Jiffy Cornbread Muffins are hearty and delicious. Crusty outside and moist inside. Easy to make with simple ingredients.
For breakfast, enjoy a muffin (or two) drizzled with melted butter and honey.
I developed this recipe over 20 years ago by trying something different. You see, I had already tried the recipe printed on a box of corn muffin mix.
DISCLOSURE (NOT SPONSORED). I purchased pictured product and used it in this delicious recipe. Not a paid endorsement.
The muffins were not tasty. They needed more ingredients (my opinion).
At the time of my successful experiment, I was craving some real good cornbread with dinner.
I didn’t have enough flour and did not want to make a special trip to the grocery store.
So, I mixed a little Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix with a little flour, white corn muffin mix and sugar.
Stirred until well combined. Poured in greased muffin tin (6 cups) and baked in preheated oven.
A wonderful aroma filled my home while the muffins were baking.
The muffins turned out great the first time I made ’em with extra ingredients. A little sugar enhanced flavor. Muffins do not taste like cake.
Yes, I still keep some corn muffin mix in my pantry. Perfect substitute for flour.
Oh yeah, I’m the proud owner of a Jiffy t-shirt. Did have two. Gave one to my precious aunt who loves it!
My “Jiffy” book is autographed by Howdy Holmes, president of Chelsea Milling Company.
One day, I’ll hang this framed t-shirt in the office connected to my “dream studio kitchen.”
Regularly visualizing and working to make it a reality.
Food blogging (aka self-employment) is SERIOUS work. Must be dedicated and passionate. I pray a lot and it helps a LOT.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe
Reading a recipe is an important life skill. It starts with knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and knowing what equipment to use.
The following tips and strategies will help beginners or experienced cooks create a delicious dish as intended in the recipe.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the recipe. Don’t just quickly skim it. Thoroughly read from start to finish. Visualize doing each step which will help you avoid missing a step.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitutions or omit the ingredient.
My recipes are packed with helpful tips like shortcuts and serving sizes which save time time and help with meal planning.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped pecans is not the same as pecans, chopped (measure whole pecans and then chop).
Know the assumptions. For example, when my recipe calls for “sugar,” use granulated sugar. If brown sugar is an ingredient, it will be written as such in the recipe.
Figure out the timing. Check the listed “prep time” and “total time” to be sure you have enough time to complete the recipe.
Look for hints, such as the words “meanwhile” or “at the same time,” which indicate two or more steps can happen simultaneously.
For example, my prep time doesn’t include bringing cold butter up to room temperature. Be sure to include in your timetable.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watch recipe videos. Perfect for when you’re learning a new skill or just want to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.