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What Can I Do To Make Jiffy Cornbread More Moist?

A lot of people ask, what can I do to make Jiffy Cornbread more moist? It’s easy, you can add a few extra ingredients for the perfect moist cornbread.

This is a super simple recipe that people love and want to make over and over again.

The cornbread recipe is a hit at picnics, holidays, and any mealtime and goes along great with any main dish.

Jiffy Cornbread Recipe

Can I use Jiffy corn muffin mix to make corn bread? Yes, it works perfectly for an easy, moist, and sweet recipe.

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix is a wonderful treat and so much better than bread. You can make it with or without sugar to get a different flavor.

The buttery, moist, and amazingly delicious cornbread has a crunchy crust and a moist center that will keep you coming back for more.

This really is the best Jiffy cornbread recipe you’ll ever eat. It’s moist, topped with melting butter, and it is pure perfection.

Cornbread is a delicious side dish at any meal. If you’re from the South, it’s on the table at most meals. It’s that good. People have told me this is the best cornbread recipe they have ever eaten.

If you love cornbread, y’all will love this cornbread pudding recipe: Jiffy Corn Pudding with creamed and whole kernel corn. It’s another side dish that is perfect for any meal or holiday.

Give cornbread without buttermilk, or southern pan fried potatoes and onions a try.

I’ve made cornbread plenty of times when it turns out dry and crumbly. There’s nothing worse than spending time baking cornbread only to have it turn out dry.

This semi-homemade boxed recipe, with some added ingredients, is a recipe you are going to want to keep, and you can print it at the bottom of the post.

So, I thought I’d share how to make cornbread moist. Y’all will love these Jiffy Cornbread hacks.

How To Make Jiffy Cornbread More Moist

  1. Add the Jiffy cornbread mix to a bowl.
  2. Next, add the sour cream, eggs, milk, and oil.
  3. Mix together and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Cornbread with melting butter on top

Jiffy Cornbread Ingredients

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

What Can I Do To Make Jiffy Cornbread More Moist?

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix is a super simple recipe, and adding a few more ingredients will only take a couple of minutes.

And, just by following the Jiffy Cornbread mix directions and adding a few things, you’ll have the best side dish around – and people have been raving about this recipe for a long time!

I also used sugar in this recipe to get a sweeter flavor, because I love sweet cornbread. Mmmm… But, you can leave the sugar out of the recipe and it’s still just as tasty.

Let me know in the comments below if you like your cornbread with or without sugar.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Jiffy Cornbread Ingredients help make the easy side dish delicious.

Add two boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix to a large bowl. 

I used two boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix to have thicker cornbread. You can use one box, but your cornbread will be thinner. Personally, I like my cornbread thick.

If you use one box, just cut the ingredients in half. I’ve made the cornbread with one box and half of the ingredients and it turned out just as moist.

How do you make Jiffy cornbread moist? It's easy, just add a few ingredients for a sweet, moist, Southern treat.

Next, add the eggs to the mix. 

One egg (two if doubling the recipe) is already part of the standard Jiffy recipe. The yolks will help add moisture to the mix.

Moist Jiffy Cornbread is an easy and delicious recipe.

Pour in the milk.

Milk makes everything creamier. I used 2% milk, but you can use skim and it will be just as moist.

Cornbread makes a great side dish for any table.

Add the sour cream. 

Sour cream is going to add a bit of creaminess to the recipe, but y’all are going to love Jiffy cornbread with sour cream. It doesn’t add too much flavor but gives the cornbread a richer taste.

TIP: If you’re not a big sour cream fan you can substitute with plain Greek yogurt.

Moist cornbread is a wonderful southern dish.

Add the vegetable oil. 

Vegetable oil is one of the added ingredients that is going to help add more moisture to the cornbread.

Give it all a good stir, until everything is mixed together.

sugar adds a delicious flavor to cornbread

Now, add the sugar (optional).

Again, adding the sugar is an option. If you don’t add it, it won’t take away from the moisture. The sugar is only going to make it sweet cornbread.

If you decide to add sugar, you can add one or two tablespoons. I put two in this recipe, and it’s not too sweet.

If you decide to add the sugar, just give it a good stir one more time, until the sugar is incorporated.

Adding sugar is something that people have debated about for a long time, so I will leave it up to you.

