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Gluten-free Hush Puppies

For years, I have shed a few tears every time my family enjoys delicious Carolina barbecue with beans and slaw and hush puppies. Hushpuppies are not on the menu when you are eating gluten-free. Until now. Jump to Recipe

Gluten-free hush puppies? What? No way. YES. Get ready to rock your next barbecue.

HushPuppies + Barbecue

On a whim, I put together some ingredients to make gluten-free hush puppies to go with our barbecue potluck dinner the other night and they were DEVOURED. At the end of dinner, there were regular hush puppies left over but the gluten-free ones were gone. Not even a crumb.

Gluten-free hush puppies || Erin Brighton | recipes | barbecue | sides and snacks
Gluten-free hushpuppies

Hushpuppies are not much of a stretch to turn into a gluten-free version. Hushpuppies are cornmeal based, not flour. This is why awesome treats like corn bread and corn muffins transition really well into gluten-free versions. Mainly corn plus a little flour. You’ll never notice the gluten-free swap.

My hesitation making gluten-free hush puppies was finding most recipes calling for self-rising cornmeal. Whoa. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. Welcome to the south! When I went to my local Harris Teeter, there were at least five different brands of self-rising cornmeal. Haha! Who knew? Time to improvise … instead of stressing over the self-rising cornmeal, I decided I would place some faith in Bisquick’s self-rising flour plus my tried and true cornmeal. It worked.

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Delicious Gluten-Free HushPuppies

The batter was thin compared to what I was expecting and I was a little nervous as I was dropping tablespoons into the hot oil, but miracle of miracles, these little guys puffed up into delicious treats.

Gluten-free Hush Puppies

Gluten-free Hush Puppies

These gluten-free hush puppies are going to transform your next barbecue!!
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author Erin Brighton


  • 1 1/2 c corn meal
  • 1/2 c gf Bisquik
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion (minced in food processor)


  1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl with a large wooden spoon.
  2. Heat 2 inches of canola oil in a heavy bottomed pot.
  3. Drop hush puppies by the tablespoon into the hot oil. Don't crowd the pan.
  4. Watch for the hush puppies to rise up.
  5. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  6. ENJOY!!!

Ready to transform your next barbecue experience? You are going to need to make these gluten-free hush puppies …

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Gluten free hush puppies … little pieces of fried heaven.


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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

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