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Corn Dog Mini Muffins

Everyone’s favorite corn dog made into the easiest mini muffins. Because everything tastes better in miniature size! 103.4 calories.

Corn Dog Mini Muffins - Everyone's favorite corn dog made into the easiest mini muffins. Because everything tastes better in miniature size! 103.4 calories.

Welcome to Super Bowl week here at Damn Delicious! I’m bringing you a week of simple, party foods that are sure to impress your guests at your next football party.

On Monday, we had those apple butter pastrami sandwiches. Today I bring you these epic corn dog mini muffins.

Now, I first saw these on Iowa Girl Eats about a year ago but I just never got around to making it.

But seeing that the Super Bowl is just days away, I knew I just had to share this with you guys.

It’s so easy to make, and it’s well received by both kids and adults, especially when you dunk them in that pool of ketchup.

They’re completely addicting too. I think I was able to eat about 8 of these without even thinking! But no worries. They’re only 100 calories each!

Corn Dog Mini Muffins

Everyone’s favorite corn dog made into the easiest mini muffins. Because everything tastes better in miniature size! 103.4 calories.

15 minutes10 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 beef franks, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a 24-cup mini muffin tin with nonstick spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking soda and salt. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, sugar and eggs. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
  3. Scoop 1 tablespoon batter into each cup and place 1 hot dog piece into the center. Place into oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 30

Amount Per Serving
Calories 103.4 Calories from Fat 57.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.4g 10%
Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 25.4mg 8%
Sodium 158.3mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 9.1g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 3.0g
Protein 2.6g 5%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you my child will love this!!!!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Let’s be honest… these were GREAT! Only catch: Don’t be above using muffin cups or an acrylic tray… When you push the hotdog down in the middle, it SEVERELY lowers the integrity of the bottom of the muffin. They looked GREAT when I pulled them out of the oven and I thought, “Nailed it!” Unfortunately, even greased, I only had about a 60% survival rate taking them out of the pan.‍♂️

  3. Can you prep these the night before and leave in the fridge to bake the next day?

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I am looking for recipes for next weeks dinners and came across this older post. I have been making these for years and they’re requested anytime we have snack/appetizer type foods. So simple, and yet so good!

  5. Is the sugar required?

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’m about to make these and thinking they’d be great for lunch boxes but are they good/safe cold?

    • As I am not an expert on food safety, I cannot really say with certainty. Methods for optimal food storage and shelf life should be based on good judgment and what you are personally comfortable with. Hope that helps, Samantha!

  7. Hi! So excited to make this for my daughter but I only have regular muffin tins. What would you recommend for baking time? Thank you.

    • I would estimate about 12-15 minutes but as always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

    • Made this last night. So perfect! My whole family loves it especially my daughter who requested it. Didn’t encounter sticking problems at all. I used Coconut oil non-stick spray with my regular stainless steel muffin tin and bake for 15-17mins. Thank you so much for this LOVELY recipe!

  8. These are delicious! I did have problems with the muffins sticking as well. I only have one mini muffin tin, and wanted to make a double batch for a birthday party. I used regular Pam on the first batch and the muffins stuck, so after cleaning my tin for the next batch, I used Pam For Baking. No sticking at all! I also found that this recipe makes 34-36 muffins when using a tablespoon at a time. Also, subbed the hot dogs for the little smokies. Very good recipe!

  9. Hi, do you have to boil the hotdogs first before baking?

  10. I made these last night. I did a substitution because my family eats gluten free. I used 1 cup of Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 instead of the 1 cup of all-purpose flour. They came out amazing! The only thing that I found different was the recipe says to use one 24 mini muffin tin and to scoop 1 tbsp of the mix into each cup but I had enough mix to fill two 24 mini muffin tins so I got 48 muffins. I just had to quickly thaw two more hotdogs to put in the extra muffins. I don’t really understand how substituting gf flour for the all-purpose flour would have made that much of a difference but I’m not complaining. The printed recipe also states that it yields 30 mini muffins. I did bake the muffins in my silicone muffin “tins” for about 20 minutes since I put both sets in the oven at the same time. I also used convection. I popped these guys in the freezer once they cooled and I plan on reheating them and putting them in my kids’ lunch boxes for school. My husband also mentioned that he’ll be sampling them for lunch as well 🙂 Thank you for another quick and easy lunch/snack/party food idea!

  11. I’m 14 and I just made these for my 6 family members!! They love and love for them!!

  12. Mine were a mess. I used Trader Joe’s cornbread mix and it completely stuck to the bottom of the pan. I couldn’t give to my kids that way 🙁 I used olive oil to coat the bottom. 

    • Oh no – I’m so sorry. I hate it when that happens! 🙁 I find that it is best to use nonstick spray. Also, may I ask what kind of pan you are using?

  13. How would you recommend storing and reheating them? Thanks.

  14. These were delicious but mine fell apart in half and stick to the bottom as well…any suggestions anyone? 

  15. They’re good but I had to nearly double cooking time to account for juices released from the hot dogs. I used Trader Joe’snatural beef hot dogs. They also stick a bit. I used a pan I use frequently for mini muffins and don’t have this problem.

  16. Thanks for the recipe. Not sure what I did wrong,,.all my mini muffins  stuck to the pan. I did spray with PAM. Any ideas???

  17. My husband gets so excited when he finds out I’ve made these for his lunch. I usually cook these in a square muffin pan so they easily fit together for storage and packing (cook time increases about 5 minutes). If you’re going to freeze them, wrap them in heavy duty aluminum foil and store in a freezer bag. I’ve stored for at least a month without any problems.

  18. I tried adding some jalapeno, think they’ll be perfect with tomatoes and salad (for a belly-friendly meal…)
    I’ll try freezing them too (it’s just the 2 of us tonight so those littles guys might be too much!)

  19. umm genius? Need I say more? Brilliant! I love homemade corndogs, but honestly frying anything is generally avoided unless essential. This allows delicious batter, the selected hot dog of your choice (versus whatever the brand name uses) and no frying. Heaven! Plus for what we do, finger food is ideal, and saves me having to do so many dishes!

  20. Hi, would these freeze well?

    • I’m sure they would freeze just fine but I personally have not done it myself. We didn’t have any leftovers to freeze! 🙂

    • Yes they do..when you hear it up in the microwave just cover it with a wet paper towel or heat it up with a cup of water next to it.

  21. I have featured this recipe before and wanted to share it with my readers again for my Friday Five – Superbowl Party Ideas over @ Feed Your Soul Too – http://www.feedyoursoul2.com/2014/01/friday-five-superbowl-party-ideas.html