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Corn dogs

By April 1, 2013December 3rd, 2020Dairy Free, Main Dish, Nutrition Education

 Corn Dogs


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corn dogs


4 TBS coconut flour
1/2 cup beef broth or veggie broth

1/2 tsp spices of your desired liking
1/2 tsp gelatin
2 egg
2 grassfed hot dog
Coconut oil for frying

In a medium size bowl, heat the broth and mix in the gelatin to dissolve. Add in the coconut flour, spices and the egg. Let sit for a minute to thicken up. Wrap the batter around the hotdog (I had to use my hands). Add coconut oil or ghee to a skillet on high (or use THIS corndog skillet), once the skillet is hot, place the corndog in the oil and roll around until all side are cooked. CORN DOG! And this was my favorite way to use coconut flour! Makes 2 servings.

TIP: To help “breading” stick to foods, stir 1/2 tsp of unflavored gelatin into the “flour.” Meat and gelatin are composed of proteins that form tight bonds with one another.

Traditional Corn Dog = 250 calories, 29 carbs, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein
“Healthified” Corn Dog = 142 calories, 12.7 g protein, 6.7 g fat, 3.4 g fiber, 6.1 g effective carbs

Click HERE to find an amazing CORN DOG maker.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a mini muffin pan. Place 1 TBS of breading in the muffin tin. Place a 1 inch piece of hot dog into the dough. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy with my “healthified” Carolina BBQ sauce!

corn dogs

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corn dogs


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  • birrdieface says:

    Maria, you never cease to amaze me! Now if only I could find a sugar free hot dog!


  • Lucy says:

    Well-you know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow! The real test will be: Will my 5 year old who LOVES corndogs LOVE these? If he does, I will forever be in your debt!!LOL!!

    Thanks for the recipe-looking very forward to trying it for Friday’s lunch.

  • Lucy says:

    The batter just fell off the dogs! 🙁 What did I do wrong??

  • I didn’t use any coconut milk. Maybe a thick batter works best…

  • You’re from MN?! Where will your booth be, and will you be there the whole week? I’d love to stop by!

  • I will just be there for the day. I do little nutrition tidbits for Showcase MN tv show and they asked me to join them at the fair. Where is your booth?

  • malpaz says:

    haha that was me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! theyre so good!!!!!!!

  • Curious: Is the 1/2 tsp gelatin for the amount of flour in this recipe? If modified for larger recipe amounts like 1 cup of flour it would be 8 Tbs for that batch, which seems like a lot! I’m asking because I thought it would be fun to make a whole pack of corndogs & freeze them. Then reheat in the oven when my grandkids come over. I did notice that in the original recipe coconut milk was optional too.
    Thanks, Sue

  • Oops, my math was faulty! I guess it would be around 5 Tbs. Still seems like a lot though.

  • Oops, I will fix that! Thanks for the help:)

  • Denise says:

    Yummmmmm! Just made these very quickly without the milk and they were yum and hit the spot!

  • Thanks SO much Denise! I’m glad you liked them;)))

  • Melinda says:

    These were great!!! I added more coconut flour to make it stiff enough to be able to “mold” the batter onto the dog. So, SO good! My son is in high school and his friends always gather around him when he opens his lunch. They have begun to ask him for pieces to taste his “strange” food. He asked me to pack a couple of extra corn dogs tomorrow for his friends so they don’t eat all of his lunch. He loved them!

  • Yve says:

    Do you think water instead of broth would work in a pinch?

  • CincoSeisDos says:

    How do wee go about adding the mix onto the dogs when using a corndog machine?

  • bevvbevv says:

    My husband and I were at a fair this past weekend, and I looked wistfully at the corndogs. I love the flavor, and they have such fond associations for me. I postulated at the time that I could probably come up with a suitable coconut flour recipe, but I am so glad you’ve already done the work for me! I can’t wait to make these!

