Deliciously Flavorful Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread

This Deliciously Flavorful Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread is everything you love about soft, hot pretzels, but without the twist, and perfect for sandwiches.

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The first time I made this bread, it was gobbled up in a matter of moments. We even used it for sandwiches, which was the real reason I wanted to attempt a pretzel bread in loaf form.

The second time I’m making this Deliciously Flavorful Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread is tomorrow, for my dad for Father’s Day. I just know he’s going to love it as much as we did, and I can hardly wait to give it to him! That’s what you can give the man who has everything!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread is available near the end of this post. 

This Deliciously Flavorful Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread is everything you love about soft, hot pretzels, but without the twist, and perfect for sandwiches. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list for making Homemade Dijon Pretzel Bread is as follows;

  • all-purpose flour
  • whole wheat flour
  • yeast
  • milk
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • water
  • baking soda
  • Dijon mustard
  • egg
  • sesame seeds
  • baking spray

This Deliciously Flavorful Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread is everything you love about soft, hot pretzels, but without the twist, and perfect for sandwiches. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

If you’ve ever made homemade soft pretzels before, you know that what gives the pretzels their distinctly chewy crust is the boiling baking soda and water “bath” you give them right before baking.

Since I wasn’t prepared to submerge my entire loaf of pretzel bread into a hot pan of boiling water, I decided to try replicating the procedure by brushing the dough with the boiling solution in hopes that it would give the same effect. Happily, this technique worked wonderfully well, and I can call my experiment a huge success. WOOT!

This Deliciously Flavorful Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread is everything you love about soft, hot pretzels, but without the twist, and perfect for sandwiches. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The instructions for making Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread is relatively simple. Let me walk you through the easy steps;

  • Heat the milk and butter to warm (110 – 110 degrees) in microwave-safe bowl on 50% power.
  • Pour the warm milk and butter into a large bowl, and stir in the yeast and brown sugar until the yeast has dissolved.
  • Allow the mixture to sit and get foamy (approximately 5 minutes).
  • Using the dough hook on a stand mixer, or a wooden spoon, stir in the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and salt *Note – If using a wooden spoon, this will take some elbow grease and after a while, you may want to switch to using your hands
  • Continue mixing until the dough comes together into a ball. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and hand knead until the dough comes smooth and elastic (about 4-5 minutes).
  • Place the dough into a bowl that has been sprayed with olive oil spray and also top the dough with a light spray.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until double in bulk in a warm draft-free place (about 1 hour).
  • Punch the risen down and turn out onto a very lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out to an approximate 10″x12″ rectangle.
  • Spread the Dijon mustard out onto the rolled dough.
  • Roll the dough tightly widthwise and place the rolled dough, seam side down, in a loaf pan that has been sprayed with olive oil.
  • Allow the loaf to rise until doubled in bulk in a warm, draft-free place (approximately 1 hour).
  • Bring the baking soda and ½ cup water to a rolling boil on the stove top.
  • Brush the baking soda and water solution over the entire top of the loaf and allow to rise again for an additional 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and 1 teaspoon water. Brush the top of the loaf with the egg wash and sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds, if desired.
  • Use a very sharp paring knife to cut 3 slashes (approximately ½” deep) on the top of the loaf.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake the pretzel bread for 20 minutes at 400 degrees and then decrease the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove and allow the bread to cool on a wire race for 10 minutes.
  • Loosen the bread by running a knife around the sides of the loaf pan and remove the bread and allow to cool completely on the wire rack until ready to serve. *Note – the bread slices best when completely cool.

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there…especially mine! I hope you love your bread, dad. Enjoy!  XO

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

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Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
rise time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
This Deliciously Flavorful Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread is everything you love about soft, hot pretzels, but without the twist, and perfect for sandwiches.
Course: breads & biscuits
Cuisine: German, German Cuisine
Keyword: pretzel bread, whole wheat Dijon pretzel bread
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 118 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for rolling
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • teaspoons salt
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup water plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Heat the milk and butter to warm (110 - 110 degrees) in microwave-safe bowl on 50% power.
  2. Pour the warm milk and butter into a large bowl, and stir in the yeast and brown sugar until the yeast has dissolved. Allow the mixture to sit and get foamy (approximately 5 minutes).
  3. Using the dough hook on a stand mixer, or a wooden spoon, stir in the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and salt *Note - If using a wooden spoon, this will take some elbow grease and after a while, you may want to switch to using your hands. 

  4. Continue mixing until the dough comes together into a ball. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and hand-knead until the dough comes smooth and elastic (about 4-5 minutes). 

  5. Place the dough into a bowl that has been sprayed with olive oil spray and also top the dough with a light spray. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until double in bulk in a warm draft-free place (about 1 hour).
  6. Punch the risen down and turn out onto a very lightly floured surface.
  7. Roll the dough out to an approximate 10"x12" rectangle. Spread the Dijon mustard out onto the rolled dough. 
  8. Roll the dough tightly widthwise and place the rolled dough, seam side down, in a loaf pan that has been sprayed with olive oil. 
  9. Allow the loaf to rise until doubled in bulk in a warm, draft-free place (approximately 1 hour).
  10. Bring the baking soda and ½ cup water to a rolling boil on the stove top. Brush the baking soda and water solution over the entire top of the loaf and allow to rise again for an additional 30 minutes.
  11. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and 1 teaspoon water. Brush the top of the loaf with the egg wash and sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds, if desired. 
  12. Use a very sharp paring knife to cut 3 slashes (approximately ½" deep) on the top of the loaf.
  13. Preheat oven to 400-degrees. 

  14. Bake the pretzel bread for 20 minutes at 400 degrees and then decrease the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the bread is deeply golden in color and sounds hollow when tapped. 

  15. Remove and allow the bread to cool on a wire race for 10 minutes. Loosen the bread by running a knife around the sides of the loaf pan and remove the bread and allow to cool completely on the wire rack until ready to serve. *Note - the bread slices best when completely cool.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment;

microwave-safe bowl, large bowl, wooden spoons, stand-mixer (optional), dough hook (optional), olive oil spray, loaf pan, rolling pin, pastry brush (optional), paring knife, measuring cups, measuring spoons, saucepot, 

Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Dijon Pretzel Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 675mg 28%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 Comments

  1. Pinned. Love this. What a perfect Father's Day Bread and for sandwiches! Lots and lots of sandwiches!

  2. I wish I made more bread. This i s so innovative and unique, perfection!

  3. This looks amazing. I use lye when I do my pretzels.

  4. What an inspired idea! I am full of ideas for what to make with this bread now.

  5. A pretzel bread in loaf form is brilliant!! I would LOVE to make sandwiches on this bread!

  6. I've never seen such a bread with a mustard swirl in the center, so cool!

  7. I'm really not kidding when I say I think you are a queen of bread! This bread looks so delicious and I love that dijon swirl. I really want to toast some up and make a ham and cheese melt….yum!

  8. What a fun recipe! I can think of so many things this would be perfect for!

  9. Wilhelmina Wessel

    This bread is absolutely gorgeous!

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