The other day, Ben and I made corn dog muffins together and it was so easy and fun (and a great cooking with kids recipe). I just had to share this kid friendly family recipe!
As a cookbook author (Fast & Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook For Busy People and The Baby Food Maker Cookbook: 125 Fresh, Wholesome, Organic Recipes for You Baby Food Maker Device or Stovetop) I absolutely love looking at other cookbooks (especially easy ones.) And one of the cookbooks I love looking at recently is the Make it Easy Cookbook. The author, Stacie, features a ton of great recipes and this is the latest one I’ve re-created at my house!
Ben loves cooking in the kitchen with me and this is another recipe that I can involve him with. When he cooks with me, we use this kitchen stool. I always get tons of questions about it. I don’t know what I’m going to do when the twins are old enough to cook! Not sure if we can fit three stools in the kitchen.
Anyway, for this recipe, you can use your favorite cornbread recipe (this is mine!) and adapt it or follow the full recipe below. This is such an easy one to have kids do along with you. While you’re whipping up the cornbread batter, your child can cut up the hot dogs. Ben uses these kid-safe knives anytime he is helping in the kitchen.
Once the basic cornbread batter is made, line the bottom of the cups with batter, then simple drop a hot dog piece in and voila, cornbread muffins are ready for the oven. When cooking with kids, don’t worry about the mess!
Place the muffin tins in the oven for a quick 15 minutes and, before you know it, you have an awesome after school snack for the kids! The recipe in the cookbook is for mini-muffins, but I decided to make 12 full size muffins instead and use it as a light dinner for Ben, along with some vegetables. Super simple!
It’s so fun to cook with kids and then see them enjoying the meal they made.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g