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.
Kids can rejoice because they can enjoy one of their favorites! Way before we went gluten free, we would wrap crescent roll dough around hot dogs and bake them. It was such a fun treat, and the kids loved to make 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 all of my gluten free dinner recipes!
- 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 other 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 for dinner!
Recipe step-by-step directions:
Preheat your oven to 350º F.
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.
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. It is okay to dust the wax paper and dough with gf flour to be able to work it easier. Press the dough to ¼ inch thickness.
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
Step 6: Brush each hot dog with milk. This will give the gluten free pigs in a blanket a golden color.
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 - 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!
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:
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
Keep them warm in an oven at 225º F.
These pigs in a blanket will keep up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Store them in an air-tight container.
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.
More gluten free kid-friendly dinner ideas:
- Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Nuggets
- One Pot Gluten Free Italian Pasta
- Gluten Free Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
- Ziti Lasagna Casserole
- Gluten Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins
Gluten Free Pigs In A Blanket
- 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
- 1 egg large
- 6 tablespoons butter cold (you can use vegan butter too)
- 1 cup milk or non dairy milk
- 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.
- 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.
- Xanthan Gum - If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter and use non-dairy milk.
- These pigs in a blanket will keep up to 3 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
- 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.
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.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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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.
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.
Have not made this yet but thankful for the recipe. Wondering if the biscuit dough work for slippery pot pie and monkey bread. Thanks!
Hi Judy, my biscuit dough should work well. I also have recipes for both on my blog. Just put them into the search bar at the top of my blog :-).
Hi Sandi! Do you think I could sub in oil instead of butter?
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?
These pigs in a blanket a perfect to take to a picnic! Thank you, Sandi. They are a winner!
I am so glad you are excited to make them! They would be great for a picnic!
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!!
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.