8/06/21

Better Than Homemade Cornbread - A Jiffy Hack with Duke's Mayo!

Duke’s Mayonnaise and Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix come together to make this quick and easy cornbread recipe that’s so super moist on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside! 

I thought I had the best Jiffy cornbread recipe hack on the planet with my Spiffy Jiffy Cornbread recipe. I mean, I still LOVE it, but y’all… 

Y’ALL.

Something happened.

And I don’t even know how to emphasize the magnitude of the awesomeness that is this cornbread recipe. And I’m not even trying to be cute or sell you on it. 

You don’t want to try it? Fine. But I’m telling you, if you make this, it will turn your cornbread world upside down.

Better Than Homemade Cornbread - A Jiffy Hack with Duke's Mayo! Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and mayonnaise come together to make this quick and easy cornbread recipe that’s so super moist on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside!

My Canadian husband, who doesn’t even get excited about cornbread, ate 6 pieces. In a row. After it was cold. And was still talking about it the next day.

I made 4 pans to go with the chili I made for The Boy’s high school baseball team and had parents I hadn’t met (yet) come up to me just to say it was the best cornbread they’d ever had. Then had children I didn’t know muster up the courage to slide over and ask for more and hour later.

What kids want cornbread nowadays?! From a stranger? When the canteen is right there pumping out Blow-Pops and nachos??

And you know what?? I can’t even take credit for it!! 

Better Than Homemade Cornbread - A Jiffy Hack with Duke's Mayo! Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and mayonnaise come together to make this quick and easy cornbread recipe that’s so super moist on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside!

We’d gone over to our friends’ house for supper one night, got busy chatting and visiting and forgot about supper preparations. Then my friend, Amanda, looked at me and said, “OH! The cornbread!!” By the way she lit out running into the house, I took it to mean she forgot the cornbread in the oven.

I hustled in behind her to find her taking a verrry brown pan of cornbread out of the oven, looking aggravated with herself. She hadn’t set a timer but it definitely looked like it had cooked too long.

She said she’d made my Spiffy Jiffy Cornbread recipe and went about apologizing to everyone, saying that the cornbread overcooked. Sometime later, we sat down to eat and reluctantly nibbled on the cornbread.

WHICH. WAS. AMAZING.

Better Than Homemade Cornbread - A Jiffy Hack with Duke's Mayo! Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and mayonnaise come together to make this quick and easy cornbread recipe that’s so super moist on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside!

I was like… what the?? This can’t be my recipe?? It tastes different and even though it looks overcooked, and looks like it should be dry… it’s not.

It’s… it’s PERFECT.

What kind of cornbread sorcery is this??!

Amanda started laughing because A) we all thought she'd burned it but mostly because B) she said she was almost done mixing it up when she realized she didn’t have any sour cream. She’d already mixed in the eggs and butter but was like screw it, I’m using Duke’s.  

Better Than Homemade Cornbread - A Jiffy Hack with Duke's Mayo! Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and mayonnaise come together to make this quick and easy cornbread recipe that’s so super moist on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside!

It’s not uncommon to substitute sour cream with mayo but you usually reduce or omit the fat and eggs. I would have never EVER thought the recipe would work but boy, did it ever!?

We figured the reason the cornbread looked overcooked was because all the mayo and butter made it brown a lot more than usual. It got crispy around the edges and on the bottom in the best way and was perfectly moist and tender on the inside. Hers was a lot browner than what's shown here because she came *this close* to burning it but the mayonnaise kept it perfectly moist and tender.

The first time I made this version myself I was tempted to reduce the butter and only use one egg. Because, let’s be honest, this is a lot of fat but I kept remembering how GOOD that cornbread was and how everyone loved it so much.

Better Than Homemade Cornbread - A Jiffy Hack with Duke's Mayo! Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and mayonnaise come together to make this quick and easy cornbread recipe that’s so super moist on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside!

I even called Amanda to BE SURE she followed the other recipe (using both eggs and a whole stick of butter) and that the only thing she changed was subbing the Duke’s for the sour cream. She confirmed so I went for it and I’ve been making it like this ever since! And so has she! 

Now, I know the argument will start soon about whether or not cornbread should be sweet. I’ll tell you here like I told y’all when I published the other Jiffy recipe, I like ALL the cornbread. And the good thing about this recipe is that the salty mayo cuts the sweetness a bit (the same as the sour cream does in the other recipe) so this is sort of a hybrid recipe. It’s not cake-like but it isn’t ultra-rustic either.

If you HATE sweet cornbread and wouldn't use Jiffy mix to spackle a hole in the wall of your boat shed, just skip down to my recipe for homemade Jiffy Cornbread Mix (below main recipe) then omit the sugar. Easy peasy, my friend. Easy peasy.

Better Than Homemade Cornbread - A Jiffy Hack with Duke's Mayo! Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and mayonnaise come together to make this quick and easy cornbread recipe that’s so super moist on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside!

