This summer, there’s no better time to enjoy a hot dog than when the weather is warm and the days are long. But as much as we love the classic frank, we’ll be the first to admit that the hot dog bun isn’t the best vessel for one of the most essential components of the meal: ketchup.
When you’re huddled around a picnic table, nothing annoys your friends more than soggy buns. So what’s a hot dog lover to do?
A whole-grain bun is a much more healthful choice than traditional hot dog buns. It gives the same great texture, but it’s made from ingredients like oats, wheat, and rye. These buns are naturally higher in fiber and are much less likely to make you feel bloated. They’re also good for you because they contain more nutrients than white bread.
Wrapped in Parcel Bread
If you want to stay on the healthier side, but you still crave the taste of a hot dog bun, try wrapping your frank in a piece of Parcel or Honey Whole-Wheat Bread instead. This will not only give your bun a more wholesome color, it will also add more flavor. If you want to get really fancy, you can also try placing a slice of tomato inside the bread hot dog bun to give it some extra pop.
Cherry Pitter Dog Buns
Cherry Pitter dog buns are the perfect snack for your next tailgate party. They’re made from a soft, doughy white bread with an irresistible cherry taste. These buns are low in fat and calories, yet they pack plenty of flavor. They’re perfect for picnics, barbecues, and poolside lounging.
Fluffy Croissant Dog Buns
If you’re craving something sweet to go with your hot dogs, try pairing them with a Fluffy Croissant Dog Bun. These delicious buns are made from a light and airy white bread dough that’s been fluffed with almond meal before being baked. This gives them the texture of a croissant, while also adding almond flavor to the hot dog.
Skim Milk Bagel Dog Buns
If you’re an avid New Yorker, you’ve probably had a Skim Milk Bagel Dog Bun at least once. This is the perfect bun for a hot dog-in-a-bagel sandwich. The half-sour, half-sweet bagel is heavenly paired with a juicy all-beef frank. These buns are also good for making grilled cheese sandwiches, so you can take them with you when you go camping or on picnics.
Savory Bun with a Twist
If you’re in the mood for something a little different, try making a savory bun with a twist. Start with a plain white buns, then add your favorite vegetables to give the bun more flavor. You can top it with hummus or other dips, or even use it as a tortilla in a Mexican/taco-style frank.
Spicy buns are a great change of pace from the classic hot dog bun. They’re made from a soft white bun, which is then topped with peppers and other spices. If you want to kick your spicy bun up a notch, you can also add some jalapeño slices to give your dog that extra kick.