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10 Mix-Ins for Classic Cornbread

Simple, reliable, and fuss-free, Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix is always there for you in a pinch. But even when your family is craving something a little more elaborate, there's no reason to sacrifice ease for deliciousness. Whether it's deep savory flavor or a little something sweet you're after, a few simple mix-ins are all it takes to take a basic mix into exciting new directions. Here are ten of our favorite no-fail combinations; give them a shot—or feel free to experiment on your own!

1. Bacon and scallion

Prep a batch of Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix, adding ⅓ cup of crumbled bacon and 2 tablespoons of chopped scallions. Bake as directed and serve warm, alone or alongside fried eggs.

2. Green chile and cheddar cheese

Prep a batch of Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix, adding ¼ cup of chopped green chiles and ⅓ cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Bake as directed and serve warm, alone or alongside beans.

3. Crumbled sausage and poultry seasoning

Prep a batch of Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix, adding ⅓ cup of crumbled cooked breakfast sausage and 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning. Bake as directed and serve warm, alone or as part of a holiday bread basket.

4. Fresh corn and basil

Prep a batch of Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix, adding 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen corn kernels and 1 tablespoon of minced fresh basil. Bake as directed and serve warm, alone or alongside roast chicken.

5. Pepperoni, parmesan, and black pepper

Prep a batch of Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix, adding ¼ cup of finely chopped pepperoni, ⅓ cup grated parmesan, and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Bake as directed and serve warm, alone or alongside meatballs and sauce.

6. Spicy shrimp and creole seasoning

Prep a batch of Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix, adding ½ cup of chopped cooked shrimp, 1 teaspoon finely diced jalapeno, and 1 teaspoon of creole seasoning. Bake as directed and serve warm, alone or alongside poached eggs.

7. Brown sugar and pecan

Prep a batch of Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix, adding ⅓ cup of chopped pecans and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Bake as directed and serve warm, plain or slathered with butter.

8. Cranberry and maple syrup

Prep a batch of Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix, adding ½ cup of fresh or frozen cranberries and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup. Bake as directed and serve warm, plain or drizzled with more maple syrup.

9. Blueberry and lemon

Prep a batch of Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix, adding ½ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries and the zest of 1 lemon. Bake as directed and serve warm, plain or spread with butter and jam.

10. Grated apple and honey

Prep a batch of Martha White's Cornbread and Muffin Mix, adding ½ cup of grated apple and 2 tablespoons honey. Bake as directed and serve warm, plain or with butter, jam, or apple butter.