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Instant Pot Corn Dog Bites: Mini Corn Dogs

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Are you ready for a super simple dinner that the kids are going to love? These Instant Pot Corn Dog Bites are destined to be a hit! Made with just a few simple ingredients, including hot dog slices and boxed cornbread mix, these Mini Corn Dogs are ready in just 10 minutes.

Serve them as an easy weeknight dinner or whip them up for game day snacks. No matter when you make them, they’ll be devoured in no time!

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What Are Corn Dog Bites?

Corn Dog Bites are small pieces of hot dog, (mini corn dogs) coated in cornbread batter and cooked to perfection.

They are similar to traditional corn dogs but made in bite-sized portions for easy snacking. These can be made both in the oven or by using the Instant Pot.

Are Corn Dogs Healthy?

Corn dogs are not the healthiest option but can easily be made better for you by using turkey hot dogs or adding in some vegetables to the cornbread batter.

You can make this mini corn dog bites part of a balanced meal by serving with a side of veggies or a salad.

Baked Corn Dog Bites V’s Instant Pot Corn Dogs

Both versions of Corn Dog Bites are delicious, but I prefer the Instant Pot version for a few reasons. First, it’s faster and easier to make these in the Instant Pot.

No need to preheat the oven or wait for them to bake- just mix up your batter, pop it into your silicone mold and turn on your Instant Pot.

Is Corn Bread The Same As Corn Meal?

Corn bread is bread made with corn meal, but it also includes flour and other ingredients such as sugar, eggs, and milk.

Cornmeal is simply ground-up dried corn kernels and has a much thicker consistency than cornbread.

Why You’ll Love This Mini Corn Dog Bites

You’ll love these corn dog nuggets and they are quick and easy to make and perfect as a weeknight dinner or game day snack.

These mini corn dog bites are also made with simple ingredients and both kids and adults alike will love them!

Instant Pot Corn Dogs Ingredients

  • 8.5 box of Jiffy corn muffin mix (you can also choose to make homemade corn dog batter if you prefer)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 4 hot dogs
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How To Make Mini Corn Dogs Instant Pot Style

Here are the steps for making mini corn dog bites in the Instant Pot.

Step One: Make Corn Bread Mix

Follow the directions on the corn muffin mix box. Combine the Jiffy mix with the egg and milk.

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Step Two: Cut Your Hot Dogs

Cut your hot dogs into three sections evenly. This will give you 12 pieces. 

Step Three: Add Cornbread Mix To Silicone Mold

Fill each silicone mold halfway with the cornbread mix. Once this is done, insert 1 hot dog piece into the center of each mini corn dog bite.

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Step Four: Add Cornbread Mix To Cover Hot Dogs

Add the remaining cornbread mix to each mold, covering the hot dogs completely. 

Don’t overfill each mold as you want each corn dog to cook evenly. Make sure that each mold is about ¾ full and covers the hot dog.

Step Five: Place Silicone Mold Into Instant Pot

Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place your silicone mold on top of a trivet inside the Instant Pot.

Place the silicone lid and snap into place. If you do not have a lid, you can cover the mini corn dog bites with aluminium foil by laying a piece of foil over the whole mold.

Step Six: Cook Mini Corn Dogs In Instant Pot

Close the Instant Pot lid. Lock into place and push the valve to its sealing position. 

Set your pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. The Instant Pot’s pressure will cook each mold evenly.

Step Seven: Naturally Release Steam

After the Instant Pot has finished cooking, allow it to naturally release its steam for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, open the valve manually. 

Once the steam has completed being released, open the Instant Pot. Use something to protect your hands, and grab the trivet using both sides to remove the Corn Dogs from the Instant Pot. 

Step Eight: Garnish And Serve

Push the Instant Pot corn dog bites out of the silicone mold. These Corn Dog Bites are a fun twist on traditional corn dogs. They’re easy to make in bulk for a party or gathering.

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What To Dip Corn Dogs In?

Serve your mini corn dog bites with your choice of condiments such as ketchup, mustard, hot sauce or honey mustard sauce. Enjoy!

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Why Is My Corn Dog Batter Not Sticking?

If your Corn Dog Bites are not sticking together, try adding more liquid (milk or water) to the cornbread mix.

You can also try thoroughly mixing the batter before adding it to the silicone mold and hot dogs.

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Are Corn Dogs Gluten Free?

Corn dog bites made with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix are not gluten-free. However, you can make corn dog bites using a gluten-free cornbread mix to make them gluten-free friendly.

Additional Tips and Variations For This Corn Dog Bites Recipe

You can also use mini cocktail sausages instead of hot dogs for a fun twist on Corn Dog Bites.

If you don’t feel like pressure cooking, these Corn Dog Bites can also be made in the oven. Simply preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot! 

Feel free to mix up the flavors by adding shredded cheese, diced jalapenos, or even a bit of BBQ sauce to the Corn Dog Bites before cooking them in the Instant Pot. Get creative and enjoy!

Can I Make Air Fryer Corn Dogs With This Recipe?

Yes, you can make Air Fryer Corn Dogs using this recipe. Simply follow the mini corn dog bites recipe as directed, and place your corn dog nuggets in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Cook for about 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit or until golden brown. Serve hot with desired condiments. Enjoy!

