Only 5 ingredients to make your own homemade cornbread mix so you can make your own cornbread or muffins at home whenever you want!
And, not to brag or anything but when I was younger I won a blue ribbon at the State Fair for my corn muffins. No big deal. That’s pretty much my claim to fame right there. Is that sad? Oh well.
So clearly from a young age I loved to bake- and bake everything from scratch. Corn muffins included. Even if it means a couple extra steps. I love knowing all the ingredients that are going into my final baked good. And I believe it truly makes a better end product. I mean if I am going to be taking in those extra calories, shouldn’t every single one of them be worth it? I think so too.
How Do You Make Cornbread Mix?
Making your own cornbread mix is super easy. Just measure all of your ingredients into a bowl and then whisk to combine.
I store this either in a zip-loc bag or a mason jar.
When you are ready to use it, just add it into a bowl and add the rest of the liquid ingredients and bake. This recipe will make 12 muffins!
Can I Make This Cornbread Mix Gluten Free?
I also made these gluten free by swapping out regular all purpose flour and using this 1-to-1 gluten free flour mix Bobs Red Mill Flour, 1 To 1 Baking, 44 oz. You can not tell at all they are gluten free with this mix. So if you are gluten free, this is a great mix to use. (and no Bob is telling me to say that!). I have tried many different mixes and they are definitely not all created equal.
More DIY Recipes
And if you are totally in to the whole DIY mix stuff like I am, here are some more DIY mixes and recipes for you to check out!
DIY Cornbread Mix #1- Here is a different version with less sugar, and no honey in the final product. Both are great!
DIY cake mix– I love being able to have cake mix on hand whenever I want and not have to resort to boxed cake mixes. Be sure to refrigerate this mix, though, because it contains butter!
DIY Apple Pie spice– I really hate buying those spice mixes at the store when I know darn well I have them all sitting at home in individual containers. If you love all things apple pie, then whip up a batch of this easy apple pie spice mix to use in your next apple recipe!
DIY Brown Sugar– I love making my own brown sugar. And it’s also good to know how when you run out! Only 2 ingredients to whip it up. And the best part, you get to use your hands to mix it up, resulting in a free sugar scrub while you do it. Soft hands, and your own brown sugar. #winning
DIY Vanilla extract– One of the things I seem to run out of the most when baking is my vanilla extract. And I only use pure vanilla extract which can add up. You can make your own and save yourself a ton of money- and it also makes a great gift!
DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice- Speaking of hating buying pre-made spice mixes, pumpkin pie spice mix is definitely the one I always need and go through especially during the holidays. If you are like me, you already have all the ingredients to make this, you just need to make it and stop spending the extra dough to have someone do it for you.
If you make this mix, let me know and leave a comment. I would love to hear from you! Also snap a photo and include the #bostongirlbakes so I can see!
Homemade Cornbread Mix
For the Mix
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
To Make Muffins add
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoons mild honey
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- To make your mix: Combine your dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Store in a ziploc bag or container until ready to use.
- When ready to use: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with baking cups. Combine oil, butter, and honey; stir in eggs and milk. Stir oil mixture into cornmeal mixture. Divide batter evenly among baking cups.
- Bake until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.