Raise your hand if you feel like you are in a recipe rut? This Gluten Free Corn Dog Muffins will kick you out of that rut in no time.
A few weeks ago, I was in a rut too.
Don’t feel bad.
Even though we live in the age of Pinterest, there are simply times when none of the recipes you have pinned or printed look any good.
Enter these Gluten Free Corn Dog Muffins.
They quickly broke my recipe boredom with their cuteness! How could they not? Look at them!
These kid-friendly muffin bites are super easy to prepare and have quickly become a family favorite. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like cornbread and hot dogs?!
Though, I will tell you it took a few attempts before I convinced my daughter NOT to pour honey or syrup on them! Ketchup? Yes! Syrup? No!
We have taken our gluten-free cornbread recipe from our famous Healthified Mexican Cornbread Casserole and placed pieces of hot dogs in it.
Rocket science I tell ya. 😉
One great characteristic of this recipe is that these little bites reheat well after being refrigerated.
Go ahead and double the recipe so you can have them the next night or pop them in your lunch box the next day!
As you know from previous recipes, leftovers are my jam!
When we do not have leftovers, I stare blankly into our fridge because: HOW COULD I POSSIBLY come up with a meal from scratch at noon?!?!
(Curious what’s in my fridge? Click HERE)
These little cuties are perfect for a family movie night, birthday party, or even an after school snack! They certainly are not the “cleanest eating” recipe on our blog, but relatively healthy nonetheless.
Our cornbread recipe does not contain any refined sugar or oil and we used hot dogs without artificial preservatives or hormones.
See? Pretty healthy for a spin on corn dogs if you ask me!
If you would like to know more about choosing a healthy hot dog, I found this helpful guide from Eating Well!
So long for now! Be sure to let us know if this recipe is a hit in your home too! We love to hear what you think 🙂
Now without further adieu, onto the recipe!
Gluten-Free Corn Dog Muffin Bites
- mini muffin tin
- large bowl
- cutting board
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp Greek yogurt
- 4-5 hot dogs, cut into 1 inch bites
- Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 24 cup mini muffin tin with extra virgin olive oil non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, soak cornmeal in milk for 5 minutes. Then add in remaining cornbread ingredients. Mix until just combined.
- Cut your hot dogs into 1 inch bites.
- Place about 1 Tbsp cornbread batter into each muffin cup. Place a hot dog bite in the center of each muffin cup.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bread is golden brown. After you remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes. They should pop out of the pan easily, but if they do not, run a knife around the edges to help loosen them.
- Serve with your favorite condiments!
Hi Sammi, I stumbled upon this recipe while looking for homemade doggie muffins. Lol. This looks so good and will probably also work for my dog who is taking medication. I can just sneak the meds in discreetly and he will probably have it swallowed in no time.
Im excited to try these because I am wheat and dairy intolerant. I’ll send a pic if they turn out. I wil probably leave out the sugar and just use a bit if honey.
Hi Karen! I am so glad you stumbled upon these muffins both for your sweet pup and yourself. We just love them and I am sure the honey will be a great substitute for the sugar. YES, I would LOVE a pic after you make them. You can submit it here, e-mail me ([email protected]) or on Facebook or Instagram. 🙂 Thanks for your sweet message. You made my day!
I don’t have a blended gluten free mix, I have coconut and almond, do you think I could substitute that instead? Would it be the same amount?
Hi Brandy, I am so sorry for this delayed reply. Coconut flour would not substitute well in this recipe, but almond flour might. I have not tried it, but I would love to hear the results. Happy baking!
I was looking for a quick and easy corn dog muffin recipe so tried these , now I didn’t have G/F flour or almond milk or coconut sugar lol , but they seemed so easy so i just used cane sugar , regular 2 % milk and regular flour , we dont need to be G/F so it worked , they turned out great , now I also doubled the recipe because I have a 48 mini muffin tin , but using a tbsp measure I got 96 out of it lol a win win all around , thanks for posting these , I made half all beef wieners and half sausages , kids are going to love them 🙂
Tammy, I love that you found this recipe and totally used what you had to make it work! That is exactly how I cook. 🙂 Good luck eating ALL those “bites”…somehow I have a feeling it won’t be that difficult. 😉 They are SO yummy! Blessings to you and thank you for taking the time to leave your sweet comment!
Hi! Has anyone frozen them before? I’d like to make them but would never be able to eat the whole batch. Thanks!
Hi Kate! I see no reason why these can’t be frozen. Of course, baked gluten-free foods are always best fresh out of the oven, I have refrigerated these for days and the flavor and texture were always fine. 🙂 Another option would be to cut the recipe in half. Thanks for your question and I hope you enjoy them!
Mine are not looking right 🙁 Crumbly not like a muffin.
Oh no! What type of flour did you use? How long did you bake it?? Darn 🙁 Sarah and I have both made these many times with no issues. Sorry to hear yours weren’t perfect.
Yum! I’m sure my husband will love these. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this yummy recipe at Talented Tuesdays! I’m always on the lookout for quick, easy and healthy recipes for my family – and I love that these are also gluten free!
Thanks for stopping by Amy and for the compliments! I hope these become a family favorite in your home too 🙂
I will have to make these. My kids would love them. Thanks for sharing your link at Mom Blogs Party
Thanks for stopping by Charlene! I know my kids LOVE them, I hope yours do too 🙂
Thank you so very much!!! I love the SIMPLICITY of this!! I have been wanting to make GF corndogs but hate the work involved. This makes it not only easy for me to make, but fun for all to eat!!!
Isn’t this recipe the best?! I am so glad Sarah introduced me to these. My husband and little guy can’t get enough of them. Thanks for stopping by Paula 🙂
These corn dog muffin bites look delicious, I can’t wait to give them a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.