Pretzel Buns

by Cait on February 20, 2012

So yesterday I made these.

But I didn’t stop there.

Okay…I guess truth be told I really DID stop there.  By the 6th huge ball of dough that I had to roll into a rope and then splice off into pieces, I was kinda tired.

So for the last two balls of dough I decided, what better way to use up the extra dough (and really, save a WHOLE lot of time) than to make two pretzel buns!?

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So pretzel buns it was!

These things came out awesome.  I was a little worried that the cook time for the pretzel nuggets wouldn’t be quite right for the buns and I would end up with a gooey inside, but they cooked through perfectly!

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I went to bed last night knowing EXACTLY what I was going to have for lunch.

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I mean.

Was there any question?

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You don’t have something like this sitting around and NOT use it.  You just don’t.

Frankly I’m surprised I didn’t slap a burger in between the two slices and call it dinner last night.

Or just bite into the thing with nothing inside and call it a “snack” between now and then.

Ultimately though I’m glad I held out cause this thing was awesome.

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In between the pretzel bun went:

  • Low sodium deli turkey
  • Low sodium deli ham
  • 1/4 avocado (mashed)
  • Mixed greens
  • Mustard

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So good.

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I have one bun left…suggestions for other ways to use it up!?  I’m thinking peanut butter and nutella may need to be involved…

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 20, 2012

Those look amazing! I used to love pretzel bun sandwiches in college – mmm!

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Cait February 20, 2012

You had them in college!?! I only discovered pretzel bread like a year ago! I’ve been missing out!

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Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups February 20, 2012

Looks delicious! I bet it’d be great wrapped around some chicken sausage as well!

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Cait February 20, 2012

Dang! That’s such a good idea! I’m going to have to make another batch of this stuff and do that!

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Kimberlee February 20, 2012

use the other bun to make french toast. YUM!

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Cait February 20, 2012

Oooh LOVE that idea!!

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Margarita February 20, 2012

The buns look awesome! You will never go wrong with peanut butter and nutella. Maybe throw in some banana slices too.

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Cait February 20, 2012

Oooh love it!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 20, 2012

Oh yum! Looks like the perfect use for the extra dough! Oh peanut butter and nutella would definitely be a winner on the last one!

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Cait February 20, 2012

I agree, you can’t go wrong with nutella and peanut butter!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes February 20, 2012

Yumm!! Want :D

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Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life February 20, 2012

Oh wow that looks awesome! Those buns are so thick you could maybe even turn it into a bread bowl for soup! How delicious would a beer cheese soup be in a pretzel bowl?! Oh my goodness!

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Cait February 20, 2012

Oh man I LOVE that idea!! I wish I had thought of that before I cut both them!!

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 20, 2012

Ok, the pretzels themselves looked amazing but these totally won me over! I’m in love :)

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Cait February 20, 2012

Hahah – they’re worthy of love, let me tell you!

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Sarah February 20, 2012

These (AND the pretzel bites!) literally have me drooling at my desk. The salty encrusted, crispy top… and avaocado! I have been off gluten for months and have really felt fabulous… though when I come across recipes such is this that look so utterly delicious I feel compelled to try a GF version… I’m not sure it would work out so well here though :(

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Cait February 20, 2012

If you figure it out definitely let me know! A lot of readers have asked!

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Jasper @ crunchylittlebites February 20, 2012

there might be nothing quite like the chewy lovely-ness of pretzel-perfection Cait!

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Cait February 20, 2012

:) I agree!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 20, 2012

Oh my!! You can give me the extra one and I will make myself a delicious veggie sandwich! ;)

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Cait February 20, 2012

I like that idea!! Hummus, veggies, pretzel roll…yeah. Sounds about right!

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 20, 2012

This looks like a deli sandwich!!! Making me want a second lunch! lol

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Cait February 20, 2012

Haha – I LOVE second lunch! :)

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Katie February 20, 2012

Oh my gosh, you are amazing. I had no idea there were this many (okay, 2) varieties of pretzel goodness in the world. Maybe it’s because I live way over here in the rocky mountains and we don’t have things like soft pretzels.

Whatever the reason, I’m thrilled that you are opening my eyes to the pretzel possibilities. And yes, I think that last bun is in need of some peanut butter.

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Cait February 20, 2012

Hahah – well then I think I just have to move there and open up the eyes of the rockies to things like soft pretzels!!

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Lauren February 20, 2012

Or an egg sandwich! My husband and I just went out to breakfast this morning and he ordered and egg sandwich on a pretzel roll that looked so so good!

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Cait February 20, 2012

Oh heck yes! I think that might be the winner!

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christina February 20, 2012

pretzel buns?! YUM!

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Cait February 21, 2012

:) They were delicious! And really easy!

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Dee at Deelicous Sweets February 20, 2012

Wow, Cait, these look awesome! I took a peek at your pretzel bites this morning and they looked scrumptious as well. I need to make some pretzels soon. It’s been while. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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Cait February 21, 2012

Of course! I definitely recommend trying this recipe, they came out wonderfully!

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Emily @LivingLongfellow February 20, 2012

oh man, I think about anything would be awesome on these. pb, almond butter, nutella, honey, butter, cinnamon sugar….

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Cait February 23, 2012

I agree – I love the cinnamon sugar idea! Can I literally just toast it, put butter on it and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar or is that too boring?? :)

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Emily February 20, 2012

Those seriously look awesome!
Soft pretzels and pretzel bread are my weakness…mmm…

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Cait February 23, 2012

I agree – I literally cannot pass one up when it’s in front of me!

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Life's a Bowl February 22, 2012

Great idea! I love pretzel nuggets and pretzel rolls :D Surprisingly, Target out of all places carries a great all-natural brand of pretzel rolls! I totes think that the other roll should be used to make something sweet, sweet + salty is my fave combo! A la mode sounds tasty…

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Cait February 23, 2012

I agree on the sweet + salty combo. Can’t beat it! And yeah! I’ve actually seen those waffles at Target! I didn’t know they were all natural though!

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