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How to Make Boxed Cornbread Mix Better!

How to make Jiffy cornbread better!

Take your ordinary boxed cornbread mix and make the best moist and honey sweet cornbread ever with this simple recipe hack!A tray of baked corn muffins next to a stick of butter.

If you don’t love cornbread, don’t read this post. Because I freaking love it. I love it. I love it. I could eat it with every meal and for breakfast. (I’ve totally eaten it for breakfast and no that’s not weird, it’s totally a thing. At least I think it is. )A cornbread muffin sliced with melted butter in the center.

And I really think that this recipe for how to make the best boxed mix cornbread ever is kind of magical.

Why? Because all you do is add 2 little extra ingredients to the usual stuff you put in Jiffy cornbread mix and it turns out amazing.

So moist and honey sweet, with nary a dry crumbly bite in site. Technically, I’d consider this to be more of a baking hack then a recipe. More of a secret tip.The Best Cornbread

So now I know that you’re all antsy and want to know what secret ingredients could make me so excited about cornbread, right? Sour cream and honey. Makes a lot of sense when you think about it, doesn’t it?

The sour cream works to make the cornbread moist and gives it a little bit of a tang while the honey helps the cornbread to get a nice golden crispy edge while sweetening it up a little.A muffin tin filled with cornbread batter, ready to pop into the oven.

If you’re a cornbread lover, you have to try this tip for making boxed cornbread mix better and tell me what you think. And then you can make my layered cornbread salad with your cornbread. Or try another cornbread mix recipe like my crockpot corn casserole

Layered Cornbread Salad

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Make boxed cornbread better

The Best Boxed Mix Cornbread

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 19 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Take your ordinary boxed cornbread mix and make the best moist and honey sweet cornbread ever with this simple recipe hack! 


  • 2  (8.5 ounce) boxes Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 9 x13 pan or a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray. 
  2. Mix together the cornbread mix, milk, sour cream, honey and eggs. Pour into your prepared pan. Bake for 18- 20 minutes for corn muffins or 25-27 minutes for 9x13 pan. 

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Horse R.

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

How long should I bake if making mini muffins? Thanks!


Friday 5th of November 2021

Since finding this recipe right before the covid lockdown, I can’t make cornbread any other way. I live in Florida and use local orange blossom honey. My friends and neighbors clamor for some when they smell it in the oven.

Amy D

Friday 5th of November 2021

Glad to hear that you're enjoying it TJ!


Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

Hi Amy, making for early Thanksgiving potluck. No one makes everyone loves. Don’t cook much so help questions you might know

A couple people thought it was too sweet. Want the most amount of people to like. Thinking of using 2 tablespoons of honey instead of three. Do I have to replace that one TBS with the milk or or sour cream?

Can I freeze a few days ahead of time and reheat day of. I know not a 1ST or 2nd Choice but us procrastinators Have a plan C and it involves a freezer.

Personally I believe if someone else is making the cornbread and providing real butter and honey is probably as good as it gets that day! I’m 24/7, 365 days a year person also. Thanks.... Sue

Amy D

Friday 5th of November 2021

Hi Sue,

First answer. Yes, if you reduce the amount of honey by a tablespoon then you need to add that tablespoon of liquids back in as milk or sour cream. Second answer. Yes, especially if you are wrapping individual corn muffins this should reheat just fine! Happy Thanksgiving!



Thursday 1st of April 2021

I was wondering how many cornbread muffins this recipe makes?


Sunday 28th of March 2021

does anyone know how many calories this is? i have a diabetic friend and wanna let him know how many calories it is.

Courtney Cloe

Monday 5th of April 2021

You can use the calories listed on each ingredient and divide it by portion size.

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