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35 Cornflake Recipes That Don’t Need a Bowl

These fantastic cornflake recipes are wonderfully crunchy, slightly sweet, and totally unique. From cookies to chicken, this cereal is surprisingly versatile.

Sure, cornflakes are delicious in a bowl with milk. But have you ever tried them encrusted onto a piece of French toast?

35 Cornflake Recipes That Don’t Need a Bowl featuring Cornflake Cookies with Raisins
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Between the comforting casseroles, bite-sized goodies, and hearty desserts, I think it’s safe to say that cereal isn’t just for breakfast anymore.

So, if you’ve got a box in the kitchen, why not try one of these cornflake recipes? I’m dying to hear which is your favorite!

35 Amazing Ways to Cook With Cornflakes

1. Cornflake Cookies 

Let’s start with something simple yet delicious.

These cookies are incredibly buttery and chewy with a delightful cornflake crunch.

The chocolate chips add a bit of sweetness for a pleasant surprise in each bite.

Grab a cold glass of milk and get ready to gobble up these goodies!

2. Easy Crunchy Cornflake Chicken

Oh my goodness, this cornflake chicken is beyond delicious!

Not only is it scrumptious and easy, but it feeds the whole family, too.

It’s crunchy, juicy, and simply amazing. Trust me; the kids will go nuts for this quick dinner.

Dip it in your favorite sauce or pair it with salad for a hearty meal.

3. Blueberry Cornflake Muffins 

The best part of waking up is a hearty breakfast. So start your day right with these cornflake and blueberry muffins.

Topped with cornflakes and brown sugar streusel, they’re wonderfully tender with a fantastic crunch.

Enjoy the burst of fresh blueberries in every bite of these sweet, tart muffins.

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4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies 

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that’s quick, simple, and no-bake, you can’t go wrong with these cornflake clusters.

Full of crunchy cereal, rich chocolate, and creamy peanut butter, these work well as mini bites or cut into bars.

5. Baked Cornflake Chicken Nuggets

One of the reasons chicken nuggets are “unhealthy” is that they’re usually fried to achieve that crispy coating we all love.

But when you use cornflakes, they’ll stay super crunchy even when baked in the oven.

You can even prep this ahead of time and still get amazing texture!

Every time I make these, they’re devoured in a snap!

6. Cornflake Honey Slice

In need of something sweet and healthy-ish for snacking? How about these yummy cornflake honey bars?

This decadent dish is packed with honey, cornflakes, and oats. But there’s also some chewy coconut in the mix, which adds to the cookie bar texture.

It’s baked to perfection and easy to slice into bite-sized pieces.

7. Cornflake Clusters

I used to make these all the time as a kid, and I still crave them as an adult.

They’re terrific little snacks made with just a handful of pantry staples, including cornflakes, butter, honey, and salt.

This recipe only takes 10 minutes to make, and you can jazz them up with everything from chocolate chips to colorful sprinkles.

They’re perfect for parties or to keep on hand whenever you feel like something sweet.

8. Cheesy Chicken Crunchers 

Add a new spin to your regular chicken recipes with this easy dinner!

These chicken crunchers are cheesy and full of flavor. The cornflake crust is golden-brown and crispy, while the meaty inside stays moist and delicious.

Plus, they’re super easy to make, so your kiddos can help out in the kitchen.

Serve them with BBQ sauce, and these crunchers will be gone before you know it!

9. Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

This recipe creates the tastiest, most addictive peanut butter cookies you’ve ever tried.

They’re perfectly chewy and crispy with a flawless mix of sweet and salty.

Drizzle with melted chocolate or serve them with vanilla ice cream for an irresistible treat!

10. Chocolate Cornflake Cake

Here’s a fun recipe that’s always a hit, and all you need is butter, milk chocolate, golden syrup, and cornflakes.

If you can’t find golden syrup (a British baking must-have!), you can swap it out for corn syrup or brown rice syrup.

It just won’t have the same depth of flavor.

11. Air-Fried Corn Dog Bites

OMG, these Air-Fried corn dogs bites are a game changer!

They’re so tasty and deliciously crisp. Plus, they’re a lot less greasy than their deep-fried counterparts.

