Kid-Friendly Cornbread Recipe With Just 4-Ingredients

6 muffins
25 min

Bake my favorite 4-ingredient cornbread recipe for a cake like kid-friendly cornbread that will have you and your family coming back for seconds!

Regular cornbread is fine and dandy, but I like mine best moist and little sweet. Here’s my favorite cornbread recipe for a cake like cornbread that will have you and your family coming back for seconds! This kid-friendly cornbread recipe makes a great addition to family dinners and is the perfect side for a  kid-friendly chili recipe.

Made with just four simple ingredients, this kid-friendly cornbread recipe is, and has been, a favorite year after year. Combine Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix with a bit of creamed corn, and egg and sugar and you have a bread based side dish that tastes like cake! A super moist cornbread recipe that your family – kids included! – will absolutely LOVE!

I’ll admit this isn’t my original recipe. I actually discovered this brilliant food hack from my son’s biological father. He’d worked in a restaurant on and off in early adulthood. So he’d picked up a few cooking tips and tricks here and there. And I’m glad he did! If you hate dry, crumbly cornbread, then this recipe hack using Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix is a must for your next chili dinner.

Learn how to make this simple side dish with the recipe below.

Kid-Friendly Cornbread Recipe With Just 4-Ingredients
Recipe details
  • 6  muffins
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Kid-Friendly Cornbread Recipe
  • 1 box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 3/4 can of creamed corn
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Mix the ingredients together, omitting the milk called for on the back of the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix box.
Allow the mixture to set for four minutes.
Fill muffin cups so they are about 2/3 of the way full.
Bake the cornbread muffins for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
Rebecca D. Dillon
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  • KLI122 KLI122 on Sep 13, 2020

    I absolutely love this! Any idea what the carb count might be?

    • Rebecca D. Dillon Rebecca D. Dillon on Sep 14, 2020

      For two corn muffins, you'll have the following: Calories: 231Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 440mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 5g

  • Nicole Mazza HC Nicole Mazza HC on Sep 13, 2020

    What if you omit the sugar and replace the creamed corn with plain applesauce??

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    • Sandra Sandra on Feb 05, 2024

      I did it with no sugar and no sauce. It’s delicious. Also you can make this like a loaf of bread.