By/ Last Modified On August 28, 2023
With this easy gluten-free corn dogs recipe, you can enjoy all the deliciousness of this iconic snack without any worry about gluten. These homemade corn dogs have a soft and fluffy outer coating, a juicy hot dog on the inside, and are served on a stick, making them a fun and convenient snack for any occasion.
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GLUTEN-FREE CORN DOGS RECIPE
These gluten-free corn dogs actually taste better than your local Fair. Why? As you can use quality ingredients of your choice without worrying about cross-contamination.
You can easily adjust the ingredients to your diet; however, I would not change the addition of the egg, as it is crucial in making the batter adhere to the hot dog. The batter is really the key to success in this recipe.
View my tips and recommendations below to get the best gluten-free corn dogs! With just a handful of ingredients and under 30 minutes, you can whip up a batch of these tasty gluten-free corn dogs and satisfy your craving for fair food anytime.
WHY YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THESE GLUTEN-FREE CORN DOGS
Re-create at home - You don't need to miss your local fair food when you can re-create this at home.
Easy and fun to make - You may feel intimidated by this recipe, but it's so easy. If you get your batter correct, you're set!
Healthier for you - You can control the quality of your hot dogs, so no nasties.
INGREDIENTS IN GLUTEN-FREE CORN DOGS
FOR GLUTEN-FREE CORN DOGS
Hot dogs - You will need 6 gluten-free hot dogs. Check labels to ensure the hot dogs are gluten-free.
Corn flour or Corn meal - You can use either ½ cup corn flour or ½ cup corn meal. I prefer corn flour as it makes a softer outer coating, whereas cornmeal yields a crunchier outer coating. I like to use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Corn Flour and Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Medium Grind Cornmeal. Don't mistake this for corn starch.
Baking powder - ½ tbsp baking powder to make the perfect batter.
Sugar - Regular granulated white sugar.
Egg - 1 large egg, beaten. I would not recommend using an egg replacer as the key to the batter adhering to the hot dog is egg in the batter.
Milk - I use whole milk, but you can use a dairy-free option of your choice.
Salt and oil - Salt for taste. Use an oil that can be used for deep frying.
FOR SERVING (OPTIONAL)
Condiments - I like to dip them in ketchup and mustard.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR THIS GLUTEN-FREE CORN DOGS
If you have any questions about making Gluten-Free Corn Dogs, please leave a comment, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE CORN DOGS
- Get your ingredients ready.
- Remove the hot dogs from the package and pat them dry. TIP: It's important to pat them dry so the coating adheres to the hot dog. Insert the skewer parallel to the hot dogs carefully to not pierce completely through them.
- Combine the corn flour, gluten-free flour, baking powder, sugar, egg, milk, and salt in a medium bowl.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Toss the hot dogs in the batter to create a coating all around. The mixture should stick to them; if not, add a little bit more flour to thicken the batter. Then dip your hands in a bowl with cold water and work the (thicker) batter all around the hot dog to create a nice even coating. Heat the frying oil in a large frying pan or a deep fryer if you have one, and line a large platter with kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil. Place the coated hot dogs in the frying oil slowly. Fry for about 2 minutes and then rotate them so they cook evenly on all sides. They are ready when they are golden brown. Remove them from the oil and place on the kitchen paper.
- Repeat with the remaining hot dogs. Serve immediately with ketchup and mustard.
TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE CORN DOGS
Hot dogs - Make sure to dry the hot dogs off before coating them. This helps the batter to stick to the hot dog.
Apply flour - If you battling to get the batter stick to the hot dog. Dip the hot dog into your gluten-free flour.
Chill the batter and prepare the batter correctly - Don't skip this step. Chilled batter aids in the application process. For best success, ensure you follow the recipe to achieve a great batter.
Inserting the sticks - Make sure to place them horizontally; it helps to hold the hot dog horizontally too.
Frequently Asked Questions
IS THERE FLOUR IN CORN DOGS?
Yes, you can use one of our gluten-free flour blends or your favorite all-purpose 1:1 style gluten-free flour.
ARE CORN DOGS GLUTEN-FREE?
The coated hot dog is not usually gluten-free, but this recipe was created gluten-free.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLUTEN-FREE CORNMEAL VERSUS CORN FLOUR?
Cornmeal is coarser, and corn flour is finer. They can be used interchangeably, depending on the recipe. But bear in mind cornmeal adds a texture to the recipe. I like to use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Corn Flour and Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Medium Grind Cornmeal.
HOW DO YOU STORE AND REHEAT HOMEMADE GLUTEN-FREE CORN DOGS?