Can you think of anything more irresistible than a beef hotdog coated with crunchy cornflakes?

Neither can I!

12. Cauliflower Casserole

Nothing says comfort food quite like a warm, hearty casserole.

That’s why I love this recipe because it stars all of my go-to comfort flavors.

This creamy and satisfying casserole packs a wholesome punch with cauliflower and cheese. The curry adds spice, and the cornflakes add a fantastic crunch.

13. Ultimate French Toast with Corn Flakes

This ultimate French toast recipe turns a classic into a delicious breakfast must-try.

It’s got a nice crisp exterior and a custardy middle laced with cinnamon.

Pair it with fresh berries and powdered sugar, and you’ve got one helluva way to start the day!

14. “Fried” Ice Cream Pie

Tired of regular ice cream sundaes? Why not try fried ice cream pie?

Smooth, buttery vanilla ice cream is encased in a crispy cornflake crust. You’ll never want ice cream any other way once you try this fried ice cream pie.

This indulgent dessert will appeal to anyone who loves sweet, cold treats!

15. Cornflake Crusted Halibut with Chile Cilantro Aioli

This crispy, flaky halibut with chile and cilantro aioli is perfect for an elegant weeknight meal.

It’s also a great way to add some zing to your regular dinner rotation!

The crunchy cornflake crust contrasts the tender, buttery halibut to make a fantastic dish.

Oh, and it only takes 20 minutes to prep and cook, so you can whip it up even on busy workdays.

16. Cherry Winks Cookies

Delight in the taste of these old-fashioned cookies that I’m sure your grandma used to make.

This nostalgic treat features soft, chewy cookies, a crunchy cornflake coating, and bright cherry flavors.

One bite, and you’ll fall in love all over again.

17. Pineapple Crunch

This pineapple dessert is sweet, crunchy, and tastes like you’re on a tropical vacation.

It’s got a tasty cornflake crust and a dreamy pineapple filling.

Top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a more rich experience.

18. Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies

Let’s face it: life is hectic, and sometimes you just want a treat that’s ready in a flash.

Luckily, this sweet snack can be whipped up in minutes!

These cookies are sweet and a bit salty from the cornflakes and butterscotch coating.

The best thing about this recipe is that it only requires four ingredients! It’s also no-bake, so you don’t have to wait around the oven.

19. Best Chicken and Waffles 

Get ready to meet your new favorite brunch dish.

And yes, these really are the BEST chicken and waffles you’ll ever try!

The drumsticks are coated in buttermilk and cornflakes, then baked in the oven until the meat is juicy and the exterior is crunchy.

Meanwhile, the buttermilk waffles are tender and golden. Together with a drizzle of syrup, they’re a match made in heaven.

20. Crispy Baked Fish Sticks

Who would have thought that fish sticks could be this good?

This crispy baked fish sticks recipe is a family favorite, and you can use anything from cod to salmon.

Just like the fried corn dogs, you won’t believe how crunchy the cornflakes make this!

21. Funeral Potatoes

Whether you know them as funeral potatoes or cheesy potatoes, this is a classic dish you’ve likely had a hundred times.

Its creamy base and crunchy topping made with cornflakes make it irresistible and perfect alongside chicken and pork.

This recipe stars cheesy, creamy casserole loaded with Southern-style hash browns and other comforting flavors. Delish!

22. Cheesy Summer Squash Casserole

Cheddar cheese, onion, and summer squash are the ideal team for a mouthwatering casserole.

Nothing compares to the satisfying flavors of a good casserole, and this one’s no exception.

It has rich, creamy goodness that will make you go back for seconds!

The slight crunch added by the cornflake-crumb topping makes this dish even more irresistible.

23. Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

This recipe for chocolate peanut butter ball is something you’ll absolutely love. It’s super simple, but it’s also pretty darn indulgent.

It’s got chocolate, peanut butter, and cornflakes rolled into a bite-sized treat with a hint of maple syrup sweetness.

Make them around the holidays for a quick and tasty edible gift to go along with your usual cookies.

24. Browned Butter Sweet Potato Casserole

Capture the flavors of fall with this browned butter and sweet potato casserole.

