Talk about a childhood favorite comfort food! These keto pigs in a blanket are sure to satisfy the child AND that hidden child in every adult! Super easy to make and will not disappoint!
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Keto Pigs in a Blanket
These little keto pigs in a blanket were gone in a matter of minutes. IF THAT! Loved by my entire family. I do not normally eat hot dogs or anything like that, but when your 5-year-old asks for some little smokies and it has at least been a year - you oblige. Well, at least I did!
I considered throwing the smokies in the crockpot with some keto BBQ sauce, but then I remembered something from long ago.
Years and years ago my mom came to visit and made this "dinner" that my kids loved and begged me for afterward. I refused, of course, because while I allow Grandma to give the kids "treats", it wasn't something I would make.
They talked about this meal forever and literally put it at gourmet status.
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Want to know what Grandma's awesome gourmet meal was? You know those croissants that you unwrap the package and pop the container, roll them up and bake them?
Well, she took those and rolled each one around a hotdog. Baked it and served it. My kids thought this was the best thing since sliced bread.
So... I took my bagel recipe that I know my kids love, modified it slightly and used that as rollups for the little smokies. Needless to say, my kids were thrilled. And while I'm not a hotdog or little smokie kind of person, they were pretty darn good!
And well, if you want to bake your perfect little keto pigs in a blanket in the oven, then you'll probably need a baking sheet as well! Make sure to read the tip below and in the recipe for maximum success!
As I state in the recipe, the dough is a bit sticky. I didn't want to add more almond flour to make it less sticky, however. So it will simply take some patience on your part. Keep squishing it in your hands a while before rolling it out and yes, it will cover your hands in the dough, but stick with it.
AND GET IT COLD in the fridge - this will decrease most your stickiness issues. When rolling it out, go slow and keep lightly peeling the parchment paper off the dough on each side and then put it back and keep rolling. After a few times, it will stop sticking. It is worth the effort - trust me!
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How to make the triangles
- Roll the dough out
- Cut a large rectangle (8x4 approx)
- Follow the pictures
You can eat them by themselves or dip them in your favorite keto sauce!
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- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, add mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Microwave 60-90 seconds until mostly melted. Mix well.
- In a large bowl, mix together remaining ingredients.
- Add cheese mixture to almond flour mixture. Using your clean hands, squish the ingredients together. It will seem like it won't mix, but stick with it. Just keep squishing between your fingers and forcing it to mix.
- The dough is sticky at first. Roll it into a ball in your hands and just manipulate it around for a moment. This helps decrease the stickiness.
- Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes. This should decrease most of the remaining stickiness.
- Roll out dough in between 2 pieces of parchment paper. The best way to do this is to roll it out thick, just carefully remove paper from dough and then put it back and roll out a bit thinner. Do this several times until it is thin. You remove the paper to prevent it sticking and each time gets easier and easier. I choose not to use cooking spray, but you could also lightly spray the parchment paper and just roll it once. After you roll our the first time and the parchment paper coat itself then all will be good as well.
- Once it is reasonably thin, using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough into triangles. I did this by making larger squares and then cutting 3-4 triangles from each square. This DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT! Cut it any way you wish!
- Roll each triangle around a little smokie and line up on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Be prepared for them to disappear!