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25 Easy Breakfast Cereal Recipes

These tempting breakfast cereal recipes prove just how versatile the morning staple can be!

These aren’t necessarily breakfast recipes, but each one has something in common. They all feature breakfast cereals in their ingredient lists. 

Baked Wholewheat Bran Muffins with Raisins
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There’s a little bit of everything here. For traditionalists, there’s sweet Chex mix and Fruit Loops bars. More adventurous eaters can try oven-baked chicken tenders. (Spoiler alert: You use Cheerios and Parmesan for the breading!) 

Now, let’s dive into these 25 breakfast cereal recipes before I give too much away! 

1. Rice Krispie Cookies

These five-ingredient, no-bake cookies are like Rice Krispie treats. But these rise to a whole new level of yumminess. 

They’re still sweet, sticky, crunchy, and gooey. But they have a couple of extra surprises in the mix. 

Instead of just marshmallows and Rice Krispies, these feature other ingredients. Namely, white baking chips, salty peanuts, and creamy peanut butter. 

It’s like Rice Krispie treats and homemade peanut butter cookies had a baby. And it’s a baby you’ll definitely want to get to know.

2. Fruity Pebbles Sugar Cookies

These soft, chewy sugar cookies are rich, buttery, and have a surprise inside. Each one is full of brightly colored Fruity Pebbles cereal. 

They’re tasty and fun. And their confetti-like appearance makes them perfect for birthday parties. 

3. Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treat Sandwiches

If you’re like me, you’ve probably experimented with the Rice Krispie treats recipe a lot. Over the years, I’ve made them with Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles, Cheerios, and more. 

This recipe takes the original Fruity Pebbles treats up a notch. You don’t just stop at the crunchy treats. Instead, you turn them into double-decker sandwich cookies. 

Each one features two crispy Fruity Pebbles treats with indulgent icing between them. They’re super rich and will give you a sugar high. 

Of course, that’s why they’re such a massive hit with the kiddos.

4. Fruit Loops Bars

Fruit Loops bars are another way I’ve experimented with the Rice Krispie treat recipe. They’re basically the same thing, only they’re made with Fruit Loops instead. 

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All you need is the cereal, mini marshmallows, butter, and vanilla extract. You can have them ready in about 10 minutes. They’re perfect for snacks, desserts, or on-the-go breakfasts. 

5. Sweet Chex Mix

I love bringing homemade Chex mix to a party because it’s so simple to make. It requires only a handful of ingredients and no real skill in the kitchen. 

There are tons of recipes for making it online. You can find salty, spicy, garlicky, etc. 

This recipe is for the perfect sweet-n-salty Chex mix. Plus, it’s exceptionally crunchy, which always makes for a good snack. 

6. Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)

Puppy chow is similar to homemade Chex mix. However, it’s less sweet-n-salty and more sugary. It’s effortless to make, too. 

Melt chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave. Then, coat the Chex cereal with those before adding a third coat of yummy powdered sugar. The whole process takes about 10 minutes.

7. Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders

Cheerios, Parmesan, and herbs aren’t things most people typically put together. And if you told me to add them to my cereal bowl, I’d say you were nuts. 

Thankfully, you won’t put those ingredients in a bowl with milk. Instead, use them to coat the chicken before baking it to juicy perfection. 

It sounds strange, but just try it. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. 

8. Special K Bars

Special K bars are one of my favorite no-bake desserts. They feature everyone’s favorite combo of chocolate and peanut butter. They also throw in a crunchy Special K filling. 

These sweet, chewy bars take about 15 minutes to make, and everyone loves them. If you want a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, this recipe is a safe bet. 

9. Apple Jacks Marshmallow Treats

These are also like Rice Krispie treats, only made with Apple Jacks. They’re gooey, crunchy, and full of apple-cinnamon goodness.

They’re a great way to start or end the day.

10. Patriotic Fruit Parfait with Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Speaking of starting the day off right! Check out these red, white, and blue parfaits. They look great and taste even better. 

It’s a simple-to-follow recipe that really just requires creative layering of ingredients. If you enjoy yogurt, berries, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, you’ll love it. 

11. Raisin Bran Muffins

For years, blueberry muffins have been my favorite. These Raisin Bran ones knock them out of their top spot. 

These muffins are wonderfully soft and tender. And the cinnamon-raisin flavor in every bite will make you weak in the knees. 

They taste a bit like Hardee’s Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits in muffin form. Even more so if you make a simple powdered sugar glaze to go on top of them. 

12. Frosted Flakes Cookies

These are good, old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies, but with Frosted Flakes in the recipe. I don’t know who originally thought this was a good idea, but they were right. 

These cookies are soft and gooey but have just enough crunch to be perfect. They also have perfectly-balanced sweet and salty flavor.

Try them for yourself. You won’t really understand how amazing they are until you do. 

13. Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps

Here’s another cereal and cheese combo. And just like the chicken tenders, they’re delicious, despite sounding a little strange. 

They’re light, crunchy, and delightfully cheesy. And I can back up the recipe author’s claim that they “are perfect with wine.” 

14. Cornflake Chicken

Believe it or not, this one isn’t as strange as it sounds. If you’ve spent time in the South, you know Cornflake chicken is a thing. 

And if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. The crust is perfectly crisp, and the chicken is absolutely succulent. It’s an unbeatable combination and an easy way to make fried chicken

15. Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

All you need for these easy-to-make bars are Cheerios, honey, and peanut butter. Melt the peanut butter and honey and mix in the cereal. 

Then, press the bars into a cake pan and refrigerate them for 2 hours. It’s so simple, even a child could do it. 

And if you have kids who like to help in the kitchen, this is the perfect recipe. 

16. Golden Graham S’Mores

Oh my gosh. These ooey-gooey, slightly crunchy, super chocolatey s’mores are incredible! 

These use four ingredients and require no baking. They’re as good as anything you’d make around a campfire. 

Trust me, these things are totally addictive, and that’s okay. I don’t mind being hooked on them one bit. 

17. Cap’n Crunch No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Who can say no to cool and creamy peanut butter pie? It’s even harder to resist with a Cap’n Crunch crust and salted caramel mixed in. 

This is another no-bake recipe that’s as decadent as it is delicious. And everyone who tries it will want a second slice. 

18. Honey Nut Cheerio Balls

These are another creative variation of standard Rice Krispie treats. Make them with Honey Nut Cheerios, honey, peanut butter, and marshmallows. 

Every bite features loads of nutty, honey flavor. And their texture is a unique mix between crunchy and gooey.

Their interesting appearance also makes them a hit at parties and get-togethers. 

19. Caramel Corn Pops Treats

Are you a salted caramel fan? If so, you’ll love these caramel-coated Corn Pops treats. They have just enough salt to give them a sweet-n-salty contrast and are so easy to make.

You need four simple ingredients and about 10 minutes from start to finish. They’re the ideal choice for last-minute gatherings and forgotten potlucks. 

20. Rice Krispie Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

This savory, cheesy hash brown casserole is the breakfast of champions. It contains all your morning favorites, right down to the cereal! 

It’s full of meat and veggies, and it’s more flavorful than you could imagine. It takes a little time to bake, so save it for the weekend if you’re short on time.

21. Funeral Potatoes

Funeral potatoes are a staple casserole at many events. They’re a creamy, cheesy version of a hash brown casserole with Cornflakes on top. 

Call them whatever you like if you don’t like the name. They’re simply too scrumptious to pass up. 

22. Ultimate Crispy French Toast with Corn Flakes

I’ve breaded chicken with Cornflakes for years. Even so, I never thought to use it to make my French toast crispier. Then, I came across this recipe. 

It’s the only one I use for French toast. If you’re like me and think, “The crunchier, the better,” it’ll be your new favorite French toast recipe, too. 

23. Cocoa Puffs Cereal Bars

Honestly, I’m not sure there’s a single cereal that you can’t turn into a Rice Krispie treat variation. So, if Cocoa Puffs are your cereal of choice, here you go! 

These Cocoa Puffs bars are just as gooey, crunchy, and delicious as all the others. But they’re much more chocolatey. 

24. Honey Nut Cheerio Cupcakes

With this recipe, don’t just throw some Cheerios on top of these cupcakes and call it a day. Work them into the batter and buttercream, too! 

It doesn’t change their texture, as they’re ground too finely for that. But it gives them a richer, honey-infused flavor that’s out of this world. 

25. Lucky Charms Cookies

These colorful cookies look like a child’s failed kitchen experiment. But they actually taste great. They’re so soft and sweet.

They contain white chocolate chips, Lucky Charms, marshmallows, and more!

If you want extra sweet cookies with a unique appearance, give these a try. They’re also perfect for rainbow, unicorn, tie-dye, and galaxy parties. 

25 Easy Breakfast Cereal Recipes

These breakfast cereal recipes result in some tasty treats! From cookies to chicken tenders to muffins, you’ll love these creative spins.


  • Rice Krispie Cookies

  • Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treat Sandwiches

  • Fruit Loops Bars

  • Sweet Chex Mix

  • Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)

  • Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders

  • Special K Bars

  • Apple Jacks Marshmallow Treats

  • Patriotic Fruit Parfait with Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  • Raisin Bran Muffins

  • Frosted Flakes Cookies

  • Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps

  • Cornflake Chicken

  • Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

  • Golden Graham S’Mores

  • Cap’n Crunch No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

  • Honey Nut Cheerio Balls

  • Caramel Corn Pops Treats

  • Rice Krispie Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

  • Funeral Potatoes

  • Cocoa Puffs Cereal Bars

  • Honey Nut Cheerio Cupcakes

  • Lucky Charms Cookies


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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