Savor the velvety smooth mashed sweet potatoes, marvel in the crunch of cornflakes, and melt over the gooey marshmallows. 

This dish is an explosion of texture and taste that will make your tastebuds sing!

25. Buffalo Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Forget buffalo wings, and try these buffalo chicken nuggets instead. Trust me; you’ll be hooked after one bite!

These nuggets are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, but instead of the typical breading, you’ll use hot sauce and cornflakes.

Serve them for dinner with fries, as a quick afternoon snack, or even on game day with a big bowl of blue cheese dip.

26. Baked Buffalo Catfish

If you’re curious about catfish but don’t know the best way to cook it, may I suggest this buffalo catfish recipe?

The catfish is coated in cornflakes, making it delightfully crispy. It’s also doused in buffalo sauce, so you know it’ll pack quite a flavor punch.

Bake it until golden, and watch the fish flake apart with a fork. Yum!

27. Gluten Free Chicken Tenders

Who doesn’t love chicken tenders? It doesn’t matter if you’re five or 50; they’re totally irresistible.

And that goes double for this gluten-free recipe.

Again, you’ll use crushed cornflakes to add a satisfying crispy coating, and then they’re baked, making these chicken tenders almost healthy!

28. Christmas Wreath Cookies

These no-bake Christmas wreath cookies are just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season.

Made with melted marshmallows and colored with green food coloring, they’re a little like Rice Krispies, only way crispier!

Plus, they can be made in just 15 minutes!

Combine all ingredients, form them into a wreath shape, and top with red candies! How easy is that?

29. Chipotle Honey Crispy Baked Boneless Wings

Chicken wings are an appetizer staple. But if you’re looking for something unique, this recipe has you covered!

Boneless chicken wings are breaded with eggs, flour, and cornflake crumbs, then baked to crispy perfection and tossed in chipotle and honey sauce.

It’s an excellent mix of savory and spicy that will delight your tastebuds.

30. Baked Breaded Shrimp

Shrimp coated in cornflakes and baked to perfection? Yes, please!

Forget the breadcrumbs because this recipe is all about the cornflakes, and boy, does it deliver!

The crunch is so satisfying, and the flavor is out of this world.

There’s no way anyone could be disappointed when they try this dish. It’s perfect for family gatherings, parties, or a simple dinner feast.

31. Crispy Baked Coconut + Cornflake Shrimp

This recipe is simple to make and even easier to bake. You’ll be serving up this bite-sized seafood goodness in no time!

The shrimp is crusted with cornflakes and shredded coconut giving it a nice crunch.

It’s fantastic as finger food for a party or simple dinner with the family.

32. Crispy Fried Pork Chops

This pork chop recipe will do the trick when you’re craving something crunchy and tender.

They’re crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Plus, the flavor is mild enough to pair with everything from noodles and rice to pasta and potatoes.

I like these with some sweet chili sauce, but they’re just as good smothered in BBQ and served with fries.

33. Baked Honey BBQ Popcorn Chicken

Crunchy and saucy with just a hint of spice, these chicken poppers are like a party in your mouth.

The balance of sweet, savory, crunchy, and saucy will have you and your guests fighting for the last bite.

This recipe is a great way to enjoy chicken minus the grease, and it’s less work to boot!

34. Ham and Potato Casserole

Nothing beats the cozy flavors of this homey ham and potato casserole.

It’s creamy, cheesy, and topped with crunchy corn flakes to add a satisfying texture.

The best part? You can prep ahead of time and then pop it in the oven when you need it.

35. Christmas Morning Wife Saver

Who needs a fancy breakfast when you can have this filling casserole?

Featuring delicious layers of bread, ham, potatoes, and cheese, it’s topped with cornflakes to add just a touch of sweetness.

Use up leftovers from Christmas Eve with this easy recipe, or make it fresh first thing!

Either way, the prep only takes 15 minutes, and the oven does all the work!

35 Best Ways to Cook With Cornflakes

These fantastic cornflake recipes are wonderfully crunchy, slightly sweet, and totally unique. From cookies to chicken, this cereal is surprisingly versatile.


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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