Paleo Piggies

Apparently in the real world I have to make things other than soup and chocolate rooted treats; major bummer for me. But these little paleo piggies in a blanket got a ‘thumbs up’ from all three littles who left but not a crumb on the plate, much to the dog’s disappointment.
If you are newer to grain free eating, or just in search of a fun party snack, these fit the bill. Made with cashew meal, you won’t miss the tin of crescent rolls a bit!
  • Lil smoky type bite size hot dogs (Applegate Farms or Trader Joe’s are preferable)
  • 1.25 cups cashew flour (or cashew meal ground more finely)
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, vegan butter (softened), or grass fed butter (softened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Combine all ingredients well, minus the lil smokies (dough should not be too wet or sticky – you should be able to form a ball with ease. if still too wet, add a little more arrowroot flour, until you can form a ball)
  3. Roll out between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4 of an inch in thickness
  4. Using a pizza cutter, cut triangles out of dough
  5. Starting from the big side of a triangle, take one lil piggie and carefully roll up until dough is spiraled around
  6. Take time in rolling them as dough is more fragile than a glutenous counterpart
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until dough has crisped up – they will not become as golden as some other versions.
  8. Serve with my honey mustard if you have time…they were gobbled up pretty quickly!
Paleo Piggies
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  1. Jess says

    Would they golden up with an egg wash?
    Can you make your own cashew flour with raw cashews? Last question would blanched almond flour work just as well? I am new to grain free and find this change a bit overwhelming but your recipes sound fantastic! Thanks JJ

    • predominantlypaleo says

      JJ, I do make my own cashew flour and find that to be the easiest to find and least expensive! You can sub almond flour, I just like to rotate nut based flours so that I do not create a food intolerance by overdoing just one (which is what happened to me with too much almond flour in the beginning of my grain free adventure). You could certainly try an egg wash – I think almond flour tends to brown more than cashews for some reason but they are still crispy on the outside once baked, and softer towards the center. Good Luck on your journey!!!

  2. Lisa says

    *Combine all ingredients except for the piggies. LOL. I understand it, and I think most people will, but after dealing with some of the customers at my old store, I would change it. You might be surprised to find that there are folks who don’t understand that bit.

  3. Kristina says

    My son can’t have eggs..any suggestion to still make this work? Egg replacer, Flax, chia??? Thank you so much! I know he would LOVE these little crescents!!

    • predominantlypaleo says

      Definitely try the flax meal sub, it should work (though I have not made them egg free YET)!

    • Heather G. says

      I am egg free too0 and haven’t had any problems substituting flax seed meal for eggs in recipes like this. I am sure it’ll work just fine. :-) I plan on using flax seed when I make these! Good luck!

    • predominantlypaleo says

      Ha Sandi! My kids did too! I even served them at my 3-year-olds birthday party and nobody knew they were grain/gluten free!

  4. Sherry says

    I am so intimidated by all these different flours! I have been gluten free for 5 weeks. I’ve lost 4 pounds. Except for twice when I accidentally got glutened, I have felt like a new person! But I’m in a small town. I’m near a city (Charlotte, NC) but terrified to venture out and have no idea where to go or what I am doing! Is there any hope for me?

  5. Heather G. says

    Is there a substitute for arrowroot flour? That’s not a common ingredient near me and I’d rather not order it online. Corn starch??

    • predominantlypaleo says

      Heather, I do not use corn starch since it is grain derived (and often GMO) – but I bet you could find some tapioca starch which would be closer in texture to arrowroot and also a root derivative (safe starch).

  6. Beth says

    I would love to know the servings on the recipe. We have three kids/family of 5 and it is helpful in planning to know approximately how many this recipe will make. Did I miss that somewhere?

    • says

      Hi Beth, all of my recipes serve my family of 5 (3 young kids). On occasion I will have a little leftover or if someone is really hungry I will be slightly short. I do not list serving sizes because I think it varies so much based on individual appetite. Hope this helps!

  7. Jocelyn says

    I’m planning on making these for a party this weekend, so I know chances are slim you see this and are able to respond before then, but could you tell me how many piggies this makes? I’m trying to figure out if I should double or triple the recipe! :)

  8. Anna says

    Wondering if the dough could be made ahead, and if so how long would the dough keep in the fridge and/or frozen? (My Hubby and I are excited to try this recipe!!!!) thanks for sharing!!!


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