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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
School started for my kids a few weeks ago and I am trying to find alternatives to sandwiches for their lunchbox. These corn dog muffins from scratch were incredibly easy to make and seem to be a big hit with everyone in the house. You can 't go wrong with hot dogs and corn muffins, right? Well, in an effort to make them a tad bit healthier I chose to use all natural hot dogs and make the muffin mix from scratch. Homemade corn muffins really don't take much work to make and you save a ton of money by skipping the boxed muffin mix.
I will say that the one thing my family said about these corn dog muffins was that there was not enough hot dog in them. I layered a few inside the muffin as well as putting them on top. Check out the photo below where you can see the layering of batter and hot dog.
When I make them again, I will probably dice up the hot dog and mix it all in with the muffin batter before pouring into the muffin tin. That way I can increase the amount of hot dog in there and still keep it fairly well dispersed within the muffin. If you are considering making corn dog muffins from scratch, it really isn't hard. I got a batch of a dozen corn dog muffins from this recipe and it was enough for 2 days worth of lunches plus the occasional after school snack for hungry teens.
If you are wondering what else to throw in your lunch box with these homemade corn dog muffins, try a salad or a container of yogurt and some fruit. If your kid's school lunch program is anything like ours, they will be eating healthier for a lot less money if you pack them a lunch from home. If you really just can't see yourself making corn dog muffins from scratch, you can use your favorite boxed corn muffin and just toss in the diced hot dogs and cheese before baking.
Corn Dog Muffins From Scratch
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.