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Mini Corn Dog Muffins Recipe

If you love the taste of corn dogs, you are going to love this easy baked homemade recipe for mini corn dog muffins! These corn dog muffins are a crowd pleaser especially with kids and make a great football watching snack for the big game coming up!

Recipe for Mini Corn Dog Muffins Hip2Save

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

(Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats)

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)

How to make corn dog muffins Hip2Save

Wisk together butter and sugar. Add eggs and stir well. Add buttermilk and continue to wisk together. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Whisk into wet ingredients in two batches.

Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray, and spoon 1 Tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup. Place one hot dog bite into the middle of each muffin cup.

Bake for 8-12 minutes at 375 degrees or until cornbread is golden brown. Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. Makes around 36 mini muffins

Homemade Mini Corn Dog Muffins Hip2Save
My kids were seriously impressed with these! In fact I heard “This is the best thing ever, Mom.” 🙂 If you happen to have any left over, they do well reheated and are still yummy. Enjoy!

[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.[/h2s_box]

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Comments 26

  1. Heather

    These look awesome! Thank you!

  2. Kaylee

    I have made this for years! But since little kids choke very easily on hot dogs, I chop my them or smokey links into a lot smaller pieces and put it in the mix. Can’t take any chances! There was a 7 year old that choked at school here a few weeks ago on a hot dog:(

    • Rae

      Too true and just yesterday I experienced this for the first time with my little one it was like the casing was extra thick/tough in a two inch round surface area and that’s what he started choking on. But I always watch them when they eat because you just never know.

  3. wishinitwas

    Funny I have lil smokies defrosting to make this tonight. Will have to try this recipe next time.

  4. Rae

    I need to find good quality hot dogs the best we have locally are the “naturals” from ball park. Really wishing we had a whole foods or trader joes… Or any health/specialty foods store for that matter.

    Thanks for this inspiration Lina I found a grain free version of this recipe and saved it to try when I find good hot dogs. 🙂

    • sharla

      Does your Target sell the Applegate brand? They are a good company. Also check Costco. Mine carries a brand called True Story. Hope that helps!!!

      • Rae

        Thanks for the tips I’ll have to check those out. Haven’t been to target in for ever!

  5. brindha

    Can we make this in regular size cupcake pans? If so how much time for baking?

  6. Julia L.

    Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my mouth…

  7. Heather Allen

    Where is the grain free version, if I may ask? 🙂

    • Rae

      I just googled paleo corndog muffins 🙂 several to pick from depending on your needs/preference.

      • Heather Allen

        Thanks, Rae! 🙂

      • April

        Thank you Lina for the idea and thank you hipster Rae for finding the alternative and taking the time to share. We are challenged by many dietary restrictions and at the same time blessed by the hipster community. Can’t wait to try them out.

    • meg

      Just Google it. Lots of recipes on Google…

  8. Jen

    Could you just make these using jiffy cornbread mix to make it even easier?

    • Lisa

      Yes! I have done that in the past but I don’t think it makes as many.

    • Paige

      I made these before and it was a disaster for me I will use the jiffy mix next time, I don’t mind not having a lot to go around, it’s just me and my 2 kids that will be eating them, my hubby won’t like them I don’t think

    • Melissa

      I made these at Super Bowl last year and the kids loved them. I used Jiffy because I’m all about making it simple and I always have Jiffy and hot dogs!

    • Sandra

      Yes! I use Jiffy all the time. I also throw in some ground flax seeds and baby spinach (that I put through the food processor first). I’m betting that the homemade method turns out tastier so I’m going to try this recipe this week to compare.

  9. Courtney

    Is this whole 30 approved? Haha

  10. Karen

    Yummy! Thanks Lina! I think your talented photography and great attitude make these posts delightful 🙂

  11. Amber

    Any cheap prices on a mini muffin pan?

    • Cary

      I just picked one up for about $6 at Walmart

  12. Karen

    So me and the kids were making this today and my son actually asked me “why do we have to put hot dogs inside?!” I couldn’t believe my ears. I thought every kid was a hot dog lover!

  13. Jenna

    Not a fan of hot dogs personally, but my kids would like these. I’m a huge fan though of Iowa Girl Eats. Have made several of her recipes & all have been fantastic. I recommend trying her chicken tacos (crock pot) and Mexican rice. A staple around here.

  14. Jenny

    I am not a big hot dog lover either but I don’t mind them in small amounts like these, I also use Jiffy mix, its fast and easy and tastes delicious!!

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