Kid Friendly Corn Puppies

This recipe came about 13 years ago when my youngest son Henry was at home with my while his brother and sister were in school.  He wanted a corn dog after seeing it on TV for a Kid’s Cuisine commercial and of course we didn’t have one on hand.  I told him we would make our own, and he was so excited to be in the kitchen with me that he didn’t even mind we were creating a variation on it.

Since then I have been making these whenever I need to use up hot dogs that were leftover, or in the fridge and weren’t used.  I use my favorite corn bread recipe and slice up the hot dogs, and just pop the batter in a greased muffin tin and they are ready in no time, taste delish just like a corn dog, and as healthy as a hot dog can be!  No frying.

If you love the carnival favorite or are just a fan of hot dogs give this a try.  This is perfect finger food for young kids and adults alike.  I have served these during football games, at parties, and for a quick dinner for the kids and they are well received by kids and adults alike!


Kid Friendly Corn Puppies

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A simplified version of a Carnival classic, that's quick, easy and so delish!

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  • 1 cup of unbleached flour
  • 1 cup of corn meal
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 6 tbsp. of melted butter, reserve two for brushing on muffins when they come out of the oven
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • pinch of Kosher salt
  • 4 or 5 sliced hot dogs  Hebrew National, preferred

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.  Spray a muffin tin with vegetable spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients, add 4 tbsp. of melted butter, milk and beaten egg mix well to combine.
  3. Add in hot dogs, mix and spoon evenly into greased muffin tin.
  4. Bake 20 minutes or until golden.  Immediately brush with remaining melted butter.
  5. Serve immediately with ketchup, mustard or relish.  Devour





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