It’s been awhile but I’m back! Posting everyday was getting a little overwhelming so I may only post every other day for awhile. It’s been getting cold in the midwest and that means lots of soups and chili! It also means cornbread, which I love with everything.

I always make my cornbread from scratch. It is SO easy. It only takes a few more minutes than making it from a box of Jiffy. This recipe comes off the side of the cornbread container:

Easy Corn Bread
9-12 servings

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup corn meal
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 8 or 9 inch pan. Combine dry ingredients. Stir in milk, oil and egg, mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

I usually use a square glass pan to make this cornbread. I also make corn muffins. The recipe is the same, just pour the batter into a 12 cup muffin pan instead. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Corn muffins are great for freezing as well. I wrap them up 2 at a time that way I can pull out a 2 pack to go with my lunch or dinner.

I like to make my cornbread from scratch because I know exactly what’s in it. These are the ingredients in a Jiffy mix: wheat flour, corn meal, sugar, lard, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phospate), contains 2% or less of the following: salt, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid. These are the ingredients in homemade cornbread: flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, vegetable oil, egg. Which would you rather eat?

I do use mixes sometimes, but I prefer to make stuff from scratch when possible. I keep a container of cornmeal in my freezer and I almost always have the rest of the ingredients on hand so I can make corn bread whenever I want. I don’t have to remember to buy the little mixes.

I don’t know that it’s necessarily cheaper than using a Jiffy mix because when Jiffy mixes are on sale you can get them for 3 for $1.00 sometimes.

I like homemade cornbread because it’s more natural, easy and it tastes fantastic! I hope you will try making it from scratch sometime too so you can see how easy it is.


9 thoughts on “Cornbread!

  1. Hello. I just had to write to let you how far reaching your cornbread recipe is. It has made it to me here in the dominican republic. My family are here as self supporting missionaries and English teachers. I’m always looking for great homemade recipes since fresh ingrediantes are an easy find while the packaged stuff cost millions! Thank you so much for making my cornbread picky husband very happy by giving him a taste home! Gracias!

  2. Thank you for making an easy to follow recipe! I’m planning on making this tonight, to go with our chili! 😀 We’re always looking for ways to make things from scratch – I think it’s important to teach our children how to cook… or eventually we’ll all be buying processed food from a resaruant because no one will know how to cook! Besides – I want my boys to be well rounded husbands some day! So we’re starting them early! 😀
    Thank you again!

  3. Hi Amy,

    I am hosting a bridal shower in India and was looking for a good cornbread recipe. I am going to experiment today and hopefully this will turn out as it should! Will let you know what the others think!!! Thanks anyway. By the way, nice web site!! Have to agree with you there’s nothing quite so good as when it’s homemade!

  4. thank you! your recipe is awesome. especially during hard times when already made mixed are way more exspensive then home made recipes !! my son is 4 and enjoys making batters from scratch.

  5. I wanted a “from scratch” recipe since I’m making this cornbread for my daughter’s pilgrim event at school. Gotta say: This is the best cornbread I’ve ever had! It doesn’t have any weird aftertaste as box mixes often do. To me this is most like Jiffy corn muffin mix since it is more sweet than plain cornbread. I used white corn meal. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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