Baked Corn Dogs

May 27, 2015  |   Brooks Halliday
Baked corn dog on a wooden surface
30 min

Some foods become "classics" because they invoke nostalgia. Others earn the title because they're just plain delicious. This wholesome baked corn dog recipe checks both boxes, with less grease and fewer calories than its county fair counterpart. Ditch the deep fryer; these little doggies are delicious straight from the oven. Perfectly portable for picnics. Summer was made for serving on sticks!


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together pancake mix and cornmeal. Make a well in center and add milk, eggs, honey and oil. Mix until combined. Batter should be thick and not too runny. If necessary, add water by tablespoons to reach desired consistency.
  3. Insert a popsicle stick into each frank, leaving a 2-inch handle. Lightly dust franks with cornmeal.
  4. Using handle, dunk each frank in the batter and roll to coat evenly (a small rubber spatula works well here). Line up franks on prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven.
  5. After 5 minutes, remove pan from oven. Using a rubber spatula, evenly reapply dogs with any batter that has slid off onto the pan. Return to oven and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

About the author

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday is a food stylist, writer and recipe developer based in New York City. She's had a hand in making good looking food for magazines, cookbooks, packaging, print ads, commercials and television. Together with healthy eating guru Candice Kumai, she's co-developed recipes for the cookbook Cook Yourself Sexy, as well as for magazines and numerous food and household product brands. Before following her heart and stomach to culinary school, Brooks was a Capitol Hill press secretary and spokesperson for a national nonprofit organization. These days, when she's not on set or in the test kitchen, Brooks can usually be found in her own kitchen cooking for her handsome fiance and two unusually epicurean cats.