Top Dog Corn Muffins

Jerry Errico


  • large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons  sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons  butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup  Sneaky Chef White Purée*
  • 6 Tablespoons  low-fat milk
  • 1/2 Cup  grated, low-fat Cheddar cheese
  • hot dogs, cut in half lengthwise, and chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 Cup  yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup  whole-grain flour
  • 2 Teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  baking soda

By transforming corn dogs into muffins, I could sneak in whole grains, vegetables, and calcium while retaining the traditional great taste of hot dogs and cornbread. This complete meal in a muffin makes a fun dinner on the run or lunchbox sandwich alternative.


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a muffin tin with paper liners. Spray liners lightly with cooking spray oil.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until well combined, then whisk in the melted butter, White Purée, milk, cheese, and hot dog pieces.

In another mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, the flours, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until flour is just moistened (don’t overmix or the muffins will be dense).

Scoop the batter into muffin tins, filling just to the top. Bake for 22-24 minutes, until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


* Click here to see the Sneaky Chef White Bean Purée Recipe

Missy Chase Lapine is the author of The Sneaky Chef series of cookbooks. Connect with her at or Facebook or Twitter.


Calories per serving:

214 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Kidney Friendly, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 97g 150%
  • Carbs 146g 49%
  • Saturated 53g 264%
  • Fiber 5g 19%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 32g
  • Protein 63g 126%
  • Cholesterol 427mg 142%
  • Sodium 3,560mg 148%
  • Calcium 1,731mg 173%
  • Magnesium 103mg 26%
  • Potassium 672mg 19%
  • Iron 9mg 51%
  • Zinc 8mg 50%
  • Phosphorus 1,958mg 280%
  • Vitamin A 2,608IU 52%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 64%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 84%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 44%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 24%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 284µg 71%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 53%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin K 8µg 9%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 33g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 6g
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