NOTES ABOUT MAKING THIS RECIPE

  • Don't get scared when it starts getting darker than you're used to Jiffy cornbread looking - you just about can't overcook this. Amanda cooks hers browner than I do. When she tells people how to cook it, she finishes with, "then cook the sh!t out of it."
  • Scroll below to see my recipe for homemade Jiffy Cornbread Mix (double to use with this recipe).
  • If you'd like to try this but don't like sweet cornbread, use my recipe for Jiffy Cornbread Mix below but omit the sugar (double to use with this recipe).
  • Another brand of mayo can be used but don’t use fat free.
  • I wouldn’t recommend using Miracle Whip in this recipe due to the vinegar/twangy taste.

UPDATE!! I am so seriously in love with this recipe, I decided to try mayo in my banana bread and, y'all... Y'ALL!!! I don't know what it is about mayonnaise (maybe because the oil is emulsified with the eggs??) but whatever the reason, this is THE moistest, most delicious banana bread I've EVER made and I will make it this way until they put me in the grave! If you want to check it out, here's my recipe for Secret Ingredient SUPER MOIST Banana Bread (p.s... spoiler alert, y'all already know what the secret ingredient is 😁)

Better Than Homemade Cornbread

Better Than Homemade Cornbread
Yield: 12-15 Servings
Author: Mandy Rivers | South Your Mouth
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 35 Min
A Jiffy Hack with Duke's Mayo! Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and mayonnaise come together to make this quick and easy cornbread recipe that’s so super moist on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside!

Ingredients

  • 2 8.5-oz boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter, melted (1/2 cup)
  • 2/3 cup milk or buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine mayonnaise and eggs in a mixing bowl then whisk together until eggs are beaten.
  3. Whisk in melted butter and milk.
  4. Add dry corn muffin mix to wet ingredients then whisk together until just combined and most of the lumps are blended in.
  5. Lightly spray a 13x9 baking pan with cooking spray then pour in batter. Smooth and level batter then bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until deep golden brown and the edges are starting to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Notes:

  • Scroll below to see my recipe for homemade Jiffy Cornbread Mix (double to use with this recipe).
  • If you'd like to try this but don't like sweet cornbread, use my recipe for Jiffy Cornbread Mix below and omit the sugar (double to use with this recipe).
  • Another brand of mayo can be used but don’t use fat free.
  • I wouldn’t recommend using Miracle Whip in this recipe due to the vinegar/twangy taste.
  • Don't get scared when it starts getting darker than you're used to Jiffy cornbread looking - you just about can't overcook this. Amanda cooks hers browner than I do. When she tells people how to cook it, she finishes with, "then cook the sh!t out of it."
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Don’t have any Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix handy? No problem! Here’s the recipe I use that’s pretty dang close to the original! Just double it for the recipe above (and don’t prepare it, obviously!)

HOMEMADE JIFFY CORNBREAD MIX RECIPE

  • 2⁄3 cup flour
  • 1⁄2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Add dry ingredients to a bowl then whisk to combine then slowly whisk in oil until blended and no lumps are visible.

To prepare traditional Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix: Mix 1 egg with 1/3 cup milk until egg is beaten. Add Homemade Jiffy Mix then stir until just combined and most lumps are gone. Bake muffins at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or cornbread in an 8x8 pan for 15-20 minutes. Use cupcake liners or grease pan.

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Better Than Homemade Cornbread - A Jiffy Hack with Duke's Mayo! Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and mayonnaise come together to make this quick and easy cornbread recipe that’s so super moist on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside!


9 comments:

  1. Love the idea of making homemade jiffy but being diabetic I think I would substitute a sugar substitute like Splenda or whatever you use for the sugar and that would make it much more diabetic friendly

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  2. I like my cornbread on the sweet side. Can I add sugar to this recipe or will the sugar combined with the mayo throw it off?

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    1. It's still a little on the sweet side but if you want to add more it would be just fine!

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  3. Hi Mandy. This looks great. Just want to make sure you used 4 packages to make this recipe. My 8.5 oz package says it makes 3 servings.

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    1. I read this and thought, What in the world is she talking about?? I can see the label in my head as plain as day where it says to fill 6 muffin cups. I went to the pantry to grab a box (to prove myself right, of course) and see that the box doesn't say that anymore! And that it does, in fact, say 3 servings! I'll have to go edit the recipe! You only use TWO 8.5 oz boxes. I'm so glad you asked this! Thank you!

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  4. I will make this when i get home. I was thinking miracle whip and regular milk instead of buttermilk would be about the same. I usually put a can of cream style corn in 2 boxes of jif but the family says I never make things the same twice in a row so here we go

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  5. Can I make this half the recipe? I tried it before but it made too much for just 2 people it's great by the way.

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    1. Definitely! Cook in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan and reduce everything by half.

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  6. ��������

    Several things:

    1. Jiffy mix is soft and light
    enough as is.
    2. Why the buttermilk? Jiffy is a quick substitute for homemade cornbread. You might as well just make the cornbread if you're going to use buttermilk.
    3. If you're using buttermilk why would you need mayo?
    4. Why mayo at all?

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Hi there! While I’m not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven’t been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments.

I can tell you now 1) I have no idea if you can substitute Minute Rice or brown rice in my recipes because I’ve never used them and 2) If I know how to convert a recipe to a Crock Pot version, I will make a note about it (otherwise, I don’t know).

And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! Thanks, y’all! - Mandy