{video} Baked Corn Dog Bites

July 8, 2014

Okay, I admit it: I have a weakness for carnival food. Get me onto fairgrounds or a boardwalk and all my talk of organic, whole foods flies out the tractor window as I beeline for funnel cake and corn dogs.

Thank goodness I only hit the fair scene once a year.

At home, I curb my corn dog cravings with these healthier, well portioned baked Corn Dog Bites. A slightly sweet corn muffin made with simple ingredients, including protein-rich Greek yogurt, with a just-right piece of hot dog on the inside, these bites are a perfect summer snack. They also freeze well. If you can keep from eating them all in one sitting, store a bunch to have on hand for summer camp or school lunch.

Healthier Baked Corn Dog Bites | One Hungry Mama

Baked Corn Dog Bites
(Can be shared with kids 10+ mos)
Makes 2 dozen mini-muffin sized bites

Oil spray, for coating the pan
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
4 hot dogs, patted dry, each cut into 6 pieces

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with oil and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.

2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the eggs, milk and yogurt. Whisk to combine well. The batter should be about pancake batter consistency.

3. Add just enough batter to cover the bottom of each well of your mini muffin tin. Drop a piece of hot dog into each well and then cover with more batter, filling the well up three-quarters of the way. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before popping the bites out and allowing them to finish cooling on a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. If you plan on freezing these, allow them to cool all the way before packing them up in a ziplock bag; they can remain in the freezer for up to three months.

*Note: While there is nothing in these that is unsafe for younger children, I recommend them for children 10+ months who are already safely managing finger foods. Also, if you plan to share these with children, consider buying all-natural dogs and serve an age appropriate portion. A little of these sweet and salty bites goes a long way with wee ones!

One Response

  1. Jill W says:

    I made these today for my 4-year-old twin sons. They loved them! Super easy, and I like that I can pull a few out of the freezer for a quick snack. Thank you!

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