Yield: 12 servings

Best-Ever Cornbread (with make-ahead mix)

Best-Ever Cornbread (with make-ahead mix)

It's light, it's fluffy, it more like a cake than a bread, but not too sweet that it overpowers a meal.  I hope you will love it as much as I do!  To save time, make up several ziptop bags of the dry ingredients portion of the recipe.  Then, when you want to make cornbread, pull out a pre-measured mix, and proceed with your wet ingredients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Wet ingredients needed on day of cooking:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk*


To make this into a make-ahead mix:

  1. Combine dry ingredients in quart-size zip top bag.  Squeeze out as much air as possible, seal and label.  Store in a cool dry place.

When ready to make:

  1. Empty contents of mix bag into large bowl.  Cut in butter using pastry cutter, fork or fingers.
  2. Add eggs and buttermilk*.  Stir just until combined.  Batter will be slightly lumpy.
  3. Grease and flour a 9x13 pan or dish, then dust with a little bit of cornmeal.  Pour batter into prepared dish.
  4. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick or knife stuck in center comes out clean.


*A note about the buttermilk:  I rarely have buttermilk in my fridge.  I personally use one of two substitutes when making this.  You can use soured milk or yogurt, or a combo of both.  I use 1 cup of plain yogurt, and 1 cup of soured milk.  (Mostly because I rarely have 2 cups of plain yogurt hanging around...) For soured milk, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar into a measuring cup, then fill to the 1 cup mark with milk.  Stir gently and allow to sit for 5 minutes for the milk to begin to curdle slightly.  If you don't have plain yogurt, just use 2 cups of soured milk (2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar, then enough milk to come to the 2 cup mark in your measuring cup).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 575mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only.

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