Think beyond the breakfast bowl and try these sweet and savory cereal recipes which are cerealsly delicious any time of morning – or night.
Corn Flake Baked Chicken
What’s not to love? Using Corn Flakes instead of breadcrumbs makes this baked chicken super crispy and golden. Recipe inspired by Gimme Some Oven.
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 2 cups crushed Corn Flakes
- 6 chicken thighs
- salt & pepper
- olive oil or Pam cooking spray
- (optional) chopped fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet for even cooking. (If you do not have a wire rack, you can just turn the chicken once halfway through baking.) Spray the wire rack with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Prepare your dipping assembly line. In one shallow bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. In the second shallow bowl, add the crushed Corn Flakes. After that, place the prepared baking sheet with the wire rack.
- Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Then dip one piece of chicken in the egg mixture until completely coated. Then let the excess egg drip off, and transfer to the Corn Flake mixture. Press the chicken into the chips gently until the entire piece is evenly coated, then lay on the prepared baking tray. Use cooking spray to give the chicken a final light coat of oil. Bake for 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
- Remove and serve immediately with optional garnish and dipping sauce.
Boozy Lucky Charms Milkshake
You had us at Lucky Charms milkshake, but add a shot of booze and we’ve found the pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow. Recipe from How Sweet It Is.
- 1 1/2 cups Lucky Charms
- 2 cups milk
- 4 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/3 cup vodka
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- extra cereal for topping
- Add the Lucky Charms to a food processor and blend until powdery. It’s okay if a few larger pieces remain. Add the milk to a large bowl and pour in the blended marshmallows. Stir to combine, then let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, add the ice cream, marshmallow milk, vodka and vanilla extract to a blender. You can add extra cereal if you’d like! Blend until combined and pour into glasses. Top with frosting (or whipped cream!) and some extra marshmallows.
Corn Flake French Toast Sticks
We’re literally counting down to the weekend when we can make a batch of these OMG-worthy crunchy, custardy French toast soldiers. Recipe by Damn Delicious.
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 4 slices bread, cut into 1-inch thick strips
- 2 cups crushed Corn Flakes
- Maple syrup, for serving
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together, eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Working one at a time, dip bread strips into the egg mixture, then dredge in the crushed Corn Flakes, pressing to coat.
- Working in batches, add bread strips to the skillet, 3-4 at a time, and cook until evenly golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup.
Frozen Cereal Bar
Um hello these frozen cereal treats need only two ingredients. The Greek yogurt makes these really creamy without the calories. Recipe from Babble.
- Line the loaf pan with parchment, making sure the large edges of the pan are completely covered with the paper. Once frozen, the yogurt can be hard to remove from the pan, so don’t skip this step!
- Fill the bottom half of your pan with the Greek yogurt. Press cereal across the top of the yogurt. Create a good layer of the stuff!
- This is your chance to fill the center of your bars with colorful crunch.
- Finish off with a final layer of yogurt on top. Then cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 6-8 hours.
- When it’s time to eat, gently remove your yogurt from the loaf pan, grab a sharp knife, and slice!
Cheerios Frozen Bananas
These are a great treat for kids (big and small!). Recipe from Kidspot.
- Thread wooden skewers through bananas. Roll in yogurt, then coat in Cheerios.
- Freeze and drizzle with maple syrup before serving.
Lucky Charms Munch
This technicolor sweet-salty treat is made for Instagram. Recipe inspired by Deliciously Sprinkled.
- 1 box Lucky Charms cereal
- 6 cups pretzels
- 8 ounces white chocolate
- 1-2 handfuls of Skittles
- 1/4 cup colored sprinkles
- 1/2 cup of each pink, yellow, and green candy melts
- Pour box of cereal out onto a large baking sheet. Pick out all the marshmallows; set aside.
- In a large bowl mix the pretzels, Skittles, and marshmallows together.
- In a medium microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate chips for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips are completely melted. Pour over mixture and toss until evenly coated.
- Spread mixture in single layer on baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle with candy sprinkles and drizzle with melted pink, yellow, and green candy melts. Let stand until set, about 15 minutes. Gently break up mixture and enjoy!
Froot Loops Cupcakes
Forget rainbow bagels, try these psychedelic cereal cupcakes. Recipe inspired by Tablespoon.
- 1 box Pillsbury Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups Froot Loops
- 2 pounds powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Food coloring gels
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, 1/3 cup of the butter, and eggs. Fold in crushed cereal. Spoon into a standard-sized muffin tin lined with cupcake wrappers.
- Bake cupcakes for 18-21 minutes, or until the center of the cupcakes springs back to the touch. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
- In a stand mixer, prepare frosting by beating together remaining butter (1 cup), powdered sugar, and milk until light and fluffy.
- To create colorful swirled frosting: fit a pastry bag with a large star piping tip. Squeeze a thin line of food coloring gel up the side of the pastry bag. Squeeze additional colors on other sides of the bag, if desired.
- Carefully drop frosting directly down the center of the bag, taking care to not smear the coloring on the sides of the bag together. Twist the pastry bag closed, and pipe colored frosting onto cupcakes.
- Garnish, if desired, with sprinkles and leftover cereal bits. Enjoy!