Delicious Mini Baked Corn Dogs are the perfect easy lunch or dinner for your busy weeks. Your kids will love these cute little corn dog bites! Made with cornbread mix, hot dogs, and mini muffin tins, they are such a simple and tasty dish that you can count on when you need a quick meal for the family!
Looking for another easy hot dog recipe? Try my cute Halloween Mummy Hot Dogs!
Easy Mini Corn Dog Dinner Recipe
No time to cook dinner? Fret not! These wickedly delicious (and seriously cute) mini corn dog bites are a perfect quick meal to throw together that the whole family will happily devour. First time I whipped up a batch, I was actually surprised how much I liked them considering I don't love hot dogs.
But these are a little sweet, a little salty, and just the right size to pop in your mouth. The kids loved them, they were super simple to make, and they were a fun venture from our normal lunch or dinner.
We have a fall party most years, and this is such a great dish to add to the menu this time of year. They'll go perfectly with a hot bowl of chili and some homemade root beer.
How Long Do You Bake Mini Corn Dogs?
Bake these for 8 to 10 minutes in a 400 degree F. oven, until the edges are golden-brown and the corn muffin is cooked through. (You can test it by poking it with a toothpick; if it comes out clean, they're done.)
How Do You Cook Corn Dogs in the Oven?
Corn dogs aren't just hot dogs covered with fried batter on a stick! These mini corn dog bites can be cooked in the oven, using a mini muffin tin, cornbread mix, and cut up hot dogs. They're a little healthier since they're not fried, and they're the perfect size for all ages to enjoy!
How Long Do Mini Baked Corn Dogs Last?
You can store leftovers in a sealed baggie or airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days, or in the freezer for 3 months. Reheat them on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree F. oven until they're heated through, about 6 minutes.
You can find my traditional fried homemade corndog recipe here.Print
Mini Baked Corn Dogs
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 24 1x
Quick, simple, and delicious mini baked corn dogs are the perfect easy lunch or dinner for your busy weeks. Your kids will love these cute little corn dog bites!
- 1 box Jiffy Corn Bread Mix (8.5 ounce box)
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- 4 hot dogs, cut into 6 pieces each
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease mini muffin tins, and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add the Jiffy mix, egg, milk, and spices. Whisk until completely combined.
- Spoon 2 teaspoons of the cornbread batter into each muffin cup, and then gently press a piece of hot dog into the middle of each muffin.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges are golden-brown and the corn muffin is cooked through.
- Let the mini corn dogs rest in the pan a few minutes before removing.
- The Jiffy corn bread mix was surprisingly sweet. I like a sweet and salty combo, so I enjoyed it. If you like your cornbread or corn dogs less sweet, then you might want to try a different brand of corn bread mix.
- Hebrew National are out favorite brand of hot dogs. They have so much flavor!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: homemade corn dogs, corn dog bites, appetizer quick and easy, quick appetizer recipes, easy snack idea, easy corn dogs, how to make corn dogs, corn dog recipe
More of My Favorite Easy Dinner Recipes:
- Skillet Taco Pasta made with ground beef
- Easy Korean Ground Beef and Rice
- Homemade Ground Beef Stroganoff
- Ground Beef Enchiladas
- Cornbread Waffles with Chili; 15 Minute Dinner
- 20 Minute Easy Cheesy Pizza Sticks
- Quick and Easy Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese
- Quick and Easy Lentil Tacos
- Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizzas
This recipe was originally published in 2017, and has been updated and rephotographed in October 2019.
Mini baked corn dogs are a winner recipe because they're foolproof to throw together and they taste delicious for a quick and easy dinner or app!
I made these for Bunco night and they were a huge hit! I cut small circles of parchment paper and placed them in the bottom of my mini muffin tin and sprayed with Baker's Joy. This prevented them from sticking to the pan.
How did you come about the nutritional value numbers? One 97% fat free Hebrew National hot dog (serving size = 6 bites = 1 hot dog) has 21% sodium. Your chart shows only 10% sodium. Also, one hot dog has 6 grams of protein and your chart says 2.8 grams. Is the serving size off?
I pay for a program that is supposed to calculate it, but I'm sure that it doesn't do it perfectly so for sure if you have any questions, plug it into something and see what you get too.
I might can help with the sticking problem. When my husband makes cornbread he always sprinkles a little cornmeal in the bottom after greasing the pan. I did this with this recipe and mine did not stick. They were a little crumbly but I think I should have cooked them longer. All in all I would make these again with a few adjustments. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Very easy to make . The cornbread doesn't stay moist inside like the ones you would buy at a fair but they are okay..
I am definitely going to try this. Perfect for leftover hotdogs.
I gave the recipe five stars because it is such a clever and easy recipe. The flavor really depends on the quality of the corn bread mix and hot dogs you use. I always try a recipe as written, the first time I make it, and then play with it. I prefer a different mix (but measured out 8 oz) and a grass fed beef hot dog. I also experienced sticking but noticed it got better if I cooked the muffins for the longer time and let them sit in the pan for a couple of minutes before removing. I noticed that the hot dog did a lot of the sticking so I scooped underneath it. This is a fun recipe for the children to make and eat. Thank you.
So, these were delicious. My whole family loved them. But what is your secret? How do you keep them from sticking to the pan. A non-stick pan sprayed with Pam let me down.
The family loved these! I followed the directions exactly, and I suggest using paper liners for these. They were good for an easy meal. Next time, I'm putting two pieces of hot dog in each one.
I wasn't thrilled with the results. Partly because ALL of the little muffins stuck to my non-stick pan. I would warn others to use paper liners, even if the pan is "non stick". It was nothing but crumbs trying to get them out of the pan. ALSO....I would suggest just baking the cornbread in the usual dish and lay out the hot dogs (full length) and push them down into the mix before baking. It's just as easy, and better when serving adults. Lastly, I cut-up the hot dogs and microwaved them for about 3 mins. prior to placing the small bites into the small muffins. The pre-cooking improved the overall flavor, in my opinion. These are cute and fun for children, but please understand it is VERY likely they will stick. I even sprayed my pan ahead of time, but they still stuck !
How would you adapt this for toddlers who can’t safely eat whole slices of Hot dogs like pictured? Will it still cook correctly if you put multiple small chunks in each one? Or just put two halves?
I'd chop the hotdog into the size that is appropriate for the age of your child and fold it into the cornmeal batter like you might blueberries into muffin batter. Then put them in the pan and bake.
Can you make this without chili powder?
Yep! No big deal! Enjoy 🙂
Do you think you can freeze these and then reheat in the oven?
I love Jiffy, it's all I ever use. And I thought I had commented on these before, but I can't see my comment. These look fantastic. What a rad idea.
Jess from Coxs Corner
These look delicious! I wonder if my little man would try them...so fun!