Jiffy Corn Muffin Clone Recipe

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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 wondering if I could put that cornmeal to good use by figuring out how to make my own Jiffy corn muffins.

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.

Copycat Jiffy Corn Muffin Recipe

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix Clone Recipe

Ingredients:

2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Yellow Cornmeal
3 Tbl Sugar
1 Tbl Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
2 Tbl Vegetable Oil
1 Egg
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 Crockpot Vegetarian Chili. Yum!

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3 Comments

  1. I’m really glad to find this, because recently Jiffy has changed their recipe so that it has a chemical taste now. I haven’t bought any more, even though they sent me a coupon when I complained!
    Now I can make them again using the simple recipe. Thank you.

  2. I love Jiffy corn muffin mix, and this recipe is exactly like it and make it often. I’ve perused your site several years now, and just today pinned several more of your recipes. Thanks for the blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Glad to hear you’ve found some useful info here Lou. I’ve used this homemade corn muffin mix many times too and it works great!