Easy Best Cornbread Using A Mix

Monday, August 23, 2021
This is the easiest cornbread recipe you will ever make starting out with cornbread mix.


The best part about this easy cornbread is how moist and tender the cake-like texture is and so versatile.


We listed numerous mix-in suggestions below to change the flavors from sweet to savory with just one perfect cornbread recipe.


Each bread can be different with any meal you make, starting with cornbread mix then with our mixin's your cornbread can be for Mexican,  or even Italian inspired meals or even for breakfast!


Our favorite is our Italian Pepperoni cornbread or the Bacon and  Cheddar Cheese, just get creative with your ideas anything can go into this basic recipe.


Mayonnaise is the secret ingredient to perfectly moist and tender cornbread plus it's great in a muffin pan for a portable on-the-go snack!


Our recipe is so fast it can be on your table in around 25 minutes!


Even the kids can make this one it's the easiest cornbread ever.


If you love using cornmeal, try our Polenta with Meat Sauce Recipe, Polenta Roasted Potatoes, or Polenta Pizza.


Check out my tips and scroll down to the bottom to get this quick and easily printable recipe!




this is a triple stack of homemade cornbread with butter on top







Serving Cornbread



I am often asked what we serve this delicious tender bread with so here are some suggestions.



Barbecued Chicken, Pulled Pork, Burnt Ends Pork Belly, or smoked brisket, with any kind of Cowboy Beans is a great start for serving this bread on the side.



Chili and Beer Stews are also another perfect comfort food.



Ultimately fresh out of the oven with butter is the best anytime even or spread with a delicious berry jam is another favorite.



You can decide if you want this cornbread to be sweet or savory just check out all the options.



this is a basic cornbread recipe slathered with butter on a white plate triple stacked



Ingredients You Will Need for Easy Cornbread

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  • any cornbread mix
  • mayonnaise
  • sugar
  • eggs slightly beaten
  • whole milk or buttermilk
  • butter melted


these are the ingredients to make a basic homemade from scratch cornbread




Tips


  1. Only stir to moisten the batter
  2. Any additional items are to be folded in at the end
  3. Do not overbake the recipe
  4. Don't forget to grease the pan
  5. For a thicker cornbread use, a small pie plate greased this makes an 8-inch square
  6. Always preheat the oven first
  7. Use the toothpick method in the center to ensure the cornbread is dry in the center
  8. Plain cornbread is great with butter or jams with any meal



how to make great cornbread using muffin mix



Mix -in for Basic Cornbread



  • Bacon and Cheese: 1/2 cup of crumbled bacon and 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes and 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • Green chile and cheddar cheese:1/4 cup of chopped green chiles, 1/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder,  1 teaspoon chili or taco seasoning.
  • Breakfast sausage and cheddar:1/3 cup of crumbled cooked breakfast sausage and 1 teaspoon chopped green peppers, 1 teaspoon minced onions 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Tex Mex:1/4 cup of fresh or frozen corn kernels, 1/4 cup black beans,  1 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1 tablespoon green bell pepper, and 1 tablespoon of minced fresh basil.
  • Italian pepperoni:1/4 cup of finely chopped pepperoni, 1/3 cup grated parmesan, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper top with shredded Italian blended cheeses.
  • Spicy shrimp creole: 1/2 cup of chopped cooked shrimp, 1 teaspoon finely diced jalapeno, and 1 teaspoon of creole seasoning.
  • Apple cinnamon nut:1/3 cup of chopped pecans, 1 cored and skinned diced apple and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Cranberry Orange:1/3 cup of fresh or frozen cranberries, 1 tablespoon orange zest, and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup.
  • Blueberry and lemon:1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, and the zest of 1 lemon.
  • Broccoli and Cheddar:1 cup of finely chopped broccoli, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, and 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Other Suggestions: Olives, mushrooms, corn off the cob, black beans jalapeno pepper chopped, assorted cheeses






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Get Creative



Even though below you will find simple additions for your classic cornbread recipe, there are plenty more ideas you can come up with using substitutions.


Just think of what will go great with the meal you preparing and don't be afraid to add what you like.


