Fake Jiffy Cornbread Mix
With the overwhelming positive feedback I've received for the Fake Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes, I've decided to expand into other parts of the baking aisle to see what else can be made at home. In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing lots of different pre-made mixes that we all take for granted.
First, I decided to try something simple - Jiffy Cornbread Mix. Now, at around $0.75 per box, it's already pretty cheap ( But, remember when it used to be $0.25???), but I wondered if it could be made for pennies.
Turns out you can make up several bags of Fake Jiffy Cornbread Mix at home in under 5 minutes and for around 30 Cents each! Here's what you need:
Ingredients (Recipe Adapted from Food.com):
2/3 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
3 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Add all ingredients into a quart sized freezer bag & give it a good shake to mix. Write your instructions on the bag as follows:
Jiffy Cornbread Mix
Add: 1 Egg, 1/3 Cup Milk, 2 Tablespoons Veg. Oil
Bake at 400 Deg, 15-20 min.
I made up 4 mixes for my Pantry and it only took me a couple of minutes! You probably have all of these ingredients in your home right now, so whip up a few batches for your family and cross this mix off of your grocery list!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Fake Jiffy Cornbread Mix (Flour $0.07, Cornmeal $0.10, Baking Soda $0.13, Sugar & Salt negligible)
Total Fake-It Cost: $0.30 each
Compare to Real Jiffy Cornbread Mix ($0.75)
Total Fake-It Savings $0.45 each