A simple recipe for healthy, homemade corn dogs that your kids will love and you will feel good about serving. Great for lunchboxes or party platters.
When I was a kid, a corn dog on a stick dipped in ketchup was one of my all-time favorite foods.
Corn dogs as food? Mmmmm.
Well, maybe not food!
“Ingestible” might be the more appropriate term here!
Even the supposedly “healthy” corn dog brand I checked out recently at the health food store was not acceptable.
These “healthy” corn dogs contained sugar, soy flour and corn flour (all most likely of GMO origin), not to mention the unbelievably high price for a pack of four!
While commercially produced corn dogs are a junk food unmatched by almost any other, you can make this quintessential factory food healthy at home.
All that is needed is whole ingredients that haven’t already been fractionated and repurposed into “ingestible” status. Tortillas made from traditionally prepared corn are key.
Healthy corn dogs make a great lunchbox item too. They are fast and easy to make. The wrapped hot dog can be a bit tricky for young children to navigate, so I would suggest reserving it for older kids.
A primary key to a healthy corn dog recipe is to source nonGMO corn. It should be sprouted to liberate and increase the nutrients present in this Native American traditional food.
The other key to a quality corn dog recipe is, of course, the hot dog itself.
Many grassfed farmers offer quality hot dogs for sale, so check with your local producers to see if you can source them within your community. This is the ultimate and best solution.
If you must buy hot dogs at the store, be sure to source antibiotic-free, no nitrate versions that are free of unhealthy additives.
Keep those food dollars within your community supporting the small farms of your choosing!
Now that you’ve got the idea, let me formalize the corn dog recipe in a format that is easy to follow. I recommend homemade probiotic ketchup and fermented mustard, but quality store-bought brands (linked to in the recipe below) will work fine too.
You can make full-size corn dogs with the recipe below or use mini grassfed hot dogs instead (cut the sprouted corn tortillas in half or thirds).
After wrapping each hot dog, secure the tortilla with a toothpick if desired and arrange on a party platter!
Another fun hot dog finger food to consider is this recipe for healthy pigs in a blanket.
Homemade Corn Dogs Recipe
Homemade corn dog recipe to enjoy instead of factory versions loaded with GMOs, chemicals, MSG and nitrates. Perfect for lunchboxes!
Heat the corn tortillas (I use a toaster oven) until thoroughly warm but not toasted. If you toast them, they will not wrap around the hot dogs very easily.
Place one hot dog on one corn tortilla.
Gently wrap the ends of the tortilla around the hot dog as shown in the picture above. Affix with a toothpick if desired.
Drizzle on condiments of choice and serve immediately or place in a nontoxic container for packing in a lunchbox (with condiments in separate containers).
More Healthy Corn Recipes
Love this recipe? Here are more healthy corn-based recipes to try!