Healthy Mini Corn Dog Muffins

If your child is anything like mine, she loves corn dogs. And if you are anything like me you cringe at the thought of her consuming all of that fat, oil, and who knows what is really in a hot dog.

Disclaimer: I’m not going to be a hypocrite. I love a corn dog from the Texas State Fair. Oh. My. Word. Awesomeness on a stick. I mean you have to have one deep fired corn dog a year, right?

That’s why I’ve been trying to find a healthier substitute or version of a corn dog that Mia would like. After months of trying to put together a cornbread recipe that was healthier for us than the traditional oil laden recipes and finding a natural, uncured, no preservatives, antibiotic and hormone free hot dog, we were in business. The secret ingredients to these corn dog muffins are healthy low-fat buttermilk and Greek yogurt in replace of oil. Low-fat buttermilk and Greek yogurt are super healthy with probiotics, riboflavin, protein, vitamin B12, and zinc.

A savory beef hot dog wrapped in a blanket of slightly sweet cornbread make these homemade healthy mini corn dog muffins a perfect snack or lunch for everyone – not just the kiddos.

Healthy Mini Corn Dog Muffins makes 24

  • Butter, room temperature, for pan
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 4 beef hot dogs, preferably natural/antibiotic and hormone free

Preheat oven to 425° F. Generously butter a 24 count mini muffin pan.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients; flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

In a medium bowl, combine the wet ingredients; egg, buttermilk, and Greek yogurt. Mix well.

Once the wet ingredients are combined, add the corn kernels and stir.

Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir till just incorporated being careful to not overmix.

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling the cups 3/4 full.

Next, slice the hot dogs into 1 inch segments.

Place a hot dog piece in the center of each muffin cup and place the muffin pan into the oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the the tops turn golden and toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.

Carefully remove the corn dog muffins from the muffin cups and place on a cooling rack to cool.

Serve with ketchup and mustard or your favorite corn dog topping. Refrigerate (for up to 3 days) or freeze any leftovers. Reheat in the microwave or oven (preferable oven or toaster oven).

You can’t ever beat a Fletcher’s corn dog from the fair but you can come pretty close without the worry of what you are putting on your child’s lunch plate. Enjoy.

Healthy Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Rating: 51

Healthy Mini Corn Dog Muffins

A savory beef hot dog wrapped in a blanket of slightly sweet cornbread make these homemade healthy mini corn dog muffins a perfect snack or lunch for everyone – not just the kiddos.

Ingredients

  • Butter, room temperature, for pan
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 4 beef hot dogs, preferably natural/antibiotic and hormone free

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Generously butter a 24 count mini muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients; flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the wet ingredients; egg, buttermilk, and Greek yogurt. Mix well. Once the wet ingredients are combined, add the corn kernels and stir.
  4. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir till just incorporated being careful to not overmix. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling the cups 3/4 full.
  5. Next, slice the hot dogs into 1 inch segments. Place a hot dog piece in the center of each muffin cup and place the muffin pan into the oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the the tops turn golden and toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean. Carefully remove the corn dog muffins from the muffin cups and place on a cooling rack to cool.
  6. Serve with ketchup and mustard or your favorite corn dog topping. Refrigerate (for up to 3 days) or freeze any leftovers. Reheat in the microwave or oven (preferable oven or toaster oven).
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    Comments

  • Christy with Life of a Modern Housewife


    My husband loves corn dogs; will definitely give this a try. And I’m forwarding this email to a friend!!

    http://www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

  • Andrea


    You are a genius. Can I move in with you? I think I have posted every single one of your recipes on pinterest and am determined to make them all. I seriously love that you make healthier versions of comfort foods!

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers


      Sure! I have a small house so you’d have to live in the closet. ;) Thanks so much for pinnig and reading! BTW just stopped by your blog. Those pictures of the snow storm are insane! what a story!

  • Betsy


    These are so cute and right up my alley! I love foods with a “surprise”

  • Jennifer | Mother Thyme


    Love, love, love these! My husband loves corn dogs, so I definitely need to make these for him. Love the healthier version. Brilliant! Oh, the Fleurs plate is too cute! Where did you get it from?

  • Anna @ hiddenponies


    These are adorable and would be SUCH a hit with my family! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Allison


    I’m so making these! I love corndogs but can’t wrap my mind around deep frying at home. My nephew will love this baked version. Merci!

  • Jovana


    I made the corn dogs last night and my teen daughter and husband loved them! They were impressed. I appreciate the time you take to make the recipes easy to follow for people like me that are sort of challenged in the kitchen area. : )

  • Sarah Jo


    This is one of our favorite quick foods. Great kid in the kitchen recipe. Whenever I make these, they usually all disappear in one sitting.

  • Lizzie


    I’ve made these twice already. They are so yummy, and they reheat very well in the toaster oven. I make mine with Ballpark smoked turkey hot dogs.

  • BN


    My husband loves hot dogs and really loves corn dogs! I’m trying to teach him to eat more healthy foods, so hot dogs are generally not on the list. I’ve been meaning to make these for him, and last night he proclaimed that he wanted hot dogs for dinner tonight. I’m sure he thought I would ignore the request, but I made these yummy little guys and he was thrilled! Left-overs for lunch tomorrow, too. Thanks!

  • carolyn


    Can’t wait to tryfor a family Fun Event this labor Day weekend!

  • Vivian


    Wow. These just came out of the oven. Thought they would make a good lunch for my grandson at school. I’m eating them and keep saying “well, just one more !” if he doesn’t get any, I will definitely make them again. Yummy nostalgia.

  • Kelly


    Loved these!!! So delicious and I love the fact it’s not from a premade crappy mix. Yum yum

  • Leighm


    Best ever! We have made these over and over and just love them. Thanks!!!

  • Spices of India


    very healthy & delicious receipies introduced by you thanks.

  • Hannah


    Do you know How many calories are in these? I’m curious to make these :)

  • Michele


    I made these last month for a tailgate party, and they were a big hit! Super easy and the leftovers tasted great too. I’m about to make them again this afternoon. Thanks for a yummy recipe!

  • Stephanie


    These look like the perfect appetizer to bring to summer cookouts! I can’t wait to try this in a few months! For how long and at what temperature do you recommend reheating in an oven? Thanks!

  • Antoinette


    Baked this today with EXCELLENT results! I replaced the buttermilk with plain yoghurt- was all that I had at the time – and the yellow corn flour with ordinary white corn meal- didn’t have the yellow one but it still came out with a fantastic texture and really delicious. Will definitely be making them again.

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