Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Corn Dog Muffins

As a part of Vegan MoFo I decided to dedicate my Tuesday posts to easy weeknight recipes. We can't be fancy all the time, so these recipes are quick to put together!

Growing up I was not a fan of hot dogs. I never really got the appeal of corn dogs either, except I guess it was kind of fun to eat foods that were on a stick. A few years ago I saw a recipe for making a box mix of cornbread into muffins and putting a piece of hot dog in the center, and I thought my husband would love them. I tried this recipe 2 or 3 times, and it never ever came out right. My bread was crumbly and dry, and I was totally unimpressed.

I decided that I needed to give this idea another try now, but of course make it vegan style. I was thrilled with how this corn bread turned out! No crumbly mess in the muffin pan. The vegan hot dogs added in make this a substantial side or snack.

Corn Dog Muffins
makes 12 muffins, adapted from the average foodie

1 C flour
1 C ground cornmeal
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
6 Tbsp of water
1 T vegetable oil
1/4 cup agave
1 cup almond milk
1 cup sweet corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
2 vegan hot dogs (I used Field Roast)

Preheat oven to 425F.

Add the water to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add the flax seed and stir, then cook for a few minutes until the mixture thickens.

Mix the flour, cornmeal, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Add in the almond milk, agave, corn kernels, vegetable oil and flax seed mixture. Stir together until combined.

Cook vegan hot dogs according to package directions. Once done, cut each one into 6 small pieces.

Fill your muffin tins with a scoop of the corn bread batter, and then press a hot dog circle into the center of each.

Bake for 16-18 minutes.

I love baking successes! These delicious muffins would be perfect to pair with some soup or chili this fall. (I have a great soup recipe coming up this week!) I think kids would love these too. Serve with some ketchup or your favorite hot dog toppings. Also feel free to leave out the hot dog pieces for just plain (delicious) cornbread muffins.

P.S. This is my 100th post! Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me and motivated me to keep on cooking. :)
I'm so glad you're here!


  1. i love that the vegan version worked so much better than the non-vegan version! i never liked hot dogs, either. i was a cheeseburger gal. and i'm pretty sure i've never eaten a corndog!

  2. I think this idea is GENIUS. Definitely trying it out.

  3. This is really interesting. I love your easy weeknight recipes!

  4. i love savory muffins. i had never eaten a hot dog ever.:)

    1. Yes, this cornbread recipe was pretty great. Maybe you could make a cornbread pizza crust!

  5. Clever idea. I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the title "corn dog muffins," but they look good.

  6. I love, love, love this idea!!!! :)

  7. Congrats on the 100th post!

    I also was never into hot dogs but would order corn dogs and just eat the corn breading around the dog. I've been wanting to try the field roast dogs, and since my stepson loves vegan corn dogs, I think making these is in order! :-)

    1. Thank you Kristy. :) I always loved the breading more too. I hope you guys enjoy these if you make them!

  8. How fun! They make me want to get out my stoneground mustard ASAP and break into them!

  9. I just made these for my family for dinner tonight and everyone thought it was great my 6 year old ate 4. I wish I had made more to freeze for later. This is the 3rd recipe I have tried for making corn dog muffins and the corn bread is perfect for the hot dog. I used the Field Roast frankfurters. The little bursts of sweet juicyness from the corn is fantastic. I think these will be great for the girls lunches too.

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know yours turned out! I love having these for lunch the next day too. :)


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