How To Make Sweet Corn Dog Batter

If you want to give these easy corn dogs a little bit sweeter outer crust, all you need to do is add some sugar or honey to the mixture. But beware – a little bit goes a long way!

The easiest way to taste test and determine what you prefer more is to set out a little bit of batter to add in some sweetener.

Then, when you make up the corn dogs, you’ll know that one of them is a tad bit sweeter than the others and you’ll get to decide what you like best.

Do I Need To Line Mold With Melted Butter?

No, you do not need to line the silicone mold with melted butter before adding the Corn Dog nugget mixture.

Adding butter is optional and can add additional flavor, but it is not necessary for this recipe.

Can You Turn These Mini Corn Dogs Into Corndog Muffins?

You bet! You can use this corn dog bites recipe to make corndog muffins. Use a different mold with more batter in it to make muffins instead of small corndog bites.

Can I Use Vegan Hot Dogs

Yes, you can use a vegan hot dog in place of regular hot dogs to make Corn Dog Bites suitable for a plant-based diet.

You can also try using soy or tofu sausage instead of hot dogs for a twist on traditional Corn Dog Bites. Just be sure to cook them fully before serving.

Do You Need Vegetable Oil For Corn Dogs?

No, you do not need vegetable oil for Corn Dog Bites. The Corn Dog batter mixture already contains hot oil and the hot dogs will release some fat during cooking in the Instant Pot.

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Yield: 14

Instant Pot Corn Dogs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Are you ready for a super simple dinner that the kids are going to love? These Instant Pot Corn Dog Bites are destined to be a hit! Made with just a few simple ingredients, including hot dog slices and boxed cornbread mix, these Mini Corn Dogs are ready in just 10 minutes.

Serve them as an easy weeknight dinner or whip them up for game day snacks. No matter when you make them, they'll be devoured in no time!

Ingredients

  • 8.5 box of Jiffy corn muffin mix (you can also choose to make homemade corn dog batter if you prefer)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 2 Cup of Water

Instructions

How To Make Mini Corn Dogs Instant Pot Style

Here are the steps for making mini corn dog bites in the Instant Pot.

Step One: Make Corn Bread Mix

Follow the directions on the corn muffin mix box. Combine the Jiffy mix with the egg and milk.

Step Two: Cut Your Hot Dogs

Cut your hot dogs into three sections evenly. This will give you 12 pieces. 

Step Three: Add Cornbread Mix To Silicone Mold

Fill each silicone mold halfway with the cornbread mix. Once this is done, insert 1 hot dog piece into the center of each mini corn dog bite.

Step Four: Add Cornbread Mix To Cover Hot Dogs

Add the remaining cornbread mix to each mold, covering the hot dogs completely. 

Don't overfill each mold as you want each corn dog to cook evenly. Make sure that each mold is about ¾ full and covers the hot dog.

Step Five: Place Silicone Mold Into Instant Pot

Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place your silicone mold on top of a trivet inside the Instant Pot.

Place the silicone lid and snap into place. If you do not have a lid, you can cover the mini corn dog bites with aluminium foil by laying a piece of foil over the whole mold.

Step Six: Cook Mini Corn Dogs In Instant Pot

Close the Instant Pot lid. Lock into place and push the valve to its sealing position. 

Set your pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. The Instant Pot’s pressure will cook each mold evenly.

Step Seven: Naturally Release Steam

After the Instant Pot has finished cooking, allow it to naturally release its steam for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, open the valve manually. 

Once the steam has completed being released, open the Instant Pot. Use something to protect your hands, and grab the trivet using both sides to remove the Corn Dogs from the Instant Pot. 

Step Eight: Garnish And Serve

Push the Instant Pot corn dog bites out of the silicone mold. These Corn Dog Bites are a fun twist on traditional corn dogs. They’re easy to make in bulk for a party or gathering.

Notes

Are Corn Dogs Gluten Free?

Corn dog bites made with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix are not gluten-free. However, you can make corn dog bites using a gluten-free cornbread mix to make them gluten-free friendly.

Additional Tips and Variations For This Corn Dog Bites Recipe

You can also use mini cocktail sausages instead of hot dogs for a fun twist on Corn Dog Bites.

If you don't feel like pressure cooking, these Corn Dog Bites can also be made in the oven. Simply preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot! 

Feel free to mix up the flavors by adding shredded cheese, diced jalapenos, or even a bit of BBQ sauce to the Corn Dog Bites before cooking them in the Instant Pot. Get creative and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 344mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

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Is There Baking Powder In Corn Bread?

Yes, Corn Bread does contain baking powder as one of its ingredients. Baking powder helps give Corn Bread its fluffy texture and rise while cooking in the oven or Instant Pot.

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Enjoy Your Instant Pot Mini Corn Dogs

Cooking corn dog nuggets in the Instant Pot is a breeze! You’re corn dog batter will be golden brown once cooked and your corn dogs will be cooked to perfection in just minutes.

Serve with ketchup and mustard for a delicious and perfect snack or party appetizer. Enjoy!

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