Speed Scratch Hatch Chile Cornbread

by Dorothy Reinhold on September 26, 2012

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I like Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. I’ve used it for 25 years.

There…I said it out loud in the foodie community. I am loud and proud!

It’s easy, it’s quick, it can be doctored up in a…uh…jiffy! Cracked myself up there just a little bit. But seriously, I have stirred in…

–leftover grilled corn
–or blue cheese crumbles
–or bacon
–or chopped sun-dried tomatoes
–or chopped broccoli and cheddar
–or whatever my imagination can invent…

…and it has always been good.

We all have our little cheats that we rely upon when time is short and mouths are open. This is mine. Chile, some cornbread, and I am that night’s hero.

And why should cornbread escape my infatuation with Hatch chiles? It shouldn’t, so in they go, for a match made in cornbread heaven.

Speed Scratch Hatch Chile Cornbread on ShockinglyDelicious.com

Recipe: Speed Scratch Hatch Chile Cornbread

Summary: Lightly sweet, a hint of Hatch chile and a fine crumb make this perfect for dinner or even for breakfast with eggs.


  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Hatch chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix


  1. Heat oven to 400F degrees. Spray a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a 4-cup measure, add milk. Add egg and whisk well with a fork to combine. Stir in chiles. Stir in corn muffin mix, just until moist. Do not overmix. Allow to rest undisturbed for 4 minutes for maximum crown.
  3. Restir slightly and scrape into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool for a couple of minutes, and serve warm.
  4. Serves 4.

Jiffy Corn Muffin MixQuick notes

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix looks like this:

If you are super lucky, you can find it on sale 3 for $1. Or 2 for $1. To me, it is the perfect blend of corny and a bit of sweet.

Preparation time: 8 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: USA (Southwestern)

Melissa’s Produce sent the Hatch chiles for recipe development.  

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert August 30, 2018 at 7:03 am

This looks incredibly delicious!


Toni | Boulder Locavore August 29, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Oh, I love it! Sounds so easy to make!


Paula August 29, 2018 at 10:56 am

I’m all about those hatch chilies!


Melanie Bauer August 29, 2018 at 10:26 am

I am in love with this recipe. It’s perfect for bringing in the fall season.


Mahy Elamin August 29, 2018 at 12:57 am

Great recipe. I like all the ingredients in it. This is perfect for me. thank you.


Brandy O'Neill August 28, 2018 at 6:10 pm

This cornbread sounds and looks perfect!


Liz August 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I like Jiffy too and this is a nice recipe and good tips. Thank you.


Dorothy Reinhold August 12, 2013 at 10:30 am

Oh good. You and I are in the Jiffy fan club!


Charlotte September 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I wonder how this would be with some cheese thrown in for good measure. You know, guild the lily!


Dorothy September 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Do it!


Valentina September 29, 2012 at 12:43 am

chiles + cornbread = one of the best culinary combinations ever! this one looks delicious!


Dorothy September 29, 2012 at 1:03 am

Thanks! I agree that this combo is a classic!


Eileen Gross | Wine Everyday September 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I’ve been on a quest to find a homemade recipe for cornbread that surpasses all.. Jiffy has always been my fallback, maybe I should stop searching?
I like the list of add-in’s something a little extra to make it special.


Dorothy September 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

I have made homemade from scratch cornbread, but I keep going back to Jiffy because it is such a no-brainer, and I can doctor it up with whatever I have on hand.


Christina September 26, 2012 at 10:43 am

Dorothy, my Dad worked at Jiffy in Chelsea, Michigan for 18 years! He got a kick out of your post 🙂


Dorothy September 28, 2012 at 8:58 am

How funny! So glad he liked it. I use Jiffy corn muffin mix ALL THE TIME!


Connie September 26, 2012 at 7:36 am

I too am a secret fan of Jiffy – and adding Hatch chiles is pure genius!


Dorothy September 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

We are Jiffy Geniuses!


Dorothy September 28, 2012 at 8:59 am

Oh yes, fix it to suit your dietary needs. Just add Hatch!


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