If you add one ingredient to Jiffy Cornbread it’ll taste like it’s “homemade”
This takes Jiffy cornbread to a whole new level!
Sasha Alonzo

The Allure of Cornbread

When the phrase “baked goods” dances in our minds, it often conjures up images of festive cookies, decadent pies, or perhaps a rich cake.

Yet, there’s one baked gem that stands out from the rest, seamlessly fitting into any meal, any day of the year: the humble cornbread.

But, as with all culinary delights, there’s a spectrum of quality.

There’s the artisanal, the regrettable, and then there’s the Jiffy way, which intriguingly sits in the middle.

But what if we could elevate that Jiffy mix into something truly spectacular?


Cornbread Through the Seasons

Cornbread isn’t just a side dish reserved for holiday feasts.

It’s a versatile staple that graces dinner tables from the blooming days of spring to the cozy nights of winter.

Its allure?

Its simplicity paired with a taste that’s hard to resist.

But mastering this dish has its nuances.


The Moisture Challenge

The true test of a perfect cornbread lies in its moisture content.

Ideal cornbread should be light, crumbly, and melt-in-your-mouth soft.

It should never, under any circumstance, be dry.

Yet, that’s the pitfall many stumble into, especially when using a mix.

But there’s hope, and it comes in the form of a culinary hack.


The Ultimate Jiffy Hack

Ready to transform that Jiffy mix into cornbread that’s both moist and tender?

Toss aside the box’s instructions and gather the following ingredients:

  • 2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar (optional for those who crave extra sweetness)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 7 tbsp melted salted butter (for the batter)
  • 1 tbsp melted salted butter (for the glaze)
  • 1 tbsp honey

The Preparation

Begin by pouring the Jiffy mix into a large mixing bowl.

If you’re in the mood for a sweeter cornbread, sprinkle in the sugar.

But a word of caution: the mix already carries a hint of sweetness.

Adjust according to your palate, but remember, a delectable glaze awaits.

In a separate bowl, crack open the three eggs and give them a gentle whisk.

Gradually introduce the buttermilk, ensuring a smooth blend given its rich consistency.


Butter Magic

Now, for a touch of richness.

Melt 7 tablespoons of butter in your trusty iron skillet, keeping the flame low to preserve its golden hue.

Once melted, create a small crater in your dry mix and pour in the wet ingredients.

Add the butter, but here’s the twist: leave a smidgen behind.


The Butter Hack

You might wonder about the leftover butter.

That’s your secret weapon.

Swirl it around the skillet, ensuring an even coat.

This not only adds flavor but also saves you from the chore of greasing it separately.

Once your batter achieves a silky consistency, pour it into the skillet, spreading it evenly.


Baking to Perfection

Slide the skillet into a preheated oven set at 350℉.

Let it bake for 40-45 minutes.

If a golden, crunchy crust is what you desire, this timing is your sweet spot.

However, if you lean towards a softer exterior, shave off a few minutes.

A toothpick test will confirm its readiness.

Once baked, the sight of the golden-brown cornbread will be a feast for the eyes.


The Final Flourish

As your cornbread cools slightly, melt a tablespoon of butter and blend it with honey.

Drizzle this luscious glaze over the cornbread, giving it a glossy, appetizing sheen.

With the Jiffy mix, you’re handed a basic blueprint.

The art lies in adding personal touches, and this recipe is a testament to that.

If you’ve discovered another magical method, we’re all ears!

Meanwhile, for a visual treat, dive into the video below to witness this cornbread come to life.

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