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Our Best Gluten Free Corn Dog Recipe

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This Gluten Free Corn dog batter recipe is also free of Wheat, Eggs and Dairy! The corn dog batter is perfect for mini corn dogs – think appetizers or a Gluten Free lunch idea!

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Clean Eating with Allergies

In addition to Clean Eating, our family has already been eliminating dairy and eggs due to intollerances. So imagine my surprise when we were told that we also need to eliminate wheat for 8 weeks. Now that is hard to do! Our kids eat toast for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch. I needed more school lunch ideas and it had to be clean food!

wheat free cornbread recipe

Gluten Free Corn Dog Recipe

I pulled out one of our favorite recipes: https://www.naturaldeets.com/dairy-free-corn-dog-recipe/ and figured out how to eliminate the wheat. Surprisingly, the wheat free version turned out to be just as good as the original!

To replace the flour, I increased the cornmeal and made up the difference with Chickpea Flour. Chickpea flour and cornmeal are both naturally gluten free and although I wasn’t going for a Gluten free corn dog, that’s where we ended up.

gluten free corndogs

Wheat Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins

There were a couple of tricks to this dough. First of all, it looked extremely watery. In fact, I was sure I was going to be making another batch. Here’s a picture (see what I mean?):

wheat free corndog

But it actually turned out perfectly! The second trick is to let the batter sit for 10 minutes before baking. This gives the baking powder and baking soda time to activate.

gluten free cornbread

The last trick is to sufficiently oil the muffin pan. Because there is so little oil, and no eggs or butter, the muffins will stick to the pan. Sufficiently oiling the pan will keep them from sticking.

Ingredients:

8 Grass Fed Hot Dogs, Sliced

2/3 + 3/4 Cups Cornmeal

1/3 Cup Garbanzo Bean Flour

2 Cups Almond Milk

2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Flax Eggs (2 Tbsp Flax & 6 Tbsp Water)

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1-3 Tbsp Honey

1 tsp.  Baking Soda

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Salt

clean eating corn dogs

Wheat Free Cornbread

  1. Preheat Oven to 375°
  2. Mix the Flax eggs and let sit while you prepare the rest
  3. In a large bowl, mix the Almond Milk and Apple Cider Vinegar. Place aside
  4. In a medium bowl, mix the Cornmeal, Garbanzo Bean Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Salt
  5. Add the Flax egg to the bowl with the Almond Milk. Add the Honey and Oil and mix well.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just mixed. Remember that the batter will be watery.
  7. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes. While the batter is sitting, cut the hot dogs into 1.4 inch pieces
  8. Spray your muffin pan with non stick spray or rub with olive oil
  9. Fill each muffin 3/4 full and place a hot dog slice on the top
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes. If using a convection oven, bake for 7-10 minutes
  11. Cool and serve

Gluten Free Mini Corn Dog Recipe

Gluten Free Corn Dog Recipe

  • 8 Grass Fed Hot Dogs (Sliced)
  • 2/3 + 3/4 Cups Cornmeal
  • 1/3 Cup Garbanzo Bean Flour
  • 2 Cups Almond Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Flax Eggs (2 Tbsp Flax & 6 Tbsp Water)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1-3 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  1. Preheat Oven to 375°

     

  2. Mix the Flax eggs and let sit while you prepare the rest

  3. In a large bowl, mix the Almond Milk and Apple Cider Vinegar. Place aside

  4. In a medium bowl, mix the Cornmeal, Garbanzo Bean Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Salt

     

  5. Add the Flax egg to the bowl with the Almond Milk. Add the Honey and Oil and mix well. 

  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just mixed. Remember that the batter will be watery.

  7. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes. While the batter is sitting, cut the hot dogs into 1.4 inch pieces

  8. Spray your muffin pan with non stick spray or rub with olive oil 

  9. Fill each muffin 3/4 full and place a hot dog slice on the top

  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes. If using a convection oven, bake for 7-10 minutes

  11. Cool and Serve

 

33 Comments

  • Ramae Hamrin February 22, 2019 at 2:54 am

    This is awesome! I don’t eat dairy or gluten, and I only buy organic or free range meat. My son will absolutely love this recipe! Thank you so much!!!

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    • NaturalDeets March 2, 2019 at 6:50 am

      It sounds perfect for both of you! Once you start eating free range meats it is hard to go back!

