Gluten Free/Grain Free Mini Hot Dogs In A Bun
I always get friends telling me that they love how they feel when they make the switch to eating a paleo style diet, but there are certain foods that they miss and wish they could still eat. I know it can be really difficult at the beginning because most people start out eating just meat and veggies and quickly get tired eating this way. The great thing is most foods that you loved before you transitioned to healthier eating habits can be re-created as a paleo version. It just takes a little creativity and recipe testing!
One food my kids miss sometimes are having buns with their hotdogs. We do enjoy our hotdogs with gluten free buns from the store on occasion, but it can be difficult to find ones that are grain free, plus most brands still usually have a pretty large list of ingredients. So I decided get to recipe creating in my kitchen and make some mini hot dogs in buns or you could also think of them as pigs in a blanket.
These ones came out pretty good. I do want to point out that these are best served immediately while still warm, or if you decide to refrigerate then make sure to heat them up in a toaster oven or regular oven because the bun part will get pretty hard when cold. When they are warm they are nice and soft! I made extras and stored for a few days in our fridge and they were still great when I warmed them up. Football season is now upon us which means lots of snacking. These would make tasty yet healthy football snack!!
- 3 Grass Fed/Hormone Free Hot Dogs (I like Applegate Farms Brand)
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Cup Cassava Flour plus a little more use when rolling your dough
- 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
- 2TBSP Grass Fed Butter or Ghee melted
- 1TBSP Honey
- 1tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4tsp Sea Salt
- Cut Each hot dog in half
- In a large mixing bowl add and beat your eggs
- Now add your dry ingredients by sifting them into the bowl and mixing
- Melt your butter or ghee and add that along with the apple cider vinegar
- Mix until there are no clumps and you have a dough like constancy. If it is too sticky add a little more cassava flour.
- Divide the dough into equal sized balls
- Add a little cassava flour to your counter or whatever surface you are working on and roll out each ball into a circle using your hands or a rolling pen.
- Place each hot dog in the center of your dough and fold the sides over the hot dog.
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
- Line a cookie sheet with bleach free parchment paper and add your mini dogs
- Place your mini hot dogs in a bun in the oven and bake for 20-25 min until the dough has risen and is starting to brown slightly