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Mini Corn Dog Muffins Recipe

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

yield: 12 SERVINGS

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

IMPORTANT: Be sure to first spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray (or use a silicone muffin pan), and then spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup.

6

Place one hot dog bite into the middle of each muffin cup.

7

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

8

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 flavor!

If you love corn dogs, you’re going to love this mini corn dog muffins recipe! These corn dog muffins are a crowd-pleaser, especially with kids. And they make a great football-watching snack for all of those big games!


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Mini Corn Dog Muffins

yield: 12 SERVINGS

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

IMPORTANT: Be sure to first spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray (or use a silicone muffin pan), and then spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup.

6

Place one hot dog bite into the middle of each muffin cup.

7

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

8

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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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!

 

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Comments 185

  1. Anna

    Yummy again! When I said I was hoping the recipe section would be expanded I didn’t expect such a quick response!

  2. Donna

    These look yummy and SO cute!! Thanks!

  3. Megan

    These are great! We make them all the time and use them in lunches as an alternative to the every day sandwich;)

    • Carol

      What a great idea! I have been looking for alternatives to the “boring” sandwiches.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That’s a great idea!

  4. Crystal

    Never heard of applesauce in corn muffins. Interesting.
    Sounds like an awesome easy meal.

    • Amanda

      I learned about subbing applesauce a while back to make stuff healthier. You can sub it for eggs if you try to make cornbread and realize you’re out, too! Cornbread is the perfect thing to stub applesauce into 😉

    • Empanada King

      My sister uses applesauce when she makes cornbread & I’m not a fan of cornbread but hers I will always eat

  5. Sarah

    I love this idea! You could cheat & use a package of sweet corn bread mix right??

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes! Same idea just stick in the hot dog bite. 🙂

    • Tia

      Sarah – is Jiffy the brand you would use? Is there a better tasting cornbread mix out there?

      • Rae

        Marie Callendars(sp?) is amazing corn bread

        • ihearthip

          Awesome I have seen it at Dollar Tree 🙂

      • Sarah

        I use Pioneer sweet yellow cornbread mix. I’m not sure if that’s a local brand or not though.

    • patti

      I tried marie callenders corn bread. Sprayed the muffin tin heavy. They broke apart and a lot of crumbling when taking them out of the tin. Seemed to have a bitter after faste, need to be sweeter. Not happy with it.

    • debbie

      kruzteaz brand is good too!

  6. steph

    I’ve also done these using precooked sausage links. Great for breakfast with syrup.

    • Stephanie

      Oh wow! Could you do that with pancake mix?

    • Katie

      That’s sounds amazing! We’re huge breakfast fans here. Will definitely try both this and the original recipe.

  7. Kim

    My husband LOVES corn dogs from the store. This looks like a healthier option!

  8. DJB

    I dice my hot dogs and whisk them into the batter. We seem to like it this way more…more hot dog in each bite. 🙂

    • Michelle W

      Love this idea! My boys always want corn dogs and this is a great way of doing them!

    • patti

      Made them both ways. The diced did have more hot dog in each bite but bread crumbled around the pieces.

  9. Sandra

    I make something very similar with a package of Jiffy Cornbread Muffin mix and hot dogs! I add ground flax seed and baby spinach (that I’ve chopped up in my food processor) into the cornbread muffin mix to sneak in some healthy stuff. Kids have no idea! I’m loving seeing all the recipes on Hip2Save!

    • Valerie

      Love the idea of adding the healthy stuff. How much flax do you add and do you adjust the liquid amount to balance the recipe. Thanks Sandra

  10. Vivian

    OMG! These look soo yummy!!!! I’m starving, really need to go to lunch!

  11. Anna

    All the ideas mentioned in the comments are great ideas! Thank for sharing Hipsters (is that the right name?)!

  12. nel

    Hmmmm… Minnesota has already called school on Monday due to “extreme cold” so this would be a great lunch that is fun for the kids!

    • Lisa

      What?! When did they make the announcement? I’m in Fargo, where are you?

      • Steph

        The Governor has not announced this.. I believe it’s currently up to the Schools / districts as of right now 😉 cancelled – Rochester and Winona

        • lisa

          Okay, thanks.

      • S

        The Governor has not closed the schools, yet?! Still up to the districts/ schools… Districts closed as of now are Rochester and Winona.

  13. Andrea

    They sound good but look wrong if you know what I mean. Lol

    • Samantha

      They don’t look wrong unless your mind is in the gutter or maybe if you’re a teen boy.

