Vegan Pretzel Bread

These vegan pretzel buns are perfect for dunking into cozy soups or for easy grab-and-go snacking. Once you bite through that tangy pretzel crust and into the soft, bready interior, you’ll be hooked.

Learning how to make pretzel buns / pretzel bread has been on my cooking bucket list for a few months. Hubby and I had them at a vegan restaurant during a weekend getaway, and unfortunately we live too far from the restaurant to go back and eat more of them! 🙁

The homemade version is a bit more “rustic” looking but still absolutely delicious. I served them with my homemade vegan broccoli cheese & potato soup and that meal instantly became a family hit.

vegan broccoli cheese potato soup

I hope you’ll enjoy these vegan pretzel buns – I feel like I could have eaten the entire tray. I can’t wait to go back to the restaurant and have the originals, because even though my version is tasty, I still feel like my favorite foods are always ones I didn’t have to cook myself!

Vegan Pretzel Buns

Enjoy these vegan pretzel buns with your favorite soup or eat them alone as snacks!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Vegan Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 buns
Calories: 170kcal


Vegan Pretzel Buns Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tsp yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter melted, can sub oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Soda Water Bath

  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • water


  • Mix water, yeast, and sugar. Let rest 5 minutes.
  • Add melted vegan butter, flour, and salt, and combine until a thick dough is formed. Knead dough for about 5 minutes or process it in a food processor for 1 minute.
  • Place dough in a bowl, cover, and let rest until doubled in size. Meanwhile, fill a pot with about 4 inches of water.
  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Divide dough into 8 equal parts and shape as desired. To make the long rolls as pictured, I rolled each piece of dough into a rectangle and rolled from long side to long side.
  • Bring the water to a boil and stir in the baking soda. Drop the dough into the water and cook for about 30 seconds each side.
  • Place the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and score the top of the buns. Bake until pretzel buns are dark brown on all sides, about 15-20 minutes. Serve warm!


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 2mg
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