Hey there busy Keto Mama’s! Keto Corn dogs to the rescue! I know that we’ve all been cooking a lot more than usual. As someone with a (suddenly) picky teen I understand how frustrating it is to make dinner only to hear complaints.You won’t get those with this recipe. My kid is pretty well rounded in the eating department but I try to make some kid friendly dishes every now and then because that is how families work. My daughter is not “Keto” but I am not the kind of Mom who makes a separate dinner for her. Not only does that cause a ton of waste but it also takes up a lot of time that I just don’t have. Sometimes we make this dish with Italian sausages instead of hot dogs…I suppose that just depends on what we are in the mood for and what’s on sale at the local store.
A word about hot dogs….
So, regular old cheapie hot dogs are eyed with some suspicion around here. They aren’t made in the most savory of manners so we buy “kosher” hot dogs. We usually buy Nathans hot dogs but there are others too.
If you’re into learning cool facts about weird subjects you can check out Nathans Hotdogs story here….
The “Keto Corn Dogs” Flavor
If you have been doing the Keto Diet for more than five minutes you know that corn is off the menu. It high in carbs and produces a huge insulin spike.
To get the corn bread flavor you’re going to need to be crafty and use corn extract. We like this one. You don’t have to use it but these will be more like pigs in a blanket without it.
Low Carb Baking Tips:
- Low carb flour like almond meal and coconut flour doesn’t brown very well. In most instances brown means “burnt” when we are talking about almond flour. But if you brush your baked creations with egg whites it gives Low Carb breads a golden brown, crispier texture.
- If you are using sausages instead of hot dogs it will be best to cook the sausages first. You can pan fry or bake but in the oven the regular Italian sausages usually take 45-60 minutes and your corn bread wrapper will be burnt to a crisp by then.
- Nut flours are not good burnt.
Low Carb Condiments
Mayonnaise and mustard are naturally Keto Friendly and Low Carb unless you get the flavored types.
Always check the bottle to make sure but the plain varieties are usually low cab and much more convenient than making your own.
I have seen sugar free ketchup even at our tiny grocery store in the sticks but they don’t always have it in stock (thanks to the popularity of Keto). But it’s fairly easy to make your own ketchup and I think it tastes better. If you want to give it a go you can find the recipe here.
Feel Free to Change Up the Corn DogsOne of the things that I love about low carb recipes is the ability to change it up.
You don’t have to be a chef and NONE of my recipes require that anyone follow them to the letter. (Except in the yeast bread recipe).
Variety is the spice of the Keto Diet and you can skip the breading and wrap these bad boys up in some bacon if you are short on time or want something different next time:
The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy. We are pretty careful about our figures but if you ever feel like anything is off please feel free to do your own calculations.
Keto Corn Dogs Recipe
This recipe has all of the corn flavor but none of the carbs. It's a fun family meal that we have developed to help busy moms eat Keto without having to make a seperate meal for the kids. Googly eyes optional.
Large Mixing Bowl
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Mix almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder in a large bowl.
- Melt the butter and cheese in a pan on low heat. Stir thoroughly with a wooden spoon, for a smooth and flexible batter. Remove from heat and add corn extract.
- Stir the egg into to the flour mixture, and then add the cheese mixture, combining all until it becomes a firm dough.
- Flatten into a rectangle, about 8×14 inches. You can roll between two pieces of parchment if this makes it easier.
- Cut into 8 triangles with a pizza wheel. ( Think about how those cressent rolls look when they come out of the can). Or you can cut into strips if you want to make "mummy dogs".
- Wrap the dough around the hot dog with oiled hands and brush with a whisked egg.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15–20 minutes until the dough is golden brown. The hot dog will be hot by then too.
Serving: 1hot dogCalories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 13gFat: 28gSodium: 832mgFiber: 2gNet Carbs: 3gFat Ratio per Serving: 79.75%Protein Ratio per Serving: 16.46%Carb Ratio per Serving: 3.8%