Ever bought a pretzel, forgot to eat it and found it soggy with weird texture the next day? I have two methods for you to make them just as (if not more) delicious as when it was fresh from the bakery! The same thing works with left-over bread rolls, too!
By the way, if you are vegan make sure to use vegan pretzels, because not all are.
Idea No. 1: Pizza Pretzel
The first idea is a quick and yummy pizza using pretzel halves as base. You can use any toppings you like, I personally chose the following:
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp mixed dry herbs
1 tbsp cut spring onion
1 large tomato
pepper to taste
4tsp white almond butter
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
Slice the pretzel in half horizontically and place the halves on a baking tray with some baking parchment underneath.
Spread the tomato paste evenly on both halves.
Then sprinkle the pepper, herbs and spring onion on the halves.
Cut the tomato in small pieces and carefully place them on top.
Mix the almond butter with 3tbsp of tap water until it becomes a more liquid but not too liquid sauce. Kinda like yoghurt consistency. Add more water or more almond butter if needed. Then drizzle it all over the pretzel halves as a cheese alternative. Or simply use vegan cheese instead.
Bake the pretzels for about 10 min or until the almond butter mix turns slightly brownish.
Serve & enjoy!
Idea No. 2: Pretzel Chips
If the pretzels are too old and dry to even make pizza from, try turning them into bread chips! It’s really simple and super quick if you have a machine for slicing bread. It also works well for bread rolls. #nofoodwaste
Simply slice the pretzels thinly, then mix them with your preferred spices and some olive oil, mix everyting together with your hands, and bake for 20 min by 180°C. Then let them cool down and enjoy! I usually keep them in a bowl without a lid and they stay crispy for several days.
I personally used 2tbsp of smoked paprika powder and 2 tbsp of olive oil for 4 pretzels. But you could also add garlic powder, herbs or just olive oil instead. It’s up to you! Just be careful with salt as pretzels are already pretty salty as is.
If you have more ideas what to do with left-over pretzels or bread, feel free to share it in the comments below!