Nikolas has a list of favorite foods and these Breakfast Corn Dogs are near the top! It’s so much fun to make them because he can help out. I always love getting my children into the kitchen with us, it helps them learn how to cook and appreciate eating together as a family. The jist of these corn dogs is fairly simple. They are breakfast sausages dipped in pancake batter and cooked to perfection.
I keep the ingredients very easy when we make these. Pre-cooked breakfast sausages are great because you only have to heat them up. Then, I use a pancake batter that can be mixed together with only water. Again, this keeps it very straightforward when it comes to cooking with kids. I cook the sausage dipped in pancake batter on the skillet, turning it as needed to make sure it is evenly heated through..
We typically double dip the corn dog in order to get a generous size coating around the sausage. We think this tastes a lot better and is more fun to eat. To cap off our breakfast we have dipping sauces on the side. The most popular are maple syrup and ketchup depending on the person.
As you can imagine, these are very popular to enjoy in the morning before school or a big day of sports. I’m really happy to have everything ready to go the night before because it means my kids will wake up and have a great meal before the day begins. It makes such a difference for them when they’ve had a good breakfast!
I know some people might be aghast that I’m making carnival food for breakfast with my family, but this is simply another way of eating the same sausage and pancakes you’d get at the diner. They are a ton of fun to make and a lot of fun to eat! I hope the inspire you to get your kids in the kitchen and have some fun cooking with you. Enjoy!
Breakfast Corn Dog
This is one of my son’s favorite breakfast foods. It’s a great take on the old fair classic – corndogs. This is a lot of fun to make with children, and adults like them, too!
Makes 1 corn dog
breakfast sausages (precooked or fully cooked)
1 cup pancake mix (that requires only water)
Water (follow the package instructions for the amount needed)
Vegetable oil for the skillet
For Serving (optional):
Maple syrup or ketchup for dipping
1. Insert wooden skewers or wooden chopsticks into the precooked breakfast sausages, leaving a portion exposed to hold onto. This will make them easier to coat and cook.
2. Follow the package instructions for your pancake mix that requires only water to make the pancake batter. The batter should be thick enough to coat the sausages.
3. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a thin layer of vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the skillet.
4. Dip each sausage on a stick into the pancake batter, making sure it's evenly coated.
5. Place the coated sausages in the skillet and cook them for about 1 minute, turning them to set the initial layer of batter.
6. After the initial 1 minute, remove the corndogs from the skillet. Dip them once more into the pancake batter to create a second layer of coating. Then, return them to the skillet. Continue cooking the corndogs, turning occasionally, until they're golden brown on all sides, which should take about 5-7 minutes.
7. Remove the corndogs from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve the breakfast corndogs with maple syrup or ketchup for dipping, if desired. They're best enjoyed while they're still warm and crispy.
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