These are quick, super simple, but delicious. A perfect recipe for children of all ages to make. The photo may make it look a little dodgy, but I promise it’s not 😉
I’m always on the look out for new food options for fussy eaters and these tick boxes!
Any time we can introduce a new food, or a variation on a food for a picky eater it’s a win. Gently showing them change helps to get away from a narrow range of options. If our child can help make something, that investment also builds more comfort around the food.
1 cup SR flour (I used regular wholemeal and added 2 tsps baking powder)
¾ cup plain yoghurt (I used full fat)
Milk, butter, water – to brush the top
Course salt (optional)
Heat the oven to 180˚
Mix the yoghurt and flour well in a bowl (you may need to add more flour if it’s sticky)
Pull the dough into 4 pieces
Roll each piece into a long, thin tube
Cross both ends over to form the shape (what it looks like is not important – mine is obviously not classic pretzel shape, but it tasted great 😉)
Place on a greased baking tray or silicon mat
Brush with milk, melted butter or water
Sprinkle with salt
Place in oven for approx. 20 mins, until starting to brown
The pretzel should be soft
Eat as is or add spreads of choice
Home-made bread doesn’t keep well so if not using immediately, freezing helps keep it fresh
*with thanks to The Big Man’s World for recipe idea
Judith, MA Cantab, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/