Gluten free corn dogs in the air fryer take 8-12 minutes at 375F (190C). There’s no need to use cooking oil spray or preheat the air fryer with this air fryer corn dog recipe. Get info on where to buy gluten free corn dogs, why it’s a bad idea to make air fryer corn dogs from scratch if you want gluten free, and more. Now even those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat allergy can enjoy this state fair treat!
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How do you make gluten free air fryer corn dogs?
Someone asked me this question a while ago, and I gave this response: “To make gluten free corn dogs in the air fryer, you need to substitute the wheat flour in the recipe for a gluten free flour. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour may be a good flour to try, though I have not tested it here. The hot dogs and cornmeal will need to be gluten-free as well.”
Well friends, I tested a GF version of how to make homemade corn dogs in the air fryer, and it was a DISASTER. The 1:1 flour made a crumbly batter that didn’t stick to the hot dog at all. As a result of my experiment, I don’t recommend trying to make GF air fried corn dogs from scratch.
You will waste expensive ingredients (like gluten free flour), and even if the recipe works out, the batter may not stick to the hot dog in the air fryer. (Indeed, this very popular gluten free corn dog recipe recommends skipping the air fryer and deep frying only.) Save yourself some time (and frustration!) and stick to gluten free air fryer frozen corn dogs.
Trust me on this one!
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🌭 Where to Buy Gluten Free Corn Dogs
The two major brands of certified gluten free corn dogs in the US are Foster Farms gluten free corn dogs and Applegate gluten-free corn dogs.
Foster farms corn dogs are available at grocery stores like Kroger and Target. Search for where to buy their products here.
Applegate gluten free corn dogs may be available at certain Walmart and Whole Foods locations. You can also buy them on Amazon here.
I was not able to find gluten free corn dogs near me. Luckily, health food stores like Whole Foods and some supermarkets will order them if you ask. I have not come across gluten-free mini corn dogs (but drop me a comment below if you’ve seen them).
⭐ How to Make Gluten Free Corn Dogs (Air Fryer Recipe)
All you need to make a gluten free corn dog recipe in the air fryer is the frozen GF corn dogs. Here are the easy step-by step instructions for this air fryer corn dog recipe:
- Place the gluten free corn dogs in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Don’t stack them, and space them out so air can circulate freely on all sides. If you have one of the smallest air fryers, you may need to cut the sticks so they fit.
- How long to cook frozen corn dogs in air fryer? Air fry corn dogs for 8-12 minutes at 375F (190C). You don’t need to flip them. Let them cool for 3-5 minutes before serving with mustard and ketchup.
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Both Applegate and Foster Farms gluten free corn dogs are fully cooked food products at the time of writing. That means you can heat and eat. If you’re making an air fryer corn dogs recipe with partially cooked frozen corn dogs, they need to be heated to a minimum safe internal temp of 165F (74C) using a meat thermometer.
You can use whatever air fryer or air fryer oven you have for this recipe. Your Ninja Foodi, Philips, Power Air Fryer, Cosori, Nuwave, Breville, or whatever brand you have can make corn dogs. (Use the top rack position if you have an air fryer oven.)
All that said, cooking times can vary between air fryer brands. Check the food early and often the first time you make a new air fryer recipe so you can make adjustments to the cooking time if needed. I tested this recipe in multiple air fryers, and loved how I got crispy golden brown batter every time!
➕ What foods go well with corn dogs?
Are you looking for side dishes for corn dogs? A popular choice would be air fryer corn dogs and fries. Here are some of my favorite foods to serve with corn dogs:
- Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
- Jicama Fries in Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Plantains
- Air Fryer Popcorn
Why are corn dogs not gluten-free?
Corn dogs are not usually gluten free because they are made of a mixture of cornmeal and flour. To make corn dogs no flour, you need a replacement that helps the cornmeal to stick (often a mixture of starches and gums).
How to reheat corn dogs in air fryer?
I don’t recommend reheating frozen corn dogs, as freshly made is best. If you do have leftovers, you can keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat cooked and refrigerated corn dogs, air fry at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177C) for 3-5 minutes.
How do you make corn dogs crispy in the microwave?
You don’t. Microwaves are not good at crisping foods up, so cook corn dogs in an air fryer or the oven instead. Microwave corn dogs may turn out more soggy. You can also deep fry corn dogs in oil heated to 350F (177C) for 8-9 minutes.
How do you make vegan air fryer corn dogs?
Make air fryer corn dogs vegan by using Field Roast mini vegan corn dogs or MorningStar Farms corn dogs. Both of these veggie corn dog brands contain wheat (gluten).
👩🏻🍳 More Gluten Free Air Fryer Recipes
Are you looking for more easy gluten free recipes to make in an air fryer? Check these out:
- Air Fryer Eggs
- Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies (yummy snacks!)
- Keto Eggplant Fries (Air Fryer)
- Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs (no breadcrumbs)
- Air Fryer Granola (no oil)
- Sweet Potato Toast (Air Fryer)
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Gluten Free Corn Dogs (Air Fryer Recipe)
- 2-4 gluten free corn dogs (Foster Farms or Applegate)
- mustard or ketchup (for dip, optional)
- Place the gluten free corn dogs in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Don’t stack them, and space them out so air can circulate freely on all sides.
- Air fry gluten free corn dogs for 8-12 minutes at 375°F (190°C). You don’t need to flip them. Let them cool for 3-5 minutes before serving with mustard and ketchup.
- Note: Both Applegate and Foster Farms gluten free corn dogs are fully cooked food products at the time of writing. If you’re making an air fryer corn dogs recipe with partially cooked frozen corn dogs, they need to be heated to a minimum safe internal temp of 165°F (74°C) using a meat thermometer.
💭 Expert Tips from a DietitianThis is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). Frozen corn dogs count as an ultra-processed food, regardless of whether or not they are gluten free. Covering the protein source (the hot dogs) with dough just about doubles the calories without adding a lot of volume. If your goal is to lose weight, it is easier (and possibly healthier) to eat plain hot dogs. I used to make a surprisingly delicious soup with sliced hot dogs, kale, seasonings, and potatoes. I always mashed some of the potatoes into the broth to make a creamier soup without cream. I know it sounds weird, but it worked as a high protein, high-volume, low-calorie meal that helped me to feel full while maintaining the calorie deficit needed for weight loss. Though no one in my family is on a gluten free diet, it happened to be gluten free as well. (And also a super affordable one pot meal!) Nutrition information is for one Applegate beef gluten free corn dog and will vary depending on the brand of corn dog used and the dip.
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