Mini Corn Dog Muffins

We continue onto Week 12 of College Football, which means another delicious Football bite! Today the #6 Buckeyes travel to Madison, Wisconsin to take on the Badgers in an exciting Big 10 matchup! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate another Buckeye win then with some poppable mini corn dog muffins!

These little muffins are just like corn dogs, except they’re baked and not fried! I made them using my favorite cornbread recipe, but go ahead and use your own cornbread recipe or even a super quick mix. Either way, these little bites are sure to be a hit at your next party or tailgate. Just make sure you make plenty of them…they disappear fast! ;)

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Yield: 24 mini corn dog muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Mini Corn Dog Muffins
1 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cornmeal
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2/3 cups milk
4-5 hot dogs, cut into 1-inch bites

For the Honey Mustard:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray two mini muffin tins with non-stick spray; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and cornmeal; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the flat beater attached, beat together sugar, salt, butter and vanilla until creamy. Stir in the egg, beating until combined. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture alternately with the milk. Beat well until blended.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup. Place one hot dog bite into the middle of each cup.
Bake in preheated oven for 12-16 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
To make the honey mustard, in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and lemon juice. Serve with mini corn dogs muffins for dipping.

Source: inspired by Iowa Girl Eats, cornbread recipe adapted from Cornbread with Honey Butter, honey mustard adapted from Allrecipes

If you’ve missed them, make sure to check out the rest of my College Football Bites: :)

Week One: Make Ahead Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket 

Week Two: Mini Beef and Cheese Empanadas       

Week Three: Buffalo Chicken Dip                           

Week Four: Loaded Baked Potato Dip                     

Week Five: Pizza Pinwheels                                     

Week Six: Slow Cooker Tequila Lime Chili                 

Week Seven: Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball            

Week Eight: Jalapeño Popper Dip                           

Week Nine: Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls                

Week Ten: Snickers Caramel Popcorn                      

Week Eleven: Brats and Beer Cheddar Chowder