Kid-Friendly Recipes: Corn Dog Muffins

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on October 11, 2011

Do you ever see a recipe floating around and think, why on earth didn’t I think of that?

It happens to me all of the time.

The other day, as I was being super productive on Twitter {wait, productive on Twitter, does that make any sense?} I saw an intriguing recipe from @RecipeGirl floating around.

Corn dog muffins. Simply brilliant. So easy. Way better than just popping a hot dog in the microwave and calling it dinner.

Not that that ever happens in my house. Nope, never.

I had to try it, because the kiddo eats hot dogs with abandon. In fact, I’m pretty sure that if he had to pick only one food to eat for the rest of his life, it would be hot dogs. Perhaps banana boats, or grilled cheese waffle sandwiches, would make the top five, but hot dogs would still be number one.

Corn dog muffins

I took some inspiration from Lori’s original recipe, and made it my own. With homemade cornbread, because making it from scratch takes just as much time as using a cornbread package. Really it does, it’s just a matter of mixing a few ingredients together. Easy peasy.

Corn dog muffins

I’m happy to report that both of the boys in the house, the kiddo and Hubs, could not get enough of these. The kiddo especially could not keep his hands off of them. Hubs even commented that they would make great appetizers for football parties. I have to agree. They would also be wonderful with chopped ham instead of hotdogs, for a more grown up crowd.

Corn Dog Muffins

Corn Dog Muffins


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 hot dogs, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk {or substitute 1 tablespoon lemon juice and enough milk to make one cup}
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, hot dogs and cheese.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Whisk in the melted butter. Pour into the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin tins. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool slightly, then serve with ketchup, mustard, ranch dressing or honey.
  6. Store leftovers in the fridge, and warm in the microwave for a quick lunch, dinner or afternoon snack.

Corn Dog Muffins was inspired by Recipe Girl. The cornbread recipe came from Epicurious

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1 Kitchen Belleicious October 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Making these tonight for little man! Seriously genius, might make a few extra for us with pancetta and olives inside instead of hotdogs but really how can you go wrong! Great recipe- so glad you were being”productive” on twitter! LOL!

2 Run DMT October 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

Oh wow! I totally wish I had thought of that! Those look fabulous. My kids would gobble those us for sure. Pinning this recipe.

PLEASE, oh PLEASE…Link up and share his recipe at my Friday Food Fight. This will be a hit! I’ll tweet you the link when the linky is up. Hope to see you in the ring this Friday!

3 jo@blog-diggidy October 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

i think i am going to try these with corn meal and soy flour and the ham instead of the hotdogs cause it’s a little less processed….if i tell myself that enough it’ll be true, right?!? oh, and of course splenda instead of sugar!! i will report back once i try them and let you know how it all worked out!! thnx for a great idea!!

4 Renee October 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

I don’t have kids, but these look so yummy I’m going to make them for me & my husband!

5 Cheryl@Sew Can Do October 13, 2011 at 9:49 am

My kids would love these – such a great idea. Would love for you to link this to my Craftastic party:)

6 Amy @ A Little Nosh October 13, 2011 at 10:47 am

Yep, I bet my little guy will love these as well. Just pinned this!

7 Mamie @ Homegrownbeanes October 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm

These look like a winner!

8 Sheila October 14, 2011 at 12:46 am

Great idea! I’ll be pinning this to Pinterest. 😉

9 Miz Helen October 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm

What a great idea for the little ones and the kids at heart, like me! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

10 jo@blog-diggidy October 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm

made these today and blogged about it!! stop by and see what i had to say about it 😉

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