corn-dog-muffins

While the quintessential American fair food has to be the corn dog, there’s nothing healthy about this food on a stick. We decided to make a healthier version of the corn dog with a kid-friendly twist. Deep frying is replaced by baking, and instead of an unwieldy eat we made these into mini-muffins perfect for little hands.

Ingredients:
1 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup of sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
1/4 vegetable oil
3 hot dogs cut into 1/2 inch pieces (veggie, chicken apple sausage, beef, or any type you like)
Mini muffin tin

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 425 and grease mini muffin tins.

2. Mix the first four dry ingredients in one bowl; mix the wet ingredients in a second bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

3. Sautee your 1/2 inch hot dog bites for a few minutes over medium heat.

4. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins until each is 3/4 full. Put one hot dog slice into each batter-filled muffin cup so it’s submerged in the batter.

5. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown.

Will you make this bite-sized eat for your kids this summer?

photo credit: kae71463 via flickr