Convenience Mix #3: Corn Bread Convenience Mix

Part of the Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes Series

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension Nutrition Specialist
Revised and updated by Statewide Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator Kate Yerxa

Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar, and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix.

A complete index of convenience mix recipes can be found on the Bulletin #4029, Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes page.

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Index to Recipes


Corn Bread Convenience Mix

Corn Bread Convenience Mix Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)Makes 11 cups

4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups cornmeal
1/4 cup baking powder
1 1/2 cups instant dry milk
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup margarine

Stir dry ingredients together until well mixed. Cut in margarine with a pastry blender. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator or freezer. Use within a month.


Golden Bread Drops

Golden Bread Drops Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)2 cups Corn Bread Convenience Mix
1/2 cup water

Combine Convenience Mix and water and drop onto a baking sheet. Bake at 425°F for 10 to 12 minutes. Or mix and drop onto a heavy skillet that has been greased and heated. Cook 5 to 7 minutes on each side on top of the stove.


Golden Corn Bread, Corn Muffins, or Corn Sticks

Golden Corn Bread, Corn Muffins, or Corn Sticks Food Nutrition Facts LabelMakes 9

2 cups Corn Bread Convenience Mix
2/3 cup water
1 egg

Mix Convenience Mix, water, and egg. Pour mixture into greased 8- x 8-inch pan, greased muffin pan, or hot, greased corn-stick pan. Bake at 425°F 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Corn Bread Variations

Blueberry Squares

Add 1 cup blueberries.

Corn Bread Blueberry Squares Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)

Harvest Corn Squares

Add 2 tablespoons sugar and 3/4 cup diced apples.

Harvest Corn Squares Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)

Onion-Cheese Corn Bread

Add 1/3 cup chopped onion and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

Onion Cheese Corn Bread Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)


Corn Doodle Cookies

Corn Doodle Cakes Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)2 cups Corn Bread Convenience Mix
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
3 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Stir together Convenience Mix, sugar, and cinnamon. Blend in egg, water, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375°F, 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned on edges. Remove from oven. Cool on a baking sheet and loosen cookies with a spatula.


Golden Goody Pancakes

Golden Goody Pancakes Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)Makes 8 to 10 pancakes

2 cups Corn Bread Convenience Mix
1 egg
1 cup water

Mix Convenience Mix, egg, and water. Drop onto hot greased skillet or griddle. Turn over when edges look dry. Cook until lightly browned on the bottom. Serve with molasses.


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