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How to Make Boxed Cornbread Mix Better!

by Amy D
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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Mia January 5, 2019 - 10:42 pm

I made Chili tonight and came across your recipe. My family loved it!! Definitely kicks my boxed versions butt! Thanks 😉

Shawn January 5, 2019 - 8:45 pm

Really wanting to try this, however I have another kind of cornbread mix that only calls for the addition water.
Do you think I should still add the 2 eggs or skip them as on my box instructions?

Amy D January 7, 2019 - 9:19 am

I’m sorry Shawn, I don’t feel like I can give you good advice on the matter because I’m not familiar with that particular mix! Every kind of cornbread I’ve ever made has had eggs incorporated.

Tayler January 4, 2019 - 7:12 pm

Randomly tried the tonight & substituted the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt & OMG!!!! Best corn bread ever!!!

Amy D January 5, 2019 - 11:23 am

So glad to hear you loved it Tayler!

Kim December 12, 2018 - 3:20 pm

I did the recipe from the box and threw that brick of an excuse for cornbread away — and then tried this! Like night and day. Thank you. Delicious!

Jane L December 10, 2018 - 12:02 am

Can I substitute the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt?

Amy D December 14, 2018 - 10:28 am

That should work just fine Jane, I use the two interchangeably in recipes a lot of times depending on which one I have on hand.

Melinda December 8, 2018 - 12:52 pm

Can I mix them up the night before and cook them the next day?

Amy D December 8, 2018 - 1:23 pm

Melinda, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Valerie Frazier December 6, 2018 - 3:09 pm

Tried this last night and my husband was soooo happy with the outcome! He kept raving about how much better these additions make the jiffy corn bread! Thanks for the recipe!

Amy D December 8, 2018 - 1:22 pm

It really is pretty crazy how two little changes can make that much of a difference!

Renee December 2, 2018 - 12:12 pm

I’ve tried many “Jiffy cornbread improvements.” This is the only one placed in my “Tried and true” recipe book!!! Very, very good!! Thanks!

Amy D December 3, 2018 - 8:01 pm

Thanks for the high praise Renee! I’m glad it made the cut.

Tera November 29, 2018 - 5:14 pm

Just made these with my son! OMG, they are amazing . We added 1 tablespoon of melted butter and sugar into the mix and drizzled some honey on top when we removed them.

Emma November 28, 2018 - 9:17 pm

I made some tonight and added frozen sweet corn! Yummy ❤️ Excited to bring them to a small group chili cook off!

Amy D November 29, 2018 - 8:52 am

It will be a perfect accompaniment for a chili cook off, and how fun, it’s perfect weather for a chili cook off. I’m kind of jealous. I have to work this weekend.

Linda November 27, 2018 - 7:51 pm

Made this for thanksgiving and my cousins raved about it!

Amy D November 28, 2018 - 8:46 am

Wow, that’s great! I’m so glad to hear how the recipe turned out for you Linda. Happy Holidays.

Tra November 21, 2018 - 11:24 am

Can you tell me how many corn muffins this makes ?

Amy D November 21, 2018 - 2:59 pm

This will make approximately 16 corn muffins.

Kurt T. November 16, 2018 - 4:35 pm

Just tried this recipe and….amazing! What I also do is, right after taking out of the oven, spread some pats of butter over all of it, cover pan tightly with foil for 15-20 minutes. Seals that goodness in and makes it even more yummy and moist. 🙂

Amy D November 18, 2018 - 4:22 pm

I like the way you think Kurt! Thanks for sharing.

Tammy November 10, 2018 - 5:25 pm

We made this tonight and it was delicious.

Amy D November 14, 2018 - 9:06 am

Yay! I’m so glad you loved it! Isn’t it amazing the change those little things make?

Anne D March 21, 2018 - 2:50 pm

Can you replace the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt?

Amy D August 23, 2018 - 9:07 am

I have not personally tried this out, but I think that it would work perfectly fine Anne. Please let me know how it turns out!

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