pigless pigs in a blanket.
Finger food fans, listen up! We’ve created a delicious version of Vegan Pigs in a Blanket that requires no harming of pigs. These carrot based Pigs in a Blanket are the perfect healthy finger food to serve at your next gathering. Don’t knock it till you try it.
Healthy Carrot Dogs
There are plenty of reasons one might cut pork from their diet. It could be religious reasons, for us it’s to avoid contributing to the horrific abuse of pigs. Health wise, pork is loaded with cholesterol and saturated fat.
We used carrots which were boiled until just fork tender, then soaked overnight in a flavorful marinade. Boiling them reduces any crunchiness from the carrot, and the smokey marinade gives them the hot dog esque flavor. Don’t plan to fool your guests, these are clearly not pork, but in fact we think they taste even better than traditional wiener dogs.
Crescent Rolled Blanket
To finish off the perfect vegan pigs in a blanket, we recommend wrapping them in vegan crescent rolls. Be wary of classic Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (the ingredients are very harmful to health) and instead opt for a healthier brand like IMMACULATE BAKING or ANNIE’S. They taste identical and use much healthier ingredients.
Pigs in a Blanket
- 30-40 Baby Carrots Make sure to only use bigger carrots, discard thin or broken carrots
- 1 tbsp Agave or Maple Syrup
- 2 tbsp Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 cup Tamari or Soy Sauce
- 3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth
- 3-4 cans Crescent Rolls
- Flaky Sea Salt
- Boil carrots until barely fork tender. This took us about 12 minutes, but keep a close eye as the amount of time varies. Drain and set aside to cool.
- Add the marinade ingredients to a ziploc bag followed by the cooled carrots. Seal and refrigerate overnight.
- After the carrots have marinated overnight, remove from fridge and lay out on paper towels.
- Open up a can of crescent rolls and start separating them. Next, cut it down the middle. The carrots are small so you'll only need half of one roll.
- Roll each carrot up in the cut crescent roll. Place on a parchment lined baking tray leaving about 2 inches between each one. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt then bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
- Serve immediately or store in the freezer.