Cheesy Grain Free Pigs in a Blanket

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Editor’s Note: These can also be made with the new keto dinner roll recipe, which is actually easier to execute.

Grain Free Pigs in the Blanket or Biscuit Dogs

I don’t eat many hot dogs, but when I want one, I want one. If I were Retro Rose, I’d head to Costco for the best $1.50 hot dog you can buy.

However, for now, Doug and I are following the keto diet and that means no bun, not even a gluten free bun. This also means I get very creative in the kitchen. Sometimes I wrap a dog in my grain free tortillas.

Sometimes I made cheesy grain-free pigs in the blanket using the batter from these grain free biscuits or as I like to call them, biscuit dogs.

My go products are almond flour and coconut flour. (amazon).

Cheesy Grain Free Pigs in the Blanket from Spinach Tiger

Why We Eat Grain Free (most of the time)

I am not an evangelist for keto, and more of a proponent of eating as grain free as possible 80% of the time. I also know all bodies are different.

My body gets fat on carbs. My husband gets brain fog on carbs, but doesn’t gain the weight I do. You must find what works for you, but if you’re avoiding grains, carbs or foods that spike in blood sugar, I’m happy to offer some creative alternatives.

Cheesy Grain Free Pigs in the Blanket from Spinach Tiger #keto #pigsinablanket #glutenfree #paleo

This is Not a Keto or Gluten Free Blog – It’s a Big Fat Healthy Food Blog

This doesn’t mean we will never eat carbs again. We will. But we are mindful, and will not make it a three times a day habit. I have gotten some rude emails from people upset because I use Swerve or upset because I post non-keto recipes. To this I say go somewhere that makes you happy. This is NOT a keto blog. This is not a gluten free blog. This is not a grain free blog. This is a big fat healthy blog that presents options.

Like it or leave it, but don’t write me demanding I cook for you as if I’m your personal chef. Don’t screen shot my posts and send me a lecture in all caps. Move along into your kitchen or move along to another blog.

STOP THE FOOD SHAMING! The climate is rough out there and hate mail is the new Valentine. I got a doozy from a 73 year old woman, so we cannot blame this on millenials.

Why I am Making a Lot of Keto Recipes Lately

We have seen this diet change a few lives, and it’s not just about weight loss.

Doug’s colleague was and still is having serious neurological issues including a swollen brain stem.  Most doctors had not been able to figure it out or offer much relief. One doctor recommended the keto diet  and so far, it’s been the only that thing that has given him decent improvement. The keto diet originally was prescribed for people with seizures.

I’m not a doctor and I don’t know why this works, but I do know many people have been helped in various ways from following this diet, and it’s not always about losing weight. It’s about healing.

Cheesy Grain Free Pigs in a Blanket from Spinach Tiger

Update to our Keto Life

We are now in year three and so much has happened. I’m still at a seven pound weight loss, but what you don’t know is that I lost my weight as a teenager and more as young adult. Almost 50 pounds. I’ve been able to maintain that eating a low-carb life style. Last summer I opened a home keto bakery and now teach keto baking classes.

Try this recipe with my new dinner roll dough

The new dinner rolls have blown the students away and they work very well in this recipe. You might want to use this dinner rolls dough instead of the biscuit dough. It’s just as easy to make and actually maybe easier to execute. I hope to bring you pictures soon, but it’s been tested.

Keto is the first eating plan for weight loss and health improvement that we found works easier as a lifestyle without the diet/binge fallback. We have not approached this as a quick weight loss boom. It’s more of a way to enjoy food without weight gain and aiding our health in the meantime. Doug’s 12lbs weight loss happened over a period of two months, not one week!

Cheesy Grain Free Pigs in a Blanket, #Keto #hotdogs #paleo

Biscuit Wrapped Grain Free Pigs in a Blanket

Eating grain free and low-carb has caused me to get very creative in the kitchen and push a few envelopes to see what happens.

During this year’s super bowl party, I decided to test out the idea of wrapping all beef hot dogs in my grain free biscuit recipe a grain free pigs in a blanket recipe. I like Trader Joe’s Grass fed hot dogs and Boar’s Head hot dogs.

Putting the biscuit batter around the dogs is a litle tricky, but with a little patience, it works well, especially with a sprinkle of poppy seeds. During the last few minutes of baking, I  sprinkle with cheddar cheese and put back in the oven until melted.

If you’re not eating grain free you can use my other biscuit recipes. This will work with my southern fluffy biscuit and my gluten free biscuit. All three biscuit recipes have videos.

