Baked Corn Dogs

A crispy thin layer of sweetened cornmeal crust surrounds a juicy hot dog that can be dipped in a little mustard or ketchup for a healthy take on a State Fair classic.

Baked Corn Dogs

It’s state fair time and all I can think about are corn dogs!

Baked Corn Dogs

We go to the state fair here in Texas every year for a big football game between our favorite team and one of our biggest rivals. Whether the game starts in the morning or evening, we are there several hours early to get our pre-game corn dog. It’s a tradition that we will continue as long as the corn dogs are being fried. They are some of the best corn dogs and we literally wait in line for hours to get one. The crispy cornmeal batter blows me away every time!

As soon as I saw the signs pop up around town advertising the state fair, I started thinking about making my own corn dogs at home. It’s something I had never made before, so I was pretty excited and on a mission to make them amazing. I wanted to be able to serve them to Baker for lunch or dinner without any guilt, so I went with a baked version that uses white whole wheat flour and lean beef hot dogs. After a few tries to master the baked technique, I nailed it! I mean nailed it!

Baked Corn Dogs

These baked corn dogs are surprisingly amazing! A crispy thin layer of cornmeal dough surrounds a juicy hot dog that can be dipped in a little mustard or ketchup for a healthy take on a state fair classic.

Baked Corn Dogs

The day I nailed these, Baker’s precious friend Audrey came over for a little lunch date and as you can see these two fell just as much in love with my baked corn dogs as they are with each other!

Baked Corn Dogs

Baked Corn Dogs

Baked Corn Dogs

Every adult and kiddo at the table ate them right up! They’re perfect for mealtime, snack time, or just about anytime! Let me show you how very easy they are to bake!

Baked Corn Dogs

Baked Corn Dogs

Baked Corn Dogs

Baked Corn Dogs

Serve with mustard and ketchup for dipping.

Baked Corn Dogs

Baked Corn Dogs

Enjoy!

~Maegan

This recipe was created as part of my partnership with Gold Medal Flour however thoughts and opinions are certainly my own!

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A crispy thin layer of sweetened cornmeal crust surrounds a juicy hot dog that can be dipped in a little mustard or ketchup for a healthy take on a State Fair classic.
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 14
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Gold Medal® white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup non-fat milk
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 7 lean beef hot dog franks, cut in half
  • 14 wooden sticks
  • mustard & ketchup, for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and ground mustard. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two forks until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk and honey with a wooden spoon or your hands until well combined.
  3. Place dough on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle some more flour over the dough and top with another piece of parchment paper. Roll dough to ¼-inch thickness.
  4. Push a wooden stick up the center of the cut end of each hot dog half. Place the dog on the dough and cut a square that is big enough to wrap around it. Form dough around each dog sealing both ends and any open areas. Place corn dogs on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until they start to brown. Serve with mustard and ketchup for dipping.
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  1. These are the best! These have become a staple in my house. In order to make this recipe gluten free we substituted the wheat flour with Pamelas gluten free bread mix and they turned out great!

  2. Penny

    I made these as a Gluten free and lactose free recipe. They were amaz-balls. Gf flour, sub Earth Balance for the butter (cuts out 5g of fat for every tablespoon you use) and almond milk for regular milk. I also used grass fed/ finished OTCO Bratwurst. These were hella-good.

  3. Diane

    How can I use part regular whole wheat flour and part white flour to make these? I have a lot of whole wheat flour I’d like to use up. Thanks!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Diane! You could use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or you could use all whole wheat flour if you’d like. The cornmeal already adds a dense texture to the batter so using all whole wheat flour will bake up just fine. Hope this helps! Enjoy!

  4. Joyce Gibson

    Can you tell me if these freeze well and if you have reheated the best way to refreeze I would flash freeze to maintain shape and then bag

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Joyce! I’ve only frozen them after baking them and they reheat great. I just froze them in a freezer-safe baggie and then placed them on a baking sheet and reheated at 375°F for 10-15 minutes. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  5. Petra

    Hello, thank you for this recipe. I was looking for years for a corndog recipe that isn’t drowned in fat. I will definitely try them but I’m still curious if the taste will be similar to the original or if these corndogs have a ‘unique’ taste ’cause while I was looking someone told me I should give up the search because there just can’t be a recipe for corndogs without deepfrying… I really hate the smell and taste of deepfried goods so I have to admit I never ate an ‘original’ corndog.

    Petra

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Petra! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how great these baked corn dogs taste. The crust is crispy without being greasy yet still has that classic cornmeal taste with a hint of sweetness. I hope you love them as much as we do! 🙂

  6. Allison

    Thank you so much for this recipe! My picky toddler who won’t eat anything that doesn’t look like bread actually ate these! I was looking for a recipe that had a thicker dough instead of a batter because I was trying to make little bite-sized pieces instead of full corn dogs, and this worked great!

    • MaeganMaegan

      That’s so great to hear, Allison! Love the idea of making them bite-sized. I’ll have to try that next time for my crew. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Adam! If you followed the exact ingredients and instructions, they shouldn’t be dry or crumbly. Was the dough easy to wrap around the hot dogs?

  7. Rebekah

    Are the mustard and honey necessary? I would like to try this, but I cannot use mustard or honey. Will the dough be the same if I left it out?

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Rebekah! You could definitely leave the ground mustard out, but the honey does contribute to the texture of the dough. You could try leaving it out or replacing it with maple syrup. Sorry I can’t say for sure since I haven’t tested the recipe without it.

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