What’s not to love about those little Jiffy Corn Muffin mixes? They’re cheap and tasty. That usually gets a thumbs up from me! At the moment, however, I have a half used bag of cornmeal on my shelf that I bought so I could fill my birdfeeder with some Homemade Birdseed Cakes. That got me to wondering – I could put that cornmeal to good use if I could figure out how to Make My Own Jiffy corn muffins.
I found the following recipe at the CDkitchen.com website and gave it a try. These muffins were just as tasty as the mix version. About the only difference was that they were not quite as fluffy. This might have been due to the fact that this recipe calls for baking powder (a lot of it actually) and my baking powder is getting rather old. Perhaps a new can of baking powder would have given a little better rise to my muffins.
JIFFY CORN MUFFIN MIX CLONE RECIPE
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow corn meal
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
1. Combine the flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl, and mix together well.
2. Add the vegetable oil to the dry mixture. This will form little lumps. Keep working at it until the lumps are gone. (You may want to use your hands)
This mixture now equals an 8.5 oz box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.
3. To this mixture add the 1 egg and the 1/3 cup of milk and stir to combine.
4. Grease a cupcake tin, or use cupcake papers. Fill each section about 3/4 full with the muffin mix.
5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 muffins.
Now I know those little boxes of corn muffin mix only cost like 50 cents or something. They’re not a budget buster. But I think it’s great to have recipes like this around too because they give you more options. If you have all the ingredients around, you can whip them up without the need of any mix and maybe even save yourself a last minute trip to the store.
We had these with our Vegetarian Chili. Yum!