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Corn Bread Convenience Mix

Part of Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes

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

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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:

  1. All-Purpose Convenience Mix
  2. Whole Wheat Convenience Mix
  3. Corn Bread Convenience Mix
  4. Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
  5. Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix
  6. Convenience Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix
  7. Convenience Taco Seasoning Mix
  8. Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix
  9. Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix
  10. Convenience Seasoning Mixes For Rice
  11. Convenience Seasoned Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
  12. Convenience Seasoned Cornmeal Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
  13. Convenience Salt-Free Seasoning Mix
  14. Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing Mix
  15. High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix

Corn Bread Convenience Mix Food Nutrition Facts LabelCorn Bread Convenience Mix

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 tightly covered container in the refrigerator or freezer. Use within a month.

Golden Bread Drops Food Nutrition Facts LabelGolden Bread Drops

2 cups Corn Bread Convenience Mix
1/2 cup water

Combine Convenience Mix and water and drop onto 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 stove.

Golden Corn Bread, Corn Muffins, or Corn Sticks Food Nutrition Facts LabelGolden Corn Bread, Corn Muffins, or Corn Sticks

Makes 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

Corn Bread Blueberry Squares Food Nutrition Facts LabelBlueberry Squares:

Add 1 cup blueberries.

Harvest Corn Squares Food Nutrition Facts LabelHarvest Corn Squares:

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

Onion Cheese Corn Bread Food Nutrition Facts LabelOnion-Cheese Corn Bread:

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

Corn Doodle Cakes Food Nutrition Facts LabelCorn Doodle Cookies

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 baking sheet and loosen cookies with spatula.

Golden Goody Pancakes Food Nutrition Facts LabelGolden Goody Pancakes

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 bottom. Serve with molasses.

Information in this publication is provided purely for educational purposes. No responsibility is assumed for any problems associated with the use of products or services mentioned. No endorsement of products or companies is intended, nor is criticism of unnamed products or companies implied.

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