These fun and delicious low carb “corn dog” bites are actually made with coconut flour. They are a great grain-free back-to-school treat for the kids!
It is simply a fact of life that kids love hot dogs. They are the ultimate kid food and as such, they turn up on every kids’ menu in every restaurant in every corner of the nation. My kids certainly love them and my littlest will order them almost every chance she gets. Thankfully, she is much more interested in the dog itself than the bun that comes with it. And thankfully again, there are some healthy dog options out there, uncured franks with far fewer additives than back in my day. So we often keep hot dogs around at home for easy kid-friendly meals.
Corn dogs, however, have never been high on my list of food attractions. I guess I didn’t go to enough county fairs as a kid to have fallen in love with hot dogs dipped in corn batter and then deep-fried. I don’t even remember them at all in my Canadian childhood so perhaps they are an American thing. But they do appear to be popping up with greater frequency now, seemingly as a retro comfort food item. My kids are not all that familiar with them and I am okay with that.
Still, when I saw these cute little corn dog nuggets on I Wash, You Dry, I thought that they might be perfect for a kid-friendly low carb makeover. I’ve long noticed that coconut flour breads taste a little like corn bread, although they have a softer, less grainy texture. So I cut up some hot dogs and placed them into a coconut flour batter, all baked in mini muffin tins. And I topped it all off with plenty of cheese. They were such a hit, I even let the kids eat them for breakfast the next morning!