Monday, May 21, 2012

Corn Dog Muffins

(I snagged this picture from google since I didn't take a picture of mine)

These are such a hit with the kiddos! There are several recipes swarming the internet but it's pretty basic. It is what it looks like. Cornbread with hotdogs in the middle.

1/2 cup melted butter (or 1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8-10 all-beef hot dogs, cut into 1″ bites

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl, and whisk to combine. Add eggs and whisk to incorporate. Add buttermilk and whisk to incorporate.
2. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Whisk into wet ingredients in two batches.
3. Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray or use liners, and spoon 1 Tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup. Place one hot dog bite into the middle of each cup.
4. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until cornbread is golden brown. Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, and re-heat for 20-30 seconds before serving.


You can do what I do and use a box of Cornbread mix. Yes, I cheat. The box usually only needs water added and then follow the rest of the directions and it's pretty simple. Takes about 5 minutes. We also like to use the beef franks with cheese in the middle. And my husband and I like the spicy jalapeno hot dogs in the middle. Delicious for the whole family!!

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