Jiffy Cornbread Without Eggs


If you’ve come here, you’re likely looking for ideas of how to make cornbread using a Jiffy mix without adding the eggs that are included in the box instructions. Can you make Jiffy cornbread without eggs? We have some excellent substitutes that are vegan friendly. These will also work as a generic egg substitute for cornbread in any recipe you use.

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Eggless Cornbread

If you’re wondering why you would want to substitute eggs, there are many reasons to do so. Perhaps you naturally ran out of eggs, and you can’t get to the store to get more. Or perhaps eggs are not used because of cultural, religious, or health reasons. And sometimes dietary restrictions cause people to avoid eggs.

Whatever your reason for making Jiffy cornbread without eggs, we’ve got you covered. Cornbread without eggs is fully achievable.

Egg Substitutes For Cornbread

Following are our recommendations for substitutes for Jiffy cornbread without eggs.

Ground Flax Seed Gel/Flax Egg

Use ground flax seed or flax seed gel and mix it with water to create a paste. This works well as an egg substitute for both binding and moisture.

Ratio: 1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water = 1 egg

Chia Gel/Chia Eggs

Use ground chia seed or chia gel and mix it with water to create a paste. This works well as an egg substitute for both binding and moisture.

Ratio: 1 tbsp ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp water = 1 egg

Overripe Bananas

Bananas add good moisture and work well as a binding agent. Bananas do however alter the flavor mildly.

Ratio: ½ banana or ¼ cup smashed = 1 egg


Yogurt works as a replacement for egg, adding moisture and stabilization.  You can use either plain yogurt or Greek yogurt.

Ratio: ¼ cup yogurt = 1 egg


Applesauce is considered one of the healthier alternatives. We suggest using unsweetened applesauce so as to not alter the flavor of your Jiffy cornbread without eggs.

Ratio: ¼ cup applesauce = 1 egg

Silken Tofu

The best way to use tofu when substituting it for egg is to process it in a blender or food processor before adding it to the mixture of ingredients. It will help to make the contents smoother and creamier rather than chunky.

Ratio: ¼ cup silken tofu = 1 egg

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How to Make Jiffy Cornbread without Eggs

Now that you know how to make Jiffy cornbread without eggs, we hope you’ll give it a try and us the substitute that is best for you and tastes the most delicious.

Cornbread Egg Substitutes

The best egg substitutes for cornbread include flax seed, chia seed, applesauce, silken tofu, and mashed banana. See above for our list of recommended quantities.

Cornbread Milk Substitutes

Unsweetened milk substitutes such as plant-based oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, rice milk, or whatever your favorite milk substitute.

Cornbread Butter Substitutes

Butter substitutes for cornbread include all kinds of oil such as coconut oil or canola oil. We recommend these because there is little to no taste in them that would alter the flavor of the dish.

How Do You Make Jiffy Corn Bread Mix Without Eggs?

Following are instructions to make Jiffy cornbread without eggs.


1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
1/3 cup milk
1 egg replacement (we recommend ground flax seed)


Bake at 400F degrees for 15-20 minutes.

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Transform your box of Jiffy muffin mix into extra moist and fluffy cornbread using these simple tips and tricks.

If you’re someone who prefers more of a cake like recipe that’s nice and thick, then you might like to try some of these additions to make an extra moist and fluffy cornmeal mix.

How to Make Jiffy Cornbread Extra Moist and Fluffy

To make an extra moist version of cornbread using the Jiffy mix, you can choose one of the following to add into your batter, along with the add-ins that are laid out in the box instructions. These ingredients help to retain moisture and give you a delicious outcome.

Oil or Butter 1 tbsp
Sour Cream 1/2 cup/box
Mayonnaise 1/2 cup/box
Greek Yogurt ¼ cup/box

How to Make Jiffy Cornbread Taste Better 

We recommend doubling the recipe which will make a thicker, better tasting Jiffy cornbread, then modify the recipe as suggested below. This will give you a slightly sweet and nice, moist cornbread.

