I had never thought of this. I've experimented with this idea a lot since then, altering my mom's or other recipes to see how it worked and it's always been successful for me. Unfortunately, I've never bothered to write down any of my alterations. I also like my cornbread sweet and have been known to add a bit more sugar; yes, even when eating it with chili. :}
Anyway, my point is; you can do a lot with a good recipe, and making your own alterations can be really fun.
Here is the only corn bread recipe with baking mix that I could find on Allrecipes.com.
It's really basic, but it says it rises high and is nice and light. It also says it doesn't brown, which I'm not sure I like, but feel free to compare and combine it with other recipes.
I figure it's a perfect recipe to experiment with in case you want to add something extra like minced onion, sour cream, creamed corn, regular corn kernels, or just extra sugar. Whatever it is that sounds good to you. Enjoy!
- 1-1/2 cups Quick Baking Mix (recipe also in Recipe Finder)
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- In a bowl, combine the mix, cornmeal, sugar and salt.
- Beat egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (corn bread will not brown.
- Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before cutting.