Homemade Jiffy Mix Recipe

This homemade jiffy mix recipe is another great way I am cutting out processed foods in our house. I feel like if I put individual ingredients together to make a recipe, it has to be better for those of us eating it! The image below shows enough for a normal sized box mix of Jiffy cornbread mix. I took it a step further and tripled the recipe so it would fill a quart sized mason jar. I’ll be able to whip this up anytime or use it in this recipe for Scalloped Corn, it’s like cornbread, only moist.

Have You Tried This Homemade Jiffy Mix Recipe?

We would love to hear from you in the comments below! Tell us the good, the bad and the ugly about this method of replacing the processed box mix with something you can feel good about. What do you think? We want your review of this!

Here is How Mine Turned Out

I was happy to see that this homemade Jiffy Mix recipe would fit into a quart jar when tripled. You can measure out the ingredients for one tonight and stick 3 on the shelf for later. If you only have to clean once and reap the rewards many times over, why not make it? Especially if you already have the ingredients on hand.

I wrote the add-ins instructions on the jar along with the words, “Jiffy Mix” so when I want to make cornbread or scalloped corn next time all I have to do is measure, mix and bake. No looking up the recipe or instructions for what to add in before baking. Having these kind of Dry Mixes already made up and ready to go is a great time-saver!

Looking for Other Dry Mixes for a Jar?

I’ll start a running list of dry mixes for a jar as I come across them and keep them here simply for my own reference. Maybe you can benefit from my weird way of organizing things by bookmarking this page.

Brownie Mix

Fajita Seasoning Mix

House Seasoning Mix

What is Jiffy Mix Made of?

If you look at the back of a jiffy cornbread mix, you’ll find a whole lot of ingredients describing the make up of baking soda and lard. The rest are pretty straight forward. The reason we can’t eat this box mix is because of the added folic acid. It’s in all enriched flours which is why we are making the switch from the box mixes.

Here is the ingredients as listed on the back of a Jiffy Mix box: “WHEAT FLOUR, DEGERMED YELLOW CORN MEAL, SUGAR, LARD (HYDROGENATED LARD, BHT AND CITRIC ACID PRESERVATIVES), CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF: BAKING SODA, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SALT, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID, WHEAT STARCH.”

What Can I Substitute for Jiffy Mix?

Well this recipe, of course. You can find it at the top of this page. I’ll bet you have all of the ingredients to make this if you have cornmeal in your pantry for other uses.

Does Jiffy mix have pork in it?

Yes, if you look at the ingredients above, you will notice lard is listed. We all know that lard is made from the belly fat of a pig. That makes this store-bought mix unusable for those who don’t consume pork. Another good reason to make your own homemade Jiffy Mix in a jar!

Here’s a Video of Me Putting it in the Jar

For those of you who need visual instructions on how to make this:

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