Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Calling all state fair food enthusiasts! A carnival classic is getting a DIY makeover with this recipe for Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs.

Ingredients :

1/2 cup melted butter (or 1/4 cup butter + 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8-10 all-beef hot dogs, cut into 1″ bites (Pictured are Open Nature brand nitrate free all beef hot dogs)

Directions :

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together butter and sugar.
Add eggs and stir well.
Add buttermilk and continue to whisk together.
In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Whisk into wet ingredients in two batches.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to first spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray (or use a silicone muffin pan), and then spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup.
Place one hot dog bite into the middle of each muffin cup.
Bake for 8-12 minutes at 375 degrees or until cornbread is golden brown.
Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. Makes around 36 mini corn dog muffins.

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