Baked Corn Dogs are a crispy thin layer of sweetened cornmeal crust surrounding 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 by The BakerMama

A Healthy Take on  a Kids’ Favorite

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

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Step into the kitchen with me as I make these delicious Baked Corn Dogs!

A Mom on a Corn Dog Mission

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.

Baked Corn Dogs by The BakerMama

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 by The BakerMama

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.

What Do I Need to Make Baked Corn Dogs?

  • White whole wheat flour
  • Yellow cornmeal
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Ground mustard
  • Butter
  • Non-fat milk
  • Honey
  • Lean beef hot dog franks, cut in half
  • Wooden sticks
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Large baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
Baked Corn Dogs by The BakerMama

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

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 by The BakerMama

How to Make Baked Corn Dogs

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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 1/4-inch thickness.
Baked Corn Dogs by The BakerMama
  • 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.
Baked Corn Dogs by The BakerMama
  • Place corn dogs on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until they start to brown.
Baked Corn Dogs by The BakerMama

How to Serve and Store Baked Corn Dogs

Serve hot with a dish of mustard and ketchup (or your favorite sauces) for dipping.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat in the microwave. To freeze, place fully-cooled corn dogs in a freezer-safe container for up to three months.

Baked Corn Dogs by The BakerMama

If you do make these Baked Corn Dogs, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Have fun and enjoy!

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Baked Corn Dogs by The BakerMama

Baked Corn Dogs

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 14
  • Category: Main

Description

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.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/4 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 1/4-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.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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    1. Hi Roni! I’m sorry to hear this just isn’t the recipe for you. I hope you find a recipe that meets your corn dog enjoyment expectations.

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