Vegan Falafel Corn Dog Recipe

by | Updated: June 10th, 2017 | Read time: 2 minutes

Vegans, vegetarians and those cutting back on meat know: meat alternatives can be quite unappetizing. On game day especially–when your meat-loving friends are biting into juicy burgers and wings coated with hot sauce–your meatless options rally even less excitement. What’s a plant-based foodie to do when the big game’s on? Leave that lifeless veggie patty buried in the bottom of your freezer and whip up these falafel-wrapped veggie corn dogs instead. Score!

Vegan Falafel Corn Dog Recipe |

Vegan Falafel Corn Dog Recipe

Serves 4


Falafel batter

½ cup chickpea flour
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
¼ cup red onion, diced
⅛ cup cilantro, diced
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp. cumin, ground
1 tsp. turmeric, ground
1 tsp. red pepper flakes, ground
Handful of cilantro or parsley, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Pink salt, to taste
Mustard, to taste, optional

Corn dogs

4 vegan hot dogs
Wooden sticks


  1. In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine all batter ingredients and process until batter is almost smooth, leaving some small chunks.
  2. Divide mixture into four equal portions. Flatten each portion into a hot dog-length square. Roll each square evenly around one hot dog. Set aside at room temperature for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Carefully place each falafel corn dog in oil, trying not to splash oil on yourself. Cook until golden brown and flip to cook other side, about 4-5 minutes on each side.
  4. Line a plate with paper towels and set cooked corn dogs on plate to remove excess oil and cool. Once they’ve cooled enough to touch, insert sticks.
  5. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ketchup, Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce or Vegan Ranch Dressing.

Margaret’s notes:

  • These are pretty filling, so feel free to slice hot dogs in half before coating with falafel batter.
  • If you prefer baking, heat oven to 450 degrees F. After falafel batter has been rolled around hot dogs, place them far apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

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