2 Quick and Easy Dry Mix Recipes for Your Pantry

Making dry mixes homemade to keep them in your pantry instead of getting them at the store can be beneficial for several reasons.

Some people like to know what is in the food they are eating, so with homemade food you can both adjust the proportions and make sure you are getting an all natural product without any additives and preservatives.

Most of the time, making it at home will also save you some money compared to the store bought kind.

So whatever the reason is that you are interested in homemade dry pantry mixes, here are two wonderful dry mix recipes for your pantry.

1. Cornbread mix

You will need a vacuum sealer, some clean dry quark jars, yellow cornmeal, some sugar, some baking powder, some salt, and some all-purpose flour.

These will make up the dry mixture that goes in the jars, and once you are ready to make your cornbread, you will add all the regular things, like eggs and butter, just as if you were using a store bought mixture.

For the mixture, take a bowl and mix 1 ⅓ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of yellow cornmeal, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt.

This amount of ingredients will give you a bit over half a quart jar, which will make for about two batches of cornbread, or six muffins, so feel free to make more.

If you want your cornbread to be on the sweeter side, add more sugar or just mix in three tablespoons of honey later on when you are adding the wet ingredients. Get it all into a jar and vacuum seal it to extend the shelf life.

Once you are ready to make cornbread, get 1 ⅓ cups of cornbread mix into a bowl, and add in 2 tablespoons of melted butter, an egg, and ⅓ cup of milk.

You could also alternatively add some butter powder to the mix from the beginning, and then you will only need to add an egg and milk, like Jiffy. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 F for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

This makes a perfect savory cornbread, so if you like sweet do not forget to add the sweetener. I like putting instructions on the jar, so I always know the quantities.

Homemade pantry staples like this also make for a great gift for a friend or a family member – just put it in pint-sized jars, add the instructions and put a little ribbon with a bow.

Brownie mix

2. Brownie mix

For this one you're going to need some baking cocoa, some salt, baking powder, all-purpose flour, and some sugar for the dry mix, and a mason jar and a vacuum sealer, as always.

For one batch of brownies, sift or whisk together 1 cup of granulated sugar, ⅓ cup of unsweetened sifted cocoa powder, ½ cup of all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon of baking powder.

Transfer the mixture into a mason jar, vacuum seal and label the jar. I recommend having one batch’s worth in one jar so that you can easily count out the ingredients and make the right amount each time.

To bake, mix the dry mixture with ½ cup of cooled melted unsalted butter, 2 large room temperature eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Of course, you can also customize the brownies and add chocolate chips, nuts, M&Ms and whatever you like.

I love adding some semi-sweet chocolate chips. Put it all in a greased 8*8 baking dish and bake at 350F for about 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

These brownies come out looking and smelling delicious. My trick for cutting brownies nice and smooth is using a plastic knife.

They have a gooey center and a crunch on the sides and on the top, which is definitely what I am going for. These are so fudgy and delicious, and I will definitely be making some again.

Brownie mix and cornbread mix

Dry mix recipes for your pantry

I hope I have given you inspiration to make some stuff homemade or semi-homemade. I love filling my pantry with foundations for delicious treats that can come together in a matter of minutes, so I hope you will give these a try at home.

What are your favorite things to prepare and store in your pantry? Share your favorite recipes in the comment section below!

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