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Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Corn Dog Bites

Pressure cooker corn dog bites are easy to make in your Instant Pot, Crock Pot Express or Ninja Foodi! The perfect homemade snack or lunch your kids will love. 

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Have you tried making pressure cooker corn dog bites yet?! They’re so fun! Like little corn dog muffins but made in your Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi in about 15 minutes total. Find others like this on our page full of easy Instant Pot recipes too. (originally published 4/19, affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Corn Dog Bites

NO need for a muffin tin, these corndog muffins are made in an egg mold of all things! If you love little cornbread hot dogs like this you’ve got to give these a try. And if you have a Ninja Foodi you can make these OR air fryer corn dogs.

These are a hit no matter when they are made but during the summertime I am all about them. Why? When it is super hot outside I am not about to turn on my oven so pressure cooking is the way to go for all the things.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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Instant Pot Corn Dog Bites

If you have never eaten these before they are not only delicious dunked in ketchup and hot dog mustard but super cute too. With kids things just taste better when they are teeny tiny right?? I made these so many times and had my kids watching that when they became teens they would make them themselves.

  • Of course you can use any brand of pressure cooker you have. We aren’t bias. 😉
  • We love all of our fancy multi cookers.

You can start with a basic corn muffin recipe using baking powder and a few other ingredients like I did, or boxed. If you have another favorite cornbread recipe by all means use that instead. Jiffy cornbread is a great one too because it has all the things already mixed in so you just add egg and milk.

Corn dog bites Instant Pot

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Are corn dogs bad for you?

Well the biggest factor is how you cook them. These are homemade and basically steamed which doesn’t add any calories or fat. Same goes for corn dogs in the air fryer. Deep frying is the worst health wise.

How do you cook mini corn dogs?

We made these homemade using an egg mold inside an Instant Pot. You could use an air fryer or muffin tin too. Precooked frozen can be microwaved or heated in the oven.

How do you make corn dogs from scratch?

This is pretty darn close. Of course the hot dogs are sliced smaller, if you wanted them whole you’d need to deep fry them in hot oil. Using corn meal, flour, egg and milk you can make a quick batter.

This is what it will look like when your homemade corn dog batter is mixed together.

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Once I combined everything into my mixing bowl I was ready to fill my fancy silicone device used for baking in your pressure cooker.

How do you make corn dog nuggets?

Just use this handy egg mold!! This isn’t the only thing that you can make with this accessory either. You can make small cakes, pressure cooker egg bites using leftover ham or bacon in the morning. We’ve even made pancake bites in a pressure cooker  which the kids go crazy over.

It’s one of my favorite pressure cooker accessories! We have made:

  1. Delicious Instant Pot donuts covered in sprinkles are fabulous.
  2. Brownie bites are fun too for dessert.
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I love showing my girls how they can make their own after school snack and seeing their love for cooking grow. Another favorite they make regularly is Kraft Mac and Cheese in the Instant Pot!

  • This is what they look like once you “pop” them out! 

Why do we love “baking” outside of our oven?

  1. There’s no need to heat up the oven, ideal for summertime
  2. It saves money on electricity since it takes half the time to make these
  3. Overall it is much faster
pressure cooker corn dog bites

Pressure cooker corn dog bites

Like I said, if you use a boxed mix you would just follow the directions on the back of that box to create the batter. In this case I went all out from scratch and used cornmeal which meant I had to add the leavening agent and more items than just egg and milk.

  • An egg mold
  • Hot dogs
  • Corn meal – this is the one I used, the easy corn bread recipe is on the side
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder

Alternatively you could use a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix and only need milk and egg. After this you can try our Instant Pot hot dogs that cook super quickly.

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How to use Instant Pot Egg Bites Mold

I would highly suggest you watch the video embedded in this post so you can see how I use it. A printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post, here is a quick step by step:

Time needed: 14 minutes.

Instant Pot Corn Dog Bites

  1. Prepare

    Mix dry ingredients for cornbread together, then add milk, oil and egg and combine well. Spray the inside of your egg mold with non stick spray (well). Fill each pocket 1/2 way full of cornbread mix.

    Cut each hot dog into 4 equal pieces and push 1 piece in the center of each hole filled with batter. Cover egg mold with foil (I usually spray the under side with non stick spray too). 

  2. Cook

    Pour 1.5 c water into your pressure cooker. Put egg mold on a trivet with handles and lower into your pot.

    Close the lid and steam valve and set to pressure high for 9 minutes. Then allow to naturally pressure release steam for 5 minutes. Let out rest of steam after that.

  3. Cool

    Remove foil immediately and allow them to cool in mold for 3-4 minutes so they stay in tact when you pop them out.

    Then flip over and gently push on the bottom pockets so each corn dog mini muffins pops out.

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Pressure Cooker Corn Dog Bites

Pressure cooker corn dog bites are easy to make in your Instant Pot, Crock Pot Express or Ninja Foodi! The perfect snack or lunch your kids will love. 
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword corn dogs, instant pot, ninja foodi, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 170kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix dry ingredients for cornbread together, then add milk, oil and egg and combine well. (if using a boxed cornbread mix use directions on back to make the batter instead)
  • Spray the inside of your egg mold with non stick spray (well). Fill each pocket 1/2 way full of cornbread mix.
  • Cut each hot dog into 4 equal pieces and push 1 piece in the center of each hole filled with batter.
  • Cover egg mold with foil (I usually spray the under side with non stick spray too). 
  • Pour 1.5 c water into your pressure cooker. Put egg mold on a trivet with handles and lower into your pot.
  • Close the lid and steam valve and set to pressure high for 9 minutes. Then allow to naturally release steam for 5 minutes. Let out rest of steam after that.
  • Remove foil immediately and allow them to cool in mold for 3-4 minutes so they stay in tact when you pop them out.
  • Then flip over and gently push on the bottom pockets so each corn dog bite pops out.

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Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Corn Dog Bites
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 157mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jacky

Monday 15th of February 2021

I have an IP Duo Crisp w/ the air fryer lid. I am thinking about making these this way first & then air frying them so they get crispy on the outside. Do you think that I should decrease the time for pressure cooking? I am wondering at what point the batter becomes cooked enough that the bites can successfully be removed from the mould & then air fried. Or if that's not possible do you think air frying them after the full pressure cooker time will make them overdone? Thanks!

Julie

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Made these today and there were pretty good. I do recommend using two egg bite molds though as the batter make enough that I filled two of them and had some batter left over. I sent a link of the recipe to my daughter and she and her boyfriend are going to try them. She doesn't eat meat so she's going to try then with vegan hot dogs but her boyfriend will probably use regular hot dogs. They'd be good without the hot dog too, as small muffins for a quick breakfast or snack. These would be a nice game day snack or nice to take to card club.

The Typical Mom

Monday 11th of January 2021

Totally

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