Corn Dog Muffins

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Corn Dog Muffins are the ultimate kid-friendly dinner recipe! Homemade cornbread batter with hot dogs and cheese! Toss a few in lunches too.

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Corn dog muffins in wire basket with sides of ketchup and mustard for dipping.

Homemade Corn Dogs

There are days when I need something quick to whip up in the kitchen. A meal that is both satisfying, kid friendly, and easy.

On those days, Pigs in a blanket, Grape Jelly Meatballs, and Corn Dog Muffins are so perfect!

You can even substitute the homemade cornbread mix for the boxed Jiffy brand. Serve it up with some fresh fruit and carrot sticks and call it dinner! 

  • Corn dog muffins are also a great on-the-go meal option for busy families. If you’re at all like us, there are more than a few occasions when the kids are eating in the car between school and sports activities.
  • There are no utensils required and hardly any mess (aside from maybe a few cornbread crumbs!).
  • Did I mention that this is also one of the easiest homemade dinner recipes you can make? You just mix everything in a bowl and bake. Easy as apple pie. (Or should I say, “Easy as muffins?”)

Don’t forget dessert too. Our rice krispie treats are always a hit. But surprise the family with a dirt cake (more delicious than it sounds)!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed for homemade corn dog muffins.

These muffins start with a simple corn bread mix made from these ingredients:

Mix the dry ingredients together then add in the milk, eggs, butter and vanilla. Once the mix is combined add. . .

  • Diced hot dogs – use your favorite brand of hot dog. I prefer using diced hot dogs instead of one chunk because then you get that delicious flavor with every bite!
  • Shredded chedder cheese
Step by step photos showing how to make corn dog muffins.

Scoop into greased muffin tins and bake at 400 degrees for 15 – 18 minutes. Let cool a few minutes and serve!

This recipe makes about 30 muffins, which was just enough to fill up my hungry family at dinner time. Feel free to double the recipe if you’re feeding a large crowd!

Tips for Homemade Corn Dogs

  • Need an even quicker and easier corn muffin? Substitute a boxed cornbread mix like Jiffy. Follow the directions on the package to make the cornbread batter, then fold in the hot dogs and cheese and bake as directed.
  • I like these corn dog muffins best served warm fresh from the oven. They are also good served cold or room temperature so feel free to put them in the kids’ school lunches! Store them in an airtight container so they don’t get dried out.
  • To make mini corn dog muffins: Instead of folding the diced muffins into the cornbread batter, slice them into rounds. Fill mini muffin tins halfway with the cornbread mixture, then press a slice of hot dog into the center before baking. These make a delicious finger food for a party!
  • STORAGE: Store leftover corn dog muffins in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Or freeze in airtight container for up to 3 months.
Corn dog muffin cut in half with a side of mustard.

Serving Suggestions

If you’re serving these muffins for dinner, add a few fruits or veggies to the plate to round out the meal. Sure, they might ignore the potato salad and just eat a billion corn dog muffins, but at least you can say you tried, right?

  • I usually serve these muffins with some cut up fresh fruit like oranges, apples or berries. Serving with our fruit salsa is also wonderful.
  • Carrot and celery sticks are another easy, fresh, healthy side dish we love.
  • For an extra hearty meal, serve your Corn Dog Muffins with steaming bowls of Homemade Instant Pot Chili for dunking! It’s a take on chili and cornbread that makes everyone happy.
Half a corn dog muffin being dipped into a white bowl with ketchup.

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Corn Dog Muffins

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By: Aimee
Corn Dog Muffins are the ultimate kid-friendly dinner recipe! Homemade cornbread batter with hot dogs and cheese! Toss a few in lunches too.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 30 muffins


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 beef hot dogs diced
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
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  • Mix dry ingredients together. Add milk, eggs, butter and vanilla. Fold in hot dogs and cheese. Scoop into greased cupcake tins (no liners).
  • Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 15-18 minutes. Makes 30 muffins. You can freeze baked muffins for later use, then just microwave to reheat them. Enjoy!


  • STORAGE: Store leftover corn dog muffins in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Or freeze in airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • Reheat leftover muffins in microwave for 20 seconds on high power.
  • Substitute corn muffin mix for homemade corn muffins.


Calories: 200kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 305mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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Quick and easy corn dog muffins might win the prize for most kid approved dinner you’ve ever made. Try out this recipe for dinner this week–your kids will thank you!

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Posted on July 1, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. These muffins looks amazing and perfect for my family! So excited to make these again! Such a great and easy recipe.

  2. My kids will just die when I make these for them. Perfect weeknight meal. Yummy and fast. I included this recipe in my 25 quick meal ideas too.

  3. I love the Corn Dog Muffins, what a cute idea and what a great use for that one or two left over hot dogs from dinner!!!

  4. Hi! I was going to leave a comment and say how much we enjoyed the muffins . . .and then I saw they were inspired by me! Thank you!!!

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