Sugar 1 tbsp
Honey 3 tbsp
Milk, add 1/8 cup extra for 2 boxes

You’ll want to add a few extra minutes of cook time to what the box instructions say, and cook longer when adding more moisture.

Jiffy Cornbread Flavor Variations

If you want to change up the flavor of your Jiffy mix cornbread, here are some flavor variations that you might like to try.

Bacon and cheddar

Add bacon bits or bacon pieces and shredded cheddar cheese until your heart’s content. This makes a delicious bacon and cheddar Jiffy cornbread.

Jalapeno and cheddar

For a jalapeno and cheddar flavor variation, add fresh diced jalapenos, along with shredded cheddar.  

Maple and walnut

Add some maple syrup along with walnuts for a delicious, sweetened maple and walnut flavor.

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Slice of sweet cornbread with honey on the plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following are frequently asked questions about making Jiffy cornbread without eggs. If you have a question that’s not asked here, please drop it to us in the comments box below and we’ll be happy to answer it.

Can I use this recipe to make skillet cornbread?

Yes, you can make Jiffy cornbread without eggs in a cast iron skillet. It’s one of our favorite ways to bake cornbread. It comes out nice and crispy around the edges.

Can I make vegan cornbread gluten free?

Yes, to make vegan cornbread gluten free, you’ll need to use a made from scratch recipe because Jiffy mix isn’t gluten free. You can use our made from scratch recipe above and use a  1:1 gluten free all-purpose flour as a substitute.

How long does dairy free cornbread keep in the fridge?

Cornbread that has been baked can typically be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze vegan cornbread?

Yes, cornbread can be frozen for up to 3 months. Just place it in an airtight container or zipped freezer bag to help keep in fresh.

What are the best meals to serve with cornbread?

Some of the most popular meals to serve with cornbread include, chili, beef stew, beef Manhattan, Tortilla Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Tomato Soup, and Shepherd’s Pie.

What happens if you don’t put eggs in cornbread?

If you eliminate eggs in cornbread the cornbread will be too dry and crumbly. If you don’t use eggs, you’ll need to choose an egg substitute that will provide adequate moisture and stabilization to hold the eggs together.

Can I make Jiffy cornbread without eggs and milk?

Yes, you can make Jiffy cornbread without eggs and milk. Please check our list of recommended substitutes above for appropriate replacements.

Can you use mayonnaise instead of eggs in cornbread?

Yes, you can substitute ¼ cup mayonnaise in place of 1 egg in cornbread.

Do you have to use eggs in cornbread?

No, you don’t have to use eggs in cornbread, but we recommend using a substitute in their place.

Can I make cornbread in a glass dish?

Yes, making cornbread in a glass baking dish works well. Our favorite is to use a cast iron skillet for baking.

How to make this recipe vegan?

To make Jiffy cornbread without eggs as a vegan dish, check our list of recommended substitutes above which we’ve included some vegan friendly options.

Can I use oil instead of eggs in Jiffy cornbread?

Yes, ¼ cup oil will work well as substitute for 1 egg.

Can I use sour cream instead of eggs in cornbread?

Yes, we recommend using 1/4 cup of sour cream as a substitute per egg.

Can you use soy milk in Jiffy cornbread?

Yes, soy milk works well as a plant-based substitute for milk in Jiffy cornbread.

What can I substitute for milk in cornbread?

You can use unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or any other preferred milk.

Can you use oat milk in Jiffy cornbread?

Yes, you can use oat milk as a 1 to 1 substitute for Jiffy mix cornbread.

What is a good way to make sure my cornbread doesn’t crumble?

To make sure your cornbread doesn’t crumble, make sure you have a very moist batter or cook at lower temperature. If you’re substituting milk or eggs, those are the ingredients that provide the moisture. Make sure you replace adequate moisture.

How should I store my cornbread?

