How to Cook Soft Pretzels in an Air Fryer
Ingredients You’ll Need
To make soft pretzels in an air fryer, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon sea salt for topping
Step 1: Activate the Yeast
In a small bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes until the mixture becomes bubbly and frothy.
Step 2: Make the Dough
In a large bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine. Add the melted butter and the yeast mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough.
Step 3: Knead the Dough
On a lightly floured surface, turn out the dough and knead it for 3-4 minutes, until it is soft and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Shape the Pretzels
Once the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope and shape into pretzels. Place the pretzels onto a greased baking sheet.
Step 5: Air Fry the Pretzels
Preheat your air fryer to 400°F. Place the pretzels in the air fryer and cook for 8 minutes. Once they are golden brown and crisp, remove the pretzels from the air fryer and let cool. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired, and enjoy.