These muffins taste like real pastries from the bakery, but with fewer calories from carbs and more calories from fats. They are definitely keto-approved and keto-friendly!
They remind us of childhood when we were walking around with our parents and smelled the flavor of fresh baked hot dogs on the street. So many memories were packed into those small bites. You are going to feel the same.
Additionally, these Keto Corn Dog Muffins are so easy to make. There is no need to roll them with your hands. All you need to do is pour the mixture into muffin molds and put the hot dog into the center of each. They are the perfect lunch for your children because they are bite-sized, fun, and sugar-free.
Adults will love them too because they don’t cause brain fog, digestive upset, or indigestion like traditional corn dog muffins do. They are also portable and can be frozen for snack time later.
When picking out the hot dog or sausage, watch out for overly-processed brands that contain added sugars, antibiotics, and other chemicals. Look for an organic brand that uses naturally-occurring preservatives and no refined sugars.
Almonds are the primary ingredient in this recipe. They are an excellent source of fiber, healthy fats, and vitamin E. Research shows that vitamin E has antioxidant properties that have been shown to protect against several diseases, including cancer, arthritis, cataracts, and aging (*).
Vitamin E is also beneficial for reducing platelet hyperaggregation, which can lead to atherosclerosis, as well as the production of thromboxane, which can cause blood clots.
Many beauty products contain vitamin E in them. This is because vitamin E enhances skin health due to its antitumorigenic and photoprotective properties. It can be used to help keep your skin healthy from the inside out. It also protects against sunburn (*).
We like to serve these muffins warm with mustard, mayonnaise, or some melted cheese. When you start to follow the keto diet, cheese will become your new BFF. Add cheese in the dough, then more of it on top plus hot sausage, and you will be amazed at the end result!
Preheat the oven to 400F and prepare a mini muffin pan.
In a medium-size mixing bowl, add almond flour, salt, eggs, baking powder and heavy cream. Mix to combine everything until well incorporated.
Pour the batter into the muffin pan about 2/3 full. We used 18 mini muffins.
Cut each hot dog into 6 pieces then place each piece into the center of each muffin. You can also use cooked chicken, beef or pork sausages instead of hot dogs.
Bake them in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until perfectly golden. Serve them warm with mayo and mustard or whatever sauce works best for you. Enjoy!
Keto Corn Dogs
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for the batter. Pour the mixture into mini muffin cups approximately ⅔ full. We made 18 small muffins in total.
- Cut hot dogs (keto-friendly) or sausages into 18 pieces (each hot dog cut into 6 pieces) then place each piece into the center of the muffin.
- Bake them in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Serve them warm with your favorite topping and enjoy.
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