Pretzel Buns (Vegan)
These buns are great for all kinds of sandwiches or great just to have as a dinner roll. They're sure to keep your family and friends coming back for more and nobody will know they're gluten-free! You can even make a bunch of them ahead of time, defrost, boil and bake as needed!
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Servings: 8 6 oz Buns
Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes Minutes
Bake/Cook Time: 35 Minutes


625 grams

Authentic Foods Steve’s GF Bread Flour

7 grams (1 packet)

Instant Yeast

40 grams (1/4 Cup)

Brown Sugar

3 grams (1/2 teaspoon)


56 grams (1/4 Cup)

Refined Coconut Oil, melted

660 grams (23 oz.)

Water, warm

Baking Soda Bath:


10 Cups


170 grams (2/3 Cup)

Baking Soda


Additional melted coconut oil for brushing


  1. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper and grease top of parchment with oil to prevent rolls from sticking.
  2. Combine Authentic Foods Steve’s GF Bread Flour Blend, yeast, and salt in mixer bowl. Combine water, coconut oil, and brown sugar and whisk to dissolve sugar. Place on mixer with dough hook attachment and with mixer running gradually add liquids. Increase speed to medium and allow to mix until smooth dough forms.
  3. Once dough is smooth remove from mixer. Coat hands with Authentic Foods Superfine White Rice Flour if dough is too sticky to handle and knead lightly to smooth out dough. Divide into 8 equal pieces and round out into smooth dough balls.
  4. Cover with plastic and place in a warm spot to rise until doubled in size. Rising should take about 45 minutes to an hour.
  5. Once rolls are doubled in size place entire tray in freezer and allow to chill until very firm, about 1 hour.
  6. While pretzels are chilling begin heating water for soda bath in a large pot. Make sure there is plenty of room so water does not boil over when baking soda is added. Also begin preheating oven to 350F.
  7. Once water is boiling add baking soda all at once. This will cause water to start bubbling much more as the baking soda dissolves. Allow all baking soda to dissolve and by this point pretzels should be well-chilled and firm.
  8. Working with 1 roll at a time, place top side down into the boiling water. Allow to sit for 10 seconds with top submerged then flip rolls bottom side down and allow to sit in water 10 more seconds. Remove from water, dripping off excess liquid, and place back on greased parchment. Repeat this step with all rolls. Once finished boiling score a large X on tops of rolls with a sharp knife and place in oven
  9. Place rolls in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until deeply browned, rotating halfway through baking.
  10. Once finished baking brush with additional coconut oil and place on cooling rack.

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