Mini Corn Dog Muffins

One time my youth group leader showed us a video of how hot dogs are made. It was gross. I don’t know that the lesson was effective, though, because I don’t remember the Biblical tie in to the video and I still eat hot dogs. I’ve never liked corn dogs, but these slightly-healthier and cuter versions are super tasty. My whole family loved them. The cornbread creates a tasty, crispy outer coating for the tasty hot dog pieces inside. I love dipping them in ketchup.

Fenway wishes he could eat these…but the hot dogs are 100% beef and Fenway is allergic to beef. (I promise I won’t become one of those people who posts about their pets all the time, but come on! How cute is he! He always comes over when I’m taking food photos and looks all pitiful).

I call this piece “Corn Dog with Ketchup.”

And this one is “Two Corn Dogs with Ketchup.”

I’ve made these twice now. They’re fun and easy to make appetizers for any occasion :)

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Ingredients:

1/4 cup melted butter (4 TBS)
1/4 cup sugar (I use 1/4 cup minus 1 tbs because I don’t like my cornbread very sweet)
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3-4 all-beef hot dogs, cut into 1″ bites

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add egg and whisk to incorporate. Add the buttermilk and whisk to incorporate.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Slowly whisk into the wet ingredients.
  4.  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 cup.
  5. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until cornbread is golden brown. Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, and re-heat for 20-30 seconds before serving.

Note: I halved the original recipe. You can easily double this if you want more :)

Makes 18-24 mini muffins (original recipe says 24 but I can only get 18 out of the batter)

Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats :)

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