Self Rising Cornmeal

"FIRST: What is Self-Rising Corn Meal? Self-rising Corn meal has leavening and salt, and is enriched with B vitamins. It does not contain flour. Self-rising cornmeal and self-rising cornmeal mix is not available in my part of the country so had to go online to find out how to make my own. There must be others out there with the same problem so decided to post. Information cmes from Aunt Jemima's website! If your recipe calls for Self-Rising Cornmeal Mix go to Recipe #254874"
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Ready In:
1 cup




  • Mix together the cornmeal, baking powder and salt.
  • Use as instructed in the recipe.

Questions & Replies

  1. not sure I even get the purpose of this, most if not nearly all recipes that use cornmeal also add the leavening agents. What's the point? Just add the leavening agents.
  2. I'm confused I see this same recipe several times and some call for 3 T. flour and others call for 3T. more of corn meal and some reviews are saying to use soda and others are using baking powder so which one is right or are they both?? Thank you
  3. Don't know where the water or the he came from sorry


  1. I use your recipe to make Paula Deen's hush puppies for our annual family fish fry! Works perfectly!!
  2. Gosh, if I'd known this recipe was here I would have reviewed it a long time ago. This is the real deal and the recipe description says it all: if it has flour in it, it's NOT self-rising cornmeal. Cornmeal mix will work in a lot of recipes just fine but not in all of them, my Salmon Patties recipe for one. I use self-rising cornmeal all the time and used to find it everywhere, but about a year ago, it disappeared from all the store shelves here in the St. Louis area. So, I've been mixing my own and it's just like your recipe except that I usually round the cornmeal to 1 cup, leave everything else the same, and just store what I don't use. If you need exactly 1 cup of self-rising cornmeal, this recipe is perfect. Thanks so much for posting the recipe.
  3. I tried this recipe today to make some Conecuh sausage cornbread that called for self-rising cornmeal, not cornbread mix. My cornbread turned out just perfectly. Be sure to use baking POWDER, not soda, just as the recipe calls for.
  4. appreciate (o:
  5. Thank you. I needed this for Paula Deen's cornbread stuffing. Now on to the self rising flour


  1. Make sure you use baking POWDER, not soda, just exactly as the recipe calls for. I did not change a thing.


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