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Pretzel Hot Dog Buns

Prep Time:2 hrs
Cook Time:20 mins
  • 370 Calories
  • 15g Protein
  • 9g Total Fat
  • 57g Carbs

Roasting hot dogs over an open fire makes for one delicious outdoor fare. But add one to a warm, homemade pretzel hot dog bun and you’ve got yourself a winning dish. Before your next campfire cookout, prep these hot dog pretzel buns with Kodiak Power Cakes for a boost of whole grains and protein.

Recipe provided by Moments of Wild


For Dough:

  • 1-1/2 cup Kodiak Buttermilk Power Cakes
  • 2-1/4 cups all purpose flour + more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cup warm water
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons quick rising dry active yeast


For Boiling:

  • 5-6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda



  • 1 egg, beated
  • Course sea salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl fitted with the dough hook, combine warm water with 1 tbsp of the honey and the yeast. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to proof until foamy. Stir in the rest of the honey and melted butter. Turn mixer on low and add both the Kodiak Power Cakes and all-purpose flour 1 cup at a time, mixing with the dough hook until just combined before each addition until you have added all the flour. If your dough is a little bit sticky, just add in flour 1 tbsp at a time until it pulls away from the edges of the bowl. Turn mixer onto medium-high and allow to knead until dough is smooth and elastic – about 5 minutes.
  2. Turn dough out and knead by hand to shape into a ball. Grease your bowl with olive oil and set the dough back in. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place for 60-90 minutes until doubled.
  3. Once your dough has risen, turn it out onto a clean work surface, that has not been floured. You want your dough to kind of stick to the work surface as this will make it easier to shape. Cut dough into 6 equal parts. Use your hands to roll each piece into about a 5-inch log. Place the logs onto a baking sheet and cover with a tea towel to rise for another 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 450 degrees and bring a large pot of water to a rolling gentle boil with 1/4 cup of baking soda.
  5. Once your water is boiling and your pretzel buns have proofed, add pretzel buns to the water 1 at a time and let them boil for 30 seconds on each side. Use a slotted spoon to remove them from the water and place back onto baking sheets.
  6. Brush the pretzels with your egg wash. Sprinkle the pretzels generously with coarse salt, and make three slits in the top with a sharp knife.
  7. Place in the oven to bake for 16-18 minutes or until they are a nice golden color.

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