Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, January 31, 2011

Jiffy Corn Dog Mini Muffins

I am not much of a football fan...but I am a fan of appetizers.  I know many people will be attending parties or having parties of their own own this upcoming weekend and are probably in search of some tasty appetizers and dishes to serve or bring that won't leave you feeling guilty or deprived.
 
I made these easy Jiffy Corn Dog Mini Muffins for my boys yesterday, and they gave them a thumbs up.  Serve them warm or at room temp with some ketchup and/or mustard for dip.  I used Oscar Mayer Turkey hot dogs and Jiffy corn muffin mix, so that is what the nutrition information is based on. 






Jiffy Corn Dog Mini Muffins


Servings - approx 20 mini muffins   Servings size - 1 mini muffin   Points plus per svg - 2 points+
Calories - 79,   Total Fat - 3.2g,   Carb. - 11.3g,   Protein - 2.1g,   Fiber - 0g

Ingredients:

1-8.5 oz. box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup skim milk
1 TBS honey
4 Oscar Mayer Turkey Hot dogs, each cut into 5 pieces 

Directions:

1. Spray the wells of a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
2.  In a med bowl, combine the mix, egg, honey and skim milk.  Allow to sit for 3 - 4 min.  Stir batter.  
3.  Fill each mini muffin well with about 1/2 TBS batter.  Place a piece of hot dog into each well, pressing in.  
4. Top each hot dog with about a tsp. of batter, covering hot dog.  
5.  Bake in oven for 10 - 15 min.  or until golden brown.  Allow to cool in pan for 5 min. before removing to platter. 


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88 comments:

  1. SUCH a great idea! I use to make the little pigs in a blanket with crescent rolls for J and his friends all the time. I like that this is a lightened version. Cornmeal...so yummy :)

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  2. What a great idea: thanks! :)

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  3. Hello!
    OMG, you are a genius. Corn dogs are my guilty pleasure but I refuse to buy them at the store 'cause they're not healthy. This is a great way to get my "fix"! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Kim

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  4. My kids LOVED these. Thank you!

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  5. My kids LOVED these. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. @ Naomi...No, you can use whole, 1%, or 2%. I use skim to keep the fat and cals down since this blog is primarily posted with healthy and low calorie recipes ( although there are a few indulgent ones mixed in too!) You could also use any type of hot dog. Keep in mind, if you change up the ingredients, the nutrition information will be altered! :)

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  7. Odd question, will it taste ok with pancake batter instead of the Jiffy mix? I'm just trying to think of what I already have in the pantry.

    Thanks!

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    1. if you want to use pancake batter, why not use sausage links and make a breakfast version? sounds good to me. may have to try it myself too.

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    2. I made the pancake mix ones with little smokies..and they were Awesome!! You should try it:)

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  8. Thank you so much for posting this. Made it with my kids this morning and we LOVE them!! Really liked that the kids were able to do a lot of the preparation!!

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  9. I have never used pancake batter...if you do and like how it comes out...let me know!

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  10. Would this work using the gluten free baking mix.

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  11. I tried this recipe and although it was very delicious my cornbread fell apart. We had hot dogs and cornbread crumbs!! What did I do wrong? I followed the recipe to a "T". Any advice would be helpful to me! I wanna keep trying until I get it right! Thanks!

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    1. becki - the same thing happened to me last night. not sure if i left them in the pan too long after they came out of the oven, let the jiffy mix sit too long before baking or my high altitude. Next time I might get the mini muffins papers. Taste was great though! Thanks for the recipe!!

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    2. mine fell apart too! made them tonight! they were good but just wish they didn't crumble! :(

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    4. I am not sure why some ppl have had them fall apart. Wish I could advise. I've never had that problem.

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    5. I have found that when I make mini muffins using muffin paper liners that they fall apart.

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    6. I had the same problem. Made them today for my daycare kids. I even sprayed the muffin tins.....but they all stuck. Not sure what I did wrong. We had a crumbled mess but the kids still at them.

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    7. I have made these three times now, and mine have fallen apart every time as well. This time, I ran a butter knife around the edges of the muffins before taking them out of the pan, and that made a huge difference. Good luck!

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  12. @ Anonymous...I don't have any experience using gluten free mix...but it's worth trying.

    @ Becki...hmmm...not sure what could have happened. Be sure your box of Jiffy mix isn't expired. Other then that, I can't say what might have gone wrong. I hope the next time it comes out better for you. Thanks!

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  13. I just made these for lunch a few minutes ago for my daycare kids. My own son has food allergies (milk and egg). I subbed the milk with soy milk, and for the egg I subbed 1tbs cornstarch + 3tbs water. These are amazing even with the substitutions!!!!! And the kids were so excited to find a hot dog inside. :)

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  14. I just made these for lunch for my daycare kids. My own kids have food allergies (milk and eggs), so I had to adjust the recipe slightly ... I used soy milk to replace the milk. I used 1tbs cornstarch + 3tbs water to replace the egg. SO YUMMY!!!! The kids were excited to find a hot dog inside the muffin.

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    1. sound good to take for lunch at work

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  15. Hi there I really wanna make these for the kids this weekend they look yummy but my question was what kind of honey do I use??

