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Looking for something quick and easy for your Labor Day festivities? CVI activities of daily living (ADL) instructors suggest this easy cornbread recipe using Betty Crocker mix. We have added ADL tips and tools that will ensure someone with visual impairment can safely and correctly prepare this yummy bread!

Slices of cornbread on a blue plateIngredients

Betty Crocker Cornbread Mix
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg



  • Check that the oven is empty before heating to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • CVI ADL Tip: Use puffy paint to label oven knobs to identify temperature marks.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of 8-inch square baking pan.
    • CVI ADL Tip: Pour a little oil onto clean hands then generously rub into the pan.
  • Combine the mix, butter, and egg in a bowl. Batter will be slightly lumpy.
    • CVI ADL Tips: Hook finger over the edge of bowl to improve aim when adding ingredients;
    • Use high-contrast measuring cup to pour milk;
    • Use egg-separator so no shell pieces get into your mix;
    • Use hands or rubber spatula to spread the mix in pan.
    • Use clean hands or rubber spatula to mix.
  • Add batter to pan and put in the oven.
    • CVI ADL Tips: Hook finger over the edge of pan to aim;
    • Use hands or rubber spatula to spread the mix in pan.
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes.
    • CVI ADL Tips: Stand to one side of oven door when opening to put the pan inside;
    • Use puffy paint on timer marks or use smartphone app with voice command to set timer.
  • Test for doneness when timer goes off. Insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean, the bread is done. If there is batter on the toothpick, return pan to oven a few minutes then recheck.
    • CVI ADL Tips: Stand to one side to open door;
    • Use extra-long oven mitt to avoid burns while removing pan;
    • Hold the edge of the pan with mitt so you can find center of bread to insert toothpick;
    • Feel for any batter on the end of toothpick.
  • Remove pan from oven and let cool. Cover with foil until served.
    • CVI ADL Tip: Use the mitt again to press the foil around the edges of the pan.

Congratulations! Your cornbread is ready to serve and impress your friends.

CVI’s ADL training can help you continue to do the things you enjoy, like cooking, and live your life with independence and dignity. You can find the tools mentioned in our VisAbility Store. Explore services and learn more at our website here.

We hope you enjoy this recipe and have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!