Friday, March 23, 2012

Mini Corn Dog Muffins (Gluten Free…or Not)

The boys didn’t have school today….so I thought it would be a good time to try out these little gems!

Made ours gluten-free with the help of Pamela’s Baking Mix…but of course if you don’t need to go that route…good old fashioned flour will suffice!

No. 3 son (aka…pickiest eater in the world) had a few and thought they were OK.

No. 2 GF son…pretty much ate all the rest! lol. Suffice it to say…he was a FAN! OK…I ate a few too. I couldn’t resist the slight sweetness of the cornbread paired with the salty little hot dog bites! YUM!

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Makes 48 mini muffins
Adapted from: Iowa Girl Eats

1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk (I used 1 cup milk & added 1 tsp. cream of tartar)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour (I substituted Pamela’s Gluten-free Baking Mix)
1/2 teaspoon salt
8-10 all-beef hot dogs, cut into 1″ bites

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

First thing I did was mix up some homemade “buttermilk” so it could sit for a few minutes.
(Just add 1 teaspoon cream of tartar per 1 cup milk, stir, let sit for 5 mins or more.)
Combine butter and sugar in a bowl, and whisk to combine.
Add eggs and whisk to incorporate. Add buttermilk and whisk.
In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt,
and stir to combine.
Whisk into wet ingredients.

Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray, and spoon
1 Tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup.
These are our favorite hotdogs. :-)
 Place one hot dog bite into the middle of each cup.
Bake for 8-12 minutes (oven temperatures vary), or until cornbread is golden brown. 

Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. 
(In retrospect, I should have cut the hot dog pieces a titch longer 
because some of them got “buried” in cornbread.)
Store leftovers in the refrigerator, and re-heat for 20-30 seconds before serving.
A tasty little bite!

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9 thoughts on “Mini Corn Dog Muffins (Gluten Free…or Not)

  1. Ila East

    I can tell this is not a traditional Southern recipe, it contains sugar. ;) No self-respecting Southerner would add sugar to any cornbread recipe.

    Sorry, but just couldn't resist this little dig. I know you don't need to add sugar if you don't want to. Too bad my boys are grown with children of their own. I no loner have a good reason to make these. Will have to come up with a good one. ;)

  2. Tami

    Just whipped up a batch of these for the freezer for quick lunches and snacks…YUM! I think my 2 year old will love these…he’ll eat any kind of “muffin”!

  3. Carolyn

    I am so going to try this! My almost 4 year old LOVES corndogs, but I refuse to buy them at the store and he only gets them occasionally when we go out for dinner since I know they don’t use the “good” hotdog weiners! My question would be how many of these little guys equals a serving? (I’m doing weightwatchers and I need to enter the number of servings into my recipe builder :) so I know how many I can eat!)

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