Delicious Vegan Corn Dogs Perfect for Summer

Welcome to my Vegan Corn Dogs Recipe! Whether you’re a long-time vegan or just starting out on a plant-based diet, you’ll love this recipe for its delicious taste and easy preparation. Corn dogs are an all-time favorite food for many people, and I’m excited to share this vegan version that’s just as satisfying as the original.

I have put together a recipe that is perfect for any occasion, from game day parties to backyard barbecues. And the best part? You don’t need any special cooking skills to make these vegan corn dogs. All you need is a few basic ingredients and some simple tools from your kitchen.

By making these corn dogs vegan, we’re not only taking care of our health but also taking care of the environment by reducing our carbon footprint. Using ingredients like tofu hot dogs or vegetarian hot dogs instead of meat-based ones, we are opting for more sustainable options that still give us the same flavor and texture as traditional corn dogs.

So grab your ingredients and let’s dive in! I am delighted to guide you through this recipe, sharing tips and tricks that will ensure that your vegan corn dogs come out perfectly every time. Let’s get started and enjoy these delicious vegan corn dogs.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Corn Dogs
Vegan Corn Dogs

Let me tell you why you’ll fall head over heels for this vegan corn dog recipe. You know that classic carnival food, the one where you plunge your teeth into a crisp, golden exterior to reveal a juicy hot dog within? Well, with this recipe, you get to indulge in that deliciousness without any guilt!

First of all, this corn dog recipe is entirely plant-based, which makes it perfect for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. You won’t find any animal products here. Instead of traditional hot dogs, we use tofu or vegan hot dogs.

Secondly, there’s no frying involved! This recipe calls for baking the corn dogs to achieve that crispy outer layer. Not only does this eliminate the mess and calories associated with deep-frying, but it also makes it easier to enjoy a delicious and healthy snack at home.

With just a few simple ingredients like flour, yellow cornmeal, soymilk, and vegan egg replacers like 1 Tbsp vegetable oil and 1 Tbsp baking powder, you can whip up these crowd-pleasing delights in no time.

But what truly sets this vegan corn dog recipe apart is its versatility. If you’re gluten-free, you can swap out the regular wheat flour for gluten-free flour. You can also experiment with different hot dogs or sausage substitutes to add your own twist to the recipe.

Long story short: once you make these baked vegan corn dogs once, you might never go back to the original meaty version again! They’re perfect for snacking on while watching a movie or as an appetizer for your next party. So trust me when I say that you will love these vegan corn dogs!

Ingredient List

“Get ready to relive your childhood with these delicious vegan corn dogs!”

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make these delicious vegan corn dogs:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fine grain cornmeal
  • 1 cup purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup fine cornmeal flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups soymilk
  • 1 vegan egg replacer or a flax egg
  • 4 tbsp vegetable Shortening or melted coconut oil
  • Vegan hot dogs or tofu hot dogs, cut into sticks

Note: If you prefer gluten-free ingredients, you can use a gluten-free flour blend and replace the wheat gluten in the veggie dogs with a gluten-free alternative.

The Recipe How-To

“Making vegan corn dogs at home has never been easier.”

Once you’ve gathered all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to learn how to make these delicious vegan corn dogs at the comfort of your own kitchen. This recipe is simple and easy to follow, making it perfect for both experienced chefs and novice cooks alike. The following step-by-step instructions will guide you through the entire process.

Step 1: Prepare The Corn Dog Batter

Mix together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, including 1 cup of fine corn meal, 1 cup of purpose flour, 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt. In a separate bowl, combine 1¼ cups of soymilk with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Stir in one egg substitute until evenly blended. Slowly pour wet mixture into the dry ingredients bowl while whisking thoroughly. Blend well to achieve a smooth batter.

Step 2: Prepare The Hot Dogs

Take around eight tofu hot dogs or vegetarian hot dogs and remove the packaging. Stick a wooden skewer in each hot dog and then pat them dry using paper towels.

Step 3: Dip The Hot Dogs In The Batter

Pour your prepared batter in a tall glass or deep mixing bowl with enough width to dip the hot dogs inside. Dip each hot dog into the batter until fully coated then gently swirl the dog until any excess batter drips back into the bowl.

