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!