Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

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.

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

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 breads.

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

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.

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

Combine the almond flour, baking powder, and stevia in a mixing bowl and stir until uniformly mixed.

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

In a small bowl, beat 2 eggs together until well mixed. Now, add the yeast solution to the eggs and mix them well.

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

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.

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

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.

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

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.

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

For twisted pretzels make a 2 1/2 inch diameter loop in 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 rack. Since these expand during baking, leave plenty of room between them. You can fit two per rack. 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.

Preheat your Vortex to Bake at 350 F. Cook for 15-18 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.

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels with Yeast Flavor

Vortex Air Fryer Low Carb Pretzels

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Course: Appetizer, Kid Dishes, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Low Carb
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 225kcal

Equipment

  • Vortex Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mozerella cheese shredded
  • 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 tbl Kosher salt
  • 2 tbl sesame seeds

Instructions

  • 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 breads.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, heat the cream cheese and shredded mozerella 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 other 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 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 breakage of the strands.
  • Lay the pretzel on a sheet of parchment paper lining a rack. Since these expand during baking, leave plenty of room between them. You can fit two per rack. 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.
  • Preheat your Vortex to Bake at 350 F. Cook for 15-18 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 1mg

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