Monday, September 28, 2015

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Corn dogs is not something I normally will let my kids eat or even sniff! They can be extremely addicting and fried in THE WORSE OIL possible! No thank you! I do not even let them have hot dogs when we go out.  One day we went to a Christmas gathering at my husbands work, Coca-Cola, I knew we should not have, but we did. We ate the hot dogs they were serving there. First off, they were disgusting tasting. Second off, they did not fill us up no matter how many we ate. Lastly, we all got the worst stomach pains and were all glued to the toilet for days. I vowed from that day on, no hot dogs that are from anywhere else, and no cheap hot dogs. We not buy the BEST hot dogs we can.

These are the only hot dogs I will allow my family to eat. The ingredients in these hot dogs are very few and not bad at all. I trust this brand, so if you can find these, or the non-organic ones, they would be my first choice for sure! In this recipe, I used my second choice, Wellshire Farms hot dogs- those hot dogs are only found at Whole Foods Market or Sprouts, Trader Joe's and probably any natural foods store. Onto the recipe...

You Will Need:

1/2 Cup Organic Butter (homemade)
1/2 Cup Organic Pure Cane Sugar
2 Large Organic Pasture Raised Eggs
1 Cup Organic Buttermilk (homemade)
1/2 tsp Baking Soda (Bob's Red Mill)
1 Cup Cornmeal (Bob's Red Mill)
1 Cup Organic All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Salt
10-12 Organic All-Beef Hot Dogs

Cream sugar and butter together

This is what it'll look like, scrape down the sides before continuing

Add eggs, and mix well (with either a hand mixer or your KitchenAid stand mixer

Add buttermilk; homemade buttermilk makes this recipe so creamy and so much better than plain old store bought; so take the time and follow the link here for how to make butter and buttermilk (Baby, I'm worth it!... Uh huh I'm Worth it!)

Add dry ingredients and mix well

Scrape down the sides; at this point I like to turn the batter a couple times to make sure I got all the dry ingredients are incorporated

Place 1 tbsp into your mini muffin tin (I greased mine with butter really well, or you could use coconut oil)

Cut hot dogs into 1" pieces, I cut the ends off and feed them to my dogs; or you can microwave the ends and enjoy yourself

Place hot dogs in the middle of the muffin batter, and press down

Beautiful (I used one end in the middle it looked so ugly!)
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes; leave in muffin tin to cool for 5 minutes, then use a knife to help release the muffins. To reuse the pan (I had to 3 times) re-grease and continue on

So yummy and beautiful! My kids love these! When they take them to school for lunch, they told me all the kids said "you have the coolest mom ever!" "my mom does not make me those!" "they look so good! Can I have one?" Funny... You can be the coolest mom just by making healthier corndog muffins! 

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