“Corn Dog” Nuggets


It’s back to school time and you want to find some fun but healthy snacks for your kids. Well these little “corn dog” bites are sure to be a hit, even though they contain no corn whatsoever. I saw a conventional version of this recipe recently and wanted to give it a low carb makeover. Lightly sweetened coconut flour has a very similar flavour to cornbread and my kids just adored these!


(57 votes, average: 3.74 out of 5)
“Corn Dog” Nuggets


  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • Sweetener of choice equivalent to 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 5 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (or use half water, half cream for a nut-free version)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 5 hot dogs, each cut into 6 even pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease a non-stick mini muffin pan very well. If you do not have a good non-stick pan, you may want to consider paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder, and salt, breaking up any clumps with the back of a fork. Stir in eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract until well combined. Stir in 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese.
  3. Fill each mini muffin cavity about two thirds full of batter (you may end up with a little too much batter and will need to do another round). Press one piece of hot dog into the center of each. Sprinkle the tops with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and muffins are firm to the touch. Remove and let cool 15 minutes, then gently run a knife around the edges of each and remove them from the pan.

Yield: Makes 24 to 30 nuggets. (3 per serving)

Cholesterol: 166mg

Food energy: 260 kcal

Total fat: 17.8g

Calories from fat: 160

Carbohydrate: 7.53g

Protein per serving: 14.64g

Total dietary fiber: 3.43g

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Lorre Streitz
Lorre Streitz

I left out the cheese, increased sweetener, added cinnamon and nutmeg. Made doughnuts. Yum. I really liked the corn dogs but the lightness of the dough I thought wow doughnuts,

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis

Made them with bacon , jalapeno and 2 cheeses.
Just a great basic recipe !

Susan MARIE Covard Andersi
Susan MARIE Covard Andersi

Delicious and easy


Just made these, so delicious and super easy to make!! Even my non-keto boyfriend was chowing down on them too! I actually ended up with 36 mini’s, more for me to enjoy!

Stephanie, One Caring Mom
Stephanie, One Caring Mom

Yummm!!!! These look so good. My boys would absolutely love these.

susan Andrews
susan Andrews

I don’t know why these don’t have 5 stars! Just as good as the cornmeal ones. Didn’t change a thing! We loved them. I got about 32 bites! Thanks for sharing!


have you ever used almond flour instead of coconut flour?

Mara C
Mara C

Really dont like being dairy free when I find cool recipes like this! Suggestions for a sub? Can cheese just be left out? I refuse to use artificial franken-cheese substitutes, so appreciate any suggestions.


These look great. I was wondering if they can be frozen?


Great idea for the kids (and me), these look great! I don’t have a mini-muffin pan yet. I think I’ll dice up the hot dogs, add them to the batter & make “drop bisquits” on parchment paper. Thanks!

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