Quick and Easy Cornbread From a Mix! Better than Homemade!

piece of cornbread with a drizzle of honey

NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D HEAR  ME SAY, “BETTER THAN HOMEMADE”, RIGHT? 

Well, believe it not, some things don’t always have to be done from scratch! Like this Penguin Cornbread I get when I go to Costco! Now, I think other grocery stores may carry this brand, but I typically get it at Costco (where I get sooooo many other things, too)! And when I tell you this is the BEST cornbread mix ever, I mean it! 

slice of cornbread drizzled with honey

Once in awhile on a weekend, when I’m not actually entertaining or having a larger family dinner, I am typically just trying to get caught up on so many things going on in my life! This particular weekend, I am getting ready to host a wedding shower the following Saturday for a VERY SPECIAL young woman who I’ve known for 29 years! I needed some down time to organize my downstairs rooms, meet with the Mom of the bride, and plan the menu, décor, logistics, and all the wonderful parts of making this wedding shower so very special! 

WHAT DOES MILK, AN EGG AND OIL HAVE IN COMMON? 

That’s all you need to make Penguin Cornbread! We all keep those ingredients in stock! And because it was a chilly March day, I put a pot of my signature chili on the stove to simmer for the afternoon, and 30 minutes before I was ready to serve, I whipped up the cornbread mix! I took it up a notch by adding a couple of my favorite spices from Hoby’s Essentials, Happy Paprika and Rosemary Salt Blend! Popped the cornbread mixture into the oven and it was ready to serve with a bowl of my signature chili! Still warm from the oven, I put a tab of butter on it and drizzled some honey over it! Oh my! My husband and I went back for seconds! 

Penguin Cornbread mix with ingredients

HOMEMADE AND SEMI-HOMEMADE CAN ALWAYS WORK WELL TOGETHER!

So even though I still feel a little guilty when I don’t make everything from scratch, I’m learning to not be so picky and be grateful that there are so many delicious alternatives to making everything from scratch! And this cornbread is one of them! Who knows what I might add next my semi-homemade repertoire! 

slice of cornbread with chili in a bowl

Until next time,

Let’s get cookin’

Madeline 

 

Quick and Easy Penguin Cornbread

Once in awhile, you just have to make something semi-homemade and when it is Penguin's Cornbread, you can't go wrong!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cornbreadandchili, cornbreadmix, easycornbread, Penguincornbread
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Madeline Kohler

Equipment

  • 1 Medium Mixing Bowl
  • 1 9" square or round pan

Ingredients

  • 1 packet Penguin Cornbread Mix
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup oil I use vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tbsp Hoby's Essentials Happy Paprika You can substitute Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Hoby's Essentials Rosemary Salt Blend optional
  • honey and butter when serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix all ingredients together in the medium mixing bowl.
  • Pour into the 9" pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until cake tester or toothpick comes out clean in center.
  • Serve warm with honey and butter.

Notes

slice of cornbread with chili in a bowl piece of cornbread with a drizzle of honey

 

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