Make It Yourself: Cornbread Mix


Enjoy the perks of boxed cornbread mix—minus the additives.

Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
12 servings

When it comes to whipping up freshly baked muffins and quick breads, we love the convenience of a boxed mix. But we're not crazy about the hydrogenated fats and preservatives that sometimes hide inside. So we came up with our own super-simple cornbread mix using ingredients you likely have on hand. Whisk together the dry ingredients today, and stash the mixture in the pantry for up to three months. Then bake a fresh batch on Thanksgiving (or any) morning.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups stone-ground cornmeal

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 large eggs


  1. Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Store in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.

  2. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 F. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and whisk in milk, oil, and eggs until evenly combined. Pour batter into a lightly greased baking vessel and bake as directed below. Let cool slightly before serving.

  3. Cooking Times: Mini muffin tin (makes 45): 10 to 12 minutesStandard muffin tin (makes 15): 12 to 15 minutes10-inch cast-iron skillet: 25 to 30 minutes8-by-8-inch baking dish: 30 to 35 minutes8-by-4-inch loaf pan: 55 to 60 minutes (tent with foil if browning too quickly)

    DIY Cornbread Mix
    Greg DuPree

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
11g Fat
34g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 409mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 6g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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