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Homemade Cornbread Mix

Homemade Cornbread Mix is not only a convenient time saver, but it’s also versatile enough to be used in a variety of recipes and it avoids the artificial ingredients sometimes found in store bought mix.

Homemade Cornbread Mix ~ tastes better than store bought mix and avoids the artificial ingredients | FiveHeartHome.comI know what you’re thinking…last week I shared a recipe for my favorite Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix, and here I am today, back with a Homemade Cornbread Mix. Is this food blog going to turn into all mixes, all the time or what?

Homemade Cornbread Mix ~ tastes better than store bought mix and avoids the artificial ingredients | FiveHeartHome.comOf course not, silly! But homemade mixes are a great way to save time and money. And who wouldn’t prefer to control their own ingredients, thereby avoiding the artificial additives and preservatives that can be found in store bought cornbread mix?

Homemade Cornbread Mix ~ tastes better than store bought mix and avoids the artificial ingredients | FiveHeartHome.comThis mix is another pantry staple of mine that gets used all the time. Sure, I use it to whip up a pan or skillet of cornbread for complementing soups and stews. But I also bake it up as muffins, use it to top casseroles, and even allow it to rendezvous with my waffle iron every now and then. In fact, check back tomorrow for a yummy recipe involving that last idea… ;)

Homemade Cornbread Mix ~ tastes better than store bought mix and avoids the artificial ingredients | FiveHeartHome.comI didn’t include sugar in this cornbread mix so that you have the ability to decide how sweet it ends up. Some people like really sweet, almost cake-like cornbread, while others prefer their cornbread sans sweetener. So with this mix, you can dictate the degree of sweetness by adding a little more or a little less honey. I usually stick with 1/4 cup and find that to produce lightly sweet cornbread, which is just the way my family likes it.

Homemade Cornbread Mix ~ tastes better than store bought mix and avoids the artificial ingredients | FiveHeartHome.comSeriously, folks, if you’re not on the homemade mixes bandwagon yet, hop on! It only takes a matter of minutes to throw together enough cornbread mix to have handy for multiple future meals, which saves you time down the road on busy weeknights. And as an added bonus, the resulting cornbread tastes better than the kind that comes from packaged mix plus the ingredients are better for you!

Homemade Cornbread Mix ~ tastes better than store bought mix and avoids the artificial ingredients | FiveHeartHome.comThe next time you’re in the mood to enjoy a warm, comforting pot of soup on a chilly day, I promise that it will taste even better with a batch of cornbread to go with it. Or throw together a really quick supper by relying on the aforementioned Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix and this Homemade Cornbread Mix. And for good measure, go ahead and bake some Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix cookies for dessert…ha!

So what are you waiting for? Go forth and make cornbread mix! :)

Homemade Cornbread Mix

Yield: 1 batch of Cornbread Mix will make 4 pans of cornbread

Homemade Cornbread Mix

Homemade Cornbread Mix is not only a convenient time saver, but it's also versatile enough to be used in a variety of recipes and it avoids the artificial ingredients sometimes found in store bought mix.

Ingredients

    FOR CORNBREAD MIX:
  • 4 cups cornmeal
  • 4 cups flour (all-purpose, whole wheat pastry flour, or half of each)
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • TO MAKE A BATCH OF CORNBREAD:
  • 2 cups Homemade Cornbread Mix
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup honey, depending on desired sweetness
  • Additional tablespoon of butter (or bacon grease), if baking in skillet

Directions

    To MAKE Cornbread Mix:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Store in an airtight container.
  2. To USE Cornbread Mix:
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place a tablespoon of butter (or bacon grease) in the bottom of an 8-inch cast iron skillet* and place in the oven to melt.
  4. Measure 2 cups of Cornbread Mix into a large bowl. Stir in the melted butter, buttermilk, egg, and desired amount of honey. Using a pot holder, remove hot skillet from the oven. Pour cornbread batter into center of skillet, allowing melted butter to spread to the edges. Smooth the top and bake for 20 minutes, or until surface is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool skillet for 5 minutes before slicing and serving cornbread warm.

Tips, Tricks, & Variations

*Instead of a cast iron skillet, you may bake this cornbread in an 8-inch round pan or in 12 muffin cups. If doing so, generously grease the pan/muffin cups with butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray (in lieu of preheating in the oven with melted butter).

You may use regular all-purpose white flour in this recipe, or whole wheat pastry flour, or a combination of the two. I used half white flour and half whole wheat pastry flour for the cornbread in these photos.

If you don't have buttermilk on hand, make your own by putting a tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar into the bottom of a glass measuring cup. Fill the cup to the 1-cup line with milk, stir, and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes, after which the milk will have thickened and curdled like buttermilk.

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Comments

  1. Hi Samantha! Oh, love this mix – sometimes I do wind up using boxed mixes for cornbread and this is definitely so much better. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a happy Wednesday – it’s the calm before the storm day. :)

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I haven’t bought boxed cornbread mix since I figured out how quick and easy it is to mix it up myself, Cindy! :) I hope you weather the storm okay…stay warm and safe!

  2. Ooh this looks delicious. My Connor is absolutely obsessed with cornbread (his favorite place to get it is IKEA…? :) ), so I will definitely have to try this out for him! Pinning!

    ~Abby =)

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Wow…I’ll have to try IKEA’s cornbread the next time I find myself there. Thanks for the tip, Connor! ;) I hope your little guy enjoys this recipe…a batch of this mix should satisfy his cornbread cravings for a long time. :) Thanks for the pin and for stopping by, Abby. Stay warm in y’all’s crazy weather!

  3. This is such a great idea. I always end up using boxed mixes for corn bread but never again! Pinning :)

  4. This looks fabulous! I’ve already printed the recipe off and stuck it in my recipe binder. I’m a huge fan of having mixes on hand, and I’m trying to convert my husband over into loving corn bread, so hopefully this recipe does the trick! Totally pinned this, too :)

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I’m glad you’re going to be able to use this recipe, Trisha, and I hope your hubby comes around to cornbread. Sometimes I wish I didn’t like it quite so much! ;) Thanks for the pin and for stopping by!

  5. This is awesome Samantha! I love mixes that I can make at home. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      You’re welcome, Britni…thanks for hosting each week and for stopping by to say ‘hi!’ :) Hope you have a great first Valentine’s Day with your little guy!

  6. Thanks for sharing! Personally, I have always just kept some Jiffy mix on hand because it was so cheap and I really like cornbread. I keep a lot of other mixes in my pantry though so I pinned your mix to try it out.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I hope you like it when you try it, Rachel! I bet a big batch of cornbread mix divides out to be even cheaper than Jiffy…plus you’ll know exactly what’s in it. ;)

  7. Great recipe, love it, and pinned to my breads and rolls board. Followed you here from the Week-end re-Treat link up.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Joyce, and for the pin! Hope you enjoy the mix and that you’re having a great weekend! :)

  8. This is a great idea and would make a great gift! Pinned!

  9. This is perfect, Samantha! Would also make a great gift!!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thank you, Cathy! And you’re so right…I love giving and receiving homemade mixes. :) Thanks so much for stopping by…hope you have a great week!

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