Corndog Muffins {Gluten Free & Vegan}

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Corndog Muffins Even though I'm not 100% Gluten Free or Vegan I try my best to limit dairy products and gluten as I find my digestive system has improved significantly since doing so a few months ago. I've been struggling a bit with ensuring I'm eating enough carbohydrates now that I'm marathon training so it took me about 3 hours to come up with this week's menu on Sunday. I first craved Mexican, and planned to make my Mom's blow-your-face-off-good beans and cornbread. As I searched around online I came across this idea for corndog muffins and it was love at first sight.

One huge problem for GF baking is most recipes call for a long list of items that you don't have on hand unless your truly GF (as I'm not.) So, I decided to take a shortcut and doctor up some premade mix. I went with Bob's Red Mill after reading positive reviews on Amazon. IMG_7086

Corndog Muffins (Gluten Free & Vegan)

Ingredients:

- 1 package Bob's Red Mill Cornbread Mix

- 3 Lightlife Smart Dogs (cut into small slices)

- 2 Cups unsweetened Almond Milk

- 2 Flax seed eggs (Mix 2 T Flax with 6 T water and sit in fridge for one hour before using)

- 2 T Coconut Oil (or other oil of choice)

- 2 T Sugar

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees & line muffin pan with liners. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Drop into muffin liners (I filled mine to the top and they over-flowed a bit!) Will make approximately 16 muffins (I ended up making 10 plus a small batch in a bread pan.) Bake for approximately 25 minutes. IMG_7091

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Each muffin has about 150 calories and 3 grams of protein. The only thing I was disappointed with was not having mustard at home to eat them with - it would have been so perfect! I know a recipe is worth sharing on here when I can't open the fridge without eating some of it. I actually ate dinner last night, opened the fridge for some water, and ended up eating half the loaf because I just couldn't resist it.

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These would also be great with a little jalapeno peppers cut up and added to the batter before baking. You could also shove popsicle sticks in them and make corndog muffin pops. Hey - I could start the next cake pop trend.

When was the last time you had a corndog?