Corn Dog Fluffins

  • 12 fluffins or 36 minis
  •  1 hr 30 mins
  •  20 mins
  •  1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (OR substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup all-purpose)
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope yeast rapid or quick rise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups very warm water (120� to 130℉)
  • 1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup chopped (1/4-inch) pasteurized cheese product such as Velveeta� OR shredded if making minis
  • 4 hot dogs
  • For Dipping (optional):
  • Mustard and ketchup

Instructions

Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, undissolved yeast and salt in large mixer bowl. Add water, oil and honey; beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup flour and cornmeal to make a stiff yet sticky dough.

If making regular-sized fluffins, slice hot dogs in half lengthwise and thinly slice. Stir in cheese and hot dogs. Cover bowl and let rest 10 minutes. Portion dough with a scoop or two spoons into 12 (2-1/2 inch) generously greased muffin cups (do not use paper liners).

If making mini fluffins, slice each hot dog into 9 pieces. Stir cheese into batter. Cover bowl and let rest 10 minutes. Portion dough into 36 generously greased mini muffin cups. Press a hot dog piece into center of each fluffin.

Cover and let rise 35 to 45 minutes. Dough will rise, but not double in size.

Bake in preheated 375℉ oven for 20 to 25 minutes (17 to 20 minutes for minis) until well browned. Let cool on wire rack for 2 minutes. Run a knife around each roll to remove from pan. Serve warm. If desired, serve with mustard and ketchup for dipping. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Freezer Instructions: Completely cool fluffins and place in an airtight container to freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator. Microwave for 15 to 20 seconds and serve immediately.