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  16. Making these tonight for supper. Excited to try them. :-)

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  17. Sounds like a great idea for a church potluck!

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  18. I love this recipe!!! I have a blog about how to live a healthy lifestyle, with portion controlled recipes, and I posted your website and recipe on it!

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  19. I made these the other night but with not-dogs. They were delicious. I followed the recipe and the not-dogs weren't over cooked (that usually is a problem). So tasty! Thanks!

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  20. Anyone tried this without the honey? Jiffy mix is already pretty sweet as it is.

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    1. you are right...the jiffy mix is sweet, but corndog batter tends to be even sweeter. You could definitely leave the honey out if you prefer. Come back and let us know how it turned out!

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    2. I didn't use honey and thought they were great! Our 4 year old loved them!!!!

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  21. OMG! I made these today for my little boy's 2nd bday party! They were a HUGE hit! I used fat free hotdogs instead of turkey hot dogs. They tasted like hand dippped corndogs that you get at the fair! And I am a "corndog snob!!" Will DEFINITELY be making these again!!

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  22. Is there a way to make these regular muffin sized? I want to make them so bad tonight, but I don't have a mini muffin pan! :)

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    1. sure, you can make them in regular muffin pan, but you will probably need more hot dog pieces per muffin and you will need to bake them a bit longer...but the taste will be the same.

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  24. I have a daycare & this was a perfect small lunch treat for them! Thanks for sharing :-) I found this on pinterest.

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  25. Found on Pintrest! Genius!

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  26. I love this! I'm repinning and am now following your blog!
    My foodie blog is fairly new, it's http://fromstephskitchen.blogspot.com/.

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  27. I havent tried the recipe but from my own experience I know that using buttermilk instead with corn bread makes them softer and fluffier may help you ladies with the crumbley ones.

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  28. I made them for lunch today and they were a dismal failure, stuck to the pan, fell apart as we were trying to eat them and didn't take ANYTHING like a corndog on a stick.

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  29. Making these for my 1 year olds birthday party thanks for sharing :)

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  30. All I have in my pantry today is Martha white's white cornbread mix, will this work?

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  31. Making this tonight with full sized muffin pan. I am switching out the Jiffy brand corn muffin mix for Wildtree's cornbread mix since I don't like to include ingredients such as hydrogenated lard, animal shortening, and sodium acid pyrophosphate (HUH???)in my cooking. We'll see how they turn out!!! Never thought of doing corndogs this way, thank you for a healthier alternative to frying!

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  32. I made them tonight exactly as written. I sprayed my muffin pan with Pam baking spray and waited the full five minutes after taking them out of the oven. Don't know why people are having problems but its NOT the recipe. Loved them! We used Hebrew National 97% ff dogs btw. And mustard on the side

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  33. Couldn't wait to try these they were great. Came out of the pan perfectly. We now have an extra treat for our parties!!

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  34. These sound awesome.
    Can they be frozen and reheated for a quick meal/snack?

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  35. Just got done eating these. Mine were a bit crumbly but they tasted great! My kids are picky eaters and they both asked for secOnds and thirds, and asked me to make it again!

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  36. Going to make these tonight with homemade cornbread from cornmeal. I'll add honey too. I hope they turn out.

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  37. Mine r cooling now. Didn't have honey subbed with syrup and sugar and no mini muffin pan full sized instead. Can't wait to try! Smells yummy! Will serve with Sid of ketchup

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  38. I also had the crumbling problem. :( Tasted great but are falling apart while taking out of the pan (sprayed heavily with Pam). Had to get out the vacuum to clean all the crumbs off the floor after lunch! The only cornbread mix I like is Jiffy so I have used it before and never had trouble with it being crumbly. Will try again but maybe in a regular sized muffin rather than the minis to see if that helps. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. I cant be for certain, but I am thinking the crumbling might be due to the type of hot dog used. Different brands would have different moisture content, and that might be causing the issue. Not sure. Thanks for the review!

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  39. I seen your recipe of Pinterest and made your little delightful's for my family, and they loved them. The flavor of the dog is throughout the muffin. I first batch I made I forgot to add the honey. So the second batch has the honey, and I'm waiting for them to come of the oven as I type. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

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  40. Can you freeze these?

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    1. I have not froze them, but I don't see why not.

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  41. Just made these tonight for my kids' dinner...they were a huge hit!!!

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  42. Do you think you could add jalapenos into this? like jalapeno cornbread hotdog?

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    1. I think they would be delicious with jalapenos! Great idea!

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  43. Just made these! Soooo Quick and Easy! - Can't wait for neighborhood gathering tonight to share. Thanks!

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  44. Just made these!! So delicious and perfect for a party! I was afraid they would crumble after reading comments but they came out perfect! I'm wondering if it has to do with the mini muffin pan people are using, I used a non stick mini muffin pan and they popped out no problem! My husband loved these and they are definitely a keeper in our house!

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  45. Just made these for Sunday Night Football. They were awesome!

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  46. I used betty crocker corn bread mix and had to use a full size muffin pan but they still worked! I used 2 hot dogs and it made 7 big muffins.the bottoms stuck a little but not too bad. Thanks for the recipe!

