Wrapped in a buttery croissant these gluten free pigs in a blanket are perfect anytime!
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All I Want For Christmas (is Pigs in a Blanket and Cake)
This past Christmas we hosted Christmas Eve at our apartment. We had decided to keep it simple, turkey, rice and beans, and Dill Dip (it’s awesome- be sure to get the recipe!) Of course, nothing can be that easy.
I asked my husband what he wanted me to make him for Christmas and he wanted Pigs in a Blanket and a Chantilly Cake (this recipe is coming soon! It was amazing!).#glutenfree Pigs in a Blanket are the perfect hand-held food for any get-together! Click To Tweet
Pigs in a Blanket are traditionally made with crescent roll dough. If you have been gluten free for any length of time, you know that pre-made crescent roll dough does not exist, so as with many things that are gluten free, I had to make it myself.
We needed something to dip them in so I made a quick four ingredient honey mustard sauce (it’s good on veggies too…my sister in law ate it on broccoli…it’s multi-faceted!).
Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce
This recipe can easily be used to make actual crescent rolls. I had some dough left over and just rolled it and baked it, they were delicious.
Most people use those little mini hot dogs for Pigs in a Blanket, for these Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket, I actually used regular hot dogs. There are two reasons for this:
- I can make sure they are gluten free (the Hillshire Farms ones are supposed to be gluten free, but it doesn’t actually say it on the package.)
- My husband doesn’t like the little ones.
It also makes it super easy. You just wrap the whole hot dog and then cut it into 4 pieces. So much easier than wrapping little tiny hot dogs.
Gluten Free Flour
I used Gf Jules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. It’s what I use for everything. I have not yet encountered a time when it did not work just like all-purpose wheat flour. If you don’t have access to it (though I highly encourage you to try it! You can get a sample for $5.00) make sure your flour has xantham gum in it or an equivalent. If it doesn’t, you will need to add it.
Wrapping the Hot Dogs
Make sure you wrap them all the way around almost twice or they will come undone when they puff up.
Proofing the Yeast
If the yeast doesn’t get all bubbly and start growing, your gluten free pigs in a blanket aren’t going to have a soft, fluffy texture. They will taste fine, but it won’t quite be the same.
Give the gluten free pigs in a blanket time to rise. Again, they will taste fine, but they won’t have the same texture.
Mixing the Dough
I used a hand mixer because I am don’t have a stand mixer (had to give mine away due to lack of space, but I have been eyeing those new mini ones!), but in hind site, I think you could also easily do this in a food processor, just be careful not to over mix the dough. My food processor is on the fritz (it’s always something!), but as soon as I get a new one I’m going to try it.
Dairy Free Option
Don’t fret if you are Dairy Free, you can still make these. I tried it with Earth Balance Bars (I love these! and I’m not paid to say that. I have actually started using them in a lot of my baking and they taste great.)
I used yellow mustard because my hubby doesn’t like dijon. I also use raw honey. Taste and adjust if needed to get the sweetness that you like.
I hope you enjoy these Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket as much as we did!
Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce
- 1 package Rapid Rise Yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 2 cups all purpose gluten free flour I recomend GF Jules
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar or honey
- 1/4 cup water
- 8 gluten free hotdogs
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
- 1/3 cup mustard
- 3 Tablespoons Mayo
- 3 Tablespoons Honey
- 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket
- Combine yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water. Allow to sit 5 minutes for yeast to proof.
- In a small bowl whisk together egg and agave nectar.
- In a large bowl (or stand mixer bowl) combine gluten free flour and salt.
- Beat in softened butter till mixture appears crumbly.
- Add in yeast mixture and egg mixture.
- Beat until well combined.
- Slowly add in 1/4 cup water until mixture forms a dough.
- Roll out dough to about 1/8-1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut strips the length of the hot dog.
- Brush dough with butter.
- Roll hot dog in dough.
- Cut into 4 pieces
- Continue with remaining Hot Dogs.
- Place on a baking sheet and cover. Allow to rise for 30 minutes in a warm place (or oven preheated to 200 and then turned off)
- Brush tops with butter and bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
Honey Mustard Sauce
- Combine all ingredients and mix well.
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Kelly H.January 6, 2019 at 10:48 pm
I’m so excited to try these! My flour was delivered so I’m ready! Question: is it possible to make these and freeze them for future use? Trying to plan ahead! If so, at what point do you freeze them? Before baking? Still new to GF cooking. Thanks!
AmandaJanuary 7, 2019 at 12:04 pm
I haven’t tried freezing them yet, but if you do let me know how it goes. If you have any questions feel to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
JenNovember 29, 2018 at 9:07 am
I’m thinking the last ingredient “1/4 c water” is supposed to be “1/4 c gf flour”. If you add water at the end it’s growing to be soup. I added flour and it seems to have come together nicely. I just rolled it out and put it in the fridge to firm up. We’ll see how it turns out….
