Friday, September 16, 2011

Corn dog muffins

Sometimes lunch can be boring at our house it's either sandwiches, leftovers or kimchi noodles.  I was inspired by a rainy, nasty day to do a little bit of cooking with the kids and we made corn dog muffins.  I was reading Michele's blog My Blessing from Above and found this fun twist.  I've kept it in the back of my mind just thinking I would make it someday soon, well today just happened to be that day.  It was super easy and so YUMMY, much better then a normal corn dog and the kids approved and said they now prefer these over a store bought corn dog.  What you need is a box of corn muffin mix (if you want the easy version), some hotdogs, muffin/cupcake liners and some big smiles from your kiddos.

I didn't have a box of corm muffin mix so I just made this homemade version, it's quick and simple.  Then, we just cut a hot dog in thirds and plopped it in the middle of the corn muffin mix and baked them....easy peasy!






Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin pan or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add egg, oil and milk; stir gently to combine. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

23 comments:

WarmSunshine said...

Wow that looks yummy!!

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Fifi said...

These little snacks look yummy!! ☺


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Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, this is genious!!! Thanks so much for leaving your link in your comment. You HAVE to link this up to Creative Me Monday... it's still open until tomorrow night. I have to make these!

Here's the link:
http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/09/creative-me-monday.html?utm_source=BP_recent

Hope to see you there!

Jenny

oomph. said...

this is a great idea!! not sure why i never thought to do that!

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Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

what a fun idea. It never occurred to me to make my own before. My kiddos would LOVE these. :)

Adrianne said...

Oh my goodness, these are a great idea, and not just for the kiddos. I'm sure my husband could eat a whole batch of these, lol!
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Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight said...

Awesome! My little girl out be all over this! Anything with hot dogs and she is a fan!! :)

xoxo, Ashley J

MrsFoxsSweets said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am following you now too. These little corndog muffins are so cute! I am going to have to make them sometime! Awesome about your homeschooling. I homeschooled mine for 6 years until my oldest started highschool. Good luck!

Hip Homeschool Moms said...

Those look YUMMY! Kimchi noodels? I had kimchi in Okinawa....but, not noodles...how do you make those? Can't wait to dig into more of your recipes! Thanks for stopping by!

Rebecca

Stacy said...

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Great idea! I can't wait until the State Fair next month so I can have a corny dog!

Karima said...

What a unique idea - never saw that done before! Looks yummy, Karima :)

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

WOW! Looks Yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog www.the-mommyhood-chronicles.com.
I will definately keep reading and commenting. I hope you will do the same:) Have a fabulous weekend!

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Saving4Change said...

I may try this as a way to 'sneak' actual food into my child! Thanks!

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Pam said...

Can't wait to try these! I love corn dogs, but they aren't the healthiest things around.
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Pam from MBS:)

Debs Dealz said...

I have to try these!

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Brave Ski Mom said...

My sons will LOVE these! Thanks! Visited from MBS!

Anonymous said...

Great blog! I love this idea, I look forward to visiting often :-) I'm your newest follower from the Pink Dandy blog hop!

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Brae Craig said...

wow! What a great idea! I will definitely try this! We also suffer from lack of inspiration at lunch time. I have been trying to be more creative- celery sticks with velveta cheese, grahm crackers with peanut butter, etc....but lunch just sucks sometimes. This is something I'm sure my kids will enjoy.

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Lori said...

What a simple but great idea. Gess and I will gave to try these. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I'm following back!

~Lori

6 Happy Hearts said...

I've been meaning to make these lil treats for the crew. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pink Dandy Chatter said...

wow, those look awesome!! Thanks for stopping by Pink Dandy Blog Hop! Have a wonderful week
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TigerEyes2001 said...

Great idea! I'm going to have to give this a try :)
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