Corn Dog Muffins

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Nearly all of us are trying to accomplish the same task – to feed our broods more for less. Busy schedules, large families, resources, or just being tired are usually ingredients that play a huge part in dictating how well that task will be accomplished.
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Good, fast food! – What does this phrase mean to you? – Bad for you? Really high in fats, sodium, and refined sugar? How about – expensive in the long run? Let’s hope not!

Good, fast food should meet the following criteria:

  • Quick and easy to prepare
  • Great tasting
  • Cost effective – More food for less money
  • Healthier than its general counterparts
  • Filling
  • Freezes well
  • Taste adjustable

These Corn Dog Muffins meet all of the listed criteria! They are extremely easy and prepare very quickly –less than 30 minutes per batch. They taste great; you get more a lot more for your money, they are filling, and they freeze exceptionally well. These muffins are quite a bit healthier than their store-bought equals, which are fried while these are baked. My favorite part is you can adjust the recipe with optional add-ins and substitutions to fit your flavor preferences.

Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe to fill your freezer! Corn Dog Muffins are great for lunches, dinners, snacks, or make mini muffins as appetizers for parties and gatherings.

Ingredients
4 2/3 c. Copycat Jiffy Cornbread Mix (OR 2 boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix)
1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Honey (or additional 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar)
2 Eggs
1 c. Milk
1 can Corn, drained
1 pkg. Hot Dogs, chopped

Equipment
1 medium Bowl
1 small Bowl
Muffin Pans
Paper Liners
Large Spoon
Fork

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pans with paper liners; set aside.
In medium bowl, combine cornbread mix and brown sugar with spoon; stirring well to mix.
In small bowl, beat together honey, eggs, and milk with fork.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mixing just until moist.

Add corn and hot dogs. Stir just enough to distribute evenly. The batter will be thin. You will have to stir to redistribute ingredients as you go. Fill paper liners 3/4 full.

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Bake 14-18 minutes or until done.

NOTE: If freezing, let cool and dry completely before putting in a zip top freezer bag or sealed container.. If you do not let them cool and dry completely, they will condensate (build up and sweat moisture) and will not have a desirable consistency when thawed and reheated.

Optional Add-ins
1/4 c. ea. Sautéed Onions and Peppers
1 Jalapeno, seeded, veined, & minced
1 tsp. Chili powder
1/4 tsp. Cayenne powder
1/2 c. Shredded cheese, your choice

Substitutions (These are more savory than sweet)
Replace brown sugar, honey, corn, and hotdogs – With 1 tsp. granulated chicken bullion, 1/2 tsp. sage, 1 can peas (drained), and 1-1/2 c. cooked chicken. Serve with chicken gravy, if desired.

Replace brown sugar, honey, corn, and hot dogs – With 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1 can mixed vegetables (drained), 1/2 lb. cooked ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken, etc.).

Replace honey, corn, and hot dogs – With 1-1/2 tsp. chili powder, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8 tsp. cayenne powder (optional), 1 can diced tomatoes (well drained), 1/2 lb. ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken, etc.).

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9 Comments

  1. i love corn dogs!

    however… i used this recipe and would suggest a couple changes. first, i doubled the milk (2c.).

    I tried it with 1c.

    and the batter was very thick, barely moistened. Second, I suggest you add the yield of the recipe. I made 36 full-sized muffins from this recipe.

    Thanks for the ideas!

    • I love corn dogs!

      However… I used this recipe and would suggest a couple changes. First, I doubled the milk (2c.).

      I tried it with 1c.

      and the batter was very thick, barely moistened. Second, I suggest you add the yield of the recipe. I made 36 full-sized muffins from this recipe.

      Thanks for the ideas!

      Dundin – Thank you for the input. Extra milk does change the density of the Corn Dog Muffins.

      36 muffins – Wow – that’s a great turnout! I have been able to make as many as 30 full-sized from one batter batch in my muffin pans. I’m guessing we either have different sized muffin pans or each of us measures a little differently when adding the batter to the paper liners.

      Either way – these are just plain GOOD!

  2. thanks for the idea!!!
    i made these today. the kids (and i)
    loved them!!!
    i also had to add the extra milk as the batter was barely moist.
    next time i will lightly grease the paper liners because the muffins got stuck to the paper.
    my yield was 24 muffins.
    :momkids:

    • Thanks for the idea!!!
      I made these today. The kids (and I)
      loved them!!!
      I also had to add the extra milk as the batter was barely moist.
      Next time I will lightly grease the paper liners because the muffins got stuck to the paper.
      My yield was 24 muffins.
      :momkids:

      Berthali – I am so glad y’all enjoyed them! The extra milk does change the density of the batter.

      Lightly greasing the paper liners sounds like a great idea to me! I’m all for not sharing my food with paper liners (or anything else for that matter)!

      Isn’t it funny how each of us has had a different yield – 24, 30, 36?

      Does anyone know – Is there really that much difference between companies and designs when it comes to standard muffin pans?

    • When my sons were young they both enjoyed these! Quick and simple. Always had the ingredients on hand too.

      QueenAngie – My kids enjoyed these when they were young, too. Now, they are feeding them to their own kids…lol!

  3. made them tonight. i like them. they would go well with baked beans and a side salad.

    i think next time i will mix in a little shredded cheese too.

    they did stick a little, but i don’t mind. i opted to forgo the muffin papers and just grease the muffin pan

  4. I do love so many of the recipes I see online. I also am so very sad to have to abandon recipes. Jiffy baking mixes are not universal, and trying to find substitutes for them reduces my enthusiasm for a recipe.

    I realise that Budget 101 has a DIY baking mix for almost anything, but then, is it not possible to add a link to recipes for those mixes?

    The same can be said for “a can of…”, “a box of…”, “a jar of…” These items are not packaged by universal standards, and I respectfully request that contributors specify weights and/or measures.

    Thank you!

    A.

    • I do love so many of the recipes I see online. I also am so very sad to have to abandon recipes. Jiffy baking mixes are not universal, and trying to find substitutes for them reduces my enthusiasm for a recipe. I realise that Budget 101 has a DIY baking mix for almost anything, but then, is it not possible to add a link to recipes for those mixes? The same can be said for “a can of…”, “a box of…”, “a jar of…” These items are not packaged by universal standards, and I respectfully request that contributors specify weights and/or measures.

      Thank you!

      A.

      No worries, there is a search bar on every single page of the site. It’s located on the top right hand side – just enter a couple words of the mix you’re looking for (or anything else for that matter and it will pop right up.)

      just enter a couple words for what you need:

      and it will pop right up in a split second

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