Corn Dogs Muffins – A Fun Dinner for the Whole Family

This recipe for Corn Dog Muffins turned out to be a fun recipe to make. And to top it off, the kids absolutely LOVED eating them! Instead of buying frozen corn dogs, or mini frozen corn dogs, a mini muffin tin was used to make this deliciously fun dinner idea.

corn dog muffins served on a plate

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Published May 26, 2023
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Cost to make this recipe

As far as recipes go, this one is really inexpensive. Corn bread is not expensive to make, and as the basis of this recipe, it helps to keep the cost low.

Below is a cost breakdown to make this recipe for Corn Dog Muffins.

Hot Dogs $3.69
1 cup Enriched Yellow Corn Meal $1.00
1 cup all-purpose Flour $0.15
4 tsp Baking Powder $0.04
1/2 tsp Salt $0.01
2-4 Tbsp Sugar $0.02
1 egg $0.27
1 cup Milk $0.17
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil $0.15

The total cost to make this recipe for Corn Dog Muffins was $5.50.
This recipe made a total of 30 Corn Dog Muffins.
I did, however, double the recipe, so we had 60 for $11.

Did you know you can buy groceries from Amazon?! Even frozen foods!
A 24-pack is $79.75.
At a local grocery store, you can buy a 46-pack of mini corn dogs is $13.19.

state fair mini corn dogs

State Fair Classic Mini Corn Dogs, Frozen
30 oz

Below is the list of ingredients in the State Fair Classic Corn Dogs. Having an almond allergy, there is a slight desire and need to avoid Artificial and Natural flavors.

Turkey Hot Dog, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor Added: Mechanically Separated Turkey, Water, Salt, Contains 2% Or Less: Corn Syrup, Flavorings, Dextrose, Calcium Lactate, Potassium Lactate, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), Natural Hickory Smoke Flavoring, Extractives Of Paprika, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite. Packed In Calcium Alginate Casing. Batter: Water, Enriched Wheat Flour (enriched With Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, Enriched Corn Meal (yellow Corn Meál, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Yellow Corn Flour, Contains 2% Or Less: Leavening (sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Soy Flour, Soybean Oil, Salt, Nonfat Dry Milk, Modified Corn Starch, Wheat Starch, Sweetener (honey, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Wheat Starch, Corn Syrup, Soy Flour, Calcium Stearate, Soy Lecithin), Whole Egg, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Egg Yolk, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Caseinate. Cooked In Vegetable Oil.

This is an extensive list of ingredients for one food and is one main reason for my desire to have a Scratch Kitchen.

Corn bread can be made into muffins, bread and baked and broken up into pieces to go along with stuffing. Corn bread stuffing is AMAZING by the way. My mother-in-law makes the BEST when we go for visits. She shreds chicken and adds it to traditional stuffing. I have tried to replicate it, but hers is just hands down the best.

Maybe one day I can replicate the recipe and share it here. Stay tuned for that recipe sometime!

Recipe for Corn Dog Muffins

Ingredients for Corn Dog Muffins

1 cup Enriched Yellow Corn Meal
1 cup all-purpose Flour
4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2-4 Tbsp Sugar
1 egg
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
Hot Dogs

ingredients for Corn Dog Muffins

Directions for Corn Dog Muffins

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. In the bowl of your KitchenAid mixer, or a large bowl, pour 1 cup corn meal.

corn meal in measuring cup

3. Then add 1 cup flour to the KitchenAid bowl.

4. Measure out 2-4 Tablespoons sugar and then add it to the bowl.

add sugar to mixer bowl

5. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to the bowl.

add salt to mixer bowl

6. Then add 4 teaspoons baking powder to the bowl and turn your mixer on low to combine all ingredients.

7. Measure and pour 1 cup milk into the dry ingredients and then mix to combine.

measure milk for Corn Dog Muffins

8. Add the egg and then mix to combine.

9. Measure and then add oil to the KitchenAid mixer bowl, mix to combine.

measure and add oil for Corn Dog Muffins

10. On a cutting board, cut the hot dogs in 3-4 pieces, small enough to fit into the mini muffin tins.

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ALDI products are without artificial dyes and flavors.

hot dogs

11. Spray the mini muffin tin with nonstick spray.

12. Use a spoon or small ice cream scoop to add corn bread mixture into each muffin tin, on top of each hot dog.

corn bread muffin batter added to muffin tin with ice cream scoop

13. Place one piece of hot dog into each muffin tin hole.

hot dog pieces added to mini muffin tin

14. Place the mini muffin tins into the preheated oven and then bake the Corn Dog Muffins until just browned, around 10-12 minutes.

muffin tins in oven for Corn Dog Muffins

15. Remove the muffin tin from the oven and let the Corn Dog Muffins cool for 2 minutes in the tin, then remove the muffins and cool on a rack before serving.

Enjoy the Corn Dog Muffins with ketchup and your favorite sides.

corn dog muffins served on a plate

Recipe

Corn Dogs Muffins

Monica’s Scratch Kitchen
Do you need kid-friendly dinner ideas? This recipe for Corn Dog Muffins is ideal for kids of all ages. It's fun, easy, and so yummy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 2 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 72 muffins

Equipment

  • Mini Muffin Tin
  • Nonstick Spray
  • KitchenAid Mixer
  • Spatula
  • Small Ice Cream Scoop

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Enriched Yellow Corn Meal
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2-4 Tbsp Sugar
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, or a large bowl, pour 1 cup corn meal.
  • Then add 1 cup flour to the bowl.
  • Measure out 2-4 Tablespoons sugar and then add it to the bowl.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to the bowl.
  • Then add 4 teaspoons baking powder to the bowl and turn your mixer on low to combine all ingredients.
  • Measure and pour 1 cup milk into the dry ingredients and then mix to combine.
  • Measure and then add oil to the KitchenAid mixer bowl, mix to combine.
  • Add the egg and then mix to combine.
  • On a cutting board, cut the hot dogs in 4 pieces, small enough to fit into the mini muffin tins.
  • Spray the mini muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  • Place one piece of hot dog into each muffin tin hole.
  • Use a spoon or small scoop to add corn bread mixture into each muffin tin, on top of each hot dog.
  • Bake the Corn Dog Muffins until just browned, around 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the muffin tin from the oven and let the Corn Dog Muffins cool for 2 minutes in the tin, then remove the muffins and cool on a rack before serving.
  • Enjoy the Corn Dog Muffins with ketchup and your favorite sides.
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I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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