Homemade Corn Dogs

This is another ridiculously easy kids lunch or dinner recipe, but it is absolutely fantastic.  I’m going to give it to you in 3 phases though:

  • Phase 1: Store bought corndogs
  • Phase 2: Slightly storebought corndogs
  • Phase 3: Homemade corndogs

Phase 1: Store bought corndogs

I haven’t bought corn dogs from the store in about a decade, for a number of reasons.  Primarily, I can’t eat them.  So that’s kind of a big one.  And the nutritional stats on a chicken corn dog aren’t horrible:  9g Fat, 25mg Cholesterol, 540 mg Sodium, 19g Carbohydrate, 6g Sugar, 7g Protein.

To put this into comparison mode, a corn tortilla wrap with turkey is: 3g Fat, 10mg Cholesterol, 260g Sodium, 17g Carbohydrate, 2g Sugar, 5g Protein

So a store bought chicken corn dog isn’t the end of the nutritional world…but it is pretty greasy, and I just don’t like them very much.

Phase 2: Slightly Store bought corndogs

This is my super easy, “I need something quick” substitute recipe:

 

You’ll need:

  • 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1 package chicken hot dogs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk

Here is the nutritional stats of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix (this is 1 serving, which is 1/6th the box):  4g Fat, 0 Cholesterol, 340 Sodium, 27g Carbohydrate, 7g Sugar, 2g Protein.

So, the nutritional differences aren’t that much different.  Not different enough to be able to make “a healthy option chicken corn dog.”  So let’s step this up a little:

Phase 3: Homemade corndogs

 

HomeMade Cornbread:

  • 2 c. cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 c. gluten free all purpose flour

Let’s Make It!

Mix all the ingredients of the cornbread in a bowl until relatively smooth.

Pour this into a pan you have sprayed with Pam

Then place the chicken hot dogs into the batter and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.

Nutritional stats for homemade cornbread: 1.8g Fat, 13mg Cholesterol, 299mg Sodium, 20g Carbohydrates, 10g Sugar, 3g Protein

Nutritional stats for chicken hot dogs: 7g Fat, 30mg Cholesterol, 380mg Sodium, 2g Carbohydrates, 0 Sugar, 4g Protein

The way you serve this is to cut the cornbread up and put it on a plate.  This is a great recipe for kids, and you’ll be getting a better meal out of it for them!

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