Cornbread can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to three days. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and store in the freezer for up to 3 months in an airtight container or zipped freezer bag.

Can I use cornmeal to make other dishes?

Cornmeal can be used in a variety of dishes including Polenta.

When should you add sugar to cornbread?

If you like a sweeter cornbread, add a few tablespoons of sugar. Honey also makes a good sweetener for cornbread.

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What is the difference between cornbread and corn muffins?

The difference between cornbread and corn muffins is solely the pan they’re baked in. For cornbread bake the batter in a loaf pan or cake pan. For muffins, use a muffin tin for baking.

Does Jiffy cornbread mix need milk?

Yes, the instructions on the outside of the box of Jiffy cornbread call for the use of milk. Can I use coconut milk instead of milk in cornbread? Yes, any type of milk will work as a one-to-one substitute.

Can you make Jiffy cornbread with water instead of milk?

No, we don’t recommend using water as the outcome isn’t satisfactory. Use a milk substitute or milk replacement instead.

Egg Substitute For Jiffy Cornbread: What Should You Use?

You should use the substitute that works best for your dietary restrictions. Choose one from the list above.

What’s the best egg substitute for Jiffy cornbread?

For the best results for an egg substitute for Jiffy cornbread, we recommend Flax egg. See above for the instructions for replacement of 1 egg.

Can you make vegan cornbread?

Yes, see our recipe below for vegan cornbread, using your choice egg and milk substitutes.

Is there a vegan substitute for milk?

Yes, plant-based milks such as almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, and coconut milk work fine as substitutes.

Is there a vegan substitute for butter?

Yes, vegan friendly substitutes for butter include various cooking oils. Coconut oil and canola oil have a mild flavor and won’t alter the taste of the dish as much as some of the other oils.

Cornbread – A History

Cornbread was thought to have been created out of necessity by southern native Americans. It originated as cornmeal and water that was stirred together and baked over an open fire. It started as being native to the south because wheat and rye which was popular in the north didn’t keep well in the south.

Recipe Variations

Below are some recipe variations for Jiffy cornbread without eggs. We’ve included vegan cornbread, southern style corn pudding, and Mexican cornbread with jalapeños and cheddar, all without eggs.

Vegan Cornbread Ingredients

Following is a Vegan Cornbread Without Eggs Recipe. Or since it uses a mix, some might refer to it as Jiffy Cornbread Without Eggs – Recipe For Eggless Cornbread. It includes typical cornbread ingredients.

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 1/2 all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

3 tbsp baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

Enough egg replacement to equal 2 eggs (see egg replacements post), ground flax seed

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/3 cup oil

Vegan Cornbread Baking Method

Mix together dry ingredients listed above. Add wet ingredients and stir until fully incorporated. Add batter to a greased baking pan. Bake at 400F degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Southern “no egg” Corn Pudding

To make Southern no egg corn pudding using Jiffy mix, you’ll need 14 oz can creamed corn, 14 oz can corn, 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix, ½ cup melted butter, 8 oz sour cream. Mix and bake at 350F degrees for 55 minutes.

Jiffy Eggless Mexican Cornbread with Jalapeño and Cheese

To make eggless Mexican cornbread with jalapeño and cheese, use 2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix, 3 tbsp oil, 14 oz can cream style corn, 8 oz apple sauce, 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese, ½ cup sour cream, ¼ cup pickled jalapeños, 1 ½ tsp minced green chilies, 2/3 cup red pepper diced fine, crushed red pepper flakes for topping.

Bake at 375F degrees in a greased baking pan for 30-35 minutes.

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5 thoughts on “Jiffy Cornbread Without Eggs”

  1. I had very thick whole milk plain greek yogurt in my refrigerator and used it to substitute for an egg (I was out of eggs) in Jiffy cornbread mix. The batter came out very thick but once baked I would not have believed the muffins were made without egg. I think I will bake them this way all the time.


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