After moving out of my parents home at age 18, my first job was a baker at an Einstein Bros. Bagels. At this point in time we were still using the old food pyramid…which states a healthy diet should consist of a whopping 6-11 servings of bread & grain a day. So naturally, my brain said “bagels are healthy!”
I gained 40 pounds the one year I worked there. It was terrible, but I really had no idea how to eat healthy as a teenager. One of the items I used to make there were bagel dogs and they were delicious! Basically, it was a kosher dog wrapped in bagel dough and the rolled around in seeds, spices and cheese.
Normally, I am not a hot dog fan at all. But these make me so happy! With about 6 net carbs, they are also great for keto and low carb dieting!
I used kosher dogs for this recipe. Hebrew National, to be exact. They were the only ones I could find at my grocery without high-fructose corn syrup! I don’t need any of that in my life!
If you are not a fan of everything bagels, just roll these around in your favorite seed. Or, sprinkle a little asiago cheese on top!
The dough is actually pretty simple to make, it’s based of everyone’s favorite Fat Head Pizza Crust. I added xanthan gum just to help the almond meal from having a crumbly texture after being baked. It seems a bit expensive at the grocery store but it’s well worth it. You use such a tiny amount and it goes a long way in gluten-free baking.
- 4 kosher hot dogs
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
- ¾ cup almond meal/flour
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 2 tbs cream cheese
- 2 eggs (one for dough, one for egg wash)
Everything Spice Mix:
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon pretzel salt or other coarse salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat.
- Place mozzarella & cream cheese in a medium sized microwaveable bowl and microwave for about 1.5 minutes. Stir to combine everything. Make sure all the cheese is melted.
- In a separate bowl, add almond meal, 1 egg and xanthan gum. Mix until combined.
- Add the hot cheese to the almond mixture and work the to into each other. Using a rubber spatula works, or wetting your hands and kneading it in the bowl. Mix until you have a homogeneous dough.
- Portion dough into 4 balls and on a silpat or parchment paper, gently roll each one out to about 15″ log. Having wet hands will help from sticking to you!
- Wrap one piece of dough around each hot dog.
- Beat remaining egg in a small bowl to make your egg wash. Brush onto each dog.
- Mix all of the Everything Bagel Spices into a medium bowl and dip each dog into it, covering the dough completely.
- Place dogs on lined sheet pan and bake for about 20 minutes, the dough should be slightly golden.
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Can the bagel dogs be made ahead & frozen? Would you freeze before or after cooking? Love these!!
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These are so great. One of my guilty pleasures is a Pretzel Dog from Auntie Anne’s, these are a great low carb option, we loved them. Thanks!
I see quite a few replies asking if this can be frozen and then baked. I have also been waiting to find out . Has anyone tried it??
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I’m a hobby baker and I’m no expert, but I would venture to say that freezing would work well either raw or cooked. There is no yeast in it and all the ingredients would freeze well. Of course something cooked and then frozen never tastes as good as it does when it fresh out of the oven. Just try it. Freeze just one both ways and see what happens. I haven’t tried this recipe but I plan to soon! I like the idea of trying it as a pizza crust or sandwich bun Keeley Wise!
These are really delicious but my numbers did not quite match yours. After I plugged the recipe into My Fitness Pal, this is what I get for one serving (2 hot dogs): Calories: 1,257, Fat: 118, Carbs: 48, Fiber: 26. How did you come up with 12 net carbs (for two hot dogs) when a pretty reliable system comes up with 22 net carbs. And the calories! YIKES! That number represents my calories for the entire day. OK, so if you’re not counting calories or carbs – go for it because these are really amazing. I can only imagine all the wonderful things you could do with this dough. Just wish I could afford to eat them again.
It probably depends on the brands of the ingredients you are using. I try to find the least processed and least amount of carbs.
Because 1 serving = 1 pretzel dog, not 2.
Subtract your fiber from your total carbs and you get about 11 or 12 NET carbs per EACH DOG.
You’re doubling your totals buy having 2.
This was awesome! I love the bun , I made 1 rolled in ranch seasoning to try different flavors. Thank you
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Could I use a different flour…like sorghum or buckwheat…or, even freshly ground corn meal…or does it have to be almond flour? Thanks!
I’ve only used almond because it’s low is carbs. I’m not sure how interchangeable it would be with those types of flours 😬
Just made these and instead of egg wash used a baking soda/water mixture to put the everything bagel seasoning on.
Also cut my pack of hot dogs in half so they were smaller. Cut the recipe into 6 instead of 4 and baked for 15 minutes.
So like pretzel dogs! Yummmmm!!!!