Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce

Wrapped in a buttery croissant these gluten free pigs in a blanket are perfect anytime!Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket

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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

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:

  1. 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.)
  2. 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 Pigs in a Blanket

Recipe Notes

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.)

Honey Mustard

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!

Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce

Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce
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  • 1 package Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose gluten free flour ( I recomend GF Jules)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (or honey)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 gluten free hotdogs
    Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
  • 1/3 cup mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons Mayo
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

    Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket
  1. Combine yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water. Allow to sit 5 minutes for yeast to proof.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together egg and agave nectar.
  3. In a large bowl (or stand mixer bowl) combine gluten free flour and salt.
  4. Beat in softened butter till mixture appears crumbly.
  5. Add in yeast mixture and egg mixture.
  6. Beat until well combined.
  7. Slowly add in 1/4 cup water until mixture forms a dough.
  8. Roll out dough to about 1/8-1/4 inch thickness.
  9. Cut strips the length of the hot dog.
  10. Brush dough with butter.
  11. Roll hot dog in dough.
  12. Cut into 4 pieces
  13. Continue with remaining Hot Dogs.
  14. Place on a baking sheet and cover. Allow to rise for 30 minutes in a warm place (or oven preheated to 200 and then turned off)
  15. Brush tops with butter and bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
    Honey Mustard Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.

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29 thoughts on “Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce

  1. I’m gonna have to give this a try for my kiddos. I bet they’d love it! I’m always a little hesitant to use yeast for some reason. I just have to do it and get comfortable with it! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  2. This is amazing! Making your own crescent dough is impressive, and totally genius. And I love the idea of rolling whole hot dogs and then cutting them to make the work easier. Oh and that sauce… I’m pretty sure I’d lather it on everything! I actually make something similar to spread on sandwiches. I’ll have to try your version next time. 🙂

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