Step 4: Fry The Vegan Corn Dogs

Preheat your deep fryer to 375°F and add some shortening for frying. If you don’t have a deep fryer, don’t worry! You can simply use a pot filled with oil heated at medium-high heat instead.
Carefully place each battered hot dog into the fryer, two dogs at most are advisable to avoid lowering temperature quickly. Fry for about three minutes or until golden brown using tongs to ensure even cooking on all sides. Remove from heat and dab excess oil off using paper towels.

Step 5: Serve And Enjoy

Serve your vegan corn dogs warm with the dipping sauce of your choice, mustard and ketchup are classics but you can also try some cheese corn, vegan Korean corn or any other sauce according to preference!

With these easy-to-follow instructions, anyone can make delicious baked vegan corn dogs pogos at home in no time!

Substitutions and Variations

“Perfect for game nights or movie marathons!”

The beauty of this vegan corn dogs recipe is that it can be customized based on your preferences and dietary restrictions. Here are some variations and substitutions to consider:

– Tofu hot dogs/vegetarian hot dogs: If you’re not a fan of vegan hot dogs or can’t find them in your local supermarket, you can substitute them with tofu hot dogs or vegetarian hot dogs. Be sure to check the ingredients to make sure they are vegan and free of any animal products.

– Gluten-free: To make this recipe gluten-free, simply use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour. You can also use gluten-free cornmeal for added texture.

– Cheese corn dogs: Add a twist to this classic recipe by adding vegan cheese to the batter. Simply fold a small piece of vegan cheese around each hot dog before dipping them in the batter for a cheesy surprise.

– Korean corn dogs: For a unique flavor twist, try making Korean style corn dogs by dipping the hot dogs in sugar and then Korean breadcrumbs (Panko). Then coat them in the batter and fry until crispy.

– Baked vegan corn dogs: If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to frying, try baking your vegan corn dogs instead. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and place the corn dogs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway through.

Remember, these are just suggestions and the beauty of cooking is that you can make it your own. Don’t be afraid to get creative and add your own personal twist to this delicious vegan corn dog recipe!

Serving and Pairing

“Say goodbye to questionable ingredients in store-bought corn dogs and hello to healthier vegan options!”

Vegan corn dogs are delicious on their own, but they can also be served with a variety of dipping sauces for an even more satisfying meal. Ketchup and mustard are classic choices that pair well with the savory taste of the vegan hot dog and the sweetness of the cornmeal coating.

For a kick of heat, try serving your vegan corn dogs with a spicy jalapeno sauce or a creamy chipotle mayonnaise. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not experiment with some Korean-inspired flavor by serving your corn dogs with a spicy gochujang dipping sauce?

To balance out the savory flavors of the corn dogs, consider pairing them with a side of vegan mac and cheese or some crispy sweet potato fries. A refreshing side salad can also help to cut through the richness of the cornmeal batter.

If you’re looking to impress at your next gathering, set up a DIY corn dog bar featuring an array of toppings such as melted vegan cheese, chopped onions, and diced tomatoes. Your guests will love being able to customize their own delicious creations.

Overall, this baked vegan corn dog recipe is incredibly versatile and pairs well with many different sides and sauces. So go ahead and get creative in the kitchen!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“These vegan corn dogs are the perfect party food.”

Making the batter for these vegan corn dogs in advance is a smart move when preparing for a big gathering or party. Store it in the fridge and ensure it’s tightly sealed to prevent exposure to air. The batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days, giving you one less thing to worry about on the day of your event.

If you want to save yourself some time during meal prep, you can even cook your tofu hot dogs beforehand, then store them for later. You can keep them in an airtight container in your fridge for three to four days. When you’re ready to make the corn dogs, insert the stick through the hot dog before dipping it into the batter and frying.

Reheating these vegan corn dogs is a breeze, and they taste just as great as they do when they’re freshly made. Simply preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place the leftover corn dogs onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Reheat them in the oven for 10 -15 minutes until they become crispy and heated through.

If you’re taking them for lunch at work or eating them on-the-go, it’s best to pop them in a toaster oven or air fryer rather than using a microwave since that will retain their crispiness.

These baked vegan corn dog bites are also perfect for meal prep. You can bake up a batch and pack them into containers for easy portable lunches throughout the week. They’ll last in the fridge for up to four days or even longer if stored in the freezer. This makes them perfect for freezing ahead of time and pulling out when you need a quick meal or snack on-the-go.

Overall, these vegan corn dogs are not only delicious but versatile too! Whether serving them immediately or saving some for later, making-ahead and storing will help make mealtime easier without sacrificing any of their signature taste.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Experience the taste of a classic corn dog, but with a vegan twist.”

