Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Corn Dog Muffin Minis

My girls (especially Big Sis) love corn dogs, but I do NOT like what most corn dogs are made of. So one day, back in November of 2012!! (yes, I'm a little behind on some posts!) I was inspired by my very talented Bento Blogging Friend's GORGEOUS post: Mommy Kiki Can's Rilakkuma Corn Dog Lunch. Since then, I've seen a parade of these things go by on Facebook, so I thought I'd finally blog these babies up. Better late than never, I guess. :) I'll also give a shout out to Keeley McGuire's post: Lunch Made Easy: Leftovers - Cook Once, Eat Twice! which included these guys and inspired me to finally write up my post. So, thanks awesomely talented gals! :)

The ingredients:


Corn Dog Muffin Mini's
by happyvball girl of My Epicurean Adventures

What you need:
Ingredients to make Cornbread Muffins
3 Hot dogs, each cut into 8 equal pieces (update: or more depending on how hotdoggy you want it)
24 mini muffin pan
cooking spray/oil

Follow the directions to make the batter Cornbread Muffins
Spray/coat muffin tins with oil.
Divide batter equally into 24 mini muffins.
Place a cut hot dog into center of muffin batter and push towards bottom.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy!


The plate full of corn dog muffins. I must admit, I think I ended up eating waaaaaay more of these than the girls did. :) And FYI: these re-heat great from the fridge the day after. I bet they'd freeze well, too! :)


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And here are a couple packed dinners for the girls:

Dinner 1:


In Dinner 1:
  1. Corn Dog Muffin Mini's
  2. Annie's Homegrown Mac and Cheese
  3. Steamed Broccoli
  4. Homemade Alphabet Chicken Soup
Dinner 2:


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In Dinner 2:
  1. Corn Dog Muffin Mini's
  2. Homemade Mac and Cheese
  3. Trader Joe's frozen peas, cooked w/ a dash of Kosher salt
  4. Organic carrots from Papa Spuds and ranch dressing
Shout-outs:
EasyLunchBoxes - love my ELB's!!

        

Applegate for providing natural (and organic varieties, too) nitrate-free yet oh-so-convenient pre-packaged deli meats. Check out my FB post professing my love for them: FB post professing my love for Applegate :)

Annie's Homegrown for so many delicious and wholesome foods I love feeding my girls.


Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

This post has been shared at:
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and
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22 comments:

melissa said...

i LOVE corn dogs! this is going in my pepperplate app... have you heard of pepperplate?

happyvballgirl said...

No i haven't! hmmm, will definitely need to look into it! Thanks for stopping by, Melissa! :)

Gina Wamsley said...

Always looking for something new! My girls cannot eat any fatty or spicy food, but this looks like something they can eat. They CAN eat turkey dogs. And it looks fun! Thanks for sharing. I do not follow a lot of food blogs. I'm going to follow you! I'd love for you to follow me back. If you have a facebook page, I'll follow that too. Thanks, again, for stopping by Gina's Craft Corner!
Blessings,
~Gina
http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com

happyvballgirl said...

Aww, that is so sweet of you! HOpe you can find a way for them to eat this! Just followed you on your GFC and Twitter too! :) Thanks for stopping by, Gina! :)

Unknown said...

I just made these for my kids...they're cooking as I type. I'm just curious. The ingredients list only has baking powder but the instructions mention soda. Is something missing?

Thanks,
Allison

happyvballgirl said...

Oh no! so sorry about that! I'm not home right now and don't have access to the recipe but will check it late tonight and update this post. hope they turned out ok!

happyvballgirl said...

OMG!! I just checked and I did omit the baking soda, Allison!! I AM SOOOOO SORRY!! :( The recipe's been updated. Thank you SO much for pointing that out to me and I really really really hope your muffins still turned out ok!!

anyonita green said...

:O OMG! These are SO adorable!!! :) I cannot wait to make these for my toddler! I followed you here from the Clever Chicks link party. Pinned these, too! Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-14-plus-16-dad-approved-fathers-day-recipes.html

happyvballgirl said...

Hee hee. You're so sweet Anyonita! I hope your toddler loves them! They're fun to make together w/ kids. And thanks for the invite - all linked up - and thanks so much for stopping by!

Susan Zentmyer said...

These are so cute! I bet my niece would LOVE them! I'd love for you to bring this to Tuesday's Table - http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-table-for-june-11-2013-and.html

Linda Bouffard said...

These look great!! I love hot dogs. Yummy. Thanks, Linda

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness....won't these cornbread muffin mini's be a hit this summer. Just love this idea and so will the kids. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

Alison Bayne said...

Your kids are so lucky to have a mummy like you, making all this great food! Thanks for joining us and we hope you'll come and party creatively again on Sunday at http://mumtopia.blogspot.com/2013/06/June16thbloghop.html

happyvballgirl said...

Done! Thank you for the invite! :)

happyvballgirl said...

:) Thanks Linda! Thanks for hosting! :)

anyonita green said...

JUST SO CUTE! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

We are featuring these at this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week.
Debi and Charly
http://www.adornedfromabove.com

happyvballgirl said...

Thanks Kathy!

happyvballgirl said...

Awww, you are so sweet, Alison. Thanks so much for co-hosting and stopping by! :)

happyvballgirl said...

Thanks so much Anyonita! And it's my pleasure! Thanks for hosting!! :)

happyvballgirl said...

WOW! That is so AWESOME! Thanks so much Debi and Charly!!! So excited!!! :)

Anna Adden said...

Those corn dog muffins look so good. I will have to try and make them! Thanks for linking up at Leftovers on Fridays