AmandaNovember 29, 2018 at 4:44 pm
Hi…which gluten free flour are using? I always have to add extra water at the end, just enough for the dough to come together. I usually use GF Jules flour, but different gluten free flours do absorb differently. I’d love to try it with the same flour you are using so I can make notes for the recipe. Feel free to send me an email (email@example.com) or a message on my facebook page! Thanks!
JeneeAugust 23, 2018 at 6:06 pm
How do you do this with just say cup for cup flour?
AmandaAugust 23, 2018 at 6:35 pm
The gluten free flour blend cup 4 cup should work the same in this recipe without making any adjustments!
Jules ShepardApril 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm
I know plenty of wee ones who would love this TODAY! Great recipe!
AmandaApril 17, 2018 at 10:33 pm
PaigeDecember 29, 2017 at 9:33 am
This recipe makes me nostalgic!! I think the gluten free option is a great idea too! Sounds awesome!
Jessica RobinsonDecember 27, 2017 at 11:01 am
Great idea using a regular hot dog. I’m gonna try your recipe using all-purpose flour, since we are not a gluten free home. Thanks for sharing!
AmandaJanuary 2, 2018 at 9:02 am
Awesome! Let me know how it works!
KortneyJanuary 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm
I haven’t had pigs in a blanket in ages! I definitely need to make these soon!
Alisa FlemingJanuary 28, 2017 at 9:36 pm
I’ve been so intimidated to try raised gluten-free bread, but your recipe sounds so simple! I’ll have to give it a go.
AmandaJanuary 28, 2017 at 9:39 pm
My secret is GF Jules flour…one of these I may try to do my own blend, but for now I use what’s easy!
Nicole DawsonJanuary 28, 2017 at 1:09 pm
We started doing Tofu Dogs in a Blanket but having a gf version would make it Top 8 Free.
AmandaJanuary 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm
That’s such a great idea! I’ve actually never had tofu dogs, but I’d be willing to try it!
Rachel RitlopJanuary 28, 2017 at 10:08 am
yummm! I love pigs in a blanket!! so going to try these gf bad boys!
Rachel | The Confused Millennial
AmandaJanuary 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm
LeighannJanuary 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm
Ohhh, I love a good honey mustard! I’ve never made it though, so thank you for sharing!
AbbyJanuary 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm
This looks so delish! And I love that it’s gluten-free 🙂
Elizabeth DiBurroJanuary 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm
I’m gonna have to give this a try for my kiddos. I bet they’d love it! I’m always a little hesitant to use yeast for some reason. I just have to do it and get comfortable with it! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂
AmandaJanuary 27, 2017 at 1:56 pm
I haven’t tried it without it, it may work, but they won’t rise
Jovita @ Yummy AddictionJanuary 27, 2017 at 11:58 am
That’s a perfect game day snack. So easy yet so delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
Sarah @ Champagne TastesJanuary 27, 2017 at 11:30 am
Pigs in a blanket were my FAV when I was little! I bet they’d be awesome in honey mustard.
ChristineJanuary 27, 2017 at 11:06 am
I have been following a gluten free diet for about three years. What I have discovered are many delicious recipes along the way. I love the honey mustard sauce too!
Willow | Will Cook For FriendsJanuary 27, 2017 at 10:20 am
This is amazing! Making your own crescent dough is impressive, and totally genius. And I love the idea of rolling whole hot dogs and then cutting them to make the work easier. Oh and that sauce… I’m pretty sure I’d lather it on everything! I actually make something similar to spread on sandwiches. I’ll have to try your version next time. 🙂
Rebecca HicksJanuary 27, 2017 at 9:27 am
These look so good! I LOVE pigs in a blanket, and I love that you made this recipe for those with gluten intolerances. Thanks for the recipe & pinning on Pinterest!
Platter TalkJanuary 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm
Will send this recipe to my GF peep. She can surprise her hubby with these!!!
TiffanyJanuary 26, 2017 at 5:26 pm
Pigs in a blanket are my favorite AND so is honey mustard!! Pinning this to make for superbowl!
SarahJanuary 26, 2017 at 5:04 pm
I’m totally making these for my MIL! She will love them!
The Food HunterJanuary 26, 2017 at 11:37 am
Sharing with a friend I know will love these
Heather | All Roads Lead to the KitchenJanuary 26, 2017 at 10:04 am
Pigs in a blanket have a special place in my heart – so much nostalgia! Love that you created a gf version.
AmandaJanuary 26, 2017 at 11:21 am
Mine too…I love those things!