In Bavaria, you are apt to see this as a side dish to just about everything. The Pretzel (Bretzel, Bretzen or Brezn it’s all the same) has been around Southeastern Germany since the 1400’s and it may be surprising to learn the fat and calorie breakdown of this Bavarian staple. These shown above, I made here at home. You can buy them pre-made in the freezer section of any grocery store and pop them in the oven.
Not only is it a nice snack by itself, they are also used instead of bread for a sandwich even. Lunchmeats or cheese are just layered on top of one. Another common way to find them in the bakery instead of plain is sliced in half horizontally, with butter spread in the middle then replaced. Just like a sandwich. Instead of butter, I enjoy a bit of cream cheese in the middle like you would do with a bagel. Really, the options of what you can do with a pretzel are endless.
Here is the breakdown:
1 Brezel (85 Gramm):
- 804 kJ / 192 kcal (Calories)
- 6,1 Gramm Eiweiß (Protein)
- 1,6 Gramm Fett (Fat)
- 38,5 Gramm Kohlenhydrate (Carbs)
Of course they are very popular at the Volksfests and Oktoberfest too. Although they have a bit more calories as they are quite larger, but oh so good!
So, the next time you plan on using bread for a sandwhich, why not try replacing it with a pretzel?