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Mini (Skinny) Corn Dog Muffins

These Mini Corn Dog Muffins are baked and not fried, and a perfect quick lunch of after-school snacks. Make it from a boxed mix or make the muffins yourself. Either way!

Corn Dog Muffins from OrWhateverYouDo.com

My kids LOVE corn dogs. So do I, if we’re being honest here. What I don’t love is all of the weird ingredients in the store-bought frozen variety. I also don’t especially love making them the traditional way at home. It is messy, time-consuming, and deep frying? Come on. I need to quit that.

Here is my alternative, mini corn dog muffins, and I must say, it satisfied my corn dog craving without taking too large of a bite out of my daily calorie allowance. Certainly a LOT less than its deep-fried cousin would have. As a bonus, my kids DEVOURED these. My super picky kids would eat mac-n-cheese every day if I let him guy had seconds and thirds. My almost as picky old loved them too. You can’t beat that!

Start by mixing the corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, and egg in a mixing bowl with a whisk. Mix well. Then drizzle the honey over the top. Not mixing it in all the way leaves you with little honey bits in the batter which I LOVE.

Corn Dog Muffins

Cut up hot dogs into the desired size. I personally like a bigger hot dog to muffin ratio, and like the bigger chunks of hot dog in mine. You can cup them up small if you have little ones (choking hazard! EEEK!), or leave them big. If you cut them up small I suggest using several pieces in each muffin, especially the large ones.

Corn Dog Muffins

I also want to add that these little mini muffin ones would be a perfect appetizer! Fun, cute, and bite sized. You see the ones on the right side of the photo? Those are the larger pieces of hot dog I was mentioning. Much better than the thin slices that are hidden in the batter on the left.

Corn Dog Muffins

Bake these at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes.  Your oven may vary. Mine is a little wonky and has some hot spots, so check carefully. They are done when they start to turn golden brown on the top.

Corn Dog Muffins

The mini ones are so cute!corn dog muffins

Mini (Skinny) Corn Dog Muffins

Mini (Skinny) Corn Dog Muffins

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Easy mini corn dogs without the fryer! Bake them, and feed your kids an awesome homemade snack anytime!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Corn Meal
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup honey
  • 3-4 hot dogs

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients, except the hot dogs, into a bowl. Mix well with a whisk until well combined. Drizzle in honey on top of batter.
  2. Cut up hot dogs to your desired size. Place in greased muffin tins.
  3. Scoop out batter with a measuring cup and pour batter over hot dogs and bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are starting to turn golden brown.
  4. Serve warm with ketchup and mustard. Reheats well!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 332mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 7g Protein: 5g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
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Helen Smith Atkins

Wednesday 4th of September 2013

I grease my mini muffin pan with coconut oil - it is wonderful to keep things from sticking and is healthy to boot :)

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350

Friday 25th of May 2012

These are so cute! I love corn dogs and I'm sure I would love these!

Ann King

Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

They are the BEST thing ever. muffins never stick to them --- no muffin papers, no spraying crap out of a can that you have no idea what's in it....ugh. All you have to do is train your men that these muffin cups DON'T get thrown in the garbage! (I had to dig one out of my garbage the first time I used them......Oi)!

Ann King

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

I have one for you honey! Do you have any SILICONE MUFFIN CUPS? I bought a set from a girlfriends' little girl who was selling them as a fundraiser for school. They are the BEST.

Nicole Johnson

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

I do NOT have any silicone muffin cups yet! I think I need some! Our next kitchen better be big. Between all the stuff I’ve gotten and the stuff my mom sends me, my laundry room is already full of kitchen goodies as well as my kitchen!

Nicole

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

I do NOT have any silicone muffin cups yet! I think I need some! Our next kitchen better be big. Between all the stuff I've gotten and the stuff my mom sends me, my laundry room is already full of kitchen goodies as well as my kitchen!