When I first experienced my first vegan corn dogs, it was fried and on a stick. Like a typical corn dog, a vegan corn dog contains a vegan hot dog fried inside vegan cornbread. So, I figured out a way to make a healthier corn dog.
However, the trick is to use my Vegan Oil-Free Cornbread Recipe as the base and then bake instead of fry my vegan corn dogs.
Another idea to make a healthier corn dog is to use prepared carrot dogs instead of vegan hot dogs. However, if you do not follow a whole-foods, plant-based diet, many vegan hot dogs and sausages are available to choose from.
Instead of making large corn dogs, I decided to use my mini-muffin pan to make corn dog bites.
HOW TO MAKE QUICK AND EASY VEGAN CORN DOGS
To make vegan corn dogs, I first prepared a batch of my Vegan Oil-Free Cornbread Recipe. Then, I filled each mini-muffin cup 3/4 full of cornbread batter.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED FOR VEGAN OIL-FREE CORNBREAD?
- Whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour of choice
- Organic vegan sugar plus 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- Baking powder
- Vanilla soy milk( or plant-based milk of choice)
- All-natural organic applesauce (no sugar added)
- Pure maple syrup or agave (I used maple syrup)
HOW DO I MAKE CARROT DOGS?
- Large carrots (similar sizes)
- Vegetable Broth
- Soy Sauce or Tamari for a gluten-free option
- Vegan Worchestershire Sauce (I like Annie’s)
- Hickory Liquid Smoke
- Rice Vinegar
- Maple Syrup
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
The next step is just as simple; if using a carrot dog, they must be prepared and cooked beforehand and cut into 1-inch pieces.
Or, choose a vegan hot dog or sausage of choice, and cut into 1-inch pieces, but do not cook beforehand.
TYPES OF VEGAN HOT DOG BRANDS AVAILABLE AT STORES
All vegan hot dogs do not taste the same. In fact, vegan hot dog brands vary dramatically in texture and flavor. So if you aren’t impressed by the product you sample, be sure to try another brand next time.
- Field Roast Frankfurters
- The Good Frank
- LightLife Tofu Pups & Smart Dogs
- Loma Linda Big Franks
- Moving Mountains
- Tofurky Hot Dogs
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN CORN DOGS YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE.
Once you decide which dog to use, the rest is simple.
Now, place 1 piece of carrot or vegan hot dog into the center of each muffin cup.
Next, cook the mini corn dog bites for 20 minutes at 400 degrees until browned.
As a result, the corn dogs pop right out of the muffin tin and are ready to serve.
Since my family loves mustard, I served mustard for dipping, but ketchup is always a possibility. Not surprisingly, my kids LOVED these little bite-sized yummy corn dogs.
So, the next time you are looking for a kid-friendly dish, try healthy corn dogs. Just for the record, my husband ate more than the kids! Now you Vegan Corn Dog Recipe, share it with your family and friends.
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Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