How to Make Jiffy Cornbread in a Cast Iron Skillet?

Mary M. Saucedo

Are you in the mood for some delicious, homemade cornbread? Look no further than this easy Jiffy Cornbread recipe made in a cast iron skillet. This beloved American side dish is perfect for any occasion and is guaranteed to please your taste buds with its crispy, golden crust and soft, buttery interior.

Made with just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is perfect for beginners and experienced cooks alike. So, let’s get started and learn how to make Jiffy Cornbread in a cast iron skillet!

Key Takeaways:

  • Jiffy Cornbread is a classic American dish that’s easy to make at home.
  • Cast iron skillets are ideal for making cornbread, as they help develop a crispy, golden crust.
  • This recipe only requires a few basic ingredients, such as Jiffy mix, egg, milk, and melted butter or oil.

Gather Your Ingredients

Before I start making my Jiffy Cornbread, I make sure to have all the ingredients ready. For this recipe, I need a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, one egg, 1/3 cup of milk, and a tablespoon of melted butter or oil. I always add a personal touch by tossing in some extra ingredients like shredded cheese or diced jalapenos to make the cornbread more flavorful.

With all the ingredients on hand, I can quickly whip up a batch of homemade cornbread that tastes better than any store-bought mix. The Jiffy mix is an excellent shortcut that saves me time and ensures perfect results every time. The best part is that I can customize the recipe to suit my taste preferences.

Preparing Your Skillet

Now that we have gathered all our ingredients for the Jiffy cornbread recipe, it’s time to prepare our trusty cast iron skillet. Preparing the skillet is an essential step for successful cornbread.

First things first, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). While the oven heats up, place your cast iron skillet in the oven. Heating up the skillet is essential to help the cornbread develop a crisp, golden crust.

Once the oven reaches the desired temperature, carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven. Do not forget to use oven mitts or pot holders.

You will need to coat the skillet with a thin layer of oil or melted butter to prevent sticking. You can use a brush or a paper towel to spread the oil or butter in the skillet evenly.

And there you have it- our cast iron skillet is now ready to go! We can now move on to the next step of mixing the batter for our Jiffy cornbread recipe. Making cornbread in cast iron has never been easier!

Mixing the Batter

Now that you have prepared your cast iron skillet, it’s time to mix the batter for your homemade Jiffy Cornbread. In a mixing bowl, add the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, egg, milk, and melted butter or oil.

Use a spoon or spatula to stir the mixture until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Avoid overmixing, as it can result in a dense and tough cornbread.

The batter should be slightly lumpy, and that’s okay! It’s a sign that you have not over-mixed it.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully mixed the batter for your easy and delicious Jiffy Cornbread.

Baking Your Cornbread

Now that we have prepared our skillet and mixed our batter, it’s time to bake our delicious Jiffy Cornbread in the cast iron skillet!

Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven using oven mitts. Remember, it will be extremely hot! Coat the skillet with a thin layer of oil or melted butter to prevent sticking. Pour the cornbread batter into the skillet, spreading it evenly. Return the skillet to the oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the cornbread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Be sure not to over-bake your cornbread, as it can result in a dry and tough texture. Keep an eye on it towards the end of the baking time to ensure it’s not left in the oven for too long.

Once your Jiffy Cornbread is baked to perfection, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Don’t worry if you see cracks on the surface of the cornbread – they are normal and add to the rustic charm of homemade cornbread.

Cut the cornbread into slices or squares and serve while it’s still warm. Jiffy Cornbread in a cast iron skillet is often called “skillet cornbread,” and it’s a classic side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. Whether you’re serving it alongside BBQ ribs or a comforting bowl of chili, this homemade cornbread is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Serving and Enjoying

Once my Jiffy cornbread is baked to perfection, I like to remove it from the oven and let it cool for just a few minutes. I then cut it into slices or squares and serve it while it’s still warm. The cornbread is so soft and buttery on the inside and crispy on the outside, making it the perfect side dish for any meal.

One of the things I love about Jiffy cornbread is how versatile it is. It pairs well with chili, barbecue, or even a simple bowl of soup. And if I’m feeling adventurous, I like to add some shredded cheese or jalapenos to the batter before baking for an extra kick of flavor. The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing this delicious homemade cornbread.

So go ahead and try this easy cornbread recipe for yourself. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!


Making Jiffy Cornbread in a cast iron skillet is one of my favorite ways to enjoy this classic American dish. Not only is it easy to prepare, but the result is a mouthwatering cornbread with a beautiful golden crust.

Whether it’s for a family dinner or a backyard cookout, your homemade cornbread will surely be a hit! I love serving it with chili, barbecue, or even a simple bowl of soup. It’s a versatile side dish that can complement just about any meal.

So, grab your cast iron skillet and let’s get cooking! With just a few simple ingredients and easy steps, you can create a delicious skillet cornbread that will impress your friends and family. Don’t be afraid to customize your recipe by adding extra ingredients like cheese, jalapenos, or even corn kernels.

Thank you for joining me on this culinary journey of making homemade Jiffy Cornbread in a cast iron skillet. I hope this recipe has inspired you to try it out for yourself and see just how easy and delicious it can be!


Q: Can I use a different brand of cornbread mix instead of Jiffy?

A: Yes, you can use a different brand of cornbread mix if you prefer. However, the measurements and cooking times may vary, so be sure to follow the instructions on the package.

Q: Can I make Jiffy Cornbread without a cast iron skillet?

A: Absolutely! While a cast iron skillet is traditional and adds a nice crust, you can still make delicious Jiffy Cornbread in a regular baking dish. Just follow the same recipe and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Q: Can I make this recipe without eggs for a vegan version?

A: Yes, you can make a vegan version of Jiffy Cornbread by substituting the egg with a flax egg or applesauce. Follow the instructions on the egg substitute package for measurements.

Q: Can I freeze the leftover cornbread?

A: Yes, you can freeze the leftover cornbread. Allow it to cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy it, simply thaw it at room temperature or warm it up in the oven.

Q: How long can I store the cornbread?

A: The cornbread can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you want to keep it longer, it’s best to store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. Just make sure to wrap it tightly to prevent it from drying out.

Mary M. Saucedo
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