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Egg Free Homemade Corn Dogs

Everyone loves these egg free homemade corn dogs. The best part is that this recipe is eggless! My kids gave them two thumbs up and begged for more.

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While my family was at the beach this summer my dad bought a big box of frozen corn dogs.  My kids complained about them and said they weren’t good.  It’s something we normally don’t buy, but I was surprised.  They would typically beg for this at the grocery store, so I thought they would be in heaven!

overhead view of homemade corn dogs on white parchment paper and mustard and ketchup

Eggless Homemade Corn Dogs

When we got home from vacation I thought I would try making homemade corn dogs.  I never eat them because they normally have eggs and I’m allergic so I thought I would experiment and make some I could eat too.  

Maybe the kids would like my version better than the store bought ones.  I pulled out the Fry Daddy and got going.  

More Kitchen Tools to make the Corn Dog Recipe

Red Food Baskets– These are the cutest baskets and are perfect for picnics and summer lunches.

Wooden Skewers– You’ll need some skewers to put in your hot dogs before you fry them up.

These egg free homemade corn dogs are the best.  My kids loved these much better than the frozen ones.

overhead view of homemade mini corn dogs on white parchment paper and mustard and ketchup

There’s a little debate on exactly who invented the corn dog, but they’ve been around since the 1930’s (or at least something similar to corn dogs).  

Corn dogs became more popular in the 1940’s and 50’s and sold at fairs.  It’s actually one of the healthier foods at fairs.  Most people grew up eating corn dogs so it usually brings back good memories!

Making corn dogs isn’t something I would normally do on a busy school night, but on a weekend, summer day or Christmas break when we don’t have anything going on. You just need a tad more time to cook them in batches.

overhead view of homemade corn dogs on white parchment paper and mustard and ketchup

Ingredients for Corn Dog Batter

  • All Purpose Flour plus a little extra for dusting the hot dogs
  • Cornmeal
  • Buttermilk
  • Maple syrup
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Wooden skewers
  • Hot dogs
  • Oil for frying- I feel canola oil is the best to use in frying. It doesn’t have much taste. You can also use vegetable oil.

How to make Hand Dipped Corn Dogs

Step 1

Combine the dry ingredients – flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda and stir until combined.

Step 2

Add buttermilk and maple syrup and stir.

Step 3

Heat at least 4 inches of oil to medium/high.

Step 4

Cut hot dogs in half and insert a wooden skewer.  Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto hot dogs.

Step 5

Dip each hot dog into the batter and cook the mini corn dogs in the canola oil for 2-3 minutes, spinning to make sure all sides are cooked until a golden brown.

Tip

You can pour your corn dog batter into a drinking glass. It makes battering your hot dogs super simple!

Step 6

Once cooked, let cool on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil. Let cool, serve corn dogs with ketchup or mustard and ENJOY!

More Great Recipes to Try

This recipe uses buttermilk and I rarely buy it. Here are a few more recipes that have buttermilk so you can use up the rest and it won’t go to waste.

Here are more recipes, but these contain eggs.

More eggless resources

I have an Egg Free dessert Facebook page that I run to share recipes for those of you who don’t eat eggs or have an egg allergy. If you’re interested in that, you can follow it here.

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overhead view of homemade corn dogs on white parment paper and mustard and ketchup
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Egg Free Homemade Corn Dogs

These homemade corn dogs are the BOMB! The best part is that this recipe is egg free! My kids gave them two thumbs up and begged for more.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword hot dogs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour plus a little extra for dusting the hot dogs
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • wooden skewers
  • 1 package hot dogs
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda and stir until combined.
  • Add buttermilk and maple syrup and stir.
  • Heat up at least 4 inches of oil to medium/high.
  • Cut hot dogs in half and insert wooden skewer.  Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto hot dogs.
  • Dip each hot dog into batter.
  • Cook in oil for 2-3 minutes, spinning to make sure all sides are cooked.
  • Let cool before eating.

Notes

Tip 1- You can pour your corn dog batter into a drinking glass. It makes battering your hot dogs super simple!
Recipe Rating




tracey

Friday 5th of March 2021

Can you make these in an air fryer?

Holly

Sunday 7th of March 2021

No

Dee

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

My little picky eaters absolutely LOVE these. My husband and I do too! Thank you!

Tiffany L

Monday 26th of August 2019

Thanks for this recipe! Trying it now but have a question - where does the 3 Tbsp of sugar go? Is it a 3 Tbsp OR 3 Tbsp sugar?

Holly

Monday 26th of August 2019

I added the sugar in the instructions. I must have left that out. Add it in with the other dry ingredients. It's 3 tablespoons sugar.

Denise Boeckman

Monday 29th of July 2019

Can these be baked in the oven?

Holly

Tuesday 30th of July 2019

I wouldn't.

Cgramz

Monday 25th of March 2019

Thanks for posting this recipe we made them they were fantastic. We have an egg allergy so always looking for egg free alternatives. This one is delicious.