Troubleshooting Guide - Cornbread Mix

Not seeing desired results for cornbread mix? Get help below!
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  • Why didn’t my cornbread rise properly?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Over mixing

    Follow package directions for optimum quality.

    Over measurement of liquid

    Use the proper amount of liquid. When possible, use a scale to weigh the liquid.

    Batter has been refrigerated overnight or frozen

    Freezing or refrigeration of cornbread batter is not recommended.

  • Why is the surface on my cornbread too light?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Oven temperature too low

    Follow bake temperature and time recommendation on package label. Have oven checked for accuracy.

    Under baked

    Bake to a golden brown color.

    Over measurement of liquid

    Use the proper amount of liquid. When possible, use a scale to weigh the liquid.

  • Why is the surface of the cornbread cracking?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Oven temperature too high

    Follow label directions for proper oven temperature.

    Oven temperature too low

    Follow label directions for proper oven temperature.

    Over mixing

    Hand mixing is primary make up and yields a more consistent product. If machine mixing, follow package directions for optimum product quality.

  • Why does my cornbread have a rough surface?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Under measurement of liquid

    Use the proper amount of liquid. When possible, use a scale to weigh the liquid.

  • Why does the cornbread have gummy eating quality?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Over measurement of liquid

    Use the proper amount of liquid. When possible, use a scale to weigh the liquid.

    Batter has been frozen or refrigerated

    Freezing or refrigeration of cornbread batter is not recommended.

    Underbaked

    Bake to a golden brown color.

  • Why is the cornbread off flavor?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Batter has been frozen or refrigerated.

    Freezing or refrigeration of cornbread batter is not recommended.

    Fully baked product has been stored improperly.

    Cover fully baked product with a food grade plastic bag when freezing to protect against odor transfer.

  • What causes fine grain versus open grain?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Machine mixing

    Hand mixing is primary make up and yields a product that has a coarse grain.

    Over mixing

    When machine mixing, follow package directions for optimum product quality.