Garlic Knots

Soft and fluffy on the inside and topped with a flavorful garlicky glaze, these little knots pair perfectly with a warm bowl of soup or a fresh salad. The dough reminds us of pizza, making for a fun preparation and familiar bite.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Lightly spray 2 large baking sheets with canola spray.
  2. Get out a small bowl, a large bowl, and a small glass measuring cup.
  3. Set up 2 cooling racks.

STEP TWO – Make the Dough


¾ cup lukewarm water
1 packet dry active yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. In the small bowl, pour the water over the yeast and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir to combine and let sit for another 5 minutes frothy.
  3. In the large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
  4. Make a well in the center, add the oil and yeast mixture, and mix to form a ball of dough.
  5. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 3 minutes until smooth.
  6. Lightly spray the large bowl with canola spray and return the dough to the bowl.
  7. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm spot for 1 hour.

STEP THREE – Make the Knots

  1. Divide the dough into 4 pieces.
  2. Divide each piece again into 4 smaller pieces.
  3. Roll each piece into a rope and then into a knot, dusting with flour to prevent sticking as needed.
  4. Place the knots on the baking sheets, leaving enough space in-between, and brush with a little olive oil.
  5. Loosely cover the sheets and let rise for 1 hour until doubled again.
  6. Toward the end of the hour, preheat the oven to 400°F with 2 racks in the middle.

STEP FOUR – Bake the Knots

  1. Uncover the risen knots and bake for 6 minutes.
  2. Switch the sheets and bake for another 6 minutes until golden.
  3. Cool the knots on the cooling rack for 5-10 minutes.

STEP FIVE – Make the Glaze


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  1. In the small glass measuring cup, microwave the butter and garlic for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the salt and parsley and mix to combine.
  3. Brush the glaze on top of the garlic knots.
  4. Serve warm.

Recommended Serving Size: 2 knots

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

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