Corn Dog Muffins

While I love so many recipes that Jen over at  A Cook’s Quest comes up with, these by far are my daughter’s favorite! She’s a corn dog lover and I’m a corn dogs hater, so she rarely gets to eat them…until now! They’re healthier so I’m happy. I’ll make them for her more often so she’s happy. Everyone wins!

Corn Dog Muffins

Cornbread batter:

1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup honey
2 Tbsp sugar

High quality hot dogs/turkey dogs/chorizos/sausages cut to fit your muffin tins.

Extra filling items to make your muffins even tastier: jalapenos, grated cheese, green onions and peppers are some that we like.


Pre-heat oven to 400 F.  Line muffin tins with liners.

Mix one batch of  cornbread. Fill muffin tins about ½ full with cornbread mix. Add cut hot dogs, cover with more batter. Bake 16-18 minutes. Eat!

Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Breads, Main Dish
Categories: Muffins and Quick Breads

Comments & Reviews

  • This is a lot like what we call “Hillbilly Corn Dogs”, but ours aren’t done in muffin pans, it’s in a loaf pan and you don’t cut up the hot dogs. After cooling for a wee bit, you slice them. I like your idea better, actually!

  • I make something similar. I cut the hot dogs in half and roll each half in refrigerated crescent roll dough with a little bit of cheese. Pop those puppies in the oven and bake for about 11-12 minutes. Love them!!!

  • Making these! My little guy while love em I am sure!

  • Erin, A cheaper version I do is use biscuits. Yummy!

  • Can’t wait to try them…I am going to make this for my kids as a “Happy New School Year” dinner.

  • I liked this idea so much I made it for lunch today, using Costco polish dogs left over from camping this weekend. Unfortunately my muffin’s stuck to my liners and I lost half of the muffin. I may try to just grease the tin next time. My boys still loved them though!

  • Could these be frozen for reheating later? Seems like an easy freezer item read to pop out for a quick snack even.

  • I use jiffy mix and the corn dog maker Mavis recommended a while back.

  • How are these healthy? The y sound yummy, but their redeeming quality should not be the fact that they are healthier than regular corn dogs.

    • I wouldn’t say healthy, I would say healthier! Because you are making the cornbread from scratch, you eliminate the preservatives normally found in the corn dog breading. Plus, you can substitute turkey dogs for a lower fat version! They are also baked and not fried like many corn dogs! So while not something I’d feed my kiddos daily, I feel better about feeding them these than a corn dog at the fair! 🙂

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