If you are looking for a fun recipe the whole family will love, these gluten free pigs in a blanket are a great choice. Delicious hot dogs wrapped in a fluffy biscuit wrap are hard to resist! They take about 35 minutes to make so they are great for a busy weeknight.

A gluten free pig in a blanket on a plate.

Kids can rejoice because they can enjoy one of their favorites! Before going gluten-free, we would wrap crescent roll dough around hot dogs and bake them. It was a fun treat, and the kids loved making these with me.

When we went gluten free, we lost this fun tradition. Now, with a variation of my fluffy gluten free biscuits recipe, we can enjoy this classic meal again! These gluten free pigs in a blanket make everything extra fun. You can even wrap hot dogs like mummies for Halloween!

If you are looking for even more kid-friendly dinner ideas, check out my gluten free dinner recipes!

Baked pigs in a blanket on a tray.
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Ingredient notes:

Photos of the pigs in a blanket ingredients.
  • Gluten free flour blend – I used Cup4Cup for this recipe because it makes biscuits and breads more fluffy. I also tested this recipe using Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur’s Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work; I just have not tested other flours, and I can not guarantee the recipe will work if you use different mixes.
  • Xanthan gum – Xanthan Gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  • Butter – Use unsalted. If you are dairy-free, it is okay to use vegan butter.
  • Hot dogs – Read the labels to ensure the brand you use is gluten free! I like O Organics, Hebrew National, and Applegate.

Your kids will also love my homemade Gluten Free Mac and Cheese or these Gluten Free Fish Sticks for dinner!

Recipe step-by-step directions:

Preheat your oven to 350º F.

Pigs in a blanket photos of steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.

Step 2: Put the chopped cold butter into the flour and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour. It should resemble crumbs.

Add the wet ingredients into a bowl and whisk to blend. Pour them into the dry ingredients.

Pigs in a blanket photos of steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: Mix the wet and dry ingredients into a dough. It should be a little puffy as it is modified biscuit dough.

HINT: Do not over-mix the dough, or it will not be as light and fluffy!

Step 4: Place the dough onto wax paper. Dining the wax paper and dough with gf flour is okay to work it easier. Press the dough to ¼ inch thickness.

Photos of steps 5 and 6 making pigs in a blanket.

Step 5: Cut the hot dogs in half. Next, cut the dough into strips. Roll each hot dog half in the dough and place it onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

Step 6: Brush each hot dog with milk. This will give the gluten free pigs in a blanket a golden color.

Baked pigs in blankets on a cookie sheet.

Step 7: Bake the pigs in blankets at 350º F for 20 minutes until the biscuit dough is slightly golden and firm. Serve hot!

Dips to Serve:

You can enjoy these plain or dip them! Here are some of my favorite dips:

  • Ketchup – this is by far the most traditional dip to use.
  • Mustard – is my personal favorite.
  • Curry Dipping Sauce – Mr. Fearless Dining loves this dip.
  • White Queso Dip – If you love gooey cheese, this is a great dip to try!
Gluten free pigs in a blanket like mummies for Halloween.

Halloween fun:

This recipe can become the best Halloween recipe! Make the biscuit dough the same way, but cut it into thin strips. Wrap a whole hot dog in the dough strip. Add in cut olives for the eyes and bake! These gluten free mummies make a great meal!

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

Why are these called pigs in a blanket?

Pigs in a blanket is an American term for a hot dog wrapped in croissant or biscuit dough. The name itself has origins in Czechoslovakia or Germany.

How do you keep pigs in a blanket warm without them getting soggy?

Keep them warm in an oven at 225º F.

How long can you keep pigs in a blanket in the refrigerator?

These pigs in a blanket will keep fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Store them in an air-tight container.

Are hot dogs gluten free?

Many brands of hot dogs are gluten free. Always check the ingredients list on the label of any hot dog brand. Some of my favorite gluten free hot dog brands are Hebrew National, Nathans, Boars Head, O Organics, and Applegate.

Dipping a pig in blanket in mustard.

More gluten free kid-friendly dinner ideas:

A gluten free pig in a blanket on a plate.

Gluten Free Pigs In A Blanket

Sandi Gaertner
Quick and easy gluten free pigs in a blanket. The hot dogs are wrapped in a flaky biscuit!
4.91 from 22 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes, Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 10 pigs in blanket
Calories 213 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 hot dogs * see note for gluten free brands
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder aluminum free!
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter cold (you can use vegan butter too)
  • 1 cup milk or non dairy milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350º F.
  • In a large bowl, add your dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • Add the cold butter in chunks and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour. It should have fine crumbles when the butter is cut in.
  • In another bowl, add your wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Sprinkle some gluten free flour on wax paper and put the dough onto it.
  • Press or roll the dough to ¼ tp ½ inch thickness.
  • Cut each hot dog in half.
  • Cut the dough into strips and roll each hot dog in the dough strips.
  • Place the hot dogs onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Brush milk over each biscuit. This will help it get golden.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the biscuit wrapping is slightly golden.
  • Serve hot and dip in ketchup or mustard.

Notes

  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Cup4Cup, and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. The Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend made the fluffiest biscuit coating. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. Xanthan Gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter and use non-dairy milk.
  4. These pigs in a blanket will keep up to 3 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
  5. Many brands of hot dogs are gluten free. Always check the ingredients list on the label of any hot dog brand. Some of my favorite gluten free hot dog brands are Hebrew National, Nathans, Boars Head, O Organics, and Applegate.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 465mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 326IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 2mg
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18 Comments

  1. Does this recipe call for an egg? I only see 5 ingredients for the dough, but someone mentioned an egg in their comment?

      1. Ok, I was confused because the directions say to add wet ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk to blend, but the only wet ingredient is milk right? Thank you! Trying them right now…. 😁

  2. 5 stars
    I used this recipe to make pigs in a blanket. It turned out better than I hoped for. The dough was perfect. I used Kimg arthur gluten free breadflour. My kids were so happy!

  3. 3 stars
    Hi there! I was looking for a GF recipe to make what we called “weiner wraps” in my school days, and was excited about this one! I just made it and followed the recipe, but the dough was so wet I could barely work with it. 🙁 I even had to scrape it off the wax paper, and then the paper ripped and almost went in with the dough. 🙁 I just put them all into the oven and they will probably still be good otherwise, but do you know why it was so wet and not workable? I used America’s Test Kitchen GF blend plus the teaspoon of xanthan gum, whole cow milk and the egg was actually pretty small because it’s from my own chickens, not a large size like you’d get at the store.

    1. Hi Laura, I haven’t tested that blend, so it is hard to say what happened. Every single gluten free flour blend has different starch-to-grain ratios in the blends. This affects recipes. I looked that blend up and saw it has a lot of white rice and starch. Starch-heavy blends need more flour than those with more grain. Next time, add more flour.

  4. Have not made this yet but thankful for the recipe. Wondering if the biscuit dough work for slippery pot pie and monkey bread. Thanks!

    1. Hi Amber, I have not tested an oil, but the butter is what give the biscuit wrap the flaky layers. I do not think oil can do this. Have you tried using a cold vegan butter?

      1. Could you bake these in an air fryer like you do your donut recipe? What would you suggest for a modification if so? Your yeast donut hole recipe was my first GF adventure in baking so I’m still trying to get a feel for all this! Thanks for having these family recipes!!

      2. Hi Miya, I haven’t tested this recipe or my biscuit recipe in general in the air fryer. If you try it, please do come back and let us know how it turned out.