And, with or without the sugar, it’s still the best southern cornbread recipe. I promise.

Moist Jiffy Cornbread is an easy recipe that is the perfect side dish for any meal.

Pour the Jiffy cornbread mixture into the baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Place the cornbread in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. If you don’t have a cake tester, you can use a thin knife.

You can also bake the cornbread in a cast-iron skillet, which is oven safe.

What Can I Do To Make Jiffy Cornbread More Moist? By just adding a few extra ingredients, you can make a moist and delicious cornbread recipe. It's easy and delicious.

Add a little butter to the top and you’ve got a delicious side dish that works at just about any meal.

The kids really loved this version of cornbread. My younger son asked for seconds and wanted it with the butter on top. Usually, when the kids ask for seconds, it’s a stamp of approval.

You can make cornbread muffins with this recipe, add it to your baking dish, or even cook it in a cast iron skillet.

Helpful Tips For Cornbread

  • Mix by hand. You can easily over beat cornbread. So, if there are some lumps, that’s perfectly fine because they will smooth out when it cooks.
  • If you love crusty cornbread, cook it in a cast iron skillet or a dark pan and the cornbread will get crusty as it cooks.
  • You can start with a hot skillet, add the butter and let it sizzle, and pour in the cornbread. You will end up with a nice crispy crust.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with cornbread. You can make a variety of dishes with the recipe, so try something new. Add some jalapeño, cheese, crumbled bacon, red pepper flakes, or your favorite seasoning.

Is Jiffy Cornbread Gluten Free?

No, the ingredients in the box include wheat flour, which is not gluten-free.

Can I Reheat Cornbread?

Yes, you can reheat cornbread in a couple of different ways. If you reheat it in the oven, turn it on 350-degrees and cover it with some tinfoil so it doesn’t get too brown on top and bake for about 10 minutes. Once you remove it from the oven, top with butter to keep it moist.

If you add it to the microwave to reheat the cornbread, place a paper towel over the top and heat for about 30-seconds for one piece. Again, add some butter to the top, or slice it open to add some, and that will keep it moist.

How Do I Store The Cornbread?

Store the homemade cornbread in an airtight container or cover it with some plastic wrap.

How Do I Make Jiffy Cornbread Less Crumbly?

Adding oil and sour cream will help make the cornbread more moist and less crumbly.

Can You Substitute Water For Milk In Jiffy Cornbread? Is It Advisable?

You can use water in Jiffy cornbread instead of milk, and it will still taste delicious. It’s a great way to lower calories and still have a wonderful piece of cornbread.

Delicious Toppings For Cornbread

  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Honey butter
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Jalapeños
  • Bacon
  • Scallions
  • Shrimp
Butter melting on top of a slice of Jiffy Cornbread

What To Serve With Cornbread

There are a lot of great options out there for what to serve with cornbread. Here are a few great ideas:

  • Homemade Ground Beef Chili – This is a great recipe for those cold nights. It’s easy to make and so full of flavor. You can make it spicy or keep it tame. Either way, it’s delish!
  • Hamburger and Veggie Soup – This is another great recipe for the wintertime. It’s easy to make, hearty, and it’s a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies.
  • Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup – Panera bread has some wonderful soups, and broccoli cheddar soup is a favorite. Give this recipe a try and save some money while you feed the entire family.
  • Salmon PattiesSalmon patties are a southern favorite, and they are perfect alongside cornbread. It’s an inexpensive meal and your friends and family will love it.
  • Cornbread and butter beans is another great combination of veggies and cornbread, and it makes dinner time a snap. Plus, it’s filling.
  • If you love cornbread, give cornbread muffin sausage bites a try from Brandie over at The Country Cook.
  • Crock Pot macaroni and cheese is another side dish that goes well with cornbread. Plus, the kids love it.

Who Eats Cornbread?

Nowadays, everyone all over the country eats cornbread. But, it was always a staple in the south. Southerners ate and still eat a lot of cornbread with their meals.

All you need for this great side dish is a few basic ingredients. The recipe is so easy to make and turns out delicious every time.

Be sure to get the recipe below and print it out today!

moist jiffy cornbread with butter melting on top

What Can I Do To Make Jiffy Cornbread More Moist?

