How to Make your own Homemade Cornbread Mix
Oh my… have you ever had homemade cornbread? Not the kind that came out the box, the kind that you make from scratch. It is OH SO good. There is something about it that just melts in your mouth. We make cornbread on a regular basis in my house, especially during soup and chili season. However, we still make it in the warmer months too. We love cornbread muffins. YUM!
However, I hate to make a big mess in my kitchen – the flour, corn mill, and sugar will all make a big mess. I love the convenience of using boxed cornbread mixes, but after making my own homemade cornbread I just couldn’t go back. So… I decided to make my own cornbread mixes.
It is so easy to make 5 or even 10 mixes in a matter of minutes. Store them in ziploc baggies and you can whip up a batch of delicious homemade cornbread in no time! Now I have the convenience of a store bought mix, but the tastiness of homemade.
This is what I do:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- Place all the ingredients in a bag. I will make 5 to 10 at a time. Make sure you write "Cornbread Mix" on the bags. Then store in your pantry.
- !To bake your cornbread:
- Add 1 egg, 1 cup milk, and 1/3 cup vegetable oil to your mix.
- Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Does this save you money?
YES! You will save atleast 50% by making your own cornbread and that is assuming that you pay full price for all your ingredients. If you get your sugar or flour on sale, you can actually save even more money.
What are you waiting for??
You know you want to go make yourself some cornbread mixes for your pantry!
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