Today is National Celiac Awareness Day (September 13th). We have been 100% gluten free for 5 years now. In honor of National Celiac Awareness day, I am sharing one of the boys’ favorite convenience meals….Gluten Free Corn Dogs! What’s so great about homemade is how I am able to create gluten free and healthier options of those such as by using Great Day Farms Organic Eggs or limiting sugar & other additives. Information and the availability of gluten free has come a long way during that time. It’s hard not to be so grateful for all the advances especially the fact that there are now definite rules for labeling gluten free. Prior to August 2013, Brands were not necessarily held accountable for what gluten free really means! Below read some from fda.org on the matter:
This new federal definition standardizes the meaning of “gluten-free” claims across the food industry. It requires that, in order to use the term “gluten-free” on its label, a food must meet all of the requirements of the definition, including that the food must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten. The rule also requires foods with the claims “no gluten,” “free of gluten,” and “without gluten” to meet the definition for “gluten-free.”
The FDA recognizes that many foods currently labeled as “gluten-free” may be able to meet the new federal definition already. Food manufacturers will have a year after the rule is published to bring their labels into compliance with the new requirements.
I am a fan of novelty pans and appliance to help the boys get kid foods that love. The corn dog maker is one of our favorites! As you can see below, you don’t have to be neat when putting the batter in since the machine levels it all out! We use it to make corn dogs and pancake and sausage sticks for breakfast.
The boys love to help me make the gluten free corn dogs by adding the sticks!
- ½ cup gluten free cornmeal
- ½ cup Gluten Free flour mix (I use equal portions brown rice, tapioca, & potato)
- 2 Tablespoons agave (or honey)
- 1 egg, beaten
- ⅔ cup milk (soy milk works just fine for an alternative)
- 1 package of hot dogs
- Turn on corn dog machine to heat.
- Pour small amount of batter into machine.
- Place hot dog (cut to fit machine).
- Pour on more batter.
- Repeat until all filled.
- Cooks for 7-10 minutes to desired color.