If you love cornbread as much as I do, you have to try this Homemade Cornbread Mix Recipe. It’s so easy to make and takes better than anything store bought!

This homemade cornbread mix recipe is easy to make and will save you money. This best cornbread mix recipe is better than store bought! You are going to love this copycat jiffy cornbread bread that you can store in your pantry and make cornbread in no time at all! #eatingonadime #conbreadmixrecipes #sidedishrecipes

This copycat cornbread mix recipe is easy to make and delicious!

Oh my… have you ever had homemade cornbread? Not the kind that came out the box, the kind that you make from scratch. It so delicious and better than any box stuff.

My sister was telling me that she didn’t like cornbread and then I realized she was still using the boxed stuff from the grocery store!  I immediately made her some of my cornbread with my homemade cornbread mix and it changed her mine.  She does like cornbread!

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.

This homemade cornbread mix recipe is easy to make and will save you money. This best cornbread mix recipe is better than store bought! You are going to love this copycat jiffy cornbread bread that you can store in your pantry and make cornbread in no time at all! #eatingonadime #conbreadmixrecipes #sidedishrecipes


However, I hate to make a big mess in my kitchen and flour, cornmeal, and sugar can 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 to store in my pantry.

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It is so easy to make 5 or even 10 mixes in a matter of minutes. Store them in 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 cornbread.

Tips for making this recipe:

You can store your homemade cornbread mix in gallon storage bags or containers.  I usually use storage bags as I can write on them and they’re easy to store in my pantry.

I love using these bag holders to ensure that the storage bag stays opened while I’m adding in all my ingredients.

Also, you write on the bag what needs to be added when you’re ready to make cornbread or make sure that the recipe is easily accessible in your kitchen or pantry so you’ll always know what is needed to turn this easy cornbread mix into delicious homemade cornbread!

Homemade Cornbread Mix Ingredients:

You only need 5 easy pantry ingredients to make this homemade cornbread and I bet you already have most of them in your pantry.

These are the ingredients that you’ll need:

  • Flour
  • Yellow Cornmeal
  • White Granulated Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder

That’s all you need to make this copycat cornbread mix recipe!

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How to Make Cornbread Mix:

First, place the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a storage bag or storage container.  Seal the bag or the container tightly and then shake thoroughly to combine all the ingredients.

That’s it.  I usually make 5-10 of these at at time since I already have all the ingredients out and then I store my homemade cornbread mix in my pantry so I can easily make cornbread any night in no time at all!

I love having this easy cornbread box mix on hand so I can easily make cornbread whenever my family or I am craving it.

This homemade cornbread mix recipe is easy to make and will save you money. This best cornbread mix recipe is better than store bought! You are going to love this copycat jiffy cornbread bread that you can store in your pantry and make cornbread in no time at all! #eatingonadime #conbreadmixrecipes #sidedishrecipes

How to make corn bread with this cornbread mix?

When you are ready to make cornbread with this best cornbread mix recipe, first preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Then lightly grease a 9X9 baking pan by spraying it with a non-stick cooking spray or you can line the pan with parchment paper.

Then add the mix to a large bowl.  Next add in 1 egg, 1 cup milk and ⅓ cup vegetable oil to the mixing bowl as well.  Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes.  Allow the cornbread to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then cut and serve!

That’s it!  It really is that easy to make this sweet cornbread!

You can also use this recipe to make cornbread in muffin tins, you can find the step by step instructions on this Cornbread Muffins Recipe.

Note: You can also make this recipe is an 8-9 inch cast iron skillet.  Ensure that you butter the skillet before adding the mixture and bake covered for 20-25 minutes.

This homemade cornbread mix recipe is easy to make and will save you money. This best cornbread mix recipe is better than store bought! You are going to love this copycat jiffy cornbread bread that you can store in your pantry and make cornbread in no time at all! #eatingonadime #conbreadmixrecipes #sidedishrecipes

What can you add to cornbread mix?

The best part about this Copycat Jiffy Cornbread mix is that you can easily add in different ingredients to make different types of cornbread when you prepare your cornbread mix.

