Clean mini corn dogs

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Heres a look at a popular frozen mini corn dog recipe: (They got an “F” by the way)

Batter (WaterWheat Enriched Bleached Flour [NiacinIron ReducedThiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1)Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)Folic Acid (Vitamin aB)] , Corn FlourSugarCorn MealFood Starch ModifiedSoy FlourLeavening [Sodium Acid PyrophosphateSodium Bicarbonate] ,Soybean(s) OilSugar BrownEgg(s) WhitesEgg(s) YolksLecithinMilk Non-FatSoybean(s) Oil Partially HydrogenatedSaltSodium CaseinateFlavor(s) Natural & ArtificialHoney Dried) , Franks (BeefPorkTurkey Mechanically SeparatedWaterCorn SyrupSalt Contains 2% or less of the Following: (Potassium LactateFlavor(s)Beef Stock HydrolyzedAscorbic AcidPaprika ExtractiveSodium DiacetateSodium Nitrate (Nitrite)Sodium Phosphate)

As usual, a bunch of unpronounceable and unrecognizable ingredients! 

Here’s a cleaned-up, easy homemade version:

Clean Mini Corn dog Muffins

4 hot dogs (we love Applegate Farms uncured organic beef hot dogs made from grass-fed beef)
1 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp butter

Prepare hot dogs according to package instructions and chop each hot dog into six pieces.

Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl

Lightly spray a mini muffin pan with olive oil spray

Spoon a small amount of mixture into each muffin cup.

Add a hot dog into each muffin cup.

Distribute remaining mixture among muffin cups, covering each hot dog piece.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.



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