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Fluffy and Flavorful Jiffy Cornbread Pancakes with Buttermilk

Jiffy Cornbread pancakes with buttermilk are rich and delicious and are perfect for your sweet tooth.

The simple recipe only requires a few ingredients, and you’re on your way to the most delectable pancakes you’ve ever eaten.

Delicious Fluffy Pancakes

Four cornbread pancakes stacked on top of each other with butter and syrup on top

Starting the day with a plate of fluffy pancakes is always a good thing.

All you have to do is get a hot griddle going, mix up the ingredients, cook the pancakes for a few minutes, and serve them up.

And, these might just become your new favorite pancakes.

The Joy of Cooking Buttermilk Pancakes

I haven’t always been a huge fan of pancakes. But, when I made this Jiffy Cornbread pancake recipe I fell in love and I’ve been craving them on a regular basis ever since.

They are so flavorful and it was fun to share them with the kids and see smiles cross their faces after taking a bite.

And, the best part of making these pancakes? The whole family will love them because they are super easy to make and it only takes about five minutes to whip them up and start cooking.

At the center of the recipe is a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. Just add a few ingredients you’ve got some delicious pancakes.

This is the fluffiest buttermilk pancake recipe and they end up with a tad bit of a crunch around the edges when they cook in the butter.

Don’t you love soft and crunchy pancakes?

Some people add a little bit of sugar to the pancake recipe, but I leave it out because the Jiffy Cornbread box mix is a little bit sweet on its own.

Jiffy Cornbread pancakes with butter melting on top

If you love easy cornbread recipes, try Jiffy Cornbread casserole with ground beef, moist Jiffy Cornbread, Jiffy hush puppies, and Jiffy Cornbread recipe with creamed corn

Pouring syrup over Jiffy Cornbread Pancakes

What do I need to make the buttery Jiffy Cornbread pancakes?

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed below in the recipe card.

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Butter
  • Syrup

How To Make Jiffy Cornbread Pancakes

  1. Add the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, all-purpose flour, and baking powder to a medium bowl and whisk.
  2. Next, add the eggs and buttermilk and mix.
  3. Add butter to a preheated skillet or electric griddle and spoon a little of the pancake mixture into the pan.
  4. Cook, flip, cook, and serve.

Step-By-Step Instructions For Mixing the Jiffy Cornbread Pancake Recipe

Jiffy Cornbread Muffin Mix in a glass bowl

Start by adding the muffin mix to a medium-sized glass bowl.

The mix will make about eight pancakes total, but you can double the recipe if you’d like more than eight pancakes.

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix with flour in a glass bowl

Next, add the flour and baking powder to the mixture.

I’m not a scientist, in fact, I usually have to ask my kids any science questions, but I do know that the baking powder will create a chemical reaction and help make the pancakes fluffy, which is what we’re aiming for.

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix with eggs in a glass bowl

Next, add the eggs to the batter.

The eggs will help keep the recipe moist and hold everything together.

Pouring buttermilk into a glass bowl with cornbread mix and eggs

Pour the buttermilk into the batter.

Most pancake recipes call for a cup of milk, but I added buttermilk because I just think buttermilk makes everything taste better and it gives it a rich flavor that can’t be beaten.

Mixing the Jiffy Cornbread pancake recipe in a glass bowl

Stir the ingredients until most of the lumps are gone.

You will still have a few tiny lumps and that is ok. (Sorry about the blurry hand pic, but you get the idea).

If for some reason, you feel that the batter is a little too thick, just add another tablespoon of buttermilk and stir until it thins out a little.

You don’t want it too thin because the pancakes will spread and not be fluffy. They need to be a little bit thick when they go into the skillet.

You can kind of see the thickness of the pancakes in the picture below.

Cooking the Buttermilk Pancakes

Frying the pancakes in a skillet

Place a couple of tablespoons of butter into the skillet and let it melt.

I use about one tablespoon of butter to start off with and save the rest of the butter for topping the pancakes.

Scoop the pancakes and pour batter into a large skillet or griddle and let them cook in the melted butter for a few minutes on each side.

The Temperature of the Skillet to Make the Best Pancakes

In order for the pancakes to cook properly, you need to get the temperature up to about 365-degrees.

I used an electric skillet and it only has one knob and five settings, so after looking in my book I knew that setting number four would be the right temperature.

Each electric skillet is a little different, so check in your appliance book to find the right temperature. Some knobs will actually have the temperature on there.

If you are making the pancakes on the stovetop in a skillet, use the medium heat setting and that should get the pan hot enough.

If the pancakes spread a little and begin to touch each other, you can either take your spatula and scrape them apart a little, or wait until it’s time to flip them and wedge them apart.

Cooking buttermilk pancakes in a skillet

It’s a good idea to start off with a hot skillet because it will keep the pancakes from spreading too much.

The heat will start cooking the pancakes immediately.

Flipping the Pancakes

Four pancakes cooking in a skillet

When the bubbles start appearing and bubbling up, like in the picture above, it’s time to turn them over.

