A favorite for both adults and kids alike, learn how to make paleo pigs in a blanket that’s healthier than the original but still super tasty and addicting!
Pigs in a blanket is a type of dish that I get excited about growing up and even now. There’s something so yummy and comforting about these pillowy bites dipped in a delicious sauce that’s just so addicting. While I can’t enjoy them like I used to because of my gluten intolerance, I can definitely make a paleo version at home using much healthier and cleaner ingredients!
Paleo Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
While you do have to make the dough yourself and can’t use store-bought crescent rolls, this is a fun and easy pigs in a blanket recipe that doesn’t take too long to prep AND only needs 15 minutes in the oven. I was so pleased with the flaky and soft dough that wrapped the mini hot dogs and even my husband (who is a hot dog snob) said these were incredible!
How to Make Pigs in a Blanket That’s Healthy and Paleo
To make these homemade pigs in a blanket, you first have to make the dough with a combination of grain free flours for best results. I’ve never tried this by substituting with other flours so I can’t guarantee the same results if you make any modifications.
Unlike regular gluten dough, this paleo pigs in a blanket dough will be a little sticky and not as easy to work with. Make sure to let it sit in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to help it firm up, and then roll it out in between 2 parchment papers so it doesn’t stick to any surface. And when you are rolling the hot dogs into the dough, just be a bit more gentle when handling the dough, and it should be fairly easy to do.
Paleo Mini Hot Dogs
Conventional mini hot dogs or lil smokies can contain a lot of weird ingredients and preservatives, so I like to buy this grass fed version. It’s also Whole30-friendly, delicious, and just filled with super clean spices!
My Favorite Dips For Homemade Pigs in a Blanket
I’m pretty basic when it comes to my dips for any kind of hot dogs. I’m a ketchup girl through and through. If you want to also make ketchup at home and maybe get creative with all the different ketchup varieties you can make, make sure to check out this post for the recipes.
I also think these will be fantastic with some honey mustard sauce (Whole30 version here) or even just plain mustard! What would you dip these homemade pigs in a blanket in or what did you love dipping them in growing up?
I hope you and your entire family enjoy this yummy and easy pigs in a blanket recipe, and let me know how you like them in the comments if you try them out!
Homemade Paleo Pigs in a Blanket
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 1/4 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp full-fat coconut milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp honey
- 12 oz mini hot dogs preferably nitrate-free and grass fed – I like Teton Waters Ranch's
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all ingredients, except mini hot dogs, in a large bowl and knead into a sticky dough.
- Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes until the dough firms up.
- Place the dough in between 2 sheets of parchment paper, and roll it out to a thin layer that's 1/8 inch thick.
- Use a butter knife and score the dough into long triangles that are about 1.5 inch wide x 4 inch tall (see photo in the blog post).
- Roll each hot dog into the triangle dough starting from the widest part. Repeat with the rest of the dough and hot dogs.
- Place on the lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite dippings sauce.
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