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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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Gigi May 10, 2020 - 4:50 pm

Omg These muffins are GREAT. Thank you

Jay March 15, 2020 - 9:23 pm

Please put actual quantities for the mix. Boxes don’t come in just one size, I had to do some googling and guess at which size you meant.

Amy D March 16, 2020 - 11:47 am

Hey Jay,

1) I have updated the recipe to include the box size.
2) I have always lived in very rural areas, so I actually had no idea cornbread mix came in different sizes, because what’s available here has always been 8.5 ounce boxes my whole entire life!

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I’ll work to be more careful about things like this in the future!!


Lisa February 4, 2020 - 4:30 pm

I used one box of Jiffy corn muffin mix and cut other ingredients in half. These muffins peeled off the muffin cup paper easily and were crispy around the edges. I got 8 regular size muffins from this recipe. They were wonderful and a perfect match for the crockpot sausage and beans recipe I got from another website.

Emily Sullivan December 12, 2019 - 12:35 pm

This made my whole house smell so yummy! I am looking forward to bribing them to my potluck at work! Thanks!

Amy D December 12, 2019 - 5:22 pm

Glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe Emily!

Jennifer November 27, 2019 - 9:09 am

Hi do I have to make 2 boxes per se or can I make just 1 box of mix?

Amy D November 27, 2019 - 8:08 pm

You can scale it back to just one box! Just cut everything in half.

Colleen V November 22, 2019 - 10:01 am

Excited to try this recipe. Since it is made with sour cream, do the leftovers need to be refrigerated? Planning to make a day early for Thanksgiving. Thanks!!

Amy D November 27, 2019 - 8:08 pm

No, the leftover cornbread does not need to be refrigerated. It will keep just fine.

laney November 18, 2019 - 9:06 pm

This turned out fantastic. I used a 9×13 pan and baked for an extra 7 minutes. Golden and crisp on the edges, fluffy and sweet on the inside. Definitely a keeper.

Samantha Mitchell November 14, 2019 - 7:45 pm

I definitely just poured this into a 9 inch round pan so heres hoping theres no overflow 😩😩😩

Citogal October 28, 2019 - 10:51 pm

I liked your idea of using sour cream, so instead of using milk, I just doubled the sour cream. I will double the honey next time, and I also add a can of creamed corn. I took it to a pumpkin carving party yesterday where the host made chili, and everybody loved my cornbread even more than in the past. And I baked it for 35 min due to the extra moisture. Generally the ends are firmer than the middle, but this time even the ends were very moist. Got a lot of compliments!

Bianca October 25, 2019 - 7:37 pm

Highlight of dinnee were these rolls. I also made a crockpot dish with sausage onion and cabbage to go along with it. Will definitely save this recipe and put in

J October 15, 2019 - 3:18 pm

I’ve always added a small can of creamed corn to my jiffy mix. It adds extra sweetness and some bits of corn for texture. Yours sounds pretty yummy, I love some sour cream and always use it to perk up other recipes. I will have to give it a try!

Kia October 14, 2019 - 7:00 pm

I love this recipe!! The cornbread goes fast since using this recipe

Kristina Ferguson October 7, 2019 - 10:52 am

can you add jalapenos?? 🙂

Amy D October 8, 2019 - 4:37 pm


Martha Garcia September 7, 2019 - 1:57 pm

If I want to make the cornbread in a cast iron skillet will all other instructions work? Thanks!

Amy D September 9, 2019 - 12:08 pm

Absolutely! You might need to watch the timer a little closer, but other than that it should just be fine, Martha. Enjoy.

Mel September 5, 2019 - 10:10 am

This is a great recipe hack. Everyone enjoyed it. It kept really well for a couple of days. Made a nice breakfast.

Amy D September 12, 2019 - 11:55 am

So glad that you enjoyed it Mel!

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