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  47. I need clarification on the calorie information please.... Is it 79 calories per 1 mini muffin?? Please tell me I am misunderstanding this ;-). I made these for a quick dinner and they are a new favorite in our house! Thank you!!

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  48. I made these this afternoon for an after school snack. I had to use the corn meal that I had on hand it wasn't jiffy. I am a die hard, born and bred, southern belle. My Mama told me that sugar doesn't belong in our cornbread or hoe cakes. But with this recipe I think maybe using the Jiffy would have been a better idea and maybe would have made these better. Needed some kind of special kick to it. Also, I think the secret to keeping them from falling apart is to use buttermilk instead of regular milk.

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  49. The first time I made these, I used my pampered chef mini tart pan because I thought it was the same as a mini muffin pan, but I guess not because I too had the crumbly problem. I was determined to get these to work so I went and bought 2 mini muffin pans by Wilton and made another batch today. As I looked at the recipe again, I noticed that last time I totally forgot to let the batter sit for 3-4 min like it says to do. Well, this time I followed the recipe correctly and used my new pans and TADA...PERFECT! They were Excellent...not crumbly either! So...it's either the pans or the fact that I let the batter sit like I you're supposed to haha. Or maybe both...who knows, but it's a GREAT recipe! I used BallPark Beef Hotdogs and cut each into 4 pieces :) Thanks so much for a fantastic recipe! This is great for our parties!!!

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  50. I substituted 1/4 cup applesauce instead of using the egg. I also chopped the hot dogs into real tiny peices and threw it in the batter they came out great!

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  51. Great idea! Thanks for sharing! If you have problems with sticking, omit the honey. Or add an additional egg white for crumbles! :)Also, don't cook quite so long, remove from oven when tops are dry and edges golden, remove from oven and slide a knife around the edges. Use a spoon to remove from tins (it gets under the muffin better) We liked these but prefer our own homemade cornbread. Next time we will make a pan of cornbread and add slices of hot dogs.A great base recipe!

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  52. I used my mini-ice cream scoop to divide up the batter and just stuck the hot dog piece in the middle...the muffins puffed right up over the top and they were perfect! My family liked them so much that I decided to try a gf version so I could partake, too!

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  53. I made these for my son tonight and they were a HUUUUUUGE hit!!!! Love the easy ingredients too! My 10 yr old made a meal out of them but these will also be great for a Super Bowl party. I used a regular size muffin tin for tonight's round but for Super Bowl party i will prob use the mini size to make more. Definitely a hit in our house! THANKS

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  54. I made these tonite and we loved them! I used cupcake liners and made them in a regular cupcake size pan and only cut the hot dogs into thirds. My 19 year old said the corn bread coating was so good he didn't even need the hot dog! I will definitely make this again; so easy and quick! Thank you for this!

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  55. I just made these in a regular muffin pan (because I don't have a mini) and they fell apart. :( They're very tasty, just not holding up for the party that the kids and I are going to in an hour. :( I'll have to buy a mini muffin pan and try again. Thanks for the fun recipe though! :)

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  56. Update - I used two boxes of Jiffy mix; therefore used two muffin pans. The second pan turned out perfect! They were both metal pans, so I have no idea why the first pan fell apart. They were a huge hit with kids and adults! :)

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  57. Try using Turkey Little Smokies instead of the hotdogs. Outstanding!

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  58. Mine fell apart too, we ate them anyway, the only ones that stayed together are the ones I didn't put that much batter in.... so I don't know. They were good tho!!

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  59. Let me tell you, I followed the recipe exactly, and these came out PERFECT. The hot dog was completely encased in the cornbread and they came out of the pans very easily. I do have non stick pans, and I sprayed them with Pam. I made them for just my husband and me, and we dipped them in a mixture of catsup and horseradish. I am going to have to make them again for the grandkids. Very good.

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  60. Would this work with just traditional corn meal batter? Jiffy has lard in it. My family and I do not eat pork.

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  61. I found this recipe and it was wonderful! I wanted to avoid the crumbling so i squirted some lemon juice into the milk (as a buttermilk). I baked them in the regular size muffin tins and it totaled six tins altogether. I also chopped up the hot dogs and stuck them in. Definitely making this again!!

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  62. Can the hot dogs be grilled first then cut and placed into the cornmeal batter? We really like the grilled flavor of hot dogs over the "steamed or boiled" taste.

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  63. Add me to the crumbled list. Very disappointed as I am making these for a Super Bowl party.
    I'll look for another recipe, I think.

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  64. Mine crumbled as well. They were very difficult to get out of the muffin tins and, yes, they made a mess, but my husband and I both agreed they are so delicious, it's worth it! I'm thinking I might try adding a little less milk and a tablespoon of oil to see if they hold together better.

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  65. Has anyone ever tried freezing these after making?

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  66. Made the recipe exactly as written!!! Sprayed my nonstick mini muffin tins with Pam, AND ran a small knife around them after baking...SO CRUMBLY!!! Fell apart! But still tasted so good!!! Don't know how I messed up, followed everyone's advice!

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