Corn Dog Mini-Muffins {freezer-friendly}

Are your kids addicted to corn dogs? If you’re aiming for whole foods and try corn dog muffins. I’m loving how easy these are and freezer friendly. The recipe is so easy using your favorite hot dog. I aim for the healthiest dog my budget allows.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Applegate
  • Coleman’s
  • Hebrew National
  • Nathan’s
  • Ball Park White Turkey hot dogs or Fat Free
  • Let’s Be Frank
  • Dietz and Watson Beef Franks
  • Rocky Dogs
  • Jennie-O Turkey Franks

Selection taken from 20 Healthiest Hot dogs

Hebrew National and Nathan’s typically go BOGOF at Bi-Lo or Ingles as often as once a month in our area. That’s when I stock up for summer grilling and corn dog muffins for less than $3 a pack.

I use my favorite yellow cornmeal mix, Hodgson Mill {non GMO verified} for old-fashioned cornbread, so why not use it for corn dog muffins?

My mini-muffin pan is prepared with cooking spray and two 1/2″ slices of healthy dog.



Then I add my prepared batter on top of the dogs.



Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan for 5-10 minutes. Remove and cool on a cooling rack. Serve warm or cool completely and freeze. Reheat in microwave or toaster oven until warm.

Corn Dog Mini-Muffins


  • 1 package natural, nitrate-free or healthy dogs
  • 2 cups Corn Meal Mix {I love Hodgson Mill Self-Rising Corn Meal Mix}
  • 1/2 stick melted butter or healthy oil, such as canola or coconut oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk {use 1 1/2 cups milk with 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice-stand 10 minutes}


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease mini-muffin pan well. Slice healthy dogs into 1/2″ slices and place two in each well. Mix remaining ingredients blending well. Using a cookie scoop or small spoon, add batter over dogs. Bake about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan and remove to cooling rack. Repeat process with remaining dogs and batter. Or make a small cake of corn bread or use a regular muffin pan using all the batter at once.


Which kind of healthy dog would you use for your corn dog muffins?


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