    • kait

      Lol I agree Andrea

  14. maflies1

    Has anyone does these in regular size muffin tins, or the jumbo size? If so, would you share how long you bake them, please? Got jumbo size tins for Christmas to make dh muffins, which he absolutely loves. So I really should play with the tins! Thanks for any ideas.

  15. Milk Allergy Mom

    Great minds think alike! I had hubs pick up Hebrew national last night so I could submit these to a recipe contest, lol. I think they are perfect for Super Bowl. I do regular size muffins with both jiffy and homemade. We do egg and milk free

  16. JA

    These look fun. I bought a bunch of Jiffy corn mix on clearance for a quarter and have some cheap turkey dogs, too. Perfect!

  17. kd

    Do you cook the hotdogs first?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      No.

  18. ihearthip

    I think I will serve these for the Super Bowl too

  19. Katie

    Thank you so much!!! My mom gets seriously sick when she eats anything with the chicken/beef/pork mixture that is in most corn dogs and hotdogs. These will be great for her

    • maflies1

      Always read labels, and if it has chicken IN the product, you can almost bet it is mechanically separated chicken. Was told this by a sweet co-worker whose husband was a USDA meat inspector, and she went on to explain exactly what/how such ingredient is allowed.

      She said what you are eating is not what you would consider chicken. They take the parts of the chicken that are left over from processing, even parts you would not normally eat; this all gets forced/pressed against a sieve-type piece, and out comes the mechanically separated chicken. He said, “Do not ever buy it, and tell your friends as well. Read your labels, and know what you are eating.”

      Didn’t want to gross anyone out, and I hope I didn’t offend anyone. Of course we all all free to choose what we buy…now you know. 🙂

      • Jen

        Eww! That’s good to know, thanks for the tip!

  20. Vi

    Really really cute idea!! Thanks bunches Lina- you ROCK!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Vi that’s sweet 🙂

  21. Barb

    Lina this is such a good idea, I think I’ll make these for the super bowl!! I think you are just awesome, love your recipes!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Aw thanks Barb!

  22. Jean

    Really great idea. I’ll use soy hot dogs for my veggie husband. Thanks so much.

  23. DomesticPrincess

    Thanks Lina! I started cooking more “natural” and “from scratch” a couple years ago. I am always looking for homemade versions of popular frozen/processed items! This one definitely went in the Hip List.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You’re welcome and me too!

    • Lori G

      Hi DP! Visit Heavenly Homemakers blog. She has a lot of scratch recipes for common ly packaged things. Plus, she is funny! And no, I am not affiliated with her at all.

      • Lori G

        sorry…don’t know why “commonly” separated?!

  24. JulieA

    Thank you for the inspiration!

    • JulieA

      I use White Lily self rising cornmeal so I am assuming I would omit the soda & salt?

  25. Courtney Dyson

    Love this idea. I’m going to try it soon.

  26. Jeanette

    I made these this weekend but — I used Hebrew National All Beef Hot Dogs and a box of Jiffy Corn Bread… super yummy

  27. Stacey

    We make these and then put them in the freezer for easy go to lunches for DS’ lunch box. We just take a few out and they are thawed out by lunch. He loves cold food. (Our are dairy/egg free)

    • Stacey

      We use the jiffy mix with applesauce instead of egg. Just in case anyone needs an alternative!

    • Mary

      Such a great idea! Do you know how they reheat right out of the freezer?

      • Kristi

        Second on the freezer question! Assuming so, since hot dogs and bread freeze well?

    • Emily

      Thanks for this tip! I was wondering if you could freeze them. Seems like they would be perfect for lunches.

  28. Sarah Baird

    could you mix shredded cheese into the batter mix to give it that cheese taste?

  29. Sarah

    Any suggestions on side dishes to serve with these?

    • Jodi

      Well it’s nothing fancy but we are doing homemade fries and a salad!!

  30. Sou

    Thks for the recipe

  31. Jodi

    What about drizzling a little honey across the top before you bake? Maybe a sweet top?

  32. maria

    They are too sweet for us…. disappointment

  33. Kristin Flores

    Do these have to be stored in the fridge if eating the next day?

  34. Elaine

    I thought I would let you know that I made these today for a child’s birthday party. They were a HUGE hit with the adults and kids! The birthday boy was two and he mast have eaten 7 or 8 of these. There were no left overs and everyone wanted the recipe!
    Thank you so much for the recipe, it is a keeper and I have pinned it on Pinterest.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks for sharing Elaine! Great news 🙂

  35. Ene

    I used Jiffy mix and did a plain, a mild cheddar cheese and a jalapeño version. I added about 2 teaspoons of sugar to the mix, before adding the jalapeño/cheese.

