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Air Fryer Pretzel Hot Dogs Recipe

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My youngest absolutely loves hot dogs. He loves them in all varieties: plain, in a bun, corn dog, pretzel dog, mini hot dogs…you name it, he loves it. One of his favorite requested dinners is Pretzel Hot Dogs or Corn Dogs. Sure you can buy boxed versions at the grocery store but I always feel like homemade is better. Today, I’m showing you how easy it is to make your own Pretzel Hot Dogs IN THE AIR FRYER!

Yep, the air fryer is back again! Come on, it’s just so easy and quick that the air fryer has quickly become a go-to in my house for quick dinners, snacks and basically any meal. Last week, we tackled Air Fryer Toasted Tortellini, Air Fryer Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme and Air Fryer Donuts. This week we are doing Pretzel Dogs.

2 pretzel dogs stacked on blue plate

Why Use an Air Fryer?

  • They are basically just awesome because they are fast, healthier and easy to use.
  • An air fryer produces a similar crunchy texture to foods that deep frying would result in but with way less fat and calories.
  • No oil is required so it is a lower fat, healthier type of cooking compared to deep frying.
  • Super easy Clean Up.
  • Super quick cooking. Many things cook in less than half the time as your conventional oven.

OTHER AIR FRYER RECIPES

After you whip up these Toasted Tortellinis, why not keep that air fryer working with some of these other great Air Fryer recipes?

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

Air Fryer Donuts

Air Fryer Crunchwrap Supreme

Air Fryer S’mores Crescent Bombs

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

What You Need to Make Air Fryer Pretzel Hot Dogs

pretzel dog ingredients
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3/4 tsp quick rise yeast
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • sesame seeds (optional)

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER PRETZEL HOT DOGS

Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine water and yeast and stir.

Add the sugar, flour and salt and stir until combined.

Knead the dough with your hands for 1 minute and mold it into a ball. (You’ll probably need to flour your hands to make sure the dough doesn’t stick to them.) Using a pizza cutter or a knife, divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.

pretzel dough

Take each piece of the dough and roll into ropes or dough snakes about 15-20 inches long. Repeat with all 8 pieces.

pretzel ropes

Starting at one end of the hot dog, wrap one dough rope around the entire length and roll the hot dog as you go.

rolling pretzel around hot dog

Repeat with all 8 hot dogs and 8 pretzel ropes.

pretzel dogs on baking sheet

Lightly spray your air fryer basket with olive oil spray.

pretzel dogs in air fryer

Cook for 7-8 minutes at 380 degrees in your air fryer and lightly brown on top.

Remove from air fryer and brush pretzel hot dogs with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

pretzel dogs with mustard

EXPERT TIPS

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake these in an oven at 425 for 10-12 minutes.

PREPARE IN ADVANCE: To freeze, set uncooked pretzel dogs on a baking sheets and freeze for 3 hours. Transfer to a freezer storage bag and you can freeze up to 3 months. Bake in air fryer from frozen at 390 degrees for 8-10 minutes or in the oven at 425 for 12-14 minutes.

OTHER AIR FRYER RECIPES

After you whip up these Toasted Tortellinis, why not keep that air fryer working with some of these other great Air Fryer recipes?

Air Fryer Donuts

Air Fryer Crunchwrap Supreme

Air Fryer S’mores Crescent Bombs

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

Air Fryer Toasted Tortellini

2 pretzel dogs stacked on blue plate

Air Fryer Pretzel Hot Dogs

Hollie Schultz
Quick and easy recipe for Air Fryer Pretzel Dogs
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3/4 tsp quick rise yeast
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees.In a small bowl, combine water and yeast and stir. Add the sugar, flour and salt and stir until combined.
  • Knead the dough with your hands for 1 minute and mold it into a ball. (You'll probably need to flour your hands to make sure the dough doesn't stick to them.)
  • Using a pizza cutter or a knife, divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Take each piece of the dough and roll into ropes or dough snakes about 15-20 inches long. Repeat with all 8 pieces.
  • Starting at one end of the hot dog, wrap one dough rope around the entire length and roll the hot dog as you go.
  • Lightly spray your air fryer basket with olive oil spray. Cook for 7-8 minutes at 380 degrees in your air fryer and lightly brown on top.
  • Remove from air fryer and brush pretzel hot dogs with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 383mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 88IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
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