Let the corn dogs cool once cooked. Then transfer them into an airtight container. You can then store them in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 6 months. If frozen, you can reheat them in your oven at 350°F for 12-15 minutes. When reheating the gluten-free hot dogs from the refrigerator, reduce the cooking time to 8-10 minutes.
POSSIBLE SUBSTITUTIONS FOR GLUTEN-FREE CORN DOGS
Hot dogs - You can use gluten-free veggie dogs.
Milk - You can use your milk of choice.
Eggs - I have not tested this recipe with an egg replacement. I am reluctant to suggest it as the egg helps the batter stick to the hot dog.
Is Trader Joe's Corn Dogs Gluten-Free?
Unfortunately, Trader Joe's Corn Dog is not gluten-free. The ingredient list includes wheat flour, which contains gluten. Trader Joe's offers various gluten-free options, so you may want to check their selection for alternative corn dogs or other snacks. Additionally, carefully reading ingredient labels to ensure that products are safe for your dietary needs is always a good idea.
Is Most Corn Dogs Gluten-free?
A corn dog can be made gluten-free, but not all corn dogs are gluten-free. Traditional corn dogs typically use wheat flour in the batter containing gluten. However, many manufacturers now offer gluten-free corn dogs made with alternative flours such as rice flour, corn flour, or a blend of gluten-free flours. If you're looking for gluten-free corn dogs, it's important to read the ingredient label carefully to ensure that the product does not contain wheat or other sources of gluten.
Are Costco Corn Dogs Gluten-free?
No, Costco's Signature Corn Dog is not gluten-free. The ingredient list includes wheat flour, which contains gluten.
What Can You Do With Extra Gluten-free Corn Dog Batter?
Leftover batter, no problem. We have shared a few ideas. Which one of these recipes will you make with your leftover batter?
- Make corn dog muffins - Pour the batter into a muffin tin and add chopped hot dogs or sausages to each muffin cup. Bake until the muffins are cooked through and golden brown.
- Make hush puppies - Drop spoonfuls of the batter into hot oil and fry until they are crispy and golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
- Use it as a coating - Use the batter as a coating for chicken tenders or fish fillets. Dip the protein in the batter and fry until crispy and cooked through. You can even use it for corn fritters.
- Freeze the batter - If you don't want to use it immediately, you can freeze it for later use. Simply pour the batter into a resealable plastic bag and freeze until you are ready to use it. Thaw the batter in the refrigerator before using it.
Why Make Your Own Homemade Corn Dogs?
- Quality Control and Dietary Restrictions - When making corn dogs, you have control over the ingredients' quality. You can use high-quality, fresh ingredients and avoid artificial preservatives or additives that may be present in store-bought versions.
- Taste - Homemade corn dogs can taste better than store-bought versions, as you can tailor the recipe to your personal taste preferences. You can experiment with different types of hot dogs or sausages and adjust the batter to make it sweeter, spicier, or more savory.
- Fun Activity - Making corn dogs can be fun with family or friends, especially for special occasions like birthday parties or game nights. It can be a way to bond over cooking and enjoying a tasty treat together.
- Cost-Effective - Making corn dogs at home can be more cost-effective than buying them pre-made. You can buy the ingredients in bulk and make a large batch, which can be frozen and enjoyed later. This can help you save money in the long run.
- 6 gluten-free hot dogs
- ½ cup corn flour or corn meal
- ½ cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
- ½ tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 12 skewers or lollipop sticks
- Oil for deep frying
For serving (optional)
- In a medium bowl combine the corn flour, gluten-free flour, baking powder, sugar, egg, milk, and salt. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Remove the hot dogs from the package and pat them dry. Insert the skewer parallel to the hot dogs, carefully as to not pierce completely through them.
- Toss the hot dogs in the batter to create a coating all around. The mixture should stick on them, if not add a little bit more flour to thicken the batter. Then dip your hands in a bowl with cold water and work the (thicker) batter all around the hot dog to create a nice even coating.
- Heat the frying oil in a large frying pan or a deep fryer if you have one and line a large platter with kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil.
- Place the coated hot dogs in the frying oil slowly. Fry for about 2 minutes and then rotate them so they cook evenly on all sides. They are ready when they are golden brown. Remove them from the oil and place on the kitchen paper.
- Repeat with the remaining hot dogs.
- Serve immediately with ketchup and mustard
- They are best served fresh but if you have any leftovers, you can crisp them up in oven or an air fryer for about 5 minutes before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 984mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 9g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.