Monday, February 20, 2012

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

One of my favorite things about summer is going to the fair. The only reason I pay $15 dollars to get in is so I can get a corn dog! Oh, and maybe a bag of mini doughnuts!
I eat 1 corn dog a year, hot and crispy slathered in mustard! I am drooling just thinking about it!! Sigh…

Anyway when I came across this recipe I almost flipped… mini corn dog muffins, baked, not fried! Cute and healthy-ish! What a great way to get my corn dog fix in February!!
They are super tasty! And easy! 

Here is what you need,

½ cup melted butter
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
½ tsp. baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
8-10 all beef hot dogs cut into 1 inch bites

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray.
Stir together the butter and sugar. Whisk in the eggs and combine. Add in the buttermilk.
In a separate bowl combine the baking soda, cornmeal, flour and salt. Stir to combine.
Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet in 2 batches, stir until just combined.
Put 1 heaping tablespoon of the batter into each mini muffin cup, and then place a hot dog piece into the center of each cup.
Bake for 8-12 minutes until browned and cooked through.
Cool muffins in tin for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
You can store the left overs in an airtight container in the fridge, just toss them in the microwave for 30 seconds to reheat before serving.

As I said earlier I like mine with mustard! I am a purist, but ketchup would be good too.
This would be a great addition to a summer BBQ or a sports party! 

By the way, the corn bread part of this recipe is one of the best I have ever tasted, I think you could make it without the hot dogs would be great with chili or soup! YUM!

I am so happy that I found these, now I can get that corn dog fix any time of year!!


recipe from Iowa Girl Eats


  1. those are so cute! Now you just need to make mini doughnuts at home!

  2. Amazing. Perfect fix for us Americans living in Switzerland!