I’m hanging out with the WCCB Rising crew again this morning making a healthy, fun meal for the kids and couldn’t help myself from sharing it here, too!
I hadn’t had a corn dog in… shoot, I have no clue how long, but when David mentioned them last week I thought it would be fun to make a healthier version of this kid-favorite. Not only is this ‘recipe’ ridiculously easy, it will be loved by even the pickiest eater, no doubt!
The key is in choosing the right ingredients.
Bob’s Red Mill cornbread mix, as well as all their other products are great. They are non-GMO and each product I’ve tried is high quality. Not all mixes are created equal. The popular Jiffy Cornbread mix contains hydrogenated oils (trans fats) so don’t forget to read labels.
I’m also a big fan of Applegate Farms. They offer an organic, grass-fed, all-beef hot dog that is delicious!
This meal takes all of 10 minutes to prep and 10-12 minutes to bake. Steam some broccoli while they are in the oven and viola! A well-rounded dinner in 20 minutes.
Hailey loved the hot dog “surprise” in the middle.
I loved that it made about 35 mini muffins, meaning I’m freezing some of those bad boys for future quick lunches and dinners!
Healthy Corn Dog Bites for Kids
- 2½ cups cornbread mix (Bob's Red Mill recommended)
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1¼ cups water
- ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 5 hot dogs (Applegate Farms recommended), cut into 1 inch pieces
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix cornbread mix, water, oil, cheese and egg together until well combined.
- Grease a mini-muffin pan.
- Spoon cornbread mixture into each cup, filling each cup about half way.
- Place a piece of hot dog in the center of each muffin cup.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy!
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What was your favorite kid-food growing up?