Sunday, March 18, 2012

Education at the counter

Objective of the lesson:  To listen to to directions, count, crack eggs, pour liquids, lift and carry objects, and reading cartons.

Task at hand:  Corn dog muffins. 

The recipe:  CHILI CORN DOG MUFFINS--A variation on a popular Pinterest Recipe

1/4 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup of homemade applesauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8-10 all-beef hot dogs, cut into bites
2 cups of homemade beef or turkey chili
Optional--Jalapeno slices


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl, and whisk to combine. Add eggs and whisk to incorporate. Add buttermilk (or milk if butter milk is not on your grocery list for the week) and whisk to incorporate.

2. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Whisk into wet ingredients.

3. Spray with a cooking oil or use shortening to coat the muffin tin pan. 

4.  Cut up the hot dogs into the correct size. 

5.  Fill about 1/4 of the way up in the muffins tins, then take a spoonful of chili and put it on top of the corn muffin batter in the muffin tins, place hot dog on top of this and then cover with more batter.  I did them up right for this time, next time I will do them side ways or layer the bites a bit since I used full and Texas sized muffin tins rather than the mini. 

4. Bake for 10-15 minutes (oven temperatures vary), or until cornbread is golden brown. Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, and re-heat for 20-30 seconds before serving.  Makes approx 1 dozen.  Feel free to add some jalapeno slices before cooking if you like some kick.

They were great as left overs and satisfied the "lets go out to eat," desire that strikes every weekend  with an easily said,  "No lets save the money and eat home."

Adding Chili to the muffins

Bear Excited to carry her creation to the oven

To oven she goes......

 Mine with the chili are in the Texas tin and Sarah's are in the regular tin.


Two thumbs up momma!

A hit with Hubs as well.

While not a "crunchy meal" it did use ingredients we had on hand. 
No trip to the store and the change of oil for apple sauce and honey and sugar made it a bit healthier. 

Linking up with ........


  1. This looks SO good! I am definitely going to try it! I have a feeling it would go over well with my kids and hubby, too. :-) I am hosting a recipe linkup today. You are more than welcome to link this up and join us! :-) Many blessings, Lisa

    1. Thank you! I linked up on your page. Your cake there looks YUMMY.

      These really heated up very well and were lunches for a couple days, which is always a plus. Lunch is something I have a hard time doing with just the two of us.

      Again, thank you.

  2. What a helper and such creativity in the kitchen!!! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen! We are happy you have joined us. Hope to see what you whip up next week. Blessings to you and your family

  3. Great idea. I love cooking with my grandkids. Can't wait to try this recipe with them. They sure love hot dogs. I would love you to link up today at The Gathering Spot. Have a wonderful day!

    1. I hope it went well with the grandkids. Thank you!


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