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Homemade Cornbread Mix Recipe

Homemade Cornbread

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 (which my dad always added even MORE sugar too, LOL). However, you can easily adjust the amount of sugar to your liking.

If you want a real treat, trying making some homemade butter to spread on it. I promise it’s super easy!! Here’s the scoop on how to make butter with heavy cream… Enjoy!

Homemade Cornbread Mix

Homemade Cornbread Mix

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


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.

To make cornbread (makes 6 muffins)

  1. Whisk together one cup of the cornbread mix, oil, egg and milk.
  2. Pour batter into greased muffin cups or pan.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 15-17 minutes.

Have you tried this recipe?

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BTW, if you like a sweeter cornbread, as well, I think you’ll LOVE this super easy corn casserole with Jiffy mix!! Or try something totally new and different with this sweet Irish bread recipe.

Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

These taste EXACTLY like Jiffy. I'm never buying the box again! Thanks for sharing!!

Nelda Muirhead

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

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


Friday 13th of September 2013

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

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Saturday 14th of September 2013

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


Saturday 20th of July 2013

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!


Saturday 26th of January 2013

Sending thanks for the recipes...appreciate it...;)

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