Mini Corn Dog Muffins Recipe

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 8 MINUTES

total time: 28 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together butter and sugar.

2

Add eggs and stir well.

3

Add buttermilk and continue to whisk together.

4

In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Whisk into wet ingredients in two batches.

5

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.

6

Bake for 8-12 minutes at 375 degrees or until the cornbread is golden brown.

7

Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. Makes around 36 mini corn dog muffins.

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mini corn dog muffins recipe – arranged on a plate with dipping sauces

These mini corn dogs are full of sweet & savory flavor!

If you enjoy corn dogs, then you’re going to love this recipe for mini corn dog muffins! These little corn dog poppers are a bite-size 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!

close-up of mini corn dog muffins

Hip tips for making this Mini Corn Dog Muffins recipe:

  • If you’re using a metal pan, don’t skip the cooking spray! If you don’t spray, you’ll likley 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!

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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!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together butter and sugar.

2

Add eggs and stir well.

3

Add buttermilk and continue to whisk together.

4

In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Whisk into wet ingredients in two batches.

5

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.

6

Bake for 8-12 minutes at 375 degrees or until the cornbread is golden brown.

7

Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. Makes around 36 mini corn dog muffins.

Additional Notes

Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats

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mini corn dog muffins next to bowls of ketchup and mustard

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 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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Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 195

  1. April Ayotte

    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!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks April! So glad you love them 👏❤️

  2. sfc_abby

    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!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  3. ATM

    I will have to try these!! thank you!

  4. Anna Sronce

    Can you use sugar substitute and different flours?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes I’m sure you could try experimenting with a gluten free flour and maybe monk fruit or other sugar sub. 🙌

  5. Shelley

    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!

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