This was an eventful day in the kitchen! I made a delicious Strawberry Shortcake, I revamped some Stuffed Mushrooms, and I made these delicious Paleo Hot Dog Buns from my Sweet Poato Bun recipe. I hesitated making this a “new” recipe, because it really isn’t – but to make it a little simpler for following directions, I am doin’ it!
So the ingredients and directions below are basically identical to my Sweet Potato Bun recipe, except you will adjust the cook time and use this Taco Baking Rack (or find another way to “fold” your buns! You could try draping them over top another oven-friendly apparatus you have, or balling up foil to fold over, but this taco rack worked perfectly for me! Have fun!
- 1/4 cup palm shortening melted
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal (i grind my own)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350
- Combine all ingredients in blender, I use the Nutribullet
- Let batter sit for a few minutes to thicken
- Spoon batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and shape each bun into an elongated oval (long enough to accommodate a hot dog), wide enough to “fold” in half around your dog
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until “set” but not cooked completely
- Remove from oven and cool slightly
- Using your Taco Baking Rack, drop your buns in the grooves – or the “V” shape (INSTEAD of folding them over the peaks as you would with the Paleo Taco Shells)
- Once centered in the grooves, bake for another 12 minutes or until cooked through
- Remove from oven – your buns will be “U”shaped, perfect for holding a hot dog!
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What’s the shelf life on these babies? Are they still good the day after they are made or best eaten fresh?
Same or next day is best in my opinion but you might be able to freeze (I haven’t tried yet). Hope this helps! I find most whole foods are better eaten sooner.
How any does this make? Yum!!
4-5 depending on the size of your buns 🙂
Can you give advice as to the best way to prepare the mashed sweet potato. I assume cook it first? Microwave? Bake?
You can prepare it however you prefer. If you have a micro and aren’t opposed, that is the quickest. Otherwise you can foil wrap and bake.
Any thoughts on how to make these without a taco baking rack? I’m about to give up my hot dogs because I can’t find a good bun recipe and I’m tired of going bunless… I’ve been doing Friday hot dog day for almost 30 years now… I don’t want paleo to take that away from me, but if I must, I must.
If you have anything that will prop it open that will work, you could even construct something out of foil if you got desperate!
SO glad I tried these. I was afraid they would taste too much like sweet potato. I got 5 and if I’d made them thinner, I probably could have gotten 6. I used a cupcake pan upside down and put parchment paper down the resulting “groove” between cups. I am going to freeze my leftovers (4 of them) – I’ll report back how they work with freezing/thawing overnight. Still trying to decide if I’ll freeze them with my foil “spacer” inside… I just did that after they baked, while cooling, so they wouldn’t get hard (no problem there – they are very soft) in the closed position. Also, I added 1 t Italian seasoning, trying to increase the savory aspect since I was nervous about the sweet potato taste.
Wanted to attach a picture, but can’t figure out how.
Oh boo I can’t see your photo but post it on my FB page at http://www.facebook.com/predominantlypaleo. I am so glad they worked for you!!!
I froze the other 4 after I ate the one last Friday. I defrosted one on my kitchen counter today for about 3 hours. Tastes the same as last Friday, freshly made. Good news! I did freeze with my foil “spacer” inside, then wrapped each bun in plastic wrap individually, then put all 4 in a freezer-bag and used a straw to pull the extra air out of the bag.
Can the flaxseed be eliminated without problem ?
I do not have a substitute for flax at this time but if you figure out a good one will you please let me know so I can spread the word?
Brenda Lee says
Do you think it’s possible to wrap the hot dog entirely with the bun and bake it. After baking it shove a stick in it to make it like a corn dog?
Brenda Lee says
My husband has always liked “corn-dogs” YUCK but your recipe gave me an idea and I’m wondering (since I have not made these buns yet you would certainly know better than I ) if you think you could wrap them entirely around the hot dog, bake them, then add a sucker type stick to it after out of the oven?
The grandkids might like them too!
I’ve never tried that method but I’d love to hear if it works for you if you try!!!
Not a big fan of palm shortening… has anyone used anything else with success? Butter? Coconut oil? Lard? Any other substitution ideas?
You should be able to sub another fat, yes!
I’m super visual. Do you have a picture of how you drape the buns over the rack? Are you cutting them open first, again sorry very visual. Thanks
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