When preparing vegan corn dogs, there are a number of tips to keep in mind to ensure the best possible outcome. Here are some pointers to follow:

1. Make sure your shortening is cold: When cutting your shortening into the dough, it should be cold and solid. This will create little pockets of fat that promote flakiness in the batter.

2. Use fresh soymilk: To ensure that your batter is smooth and consistent, use fresh soymilk. Old or expired soymilk can produce lumps or sour flavors.

3. Don’t overmix: It’s important not to overmix the batter, as this can make it tough and chewy. Mix the ingredients just until they are fully incorporated and smooth.

4. Use a deep fry thermometer: The temperature of the oil is crucial when frying corn dogs. Invest in a deep fry thermometer to ensure that your oil is at 375°F, which is the ideal temperature for crispy batter and properly cooked hot dogs.

5. Choose the right hot dogs: While tofu or vegetarian hot dogs work well for this recipe, you may also consider other vegan alternatives such as lentil, soy or wheat-based varieties.

6. Prep your hot dogs beforehand: Dry off your hot dogs before dipping them in the batter, as any excess moisture can cause the batter to slide off during frying.

7. Use cornmeal and flour: To achieve optimal texture and flavor, use both cornmeal and purpose flour in your batter mix. Cornmeal provides crunch while flour adds structure to the dough.

8. Be aware of gluten-free alternatives: If you prefer gluten-free options, try substituting wheat flour with a gluten-free version like rice flour or chickpea flour for equally delicious results.

By following these tips, you’ll achieve perfect vegan corn dog bites that will leave you begging for more!


Now that you have learned how to make delicious vegan corn dogs, you may have some questions or concerns about the recipe. Below are some frequently asked questions that can help clear up any confusion and ensure you get perfect results every time you make this recipe.

What is vegan corn dog made of?

For this recipe, we will need a combination of natural ingredients including water, wheat flour, sugar, wheat gluten, yellow corn meal, yellow corn flour, and corn oil.

Are MorningStar veggie corn dogs vegan?

If you are looking for a tasty plant-based snack or meal option, you might want to try out MorningStar Farms Veggie Corn Dogs. These vegan corn dogs are made with a flavorful blend of ingredients and have a mouth-watering sweet and crunchy exterior, giving you a hot-off-the-grill experience.

What is in vegan hot dogs?

When it comes to recreating the classic taste and texture of stadium favorites, there are a few different routes that manufacturers can take. Some opt for a blend of soy and vital wheat gluten, while others rely on a chewy seitan base. Still, others may choose to use a combination of vegetables and beans to replicate the desired flavor and consistency.

Are MorningStar hot dogs vegan?

Although MorningStar Farms Veggie Dogs originally had egg ingredients, they have since removed them. Despite this change, the company does not label their product as “vegan,” which may have to do with the fact that they are now bioengineered.

Bottom Line

As you can see, vegan corn dogs can be just as delicious and satisfying as their non-vegan counterparts. With a few simple substitutions and variations, anyone can enjoy these plant-based delights. Whether you’re dedicating yourself to a plant-based lifestyle, or simply looking for new and exciting ways to enjoy your favorite treats, this recipe is sure to please.

So why not give it a try? With its mouth-watering combination of cornmeal, flour, and hot dogs (vegan or otherwise), this vegan corn dog recipe is sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate. And with its easy-to-follow instructions, it’s perfect for both beginners and seasoned cooks alike.

So why not make a batch of these tasty vegan corn dogs tonight? Your taste buds will thank you for it!

Vegan Corn Dogs

Vegan Corn Dogs Recipe

These are much better than the ones I remember from childhood. Break out the mustard!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vegan
Calories 114.7 kcal


  • 6 tofu hot dogs or 6 vegetarian hot dogs
  • 6 skewers
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup soymilk
  • 1 tablespoon melted shortening


  • Combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, mustard, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the soymilk, egg replacer and shortening and mix until very smooth.
  • Pour this mixture into a tall glass.
  • Put the dogs on the sticks and dip them into the cornmeal batter to coat evenly.
  • Deep fry in oil heated to 350°F until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 47gCalories: 114.7kcalCarbohydrates: 19.4gProtein: 2.6gFat: 3.1gSaturated Fat: 0.7gSodium: 268.5mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 3g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Deep Fried, Easy, Kid-Friendly, Lunch, Potluck, Vegan, Vegetable
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