The 4th of July is about traditions (at least for us: see old 4th of July traditions post)! And while for many of us, hot dogs and hamburgers go hand and hand with 4th of July, many people (who are gluten-free) may miss out on the buns because, let’s face it, most gluten-free buns aren’t very good. But with these amazing pigs in a blanket, you don’t have to miss out on the fun!! This is another of my favorite recipes from Super Paleo Snacks that we make often. They are so tasty, easy, and fun to make. Even better: they never disappoint company, even if your guests don’t tend to follow a paleo-type diet.
These Applegate Cocktail Pork Franks deliver a really solid pigs in a blanket flavor. Unfortunately, we can’t always find them at our local Whole Foods. So, many times we will use the Applegate Grass-fed Hotdogs (see here) cut in half, and they are also so good!
See, this dough is almost like real dough…and by real dough, I mean the gluten-filled stuff.
The kids love helping cut and wrap their pigs. Cutting your dough into triangles seems to be one of the easier and more efficient ways to wrap your pigs.
So enjoy your traditional 4th of July treats without having to sacrifice flavor, or how you feel later on. Have a fun and safe 4th everyone!!
- Pigs in a Blanket
- These protein-filled, fun little snacks will be devoured by even the finickiest eater. Just be sure to not eat
- them all at once so you will actually have some snacks to take to work or school!
- ● 3/4 cup almond flour
- ● 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
- ● 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
- ● 2 tbsp psyllium husk powder
- ● ½ cup boiling water
- ● 1 tbsp butter, melted for covering
- ● pinch celtic sea salt
- ● Applegate Hot Dogs or Organic Cocktail Pork Franks (or any organic wieners without nitrates or
- Preheat oven to 375F. Mix almond flour, arrowroot, salt, and psyllium husk powder. Then stir in the coconut milk. In a small pan, heat
- up ½ cup of water or a touch more since the steam will evaporate some. Then add in butter and pour the
- hot water directly over the butter so it will melt and stir everything together until it forms into dough.
- Next, put a little oil on the palms of your hands and roll the dough into big ball. Place the ball on a
- parchment paper lined baking sheet and squish it down like pizza. Then use roller or round glass (may
- need to put some oil on the glass) to flatten out the dough into a large rectangle.
- Once your dough is flattened out and about ¼ inch thick, with a pizza cutter cut a horizontal line in the
- middle of the dough. Then make triangle shapes for top half and then bottom half (show pic). Next, if
- using hotdogs, cut them in half. Then, roll the pigs (hotdogs or pork wieners) into their little blanket then
- place them back on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cook for 25 minutes. After they have cooked
- for about 10 or so minutes, brush some melted butter on top of the dough. Let cool and eat immediately
- or store in the refrigerator or freezer.