Monday, March 30, 2009

Corn Bread Mix-Monday Mix Up


This has a lot more potential than just cornbread, don't worry.

But first, let me show you what's outside my kitchen this morning.

Yeah, I know. look at all of that stuff.

Now, on to our mix!
  • Corn meal
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Powdered milk (I use soy)
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda

Put everything together nicely in a bowl. You'll be making about 5 cups of mix. Of course, if cornbread is something you eat all the time, feel free to double, or triple. But you have to figure out that math. I was an English major in College. I don't do math.

Ahhh, everything's all mixed together good. Put it in an airtight container and label it. This needs to be used within the next 2 months.

Cornbread Mix
Recipe Courtesy of:
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup powdered milk (I use soy, use whatever kind you like best)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 /2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking soda
Combine everything in a large bowl, until it's mixed together thoroughly. Store in an air-tight container with label and use within 2 months. Makes about 5 cups mix.

Now, we're going to make corn dog bites for my baby girl.

Mix together your mix with an egg, some flour, and water. If you want, add some seasoning like dry mustard or paprika or cayenne. But my girl probably won't care if there's not much flavor.

Cut up 2-3 hot dogs in smallish chunks. I did about 4-5 chunks per hot dog.

Now, head on over to Mommy's Kitchen, and read about how she did her corn dogs and take some tips from her. I didn't, so mine aren't very pretty and the batter didn't stay on very well. (hint: she coated the hotdogs in flour after drying them off--I'll try that next time)

Dip each hot dog into the batter, cover it completely. Then fry in hot oil (about 2-3 inches deep), turning as needed to brown all the sides.

Drain on a paper towel, and serve 'em up! my girl happened to like the hot dog part the best, and kind of picked around the breading. Oh well.

Corn Dog Bites
Recipe Courtesy of:
  • Oil for frying
  • 2-3 hot dogs
  • 1/4 cup Corn Bread Mix
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
assorted seasoning of your choice (dry mustard, pepper, cayenne)
Heat about 2-3 inches of oil in a pan. Dry the hot dogs with a paper towel, and cut into bite size chunks. Mix together all the other ingredients. The batter should be stiff. Dip each hot dog into the batter, covering and fry in the oil. Turn them as they brown, to make sure all sides get browned. Drain on paper towels. You could also make full size corn dogs.


  1. Those corn dog bites look awesome . My kids will love that. Thanks for doing such a great blog!!

  2. Okay, maybe I'm a little slow, but can you also post how you would just turn the mix into regular old corn bread, too. That would be awesome. And I am loving the Monday mixes, so please keep them coming!

  3. Wow that looks COLD!! I can't believe y'all got that much snow - geez!! Well, sending you warm south Mississippi weather real soon.

    My hubs loves those little corndog bites! People don't really realize the cost of store bought mixes and how making your own mixes can save you alot!! Plus you avoid all the chemicals, preservatives and food colorings that are in prepackaged goods. I used to do a lot of mixes back when I wasn't making much money but got away from it as my salary increased. Such a timely topic for these days for sure!

  4. "The boy" is going to LOVE these! These "monday mixes" are wonderful! Thank you!!! and Keep'em comin!!

    By the way, I am curious how I could use this mix for making basic corn muffins?


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