Are you guilty of buying frozen corn dogs from the store? Sometimes the kids just win and you give in to buying artificially-flavored products pumped with modified corn starch and unnatural additives…

There’s a simple solution: Make your own Corn-Dog Jalapeno Muffins at home! They’re much healthier than store-bought and taste fresh and natural. The jalapenos bake into the bread, giving it a little sweetness, and the melted cheese adds a delicious touch.

Corn Dog Muffins


  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1 large jalapeno
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese for topping
  • 3 hot dogs
  • Ketchup and mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice hot dogs into thin pieces (you need 24 slices from each hot dog).
  3. Mince Jalapeno and discard the seeds.
  4. Mix the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together until combined. Create a hole in the middle and add the oil, milk, corn and minced jalapenos. Mix until just incorporated.
  5. In a greased muffin tin, add 1 heaping Tbsp. of batter to each muffin slot. Place three hot dog pieces in each and cover with another heaping Tbsp. or so of batter. Push three more hot dog pieces into the batter and sprinkle the top with shredded cheese.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
  7. Serve warm with ketchup and mustard.

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