I don’t think I’ve ever turned down a corn dog. Call me crazy, but I love even the lowliest, most processed of corn dogs — even the boxed frozen ones from Costco. Honestly, I don’t even feel like you need to fry them; a quick steam in the microwave tastes just fine to me.
What is it about corn dogs that makes them so unbelievably good? I’ve been pondering this question since I had my first order of golden, piping hot A&W corn dog nuggets back in the day. Is it the lightly sweet coating of cornmeal batter? The salty, tender dog inside? I can’t decide.
In any case, it’s high time I figured out how to replicate that corn-doggy-deliciousness at home. Enter these corn dog muffins. They’re super portable, easy to make, and just corn-doggy enough to curb your cravings. The muffin is wonderfully moist and a little bit sweet, made with cream corn and cornmeal. A scoop of Bisquick makes the recipe extra simple — no need to fiddle with baking powder, or even salt! It’s all taken care of for you.
Even with full fat beef franks (grilled, diced, and stirred into the batter), each muffin comes in at just 115 calories. What’s not to like? Keep reading for the recipe. Read more… →