With the Husby out of town this week, I’ve been on the lookout for simple, uncomplicated meals for the Fruitaholic and myself. As soon as I saw these on Pinterest, I immediately added them to this week’s meal plan.
When the Husby is home, I don’t usually worry about what to make for dinner, since it’s pretty simple to make some mac and cheese or a PBJ for the Fruitaholic if he doesn’t like what we’re eating. But when we’re on our own, I prefer to make something that I’m sure the Fruitaholic will like (so I end up eating a lot of the aforementioned foods). These were perfect for our needs!
They’re all the fun of the battered red hot on a stick without the pointy weapon that all kids seem to love. The Fruitaholic kept asking for more “hot dog pancakes.” I ate an absurd amount before I had even plated any for him. They would be a wonderful addition to a party spread. I froze the leftovers, so I’m excited to have an easy lunch solution later this week.
Mini Honey Corn Dog Muffins – slightly adapted from Iowa Girl Eats
- 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Honey
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Buttermilk
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 Cup Cornmeal
- 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 8 All-Beef Hot Dogs, cut into 1″ bites
Preheat oven to 375. Spray a mini-muffin tin with non-stick spray.
Combine butter, applesauce, sugar and honey in a bowl and mix until combined. Add the eggs, mix again, then add the buttermilk and stir together until smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix together the baking soda, cornmeal, flours and salt. Add half of the mixture to the wet ingredients, stir until combined, then add the remaining half and stir again.
Spoon 1 Tablespoon of batter into each mini-muffin cup. Stick one hot dog piece into the middle of each cup.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cornbread is golden brown. Cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes then transfer whatever is not being served to a cookie rack.
Store the leftovers in the refrigerator. To reheat, microwave for 20-30 seconds. If reheating from frozen, microwave for 1-2 minutes, until warm all the way through.