Copycat Cornbread Muffins

So here’s a story…

I make cornbread muffins (or Mini Corndog Muffins), like ,once a year.  But for some reason, I bought a 3-pack of packed muffin mix and put it in my pantry.

Then I came along to make cornbread and my cornbread mix was like, 2 years expired.  Now, I am pretty flexible with expiration dates…if it’s a little past, I’ll probably still use it, but 2 years?!? Excessive, even for me.

So I decided to throw the mix and make my own.

And then I discovered how easy it is to make your own cornbread muffins assuming that you have cornmeal on hand (which I always do since it is a key component of my pizza and english muffin recipes).

This recipe is just like this mix and so easy!  I am so glad to have a recipe so that I don’t have those mixes go bad on my pantry shelf anymore! 

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Recipes using Ground Corn:Grits, Corn Meal, Polenta, Masa, Makki ki Roti, Etc.

Copycat Jiffy Cornbread Muffins

Recipe from Our Zesty Life

⅔ cup all purpose flour

½ cup yellow cornmeal

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1 egg

⅓ cup milk

2 tablespoons canola oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease an 8-cup muffin tin.

Whisk together the dry ingredients.  Then, add the wet ingredients and stir to combine.  Set aside for 3 minutes, then scoop evenly into the greased muffin tin.

Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


  1. I know just how you feel, Amy! Happens all the time in my pantry. And, you're totally easy to make your own...and not have to feel guilty about throwing away unused food. A great recipe to keep on hand; thanks for sharing! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

  2. I love this simple, but I'm certain delicious, copycat! Nice. And I won't have to fret about not having the Jiffy cornmeal mix in my pantry or that it expired four years ago. True story!

  3. Amy sometimes I too have ingredients that I forget and go beyond the expiry date. And I wonder why I bought it in the first place! Love the beautiful dome on the cornbread muffins.


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