You can also lift the edge of the pancake to see if it is golden brown and ready to flip over.

Cook the pancakes on the other side for about three to four minutes and add to a plate.

Top with butter and syrup. It’s that easy!

Cooking Jiffy Cornbread pancakes in a skillet

My pancakes don’t usually come out in perfect circular shape or round pancake form, and you know what? That’s fine. They still taste incredible.

Pouring syrup on the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes

Optional Toppings For Pancakes:

  • A pat of butter right on top.
  • Fresh blueberries – these are the perfect way to add more delicious treats to the dish.
  • Blueberry syrup – this is one of my favorite ways to add some sweet flavor.
  • Honey butter syrup – this adds a little sweet flavor to this easy recipe.
  • Strawberries – these are always a great thing to add to pancakes.
  • Warm maple syrup over a little butter is heavenly.

And, you can add a cup of orange juice on the side of your cooked pancakes.

Pouring syrup over butter on Jiffy Cornbread Pancakes

How much sugar is in Jiffy cornbread mix?

Jiffy is known for being sweet cornbread (and amazing cornbread, if you ask me), so you can add more sugar or leave it out of this recipe.

  • If you don’t add anything to the cornbread mix, Jiffy contains 8g of sugar.
  • You can find the nutritional information below for the pancakes.

How To Store The Pancakes

You can store the pancakes in an airtight container or place them on a plate and put some plastic wrap over them. Keep the pancakes refrigerated.

Are These Similar To Johnny Cakes?

Johnny cakes are more savory pancakes. They are similar but are just like regular pancakes.

More Delicious Breakfast Recipes:

What Kind Of Skillet Should I Use?

You can use a cast-iron skillet, a griddle, or a regular stovetop pan skillet for this recipe. Any of these will work perfectly for your delicious cornbread pancakes.

Just heat up whatever you are using, add the butter or cooking spray, add the pancake batter, and it will cook quickly.

Jiffy Cornbread Pancakes on a plate with butter on top

Fluffy and Flavorful Jiffy Cornbread Pancakes with Buttermilk

Check out the Jiffy Cornbread pancakes card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! I love this amazing cornbread pancake recipe, and I think you’ll love this one, too. We all fell in love with it and crave it daily. 

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your pancakes on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us.

Pouring syrup over butter on Jiffy Cornbread Pancakes

Jiffy Cornbread Pancakes

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Jiffy Cornbread pancakes with buttermilk are a rich and delicious meal any time of day. The simple recipe only requires a few ingredients and you're on your way to the most delectable pancakes you've ever eaten.


  • 1 - 8.5 oz. box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (OR 1 cup milk)
  • 3-4 Tablespoons butter
  • Syrup for topping the pancakes


  1. Heat griddle or skillet to 365-degrees.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, flour, baking powder, eggs, and buttermilk and mix well.
  3. Add one to two tablespoons of butter to the hot skillet and let it melt, covering the skillet.
  4. Scoop about 1/4 cup pancake mix into the skillet to create a pancake and let it cook.
  5. Cook until the top of the pancake begins to bubble up. Flip pancakes over and cook two to three more minutes.
  6. Remove from skillet, add to a plate, and top with the remaining butter and some syrup.


The recipe uses buttermilk, but you can use a cup of milk instead if you're not a big fan of buttermilk.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 605mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 6g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Friday 12th of January 2024

Just made these. These are delicious! Remember folks that these are made with cornbread muffin mix and makes these hearty. Cornmeal is gritty and sticks to your gut so this recipe is not for those looking for soft and fluffy bread like pancakes. BUT these are so good and a unique spin to same old boring breakfast. Its sweet already because of the mix. Great with cheese or to use alongside Chili Night (:

Julie Pollitt

Friday 12th of January 2024

Love to hear this! Thanks, Karina!


Thursday 4th of January 2024

Sorry I didn't like this recipe at all. Very dry. Add crisco.

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 4th of January 2024

Sorry to hear you didn't like it.


Tuesday 7th of November 2023

Made these today and I absolutely loved them ❤️ the only thing I changed was the temperature of the griddle. My first batch burned a little. Doesn't need much syrup. I also added a tablespoon of sugar to the mix.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 7th of November 2023

So glad to hear!


Thursday 13th of April 2023

Hello, I remember years ago that you could make pancakes with Jiffy without adding flour. The recipe used to be on the box.

How can I find that original recipe? I've searched online, but can't find it. Thanks

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 13th of April 2023

Were they corn pancakes? Here is a recipe from Jiffy that doesn't include flour. And, here's a Pinterest pin with the picture of the recipe on the box:

Hope that helps!

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 13th of April 2023

Hi Diana,

I am not sure. Let me look around a little.

Margaret Quaadman

Thursday 12th of January 2023

Made these for dinner tonight. They were as light as feathers and delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

Julie Pollitt

Friday 13th of January 2023

Glad to hear that! You're welcome!

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