Oct 6

Homemade Cornbread Mix Recipe

Cornbread Mix

Much like my Bisquick substitute recipe, I like to keep a batch of this homemade cornbread mix on hand at all times, especially in the colder months when cornbread is a quick and easy, yet satisfying, accompaniment to seasonal soups and stews.

In a mere five minutes, you can mix up enough for between 3 to 6 meals, depending on the size of your family.

Just measure out all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk them together thoroughly. When you want to make cornbread or corn muffins, you simply add oil, eggs, and milk.

Growing up, my Dad always baked cornbread in one of these ring-shaped baking dishes. I really don't know much about it, but several years ago he surprised me with one of my own at Christmas.

I think maybe it's from the '50s, and cornbread is the only thing I use it for. After all this time it would just seem weird to me to eat cornbread in any other shape. If anyone out there has any info on these, I'd love to hear it!

One last thing -- our family prefers a sweet cornbread, so this mix is very similar to Jiffy cornbread mix. However, you can easily adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. Enjoy!

Homemade Cornbread Mix

Homemade Cornbread Mix


    For the cornbread mix
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • To make cornbread (makes 6 muffins)
  • 1 cup cornbread mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk


    For the cornbread mix
  1. Measure all cornbread mix ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  3. To make cornbread (makes 6 muffins)
  4. Whisk together one cup of the cornbread mix, oil, egg and milk.
  5. Pour batter into greased muffin cups or pan.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 15-17 minutes.


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by Tara | 23 comments

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Elizabeth @Food Ramblings October 7, 2012 at 9:19 am

I actually have all these ingredients- using this for dinner tonight!
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Nancy October 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

What’s the brand of that baking dish? I’ve never seen one before. Love it!
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Tara October 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

It says Glasbake on it. I looked it up and found several of them on Etsy, so you might take a look there! I read some of the descriptions and they mention using it for meatloaf and as a Jell-O mould, but we’ve always just used it for cornbread.


Lucy October 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I love cornbread, so I am grateful for the recipe. I have some quick questions. Are you using AP flour here? Have you ever tried subbing buttermilk for the milk? I’m also wondering if adding creamed corn to the batter will make a big difference in the other liquid measurement(s). I like my cornbread loaded with jalapenos, grated cheese and sometimes even crisp chopped bacon , so I’m looking to see if anyone has made any successful alterations.


Tara October 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Hi Lucy! Yes, I did use all-purpose flour in my mix. I haven’t tried substituting buttermilk, but I don’t see why you couldn’t. I’ll give it a try next time we make cornbread and report back.

As for adding creamed corn, that sounds really yummy! I think you’d just want to use slightly less milk. You should be able to add the other mix-ins without any adjustments.


patti October 8, 2012 at 10:56 am

sorry. i don’t care for Yankee (sweet) cornbread.


Monica October 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

I just looked for the glass bake pan on Amazon and found a similar one for $19.95. http://www.amazon.com/Marinex-1-1-3-Quart-Pudding-Mold/dp/B0016MZP9W/ref=pd_sim_sbs_misc_1


Cassie October 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

This is so smart, loving this series, Tara. Not only is it better for you, it tastes better, too, to make these things at home. This looks so good!
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Paula - bell'alimento October 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Can I love this times 1000?
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Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen October 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm

So smart to have a mix on hand. We are huge cornbread lovers and we like it sweet too. I love that pan you baked it in, I’ve never seen one like it.
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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective October 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

Looks delicious!
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KELLEY October 15, 2012 at 1:04 am

Hi, I am also in love with the baking pan! Can you tell me the size of it? I found one on ebay that was 8 3/4″ Wasn’t sure that was big enough.


Tara October 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Yep, I just checked and that’s the correct size, Kelley!


Phil October 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I normally like more cornmeal in my mix. Even the recipes with 1:1 flour to cornmeal are pushing it into cake instead of bread. My mom always baked it in an 8×8 pan, so we’d fight over the ‘corner’ pieces – more crust. With that round pan, you get crust on 2 sides of each piece, though. I also like it less sweet, as we grew up with my dad (from a Minnesota farm) insisting the best way to have it was to split it open, butter it while hot, then pour maple syrup on it. My mom, from an Iowa town, once declared that was a ‘hoosier’ way to have cornbread. I don’t know why she associated that with Indiana, though…


Sheila Krygsheld November 9, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Is there a substitution to make this gluten free? I’d love to know!


Tara November 9, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Unfortunately I’m not very well-versed in converting recipes to gluten free, Sheila, but hopefully a reader that is will see this and step in to help!


Lindsey December 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

How many batches does this recipe make? Thanks!


Tara December 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Hi Lindsey! It should make 6 batches of 6 muffins or 3 batches of 12 muffins.


kay January 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

Sending thanks for the recipes…appreciate it…;)


Pamela July 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm

My mom makes her meatloaf and cooks it in a pan like that and it is moist and juice and delicious done in the microwave!


Heather September 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Hi, I was just wondering, How long do you bake this and what temp? Please and Thank you!


Tara September 14, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Hi Heather! Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 15-17 minutes.


Nelda Muirhead September 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm

I always keep cornbread mixes on my grocery list. Not any more.
This is a lot better


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