Cheesy Grain Free Pigs in a Blanket from Spinach Tiger

Cheesy Grain Free Pigs in a Blanket Can be Made Ahead, Frozen and Reheated

This is the best news. I made the whole package and froze what we didn’t eat. The next day, I reheated two in the oven at 400 degrees F. and they were delicious. I made some of them into mini grain free pigs in a blanket, which is great for quick snacking. All you need is mustard. Enjoy!

More Keto Party Food Here

Air Fryer (or oven) Bacon Wrapped Veggie Bites

Keto Texas Sheet Cake

Loaded Deviled Eggs

Wings with Aromatic Spice Rub

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Grain Free Pigs in the Blanket

A Grain Free Paleo, Keto Biscuit Wrapped Pigs in the Blanket.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Angela Roberts

Ingredients

  • 8 all beef hot dogs see notes

Dinner Roll Dough is another option. See notes

    Biscuit Dough

    • 5 egg whites
    • dash cream of tartar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cold, cut into cubes
    • 3/4 cups almond flour
    • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds won't use all
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350 degress F.
    • Mix almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, pepper.
    • Mix with cold butter.
    • Whip Egg whites until stiff. Add a dash of cream of tartar.
    • Mix dry ingredients with egg whites. Doug will be very wet.
    • Using your hands, wrap biscuit dough around each hot dog.
    • Spray your baking pan.
    • Place on pan. Sprinkle each with a little bit of poppy seeds
    • Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Check to see if the bottoms are golden brown. Turn over for a two minutes.
    • Turn back over, cover with cheese, bake until cheese melts.

    Notes

    You can make these full sized or cut each hot dog into 3 pieces to make bite sized. That will give you 24 appetizer sizes.
    If you are using the dinner roll dough, follow same instructions wrapping biscuits, baking for approximately 10 minutes, at 350 degrees. F.
     
     

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    11 Comments

    1. Oh my goodness! I am so sorry you have to read that junk you get, criticizing everything you do. I simply do not understand people. There is no right way to cook, and most people should know that. I love your emails, and I am not keto. I am just gluten free, and not by choice, so your recipes answer my needs. And, if they don’t, I simply don’t make them. If I refrigerated the dough before wrapping the hot dog in it, would that make it easier to deal with? I know that many gluten free doughs really improve after refrigeration and are easier to work with. I am bringing an appetizer to a Superbowl party, and these sound like fun! Thank you for all your creative efforts.

    2. 5 stars
      So happy to see you’re advocating against food shaming. I think it’s something that is rife in the community and can be really detrimental towards individual health goals.
      These pigs in blankets look amazing. Super hungry now! Thanks for posting.

    3. 5 stars
      Wow! This can be one particular of the most useful blogs We’love ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Excellent. I am also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your effort.

    4. Hi Angela,
      What pan are you using to cook
      the pig in blankets? It’s the black
      flat pan? Is it posted on your
      Amazon page? Thanks!

    5. 4 stars
      You said you reheated these at 400 degrees, but, you did not say what degree you cook them???? I did 350 degrees. bummer. I cranked it up to 400 but much to late to salvage them. I a definitely trying them again. Thank you very much. I’m assuming that I am to cook these initially at 400???

      1. I’m so sorry. Bake at 350. I need to go in fix that and keep at 350. I did 400 when frozen.
        Thanks
        Angela

    6. I agree. There are enough problems in the world without people food shaming one another as well. I love your blog. I don’t follow any particular diets – I just eat what tastes good, and your recipes fit the bill. I love trying out new recipes, especially ones that offer a new take on a classic. Thank you for all of your hard word. It tastes divine.

    7. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks amazing!
      So glad I found your blog – ignore the haters/folks that are always bitter. 🙂
      We also started eating mostly keto about 1 1/2 years ago due to my diabetes. I was on meds to keep it under control and did not want to take them forever, I began eating mostly keto and lost 75 pounds in about a year – my A1C is now under control without the use of the meds!! My hubby also lost weight and feels a ton better – we love it!

      1. Thanks Karen,
        I don’t get too many haters, (except on youtube) but everyone does. Haha. So glad you found this, You MUST try the keto grain free tortillas because so so easy. I make them every week and freeze. Congratulations on losing weight. I have me and my husband on it mainly for brain health, but we both lost a size, which we needed to So YAY! We love this way of eating. And we are foodies!

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