Recipe: Michigan Corndogs — 14 Comments

  1. You just can’t beat good ole Jiffy Corn Muffin mix! Thanks for the recipe. We haven’t tried corn dogs at home yet. Our corn muffin mix is usually made as a side for homeade chili. I like to put a small can of corn in with the mix before baking.

    By the way, if you want to come to Chelsea to see the Jiffy factory, there are also lots of other things to do with a scouting troop, or just a group of friends. 🙂

    Leslie from Chelsea, MI

  2. Thanks, Leslie! BTW, is that drained whole-kernel corn, or cream-style? I imagine each would give a different texture.

    Your site really shows how much more there is to do in Chelsea than people here in Monroe County might know about. We hear about the Purple Rose Theatre, the Common Grill, Michigan Foodways, things of that nature, but your site shows just what a destination Chelsea can be for people.

  3. Thanks Luna! I usually use the regular sweet corn (not creamed) and drain the can of almost all of the liquid. The smaller can works perfectly, and makes the corn muffins nice and moist.

    And yes, a trip out to Chelsea is definitely worth the drive for a fun outing. Just don’t come on a Monday if you want to hang out downtown, because some of the best places — including the Common Grill — are closed on Mondays.

  4. For the corndogs, I’d actually considered using the cream-style corn while not using quite as much milk as the instructions on the box call for. I may still try that, and if it works, include that option.

    It’s interesting how a lot of towns, and even some restaurants, are closed on Mondays. I’m curious as to how that got started, how long ago it was, and where.

  5. My theory is that it’s just a practical decision. Places like the Common Grill are locally owned, and the owner is at the restaurant almost all the time. They do a ton of business on the weekends, so I guess they need to choose another day of the week to spend time with their families and do non-work stuff like mowing the lawn and doing laundry. 😉

    By the way, I love your blog. I have subscribed to it using an rss feed, so I’ll be sure to keep up with your new posts.


  6. I sold 470 corndogs in 2 days. I am in Phoeniix, Arizona and had a fair at the park. best recipe ever

  7. Would you believe it is 12:34 in the morning and I had a massive corn dog craving. I toyed with the idea of dipping some hot dogs in jiffy mix batter and google behold–your recipe. I’m now enjoying my stickless corndogs with some onion rings also dipped in the jiffy batter. 🙂 Thanks.

  8. @Heather, I’ve had those kinds of cravings at about that same time, but never strong enough to break out the fryer. That’s a strong craving there! 😉 I’ve actually considered putting together a kit for this, complete with the sticks. I think it’d sell well.

  9. Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix – Copy Cat recipe

    Makes: 6 muffins.

    When a recipe calls for a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, here’s a copycat recipe you can make at home.

    This recipe is equal to one 8.5 ounce box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.

    Makes 8.5 ounces (equal to 1-box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix) Makes 1-1/2 cups of mix. Makes 6 corn muffins.


    2/3 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup yellow corn meal
    3 Tbsp granulated sugar
    1 Tbsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    1 egg
    1/3 cup milk


    1. Combine flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well with whisk. Whisk in vegetable oil and mix until dry mixture is smooth and lumps are gone.

    2. If another recipe is calling for a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, add the above mixed ingredients to that recipe.

    3. If you wish to make Corn Muffins, continue with instructions below.

    4. Preheat oven to 400F.Combine above mixture with egg and milk. Mix well. Fill muffin tins 1/2 full. Bake 15-20 minutes. Makes 6 muffins.

  10. @Rusty, this looks interesting. I know there are parts of California Jiffy doesn’t ship to, so there must be a lot of other areas in the U.S. that are Jiffy-less as well. Thanks for posting this.

  11. Dave,
    we are gonna get along just fine! I love your site! We are definitely foodies!!!

    The recipe that I used was a 50/50 flour cand ornmeal mix, plus I added 1 egg, 1/3 cup of sugar, baking powder, buttermilk and salt. It really takes less than 2-3 minutes to mix it up. About as fast as you can open a box of Jiffy, add the egg and milk and mix, I would also be finished mixing the corn dog mixture from scratch.

    I guess that because I cook so much, I’m spoiled and prefer to have everything made from scratch…or mostly everything.



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