  • Cindy from Canada says:

    Hi Maria, I tried recipe this morning to pack in my boys lunch bags. I’m afraid things did not turn out very well. I followed the directions exactly for the mini muffin corn dogs, they stuck horribly to my new pan (yes I greased it), half of the hot dogs fell out and they were quite dry. I managed to pack a few in each lunch bag I will surely find out as soon as my boys are home whether or not they liked them. Personally I did not like them at all. Thank you for sharing…

    • Sorry to hear that. Not sure what went wrong. If the hotdogs come out they will dry up a bit so it is important to make sure they are covered. 🙂

    • Cindy from Canada says:

      Thanks so much for your prompt reply…I placed the hotdogs in the middle of the batter in the muffin pan as pictured in your lovely photo. I will try again with a different brand of coconut flour, that might help.

  • Anonymous says:

    That is so disgusting. You poor Americans!
    In Europe you will not find products with so many toxic ingredients. They sell the bad stuff at the normal “bakery” – where they do not have to list the ingredients – a lot of bad stuff – but still without SO MANY toxic ingredients as you have to bare!
    And in Europe the industry would not dare to sell this sh** in a supermarket, where they have to label all ingredients. They sell crap, but not THAT.
    I cannot believe what I see.

  • Lisa says:

    Gosh, we used to eat those morning star dogs all the time thinking they were good for us!! I’m going to try this tonight. I don’t have a corn dog maker, so going to try a mini muffin pan or something….

  • Diana says:

    Hi Maria,
    So I just made the mini corn dogs in the mini muffin pan hoping for a good after school snack for the kids. First of all, what brand of psyllium husks do you use? Mine turned out so dark in color, not at all like they look in the picture. Also, the “breading” is not very crispy, kind of mushy, and in general pretty much has no taste to it at all. Where they supposed to be kind of crispy, have some sort of flavor to them? I really wanted these to work!!! 🙁

    • cemmerich says:

      I use Jay Robb. Make sure the batter isn’t too wet before frying. Not all psyllium is alike so next time add less water. 😉

  • Diana says:

    Hi Maria,
    The recipe I used was from the kids cookbook.
    1TBS coconut flour
    1TBS Psyllium Husk Powder
    2TBS Chicken or Veggie Broth
    1 hot dog
    I used the option where you put the dough in mini cupcake pain and bake at 350 for 15-20 min
    So I didn’t add any water, and didn’t fry, …should I have added water? I like the baking option vs frying
    What in general do you think can be done to the “breading” to add some flavor for taste? I know you like using ACV in your amazing bread, would that help? Some spices? (although I don’t know what kind woud work here)
    I really want to make these work!!!

    One last thing – I only found Jay Robb psyllium husks on jay robb website. Do you grind them yourself to make them powder or where do you get that brand in powder form from?
    Thanks for you help!

  • Diana says:

    Is this the Jay Robb product? It says “husks” on the bag but then says “powder” somewhere in the description
    Just wanted to make sure I am ordering the right thing..

  • Diana says:

    Thanks! I will try this again when the Jay Robb stuff comes in the mail.

  • Molly S says:

    I am making these right now! My corn dog maker came today! Should the batter be a little wetter than play dough? I used my hands to mold them around the dogs then added them to the maker… A double batch made one corn dog maker full…. My little guy is a picky eater, but he approves!

  • Jennifer says:

    Hi Maria! Do you have a recipe for homemade ketchup?

    • cemmerich says:

      It isn’t posted yet, but here is a sneak peak. 🙂
      The Yacon adds the brown sugar flavor. If you can’t get it, just add a little more swerve to taste.

      1 6 oz can tomato paste
      2 TBS apple cider vinegar (or coconut vinegar)
      1 TBS Swerve
      1 tsp garlic powder
      1 tsp onion powder
      1 tsp salt
      1.5 tsp yacon (optional or more swerve to taste)
      1 1/2 cups water

      Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes.

  • Jamie Rebecca says:

    yay! I was just about to ask about ketchup!

  • Minky says:

    Hi Maria, this recipe is so exciting, yum!

    For your readers who may not have access to grass fed dogs, a couple of easily accessible options are healthier than regular dogs: Oscar Mayer Selects Angus Beef hot dogs – no added preservatives, nitrates or nitrites and less than 1g of sugar, and Applegate Farms dogs, uncured, also no nasty nitrates, nitrates. The Oscar Mayer Selects are our favorite.

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