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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.

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. 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 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.

Or, give cornbread without buttermilk a try. It’s delish!

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

  • 2 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Sour cream
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sugar (optional)

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.

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.

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 it 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.

Butter melting on top of a slice of Jiffy Cornbread

What To Serve With Cornbread

  • 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 Patties – Salmon 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.
Cornbread with melted butter on a brown plate

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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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.

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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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Toni

Saturday 4th of September 2021

If I use Jiffy Mix I always use Buttermilk (eyeball it), it cuts the sweetness. I never add additional sugar. I always bake in a screaming hot cast-iron skillet. I certainly will try the sour cream my next time. Thanks

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 5th of September 2021

Thanks for the info about the buttermilk. Good to know! I will try that.

Michelle

Friday 3rd of September 2021

I’ve always made my cornbread from scratch butI’ve heard good things about Jiffy cornbread mix. In my cornbreadI always add about 1/4 cup or a very large dollop of mayonnaise to mixing bowl. I typically make an amount for a 9” pan or an 8” skillet. I reduce the oil a bit and only use one egg. It is wonderfully moist. After 45 years of trying and at age 66 I feel that I finally have learned how to make a decent pan of cornbread.

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 4th of September 2021

Hi Michelle,

That sounds great! I will have to try it that way. Thanks for sharing, it sounds delish!

michelle Loyd

Thursday 2nd of September 2021

I've been substituting applesauce for some of the fat added to baked good recipes for years. It reduces the fat content without loosing moistness. I used this recipe, as a guide... and used what I had on hand. 2- Jiffy mixes, eggs, melted butter/light oil, applesauce, sour cream. If you like a sweeter cornbread, while bread is still warm, not hot, prick holes into it and drizzle it with honey- butter (heavy on the honey). Scrumptious!

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 2nd of September 2021

That all sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing that!

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