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Homemade “Jiffy” Corn Muffin Mix: Simple, Healthier Cornbread, with Three Variations
Posted By Jessica Smartt On May 29, 2013 @ 3:00 am In Do it yourself,Frugality,Homemade,In the kitchen,Nutrition,Real Food,Real, whole food | Comments Disabled
Guest Post by Jessica Smartt 
After I moved to “the South,” I realized a few things about Southerners:
I enjoyed the first two, but the cornbread? I was never all that impressed.
That is, until I had a Jiffy corn muffin. And the world stood still.
Moist, crumbly, sweet – delicious on its own, but just perfect paired with chili (even in the summer! ), my awesome Cornbread Chili Casserole,  slow-cooked beans , breaded fish, Trader Joe’s White Lightning Chili , BBQ chicken…Yup, I can justify a Jiffy corn muffin for just about any meal.
Unfortunately, Jiffy muffin mix contains a lot of sugar and is held together with partially-hydrogenated lard. Ick!
I just couldn’t bring myself to kiss these golden beauties goodbye forever, so I created a homemade substitute that is every bit as delicious, but healthier. I used The Pioneer Woman’s  cornbread recipe as the basis. You can make these right away, or store the mix in your pantry as a “Jiffy” substitute.
Whisk together the following:
The muffin mix can be doubled or tripled. If not using immediately, store mix in an air-tight container for three months.
If you have doubled or tripled your recipe, scoop out two cups of mix for each batch you’re making. For each single batch, add:
*I never seem to have buttermilk on hand, so I do the old substitution of just under one cup of milk + 1 tablespoon plain white vinegar. Works like a charm!
Mix all the wet ingredients into your muffin mix. Stir until blended, and pour into muffin tins. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Yield: 8-10 muffins.
Got allergies or restricted diet? (We do. ) Check out my recipe for Gluten-Free, Dairy-free, Egg-free Never-Know-It Cornbread! 
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URLs in this post:
 Jessica Smartt: http://www.smarttereachday.com
 even in the summer!: http://smarttereachday.com/?p=1725
 Cornbread Chili Casserole,: http://smarttereachday.com/?p=1521
 slow-cooked beans: http://www.stacymakescents.com/crock-pot-spicy-black-beans
 Trader Joe’s White Lightning Chili: http://smarttereachday.com/?p=603
 The Pioneer Woman’s: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/10/skillet-cornbread/
 non-GMO cornmeal: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_corn_gmo-free.htm
 palm oil shortening: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_palm_shortening.htm?utm_source=adcenter&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Palm%2BShortening
 We do.: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/04/food-allergies-healthy-eating.html
 Gluten-Free, Dairy-free, Egg-free Never-Know-It Cornbread!: http://smarttereachday.com/?p=1743
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