Corn Dog Mini Muffins

I don’t have a new recipe to share with you this week, but I do have a new idea for you.  I found this on Pinterest and knew right away I would try making a gluten-free version.

I’m always happy to find a new gluten and dairy free appetizer that is well liked and easy to make.  This one is all those things.

To make them proper appetizer size, you need a mini muffin pan (two is best).  I have made these as regular sized muffins with several hot dog pieces in them.  They turned out fine, and my kids were happy to eat them, but they are not ideal for serving at a party.

While quick breads and batters should normally be baked as soon as possible after you combine the dry and wet ingredients, I made these in two batches.  The second batch turned out just as well as the first.

A slender hot dog such as Hebrew National is the best choice for these little muffins.  The hot dog displaces some of the batter when you put it in, and a fatter hot dog might take up too much room.

Gluten-Free Corn Dog Mini Muffins

Follow the directions at Iowa Girl Eats for making the mini muffins, just be sure to use gluten-free corn bread batter.

I baked mine for 10 minutes and the recipe made 3 1/2 dozen muffins.

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About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Melanie says:

    I pinned this one too, and knew I could make it GF as well. I think I’m going to use a mini muffin pan instead though so that there’s a better muffin to dog ratio. Now you’ve got me craving these!

  2. Linda,
    I love this idea, but I have to take it one step further. After the GF corn muffins, I would substitute tofu dogs.

  3. Allison says:

    I made these last night for my 3 boys (7, 4, 2) and they gobbled them up! Thanks for an easy and yummy meal!

    • You’re welcome, Allison. I can imagine they are fun food for young kids. It makes me miss the days when my 3 boys were younger.

  4. These look like something my stepdaughter would love. Great job!

  5. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Kathleen Benner says:

    I just want to make sure…you place the uncooked hot dog piece in the center of the uncooked GF corn muffin mix and bake for 10 minutes at 375?? Hot dogs are already cooked anyway, right, so there is no chance I can mess this up and poisen anyone?! LOL!

  7. I have made these many times, they are a huge hit w/everyone who tries them; they’re a yummy treat!!

  8. I think I’ll make these for lunch tomorrow! Thanks for the idea!

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