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Jalapeño Jiffy Cornbread

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This jalapeño Jiffy cornbread is moist, with crispy edges, a fluffy center and is packed with flavor. Transform a box mix with a few add-ins like jalapeños and cheddar cheese. It’s perfect for your next BBQ, and is the perfect side for chili or soup!

top view of sliced cornbread.
Jiffy jalapeño cheddar cornbread

Love this cornbread recipe? Try my Air Fryer Cornbread and my Air Fryer Biscuits for more side dish recipe ideas!

When you’re looking for a quick, elevated cornbread recipe, this jalapeño cornbread made with Jiffy mix is made with minimal effort. It has all the right flavors with the addition of not only jalapeños, but also with cheddar cheese and corn. You can bake this cornbread in a cast iron skillet or in a baking dish, whichever you prefer!

This recipe is so good that everyone will think you made it from scratch!

sliced cornbread on a plate.
Jiffy jalapeño cornbread

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Perfect as a side dish with your favorite meal or at a bbq.
  • Easy to customize with more or less cheese and jalapeños.
  • An all-American comfort food!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Boxed Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix – You’ll want the 8.5 ounce box of Jiffy mix!
  • Baking Powder – Helps the dough rise and expand as it bakes.
  • Canned Corn – You’ll want a small can of creamed corn, about 8 ounces.
  • Egg – You’ll want the egg to be room temperature. 
  • Milk – Whole milk is best for adding moisture to the cornbread. You can also use buttermilk.
  • Butter – You can use salted or unsalted.
  • Cheddar Cheese – I love sharp cheddar, but use your favorite. Buy already shredded or shred from a block of cheese.
  • Jalapeños – Diced or chopped, they can be fresh or from a jar or can, but pickled is my favorite.

How To Make This Recipe

six mage process making jalapeño jiffy cornbread.
Jalapeño jiffy cornbread process

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2:

Add Jiffy mix, baking powder, corn, egg, milk and melted butter to a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

Step 3:

Add cheddar cheese and jalapeños and mix again.

Step 4:

Spread mixture evenly into greased baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden on top and a toothpick or butter knife comes out clean from the center.

cornbread in a baking dish.
Jiffy cheddar cornbread

Variations

  • Add bacon for added flavor! You can mix in cooked pieces of bacon or sprinkle them over the top before baking.
  • Try to change up the cheese. If you like more spice to your cornbread, pepper jack cheese has extra spice.
  • Dice up some red or green bell peppers for a stronger taste.

Recipe Tips

  • Grease your baking dish with butter or nonstick cooking spray so that it comes out nice and easy.
  • Don’t over-bake! This will cause the cornbread to be dry and crumbly instead of moist.
  • Mix the batter gently to keep the cornbread tender.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Cornbread can be stored at room temperature for a few days. Just wrap it up in tin foil to prevent it from drying out.

Freezing: Wrap the cornbread tightly in foil and place in a freezer safe zip top bag, squeezing out excess air. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Reheating: Let cornbread thaw in the refrigerator overnight, or on the counter for a few hours. Heat in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees F.

FAQ

Why is my cornbread dry and crumbly?

Typically cornbread is dry when it is overbaked. You can also try to add an extra egg to the batter before baking.

Can I make this cornbread into muffins?

Yes you can! Line a muffin tin with liners and fill them about 2/3 way full before baking.

Are pickled jalapeños good in cornbread?

Yes! Pickled jalapeños add a nice vinegar and spicy flavor and are a great substitute for fresh jalapeños.

Can I double or triple this recipe?

Absolutely! You can quadruple the recipe in a 9×13 inch baking dish. The cooking time may need to be adjusted to keep an eye on the cornbread as it bakes.

Yield: 6 Servings

Jalapeño Jiffy Cornbread

sliced cornbread on a plate.

This jalapeño Jiffy cornbread is moist, with crispy edges, a fluffy center and is packed with flavor. Transform a box mix with a few add-ins like jalapeños and cheddar cheese. It's perfect for your next BBQ, and is the perfect side for chili or soup!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8.5 ounce box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 8.5 ounces can cream-style corn
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeños, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add Jiffy mix, baking powder, corn, egg, milk and melted butter to a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  3. Add cheddar cheese and jalapeños and mix again.
  4. Spread mixture evenly into greased baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden on top and a toothpick or butter knife comes out clean from the center.

Notes

For more flavor and spice, sprinkle the top of the cornbread batter with extra jalapeños and cheese before baking.

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