      Reply
  • Karie February 22, 2019 at 3:09 am

    These look yummy as well as easy to make.

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  • Anonymous February 22, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Gluten free corn dog recipe is great! My daughter has gluten sensitivity. I will share your site with her.

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    • NaturalDeets February 24, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks for sharing it! Gluten has turned out to be one of the more difficult allergens to avoid! I hope she enjoys it too!

      Reply
  • Holly Bird February 22, 2019 at 3:31 am


    Awesome recipe..Can’t wait to try this!!!

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  • Tricia Snow February 22, 2019 at 3:41 am


    These look delicious! I would love a healthier corn dog!

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  • Pauline February 22, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Those look delicious. It’s nice to have a healthy alternative.

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  • Leigh Ann February 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Looks like they turned out great!

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  • Anna February 22, 2019 at 6:17 pm


    My husband will love it Thanks for sharing

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  • Akiko February 22, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Ooooooh what a great idea! Corn dogs are one of my guilty pleasures! Can’t wait to try these! Thanks!

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  • Jelane February 22, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    I love corn dogs but don’t like how unhealthy they can be. This recipe looks like it’s delicious and healthy too! Can’t wait to try!

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  • Meagan February 23, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    This looks like a perfect idea for people with kids who can’t eat gluten! I feel like so many of the “kid” foods would be off limits because of gluten.

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    • NaturalDeets February 25, 2019 at 7:32 pm

      It is really hard to come up with gluten free foods that kids enjoy!

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  • Sandi February 23, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Cute recipe

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  • Cindy February 23, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I don’t eat meat…or dairy, eggs and gluten. I can use your recipe for gluten, egg and dairy free corn muffins, though, and just omit the hotdogs. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • NaturalDeets February 24, 2019 at 5:21 pm

      It sounds like we have a similar lifestyle! When I omit the hot dog I like to add a little more honey just for some additional flavor!

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  • Jennifer Morrison February 24, 2019 at 1:12 am


    These look so very delicious! I love that they are not only GF, but are also free from all the additives that are often found in grocery store corn dogs. Thanks for this recipe!

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    • NaturalDeets February 24, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      Absolutely! Reading the ingredients is one way to get motovated to cook for ourselves!

      Reply
  • Michele Vadnais February 24, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I’ve never heard of flax egg. But a healthier corn dog is something I would love!

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    • NaturalDeets February 24, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      I hadn’t heard of flax eggs until I needed to use them but they have become an easy way to add flax to our diet! Its worth a try once in a while even if you aren’t avoiding eggs! 🙂

      Reply
  • Laura February 24, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Wow! Sounds like a great recipe! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • Kristen February 24, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Looks super yummy! My kids would love this.

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    • NaturalDeets February 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      The kids definitely love these!

      Reply
  • Dennis February 25, 2019 at 1:53 am

    This sounds like a tasty recipe and it’s gluten free!

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  • Kathryn at QuestFor47 February 25, 2019 at 5:41 am


    Corn dogs are some of my favorite foods from when I was a kid. I LOVE that there’s a gluten-free alternative! Thanks for sharing

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    • NaturalDeets February 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      They are one of my favorites too! We had to find a way to eat them 🙂

      Reply
  • Angela Greven February 25, 2019 at 2:32 pm


    These look so good, I secretly love corn dogs! lol I do really, and it’s great that you came up with an option for GF, so smart! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • jen February 26, 2019 at 5:25 am

    This looks amazing and my kitchen illiterate self is going to try it!

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  • Susan Franklin February 28, 2019 at 3:04 am

    I love corndogs but haven’t had one in years……probably because of the processed part of the store bought options. I never really thought about making it myself. Even though we don’t have kids, it might be a fun snack idea for us!

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    • NaturalDeets March 2, 2019 at 6:50 am

      My husband and I enjoy it as much as the kids do! 😉

      Reply
  • T.M. Brown February 28, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    We have to accommodate based on anaphylactic egg, peanut and tree nut allergies, so I’d have to find a substitute for the almond milk. However, this is a GREAT find for those who have dairy or gluten allergies or sensitivities.

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    • NaturalDeets March 2, 2019 at 6:49 am

      You could try substituting soy or oat milk if that would work, but you are right, it is difficult to find an almond milk substitute!

      Reply

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