Here are a few ideas of ingredients to stir in before adding the cornbread mixture to the baking pan:

  • Diced Jalapeños and approximately 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to make a jalapeño cheddar cornbread
  • Crumbled Bacon with approximately 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to make a more savory cornbread
  • 2 tsp of Honey to make a delicious sweet honey cornbread

These are just a few ideas but I love how versatile this mx is, so you can still in your favorite ingredients and still create a unique and delicious cornbread in no time at all.

This homemade cornbread mix recipe is easy to make and will save you money. This best cornbread mix recipe is better than store bought! You are going to love this copycat jiffy cornbread bread that you can store in your pantry and make cornbread in no time at all! #eatingonadime #conbreadmixrecipes #sidedishrecipes

What goes with cornbread

I like to serve Easy Crock Pot Chili Recipe or a delicious soup. Check out all our What Goes with Cornbread ideas.

Print this Copycat Cornbread Mix Recipe below:

Homemade Cornbread Mix

4.47 from 13 votes
See how to make homemade cornbread mix. It is so easy to make and will save you 50% or more than store bought. Plus this cornbread tastes better too.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 191
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions

  • 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 ⅓ cup vegetable oil to your mix.
  • Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Recipe Notes

Cornbread mix is a staple in our house, especially during soup and chili season. You will love having this mix on hand.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 191kcal, Carbohydrates 27g, Protein 3g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 209mg, Potassium 186mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 55IU, Calcium 70mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 1 star
    This is basically a recipe for one batch? Is this sweet tasting? Seems like a lot of sugar for cornbread?

  2. Yes, this is for one batch. It is a lot of sugar, but we like our cornbread sweet. We have cut the sugar in half and it still tasted great.

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this great recipe. It is the best I have found thus far! I use half the sugar for normal cornbread and only a teaspoon of sugar if I want a savoury cornbread. I have added dried fruits for a fruit bread, zucchini and/or mushrooms or sundried tomatoes and basil for savoury breads and it all works out perfectly. Just make sure the extra ingredients are as dry as possible or else use less milk. As long as the batter has approximately the same consistency every time you can’t go wrong! I am in the UK and cornbread is in and out of fashion here but not in my house! We love it!

  4. 5 stars
    Sounds delicious! Thank you. . I think sometimes I’ll switch it to muffins and add blueberries and maybe lemon zest
    ..my daughter came home from school one day and her class had made the best blueberry cornmeal muffins I don’t have the recipe for almost 20 yrs ago so just maybe. .. 🙂

  5. I’m so glad I saw this – I’m making a chili casserole tonight and didn’t want to go to the store for cornbread mix. Now I’ll keep it on hand forever!! ??

  6. I can’t wait to try this! We just discovered we like cornbread waffles (holds all the goodies like chili or beans in the nooks and is crispy) and I’ve been making a lot of cornbread waffles lately with fall coming. Thank you!

  7. I live in England and I cant get yellow cornmeal, will cornflour taste the same or, is there anything else I can use?

  8. Corn flour would not work in this recipe. Ground polenta would work great if you have that available in your area.

  9. 5 stars
    I made this today and it is absolutely delicious! But it is WAY too much batter to equal a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix. I made it in a 9 inch cake pan. It was light and moist and as sweet as we like it. I made several bags for the pantry. Will still need to find a good recipe to equal the 8.5 oz. Jiffy for some recipes I make.

  10. 5 stars
    Great to have on hand!! We love cornbread and this recipe is easy, quick, and delicious. Everyone loves it even the pickiest of eaters!!

  11. Any suggestions for dairy free milk? I’m finding that I’m a sensitive to regular milk but don’t want to give up some of my favorite recipes?

  12. Hey Robin – You can use any milk alternative in this recipe and use the same quantity as in the recipe. I would try oat milk first and see if you like that but you can also use almond milk or soy milk in this recipe as well.

  13. 5 stars
    Love how easy this is to put together and love it with chili. I have added bacon and red peppers to the mix and they are very good too.

  14. I followed the steps minus the sugar. We don’t eat sweet cornbread. What did I do wrong? It is a little dense and no flavor. Cornbread should have flavor plan too.

  15. The sugar helps make it moist and adds flavor, so if this was omitted then that is why it didn’t turn out well. This is a sweet cornbread recipe.

  16. We love cornbread. Will definitely be trying this. If I want to add corn which one do you prefer whole kernel or cream style? And when would it be added? When the egg and milk is added? Thank you ?