This easy recipe for cornbread muffins is simple and delicious!

Moist and fluffy cornbread muffins taste fantastic with just 4 easy ingredients. Grab a box of Jiffy Mix and add in some extras for the best corn muffins ever!

These tasty muffins are always tasty whether served alone or as a side with soup or chili!

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Best Cornbread Muffins

  • These are so quick to make, and they bake up fluffy and soft in no time.
  • Just 4 ingredients make these muffins taste so fresh and delicious!
  • Cornbread muffins make the perfect breakfast with some creamy honey butter, or serve them as a tasty side with a steaming chili bowl or some Mexican lasagna.
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4 Simple Ingredients!

Jiffy Muffin Mix – Any box of corn muffin mix will work, just be sure it’s 8.5 ounce box.

Dairy – Milk gives these muffins so much flavor. For a creamy and tangy twist, add a couple tablespoons of sour cream or Greek Yogurt to the milk, (making sure the liquid stays at ⅓ cup). Almond, soy, or oat milk will also work. An egg makes the muffins soft and moist, or try ¼ cup of applesauce instead.

Honey – The addition of honey lends a touch of sweetness and homemade flavor! Substitutions like maple syrup or agave can be used, too!

Variations – For a savory and spicy muffin that goes great with chili, try adding in some chopped jalapeno peppers like in these jalapeno cornbread muffins or toss in a teaspoon of crushed chili flakes. Or try making some pumpkin cornbread muffins too!

How to Make Cornbread Muffins

What could be easier than just a few ingredients and a quick bake?

  1. Add muffin mix to a bowl.
  2. Beat egg with honey and milk, add to the muffin mix.
  3. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes, then fill prepared muffin tins.
  4. Bake (per recipe below) in a preheated oven until golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from the tin.
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Tips & Tricks

  • To make muffins into a cornbread loaf, simply follow the recipe as directed, but instead of adding the batter to muffin tins, pour it all into a greased 8-inch pan, and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top.
  • If leftover muffins become dry and crumbly, try spreading them with butter and microwaving them on a damp paper towel.

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Honey Cornbread Muffins

These honey cornbread muffins have the sweetness of all-natural honey with Jiffy corn muffin mix.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 20 muffins
Author Candace



  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease mini muffin tin (I use butter).
  • Add dry corn muffin mix to a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together egg, milk, and honey. Add egg mixture to muffin mix and stir until just combined. Allow to sit for 3 minutes.
  • Using 1½ Tablespoon cookie scoop, fill mini muffin tin (20 mini muffins).
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until tops are golden brown. Cool in muffin tin for 3 minutes and carefully remove.


  • To make 6 regular sized muffins, bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • To make honey cornbread, bake for 20-25 minutes in a greased 8 inch pan.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 68 | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. These homemade Honey Cornbread Muffins are the perfect combination to a big bowl of soup or chili. They are easy to make and they take less than 30 minutes from start to finish.