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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Serve with mustard and ketchup for dipping.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.