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Clean Glazin Raisin Pretzels

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Last week, dad + David + I went to go see Alejandro Junger LIVE, the Uruguayan M.D. who created the Clean Program. If you’re not familiar with his work, I totally recommend a Google search. Doctor, one of the very few I listen to these days, is absolutely brilliant.

 

So, I made Clean Glazin Raisin Pretzels in his honor. Just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

You can steal the recipe below.

 

Raisin Pretzels

ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour or flour of choice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoon firm coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 3 cups of warm water
  • Extra flour, as needed

 

preparation

Step 1: Heat the almond milk + maple syrup in a measuring cup to around 110 degrees F. Sprinkle the yeast on top + let it sit 5 minutes. If your yeast is good, it will bubble.

 

Step 2: Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together the flour + salt + sugar. Cut in the coconut oil, using a fork or a stand mixer. Then stir in the raisins. Thoroughly combine this mix with the yeast mixture, using your hands or a stand mixer, then knead dough on a floured surface or in the bowl for 5 minutes, adding more flour as needed to keep it from being too sticky to knead. I mixed dough in the bowl + added a total of 6 tablespoons extra flour by the end of the 5 minutes.

 

Step 3: Lightly grease the mixing bowl. Set dough in the bowl, cover the bowl with a towel + put the bowl in a warm place for 50 to 60 minutes or until it’s doubled in size.

 

Step 4: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F + lightly grease a baking tray. In a long + shallow container or dish, dissolve the 1/3 cup baking soda in 3 cups of warm water, then set aside.

 

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Step 5: Get out the risen dough. Punch the dough to deflate, then form evenly-sized pieces (8-10 large pretzels or 16-20 smaller ones). Roll each section of dough as thinly as you possibly can (the thinner the better), then twist into a pretzel shape. Dip each into the baking soda water, shake to dry, then arrange the pretzels on the baking tray. Pretzels are done when they have turned golden-brown + you can smell them (about 15-18 minutes).

 

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Glaze

ingredients

  • 1/4 cup yogurt of choice
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup to taste
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk, adjust to control thickness
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

 

preparation

Stir together all ingredients. Apply glaze to each pretzel directly before serving, or use glaze as a dip instead.

 

pretzels

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I Need Your Help

Since I can no longer watch the news or anything remotely stressful because baby Olivia starts kicking real hard in retaliation, I need your help filling up my movie wishlist. I’m talking about no-suspense (or drama of any form), feel good films. Or documentaries. Something I can pair with these Clean Glazin Raisin Pretzels + won’t give me indigestion, if you know what I mean.

 

I can tolerate a bit of crying if the ending is like BOOM, pure magic. But no Titanic or La Vita è Bella sh*t, please. Even Animal Planet is becoming a little too extreme for us.

 

If you’re an AppleTV + Netflix junkie, will you help this 5 month pregnant lady pick out some happy movies?

 

Thank you soooo much!

 

Coming Soon!

Life is Messy Kitchen, the printed book, comes out March 2. Holy Batman + Robin!

 

Be sure to pre-order your copy at www.lifeismessykitchen.com if you don’t like paying full price.

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

 

Photography Credit

Marcela Macias

6 Responses to Clean Glazin Raisin Pretzels

  • Jenny says:

    Hola Mayi guapa! I have a few film recommendations – I was completely the same when I was pregnant about not being able to watch anything remotely upsetting or aggressive. Happy Go Lucky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMwD7Zy6Vno, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (LOVE Mark Ruffalo!), Amèlie, It’s a wonderful Life, Moulin Rouge. I’ve misplaced my list so that’s all I can think of off the top of my head. Happy watching!

  • Yeni says:

    Hey, Mayi! Those pretzels look majestic! I am on a restrictive diet, so everything made with flour or sugar is a no no. So, I can´t stop salivating with this! 🙁 I love “Young Victoria”, smart, and not as romantic, but not as it seems ! 😉 You´ll love it! Good one for a rainy day or a peaceful saturday afternoon 🙂

  • Julie says:

    Hi Mayi!
    Some super happy cheerful sunshine movies I can recommend are “Mama Mia!” and it takes place in beautiful sunny Greece! The musical “Hairspray” the new one released with Michelle Pfiefer although I’m sure the old one is probably just as cheery. And the documentary “All of Me” about Katy Perry’s rise to from unknown to well…. Kary Perry! LOL. And for some really whimsical fun… like Dr. Seuss for adults… if you can rent the episodes to the TV show “Pushing Daisies” those are quite fun too. Hope you enjoy them! ~ Juie

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  • Haydee says:

    Hi Mayi,
    These pretzels look ahhh-ma-zing. 🙂 I’ll be trying them soon.

    I don’t blame you for not wanting to watch anything upsetting on TV…. I still don’t—- haven’t wanted to for years! 😉

    If you’re up for a romantic comedy two movies I can recommend are “Notting Hill” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

    Sending you and baby Olivia huge hugs! 🙂

  • Mmmm…. these look amazing!! I’m a grain-free gal, so I’m going to try making these with a combination of banana flour, coconut flour & almond flour in place of the wheat flour. I’ll let you know how they turn out!
    Thank you for all the amazing recipes and endless inspiration to live a balanced (and sometimes messy) life!
    xoxo
    -Patti

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