    The plain one was great with mustard. The cheese one, I couldn’t taste cheese in it and I was generous with the amount of cheese I put in the mix. The jalapeño one was a huge hit with my husband.

    Also, I had put too much corn mix in some which created a big muffin top…big mistake. When I tried to get them out of the muffin pan, I tore off the muffin tops. My other mistake was I over-baked. I put it in for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. Hmm, maybe I should have followed the original recipe. LOL

    FYI, I’m taking it ot to s Super Bowl potluck, once I perfect it. Anyway, thanks Hip Team.

  36. Rianne

    So I made this as one of the items on the menu for my daughter’s birthday party. They were quick to whip up. I did not have a mini muffin pan so I used cupcake liners and put them in a regular cupcake pan. Using a 1/4 cup as a scoop I was able to get 18 cupcakes from this batter. I used brown sugar as is available in the Caribbean which has very big crystals so I think with that type of sugar I ended up with a sweet cornbread with a hotdog in the middle. Despite that these were gone in minutes, everyone loved them and I do too. These could be a great make ahead breakfast item.

  37. Suzan

    Just made these with my nieces. They tasted great and were easy to make!! Curious how adding cheese and/or something spicy would be. But love the idea and will definitely be making these again for potlucks!!!

    • Patti

      I used regular muffin tin and they must have been too big. The corn bread fell apart. They tasted good but I would never serve them to anyone like this.

  38. Lorraine

    Made these yesterday and flew off the tray. Kids and adults loved them. For me though , when I added a tablespoon the batter rose and covered the hot dog. So next batch I usedlike a half tablespoon and they were perfect.

  39. serlricoservices

    I love this cup cake very healthy and delicious too. Kids will love this. You can also put some cheese.

  40. Gen Janvier

    Hi! These look great! Can you freeze them? 🙂

    • Mary

      Yes, they freeze great!

      • Kortnie Tesdall

        Good to know they freeze great! How would you go about taking them from freezer to having your kids take for lunch? Quick microwave in the morning and putting in thermos? Or what would work best?

  41. Virginia Brown

    How about using Little Smokies sausage instead of weiners? I think the size would be right for a regular sized corn muffin.
    Can’t wait to try it. Would go great with a bowl of chili or homemade soup also.
    Thanks.
    Virginia Brown
    Houston, Tx.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh that sounds yummy! Thanks for stopping by Virginia 😀

  42. Toni

    Do these freeze well? I’m always looking for ideas to freeze and put n my daughter’s lunch box. Let me know if you know or have suggestions about these.

  43. nICOLE

    Is it possible to sub the all-purpose flour for cornmeal? I need to make these gluten-free. If not, is there another type of flour you would suggest to get the same results?

    • Kathy

      I used GF flour and it worked well.

  44. I'm da best

    Love it I did this.and I give this a ten

  45. L.A.

    Question: could the corneal batter be made the day before and just kept refrigerated until ready to cook the next day or does that affect the flavour?

    • Emily

      I actually make these in bulk (for my kids lunches) and freeze them. Then you can just reheat them in the microwave or oven when you are ready to eat/serve them.

  46. Melissa

    If you leave the sugar out would it make the batter fall apart? Sweet cornbread just doesn’t go over well at our house.

  47. Kathy

    Yummy! We substituted the corn meal with almond meal and they are great! Thanks for the recipe!

  48. Alexandra

    It looks delicious! I am actually making them right now. How do they taste when they are cold?

    • Kathy

      My girls pack them in their lunches – they love them cold!

  49. Elizabeth Halko

    Can you make these say a day ahead of time do you think? Planning a 30th surprise party for my fiance and need good food ideas that I can make some of them ahead! 🙂 TIA!!!

  50. Tina Lovett

    If you decided to try Jiffy cornbread mix, how would you substitute it into the recipe? I am not sure what to leave out and keep in.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You would probably just use hot dogs and the mix. Plus the ingredients for the mix listed on box which I believe is milk and eggs? You can still use a mini muffin pan and results would be similar.

    • Cristen

      Tina, I’ve used the Jiffy cornbread mix for these and the batter is so sticky after the hotdog cooks in it, half the muffin comes off in the pan or paper. I’ve tried Crisco and cooking spray. Nothing works! They’re delicious, though. I’m hoping this recipe is better.

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