Yield: 16 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix is a wonderful treat. Cornbread is a delicious side at any meal. If you're from the South, it's on the table at most meals. It's that good. But, I've made it plenty of times when it turns out dry and crumbly. There's nothing worse than spending time baking cornbread only to have it turn out dry. This recipe solves that. You'll have the most moist Jiffy Cornbread around.


  • 2 - 8.5 oz. boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar (optional)


Preheat oven to 400-degrees.

  1. Add the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mixes to a large bowl.
  2. Add the eggs, milk, sour cream, vegetable oil, and sugar.
  3. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  4. Pour into a greased 9" x 9" casserole dish.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean.


If you don't want to use sour cream you can substitute it with plain Greek yogurt.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 pieces Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 5.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 22.6gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 6.1gProtein: 3.1g

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Other great Jiffy Cornbread recipes:

Jiffy Creamed Sweet Cornbread is one of my favorite side dishes. Cornbread is a staple in the south. Spoon it on a plate, add a little butter, and you have the perfect sweet cornbread.
Easy Chili Cornbread Skillet is a tasty meal that won't break the bank, but will leave everyone full and satisfied. The chili cornbread skillet is a great meal to fix for tailgating parties, a quick supper, or to freeze and thaw out later when you're in a hurry. If you're watching your waistline, you can use lean ground beef, or ground turkey.

John Calvin

Wednesday 27th of September 2023

Yeah. This is the sh...tuff. Fantastic. Wish I could share a pic. I swapped out the oil for butter and used honey instead of the sugar but, WOW, was it good. I am a West Coast boy living in Upstate NY who spent his college years in the South. I spend most of my kitchen life joyfully recreating what I learned across many a church-lady's counter. A lot my enjoyment is cooking something my friends "hate" and having them love it. (So many kids are raised with such limited palates.) One of the few things I never got a good recipe for was cornbread (but I have a great chocolate gravy, go figure) So, it's trial and error. But, alas, some of us don't have a store-full of ingredients in our cupboards so a Jiffy box is a great way to have the right ingredients without having a couple pounds of cornmeal wasting in a dusty canister. Paired this new go-to with some chili and an ice cold glass of milk and had the best lunch in ages. Thank you for sharing. Will be leafing through your other posts and looking for new ones!

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 27th of September 2023

Thanks so much, John! Sounds like you've got lots of great experience in the kitchen. How fun that you are making things for your friends. I bet they love it.

Hope you find more great recipes to try! Come back and share if you tweaked things a bit, too!


Monday 25th of September 2023

It was disappointing. Maybe a tiny bit better from the original recipe but not by much. I used heavy cream instead of milk. Use honey instead of sugar and still was just ordinary.

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 27th of September 2023

Hi Jeannie,

Sorry you didn't like it as much.


Thursday 21st of September 2023

I’m surprised there is no reference to substitutions for oil. I’m out of vegetable oil, but I have olive oil. Can I use it as a substitute? I scrolled through lots and lots of comments, no such luck on oils to use if you’re out of vegetable oil. Too bad, I love this cornbread recipe. Hope you are able to get back to me today

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 21st of September 2023

Hi Synethia,

You can use olive oil instead of vegetable oil. It will work great and you will use the same amount called for in the recipe. Hope you love it!

Jim F

Monday 18th of September 2023

I must say...this was really good! I don't comment on recipes very often, but I just had to with this one. I had a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix that I didn't know what to do with because Jiffy cornbread always comes out dry and crumbly, and I've never been a fan. This recipe changed everything! I only had one box of mix, so I halved the recipe and used a bread loaf pan. The only change I made was to add 2 Tablespoons brown sugar and 1 Tablespoon white sugar (for no reason other than I just like my baked goods sweet). This made it not quite as sweet as cake, but certainly sweeter than most cornbreads out there. Reminded me very much of the cornbread at Marie Callender's! It was absolutely delicious! Especially with melted butter on top! Can't wait to make it for my elderly mom who loves cornbread! Thanks, Julie!

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 20th of September 2023

That's fantastic! I am so glad you came by to share. And, the brown and white sugar sounds delicious!


Saturday 16th of September 2023

Just stopping by to say I make this at least once a month for my kids (and myself!); I found this recipe last year and absolutely love it. There are not many things that all four of my kids can agree on but this is one... :)

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 17th of September 2023

Awww...I love to hear that! Thanks for sharing!

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