Just in time for school, these Corn Dog Muffins make a great addition to the lunchbox paired with the kids favorite dipping sauce!
It’s here! We are in back to school mode! Our kids are starting school and we are already off to a good start, but that also means I have been back to the lunchbox grind.
One thing I realized over the summer is my kids really LOVE corn dogs, but we have to purchase the gluten-free corn dogs and they can get super pricey, especially when your son can eat 3 of them at a time!
That means we love to make these Corn Dog Muffins that are simple to make gluten-free too.
How do you make Corn Dog Muffins?
That meant I needed a backup plan. I’m also not a great corn dog maker, so I decided to do the next best thing, Corn Dog Muffins!
Honestly, these fit better in our bento-style lunchboxes, so it was a win-win situation for us. My son also thought it would be fun to trick his friends thinking it’s a muffin but really there is meat inside.
Basically, these are made by making cornbread but then adding a little hot dog right in the middle. Easy, right? It’s corn dog muffins with hot dogs inside.
These can be made in advance and saved to use throughout the week as well, making them a great option for school lunch.
How do you make Gluten-Free Corn Dog Muffins?
All of the recipe will be made as-is, but with that switch of flour as well as using gluten-free cornmeal.
What dipping sauce should you use for Corn Dog Muffins?
Now, along with the delicious corn dog muffins, I also let them pick out their favorite dipping sauce.
Now, my favorite dipping sauce is honey mustard, I use it for just about everything! My son loved the tomato ketchup and my daughter went for the yellow mustard.
Who loves spicy? My husband! He loves the spicy brown mustard, but it does set my mouth on fire. I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy!
Can you use cornbread muffin mix to make Corn Dog Muffins?
If you do not need these to be gluten-free, you can use a mix such as Jiffy Mix. This was always a favorite for my mom; however, making it from scratch is actually very easy.
Even more so than being easy, you’ll likely have all the ingredients right in your pantry saving you a few bucks too!
I know though, for my mom, Jiffy Mix still is her go-to mix!
Now let’s make these Corn Dog Muffins!
Corn Dog Muffins
- 1/2 Cup Light Butter
- 1/2 Cup White Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
- 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- 2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 Cups Skim Milk
- 4 Hot Dogs Sliced
- Preheat oven to 375*.
- In a stand mixer or large bowl, begin by creaming the butter and sugar then add in the eggs. Let this mix and then add in all remaining ingredients until batter forms.
- Grease a muffin tin and fill 3/4 of the way with the cornbread batter.
- Add sliced hot dogs to each one and then using a spoon, cover them up making sure the cornbread batter hides the hot dogs inside.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes at 375* until slightly golden.
- Carefully remove and serve with dipping sauce.