If you loved sliced olives, peppers, onions, fresh garlic, add what you like or substitute broccoli for mushroom, etc,


These are just some of the ones I made we love in our home, and sometimes I make one plain and the other filled with whatever I may have in the refrigerator.


Cheesy cornbread is perfect for chili for example but we love blueberry with lemon for breakfast!


Let me know in the comment box if you develop a new cornbread flavor we would love to try your ideas.



Easy Best Cornbread Using A Mix

Easy Best Cornbread Using A Mix

Yield: 12 pieces
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min
This is an easy cornbread recipe starting out with a mix and adding mayonnaise plus we have several mix-in ideas to change it up!

Ingredients

  • 2- 8.5 ounce boxes of cornbread muffin mix (I use Jiffy)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (we use Hellmann's) 
  • 3 teaspoons sugar 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk (store-bought or make your own adding 3 teaspoons white vinegar to whole milk)

Instructions

  1. This is the easy Cornbread Recipe below feel free to add anything you like or leave it plain.
  2. Prepare an 8-inch pan or muffin tin with butter or oil spray.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Before you start: Remember as you make this recipe, it's just stirred until moistened do not overbeat this recipe.
  5. Combine the mayonnaise, eggs, sugar, buttermilk, and butter mixture evenly.
  6. Stir in the cornbread mix.
  7. Fold in any mix-in suggestions you like.
  8. Spoon into prepared pan.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until the center comes out clean using the toothpick method.
  10. Serve warm with butter or your favorite jam.
  11. Mix-In Ideas:
  12. Bacon and Cheese: 1/2 cup of crumbled bacon and 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes and 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  13. Green chile and cheddar cheese:1/4 cup of chopped green chiles, 1/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder, 1 teaspoon chili or taco seasoning.
  14. Breakfast sausage and cheddar:1/3 cup of crumbled cooked breakfast sausage and 1 teaspoon chopped green peppers, 1 teaspoon minced onions 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  15. Tex Mex:1/4 cup of fresh or frozen corn kernels, 1/4 cup black beans, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1 tablespoon green bell pepper, and 1 tablespoon of minced fresh basil.
  16. Italian pepperoni:1/4 cup of finely chopped pepperoni, 1/3 cup grated parmesan, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper top with shredded Italian blended cheeses.
  17. Spicy shrimp creole: 1/2 cup of chopped cooked shrimp, 1 teaspoon finely diced jalapeno, and 1 teaspoon of creole seasoning.
  18. Apple cinnamon nut:1/3 cup of chopped pecans, 1 cored and skinned diced apple and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  19. Cranberry Orange:1/3 cup of fresh or frozen cranberries, 1 tablespoon orange zest, and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup.
  20. Blueberry and lemon:1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, and the zest of 1 lemon.
  21. Broccoli and Cheddar:1 cup of finely chopped broccoli, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic and 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Nutrition Facts

Calories

267

Fat (grams)

8

Sat. Fat (grams)

8

Carbs (grams)

29

Sugar (grams)

7

Protein (grams)

5

Sodium (milligrams)

314

Cholesterol (grams)

51
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13 comments

  1. Looks so GOOD with just a few pantry ingredients...awesome!

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  2. Looks very easy and hot-from-the-oven cornbread is hard to beat.

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  3. Mmmmm, we love cornbread. Sweet and lathered with butter, it's almost like eating cake! Thanks for your recipe, Claudia.

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  4. I don't know which variation I'm going to try first! Love the mayo tip - I hate dry cornbread!

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  5. This Cornbread is great! It looks so fresh and soft, it goes perfect with breakfast meals!

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  6. It was delicious! Thanks for such a rich and flavourful recipe! I loved that is super customisable!

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  7. How easy is that? Thanks for all the great tips and ideas.

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  8. I just love a good homemade cornbread, especially alongside a bowl of warm chili! :) Going to have to give this recipe a go soon.

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  9. Cornbread with chili is the best thing ever!

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  10. Yum so easy! Sounds perfect paired with smoked brisket.

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  11. Looks so easy to make with a mix! Will be great with some chili.

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  12. This is such a delicious and very yummy recipe! Perfect for fall and we are so excited to make this again!
    - Beth

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  13. Oh do I love cornbread and this easy recipe is going on my must make list.

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