Saturday, August 22, 2009

Toddler-Friendly Corn Dog Muffins


Corn dog muffins are yummy and I like how convenient they are, too, and they freeze well. They're just not toddler-friendly if you use the conventional recipe because you need to cut hot dogs into pieces so they don't become a choking hazard. I don't know why I didn't think of this before--cut up the hot dog and put into muffin mix?
I used two boxes of Jiffy Muffin Mix and made it according to the package directions. I'm sure any cornbread recipe or mix would work. I sprayed my silicone muffin pan with Pam, and filled the cups equally with the batter.

I cut 6 hot dogs up into little pieces and put about half a hot dog worth of pieces into each muffin cup.

I baked the muffins according to the package directions.

I let them cool, then got my Ziploc bags ready, bagged them up and put them in the freezer.

I got one Ziploc bag out of the freezer the morning I served them to the toddlers and let them defrost on the counter for a couple of hours, then zapped them in the microwave to warm them up.

There was a problem when I cut them in half to put on the toddler plates--they fell apart. There was too much hot dog pieces per muffin--oops. Good thing toddlers aren't picky. Actually, they enjoy taking muffins apart before they eat them anyway!

So, next time, I will put about a third of a hot dog per muffin and I will probably mix the muffin mix and hot dog pieces together in the batter before I put it in the muffin pan.

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Unknown August 27, 2009 at 3:43 PM

This looks really interesting...I have toddlers here that would probably LOVE these, as well as the older kids. I'll have to try them soon!

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