Fun Recipe: Corn Dog Muffins


Does anyone else out there LOVE Pinterest? I’m not the only one that gets caught up, lost, and wanders aimlessly for L-O-N-G periods of time, right? I click from pin to pin, and often forget to pin those things I like! In fact, I’m sad to admit, my boards look pretty bare… and it’s NOT because I’m not on searching… it’s because I get caught up and go off – I guess on some of those rabbit trails I talked about yesterday. See, it’s perfectly normal! Smile

Awhile ago, and then again while playing around on the site with a good friend Winking smile, I ran across this cool idea: Bite-size hot dog chunks inside corn muffins… make your own “mini-corn dogs.”

We had a long day at co-op, were all exhausted, and wanted to eat… right away, so I thought it the perfect time to try them out. Mmmm!




I love making cornbread from scratch, and it’s not that difficult, but we cheated today in the interest of three hungry kiddos, a hungry mommy, and daddy out of town for a few days. I wanted an early dinner, early bedtimes, and time to myself! So… enter the Jiffy mix.

We used:

  • 4 nitrite-free hot dogs cut into 24 bite-size chunks
  • 2 boxes of Jiffy Corn Bread Mix (35-cents each this week at Aldi!)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (to replace the eggs and make it sweeter)
  • 2/3 cup milk




Then we:

Stirred the applesauce and milk in a bowl with the 2 boxes of cornbread mix.



Scooped the cornbread batter into 24 mini-muffin pans and pushed a chunk of hot dog into the center of each muffin.



Baked at 400-degrees until golden brown (about 10-15 minutes).



Ate with a dish of applesauce, some baby carrots, and big smiles. Yummy!