Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Corndog Muffins

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Corndog Muffins

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 I love corn dogs! I mean I really, really like them. In fact there was a time when I use to buy the huge, jumbo box of corn dogs from Costco. Know which ones I am talking about? We seriously could eat those up in no time. When I think back to the money I spent and how unhealthy those corn dogs were for us, I cringe. I can't change the fact we use to eat them, but I can do something about what we eat now. That is why I came up with a healthier alternative to those store bought, preservative filled imposter's. We used turkey hot dogs, which I made sure had no High Fructose Corn Syrup in them. I purchased a package consisting of 6 packs of turkey hot dogs from Costco. I snagged it for just $5.99. These will last us for about 2 months, which makes their price tag even more stellar.

These were simple to make and were a crowd favorite. Even hubby got in on the munching. Definitely try these healthy alternatives this week. :) Make these ahead of time and send them in your littles lunch boxes. We paired ours with kiwi slices and applesauce.

Mini Corn dog Muffins

3 hot dogs
 1 cup flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar  
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream*
1 egg, lightly beaten*
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 tablespoon ground flax seed

Preheat oven to 400'. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add sour cream, egg, milk, and melted butter, stir until moistened. Pour into prepared 12 muffin tins. Cut your hot dogs into fourths. Place one hot dog piece into each muffin tin and push down lightly. The hot dog will not be covered by the batter, as they bake the cornbread will cover the hot dogs.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until cornbread is cooked. Serve hot.

* I used water instead of sour cream. You can also use plain yogurt as well.
*To give these an extra nutritional boost, replace the 1 egg with some fruit/veggie puree. I like to use some sweet potato puree or applesauce.

XO Danielle

15 comments:

  1. Dang! Those look really good! Must try.

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  2. These look so good. I also love corn dogs!! After reading the (lack of) nutritional stats on the box, however, I only buy them once in a blue moon and when I do I buy the turkey corn dog version instead. Making them seems very simple though. Thanks for this great idea. Can't wait to try them this week!

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  3. Wow is my mouth watering! I am going to be making these for sure. YUMMY
    xoxo
    Heather @ Heatherly Loves

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  4. I am getting to the dregs of the groceries and am trying to get creative with what I have in the pantry/freezer until next shopping trip (four days from now). I think I will try this - do you think I could make these ahead of time and freeze them? I am sure they would be fine I am just wondering about the reheat. Oh hell I am just going to do it. I am five months pregnant and now have a serious corndog craving! I am going to make them now!

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  5. Could you make them without the flaxseed? I don't have it on hand and I never use it for anything else. So I don't want to buy an item just for one recipe.

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  6. I have been wanting to find a corndog recipe, so this looks like a winner - thanks!
    ~Mrs. Lopez of lovinglifeinpink.blogspot.com

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  7. These look so good! I've been seeing them all over Pinterest and have been wanting to make them for the longest time! Yours look so yummy!

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  8. Tried these today and they turned out great! Thanks so much for the recipe! I made 24 in a mini muffin tin instead of the 12 regular because my kids are little and have smaller appetites and used turkey dogs, came out perfect...so there's another idea for your readers. I even had enough mix left over to make 4 regular sized muffins. I'm not a huge corn dog eater, but tried them after baking and they are delicious!! Thanks again for the great idea.

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  9. These were a big hit. I made them with a cornbread mix and they came out wonderful.

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  10. I also used a mix, they turned out great and I made them the same day you posted the article. Lol, my hubby was skeptical, but said they tasted good. We will definitely be making these again.

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  11. How much sweet potato puree do you substitute for the egg?

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  12. How much sweet potato puree do you use to substitute for the egg?

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