Trying to come up with different menu items for dinner can sometimes be a challenge. I wanted to make the Garden Chowder recipe, minus the chicken, and make a slightly larger batch. To go along with it I thought corn muffins sounded good. I grew up with Jiffy corn muffins. You can’t beat them! Until you read the list of ingredients. I’m trying really hard to limit ingredients, and to make everything from scratch. You wouldn’t believe how easy it can be. This is the perfect example. This recipe (from Food.com) is so fabulous. You’ve got to try it. I mistakenly bought WHITE cornmeal. It calls for YELLOW cornmeal. The only difference is the type of corn it comes from, and obviously, yellow cornmeal will result in better looking muffins, but they taste just as good!
Click HERE to print the recipe from Food.com!
This recipe has flour, yellow cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, canola oil, egg, and milk. That’s it. Nothing you cannot pronounce!
INGREDIENTS in the Jiffy mix: WHEAT FLOUR, DEGERMINATED YELLOW CORN MEAL, SUGAR, ANIMAL SHORTENING (CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING: LARD, HYDROGENATED LARD, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED LARD), CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING: BAKING SODA, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SALT, WHEAT STARCH, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, BHT PRESERVATIVE, TOCOPHEROL PRESERVATIVE, CITRIC ACID PRESERVATIVE, BHA PRESERVATIVE, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID, SILICON DIOXIDE.
Jiffy-Like Corn Muffins from Food.com
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray muffin tin (makes 6 muffins) with cooking spray (I just used olive oil).
In medium bowl mix 2/3 cup flour, 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons canola oil.
Whisk together, then add:
1/3 cup milk
Fill muffin tin 1/2 full. Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees F.
I know, I know! What a treasure!
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3 thoughts on “How to make corn muffins that taste like JIFFY…”
Just had some Jiffy muffins last week. The box was in the pantry. My husband buys the Jiffy mix. I usually make corn muffins from scratch. It is so easy!!! Betty Crocker, Better Homes or Fannie Farmer Cookbook recipes are all good. Also there are some really good recipes online for corn muffins without wheat flour.
Thanks for pointing out all those unpronounceable ingredients.
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Thanks Jane! Yes! I ran across some fabulous recipes, all are quick and easy for sure! I guess I never realized how easy! Jiffy is good in a pinch, but if you’re trying to limit processed foods just make it yourself (that goes for pretty much everything)… and end up with delicious results 😉
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