or butter for breakfast.
The secret to these pretzel buns is giving them a quick bath in a boiling water and baking soda solution before popping them in the oven – this is what gives them their distinctive flavor and color. And don’t hesitate to get the kids involved when making these pretzel buns – they can help knead the dough, shape the dough balls and brush on the butter.
Have a hankering for easy homemade pretzel buns? Don’t wait a minute longer – follow my easy recipe below: