Today is Sunday. And Sunday is usually “fun-day” for daddy. Football. Couch. Beer. And let’s not forget the “tailgate food” requests. Well, “tailgate” being our couch. However, daddy is MIA today. He’s working. So I asked the other little men of the house for their Sunday food-day request and it never fails, Vince wants those cupcakes with hotdogs in the middle.
Vince loves corn dogs on a stick. Corn dogs aren’t very common here. Actually, I lied. I’ve never seen a corn dog here in Chile. So another DIY project in the kitchen I thought. Luckily for mom, there’s Pinterest. A few months ago, I happen to come across a corn dog muffin picture. A cornbread muffin with a hotdog in the middle. Genius! Thank you to whoever’s clever mind came to that creative thought.
This is a very simple recipe that’s perfect for other little hands to assist you with. Yes, kids in the kitchen. To make it super simple, use a couple dry cornbread ‘just add milk’ mixes or use your favorite cornbread muffin recipe or if you don’t have one yet, perfect…try my favorite Honey Cornbread Muffin recipe that I gathered from watching The Neelys on Food Network. It’s moist and has the perfect sweetness from honey.
CORN DOG MUFFINS
Yield: 12 -18 muffins
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking power
1 tsp salt
1 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
4-6 hotdogs, precooked and sliced to the size of your muffin tin. (Use your favorite hotdog)
Here’s what you do:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper cups.
In a large bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking soda together until well incorporated. In a separate bowl, add eggs, milk, melted butter, and honey. Whisk ingredients together until combined. Next, add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
Next, divide the batter evenly into each cup. Carefully add a sliced hotdog in each cup. Then place in a preheated 375 degree F oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden on top. Serve warm or at room temperature with your favorite condiment.