Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Corn"dog mini-muffins


Yeah, yeah, laugh it up. Yes, it's pedestrian. Yes, it's sex with your pants on. Don't care. I like corn dogs.


Hear me out though. It's grain-free faux cornbread -- I used the muffin batter from my "cornbread" stuffing recipe. It's low-carb. And I used nitrate-free organic hot dogs made from grass-fed beef. So, it's a decent compromise. Previously, I had tried making baked corn dogs on a stick, but a lot of the batter fell off in the baking process. So, I decided to go the finger food route and just bake them in mini-muffin trays.

GRAIN-FREE CORN DOG MINI MUFFINS
Makes about a dozen

INGREDIENTS
  • About three hot dogs (preferably nitrate-free/grass-fed)
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour (preferably Let's Do Organic brand; it's coarsely-milled and the texture is more cornmeal-like)
  • 1/4 cup butter or ghee, melted
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Freshly ground pepper
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Trim the ends off of the hot dogs and cut each one into 5 uniform pieces.
  3. Whisk the coconut flour, salt, baking powder, and pepper in a large bowl. In a seperate bowl, combine the melted butter and eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
  4. Grease a mini-muffin pan (preferably silicone). Fill each one 3/4 of the way up with batter. Vertically place a hot dog piece in the center of each one.
  5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with dipping sauce of choice, such as ketchup or mustard.

10 comments:

Dawna said...

YOU are my hero! I'm tracking down this brand of flour and making these babies just as soon as I can!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! My boys are drooling waiting for lunch now! :)

Tracy said...

I think I love you right now. I bookmarked the original of this recipe I found online but had yet to make it because of the ingredients. I am so glad you posted this for us, thank you!!

caseyportman said...

I don't hate at all...in fact, I think I'm in love. While I'm not looking to "cheat", it is super great to have some Paleo-i-fied versions of the stuff I used to eat. Printing this recipe, going to make them next week!

Erica said...

@caseyportman, let me know how you like it!

Leea said...

I just made this. Only thing is that the batter only filled six cups. They were good though!

Leea said...

I'm an IDIOT!!! I used regular muffins cups so OF COURSE I only got 6. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

I just made the corn dogs with a twist. I left the hotdogs whole and patted the batter to cover each one on a piece of parchment paper. I then rolled it up and baked for 20 minutes. Then I carefully unwrapped and baked for about 20 minutes longer. all I was missing was the stick.sooooo good.

AnneB said...

I've been making these regularly for the past couple of weeks. Kids LOVE THEM!! I added about a tbsp of honey & wow... Amazing!!

ElCariso said...

I used pieces of breakfast sausage links and dipped them in sugar-free syrup. Tasted like pigs in a blanket - yum!

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