Mini Corn Dog Muffins Recipe (Easy Family-Friendly Snack Idea)
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This mini corn dog muffins recipe makes perfectly poppable bite-sized snacks!
These mini corn dog muffins are full of sweet & savory flavors!
If you enjoy corn dogs, then you’re going to love this recipe for mini corn dog muffins! These little corn dog bites are a mini replica of the full-size corn dog but without the burden of having to eat around that pesky wooden skewer.
This easy recipe comes together quickly and it’s a total crowd-pleaser (especially with the kiddos). They make a great party appetizer or game-day snack for hungry grown-ups, too!
Mini Corn Dog Muffins
yield: 12 SERVINGS
prep time: 20 MINUTES
cook time: 8 MINUTES
total time: 28 MINUTES
Mini corn dog bites made in a muffin tin as a fun and delicious snack!
- 1/2 cup melted butter (or 1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8-10 all-beef hot dogs, cut into 1″ bites (pictured are Open Nature brand nitrate free all beef hot dogs)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together butter and sugar.
Add eggs and stir well.
Add buttermilk and continue to whisk together.
In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Whisk into wet ingredients in two batches.
Spray your muffin tin with cooking oil, spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup, and place one hot dog bite into the middle of each muffin cup.
Bake for 8-12 minutes at 375 degrees or until the cornbread is golden brown.
Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. Makes around 36 mini corn dog muffins.
Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats
Hip tips for making this Mini Corn Dog Muffins recipe:
- Any mini muffin tin will work for this recipe, but a flexible silicone mini muffin pan makes it super easy to pop your muffins out when they’re done.
- If you’re using a metal pan, don’t skip the cooking spray! If you don’t spray, you’ll likely have a hard time getting your muffins out of the tin without butchering them. They’ll still be yummy, but not nearly as cute!
- We really enjoyed eating these as-is after cooling a bit straight from the oven, but they would also be good served with ketchup and mustard for dipping.
- If you have any leftovers (doubtful, but just in case…), these mini corn dog muffins reheat really well and are delicious the next day!
They’re both a kid and adult-favorite snack!
My kids were seriously impressed with these fun little snacks. In fact, I heard “This is the best thing ever, Mom.” 😊 If you have any corn dog enthusiasts in your house, I think they’ll love them, too. This is the kind of thing I know my kids will be requesting over and over again!
One warning, though: without the wooden stick found in traditional corn dogs to slow you down, it’s a little too easy to eat a large quantity of these poppable treats in one sitting! These bite-sized corn dog muffin snacks are the perfect mouthful of sweet and savory bliss, and you seriously won’t be able to eat just one. Enjoy!
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I found this recipe 2 years ago and this is now a staple in both my kids lunches! So easy, freezer friendly. I literally pop them in lunch kit and by lunch they are thawed!
Thanks April! So glad you love them 👏❤️
Yes, the same. I found this years ago and I always make it on Super Bowl Sunday. Also, I use the recipe for corn bread. It’s great!
That’s awesome! Thank you for sharing!
I will have to try these!! thank you!
Can you use sugar substitute and different flours?
Yes I’m sure you could try experimenting with a gluten free flour and maybe monk fruit or other sugar sub. 🙌
Great idea! I LOVE corndogs and am so tired of trying to get them covered with mix and would rather not fry. Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks!
Can milk be used instead of buttermilk?
We used Macadamia milk, and it turned out great!
What is the best way to reheat these?
I am planning to make them for my daughter’s birthday and would like to make them in advance if possible. Can I make them a few days and ahead and store in the fridge?
Yes, I am sure the microwave or the air fryer would be perfect if you have one!
Still my favorite cornbread recipe! Will be making this again this year!
Oh hooray! I am so glad ❤️