From Tacos To Mac N Cheese: 8 Creative Ways To Use Cornflakes
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Cereal is great for breakfast. But there are so many other things they can help with. Be it oat, barley, wheat or honey-baked -- cornflakes are a versatile component which you can use to create an array of fun appetisers, desserts and even dinners. Their most obvious use is as a crunchy topping, be it for pasta or a soup, but they can also be used as binding agents and their lack of potent flavour helps them blend into almost any dish. If you like cereals and simply can’t have enough, here are some ways you can use them:

Cornflake-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Transform ordinary chicken tenders into a crunchy delight by coating them in crushed cornflakes. Create a seasoned breading mixture by combining crushed cornflakes with herbs and spices. Dip the chicken in egg wash and then coat it with the cornflake mixture before baking or frying and you’ll get golden, crispy exterior with a juicy and flavorful interior. 

Cornflake-Topped Mac 'n' Cheese Bites

Elevate traditional macaroni and cheese by adding a crispy cornflake crust. Prepare mac 'n' cheese, let it cool, and then shape it into bite-sized portions. Roll each portion in crushed cornflakes and bake until golden brown and you’ll get amazing appetisers. You can also use crushed cornflakes to top a bowl of classic mac n cheese 

Cornflake Trifle

Layer cornflakes with yoghurt and fresh fruits to create a delicious parfait. Add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for sweetness. This parfait makes for a light and refreshing dessert or a satisfying snack. Customize it with your favourite fruits, nuts, or seeds for added flavour and texture. 

Chocolate-Dipped Cereal Clusters

Create no-bake chocolate treats using cornflakes as the main ingredient. Melt chocolate and mix it with cornflakes, creating small clusters. Drop spoonfuls onto a parchment-lined tray and let them cool until the chocolate hardens. These bite-sized clusters offer a great combination of sweet chocolate and crispy cornflakes. 

Cornflake-Crusted Chicken Salad

Turn cornflakes into a crispy coating for chicken in a salad. Crush cornflakes and use them as breading for chicken tenders or nuggets. Bake or pan-fry until golden brown and serve on top of a bed of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and your favorite salad toppings. Drizzle with a zesty dressing! 

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

Who says dessert bars can’t be healthy for you? These protein-rich no-bake bars are made by combining cornflakes with melted chocolate and peanut butter. Press the mixture into a baking dish and let it set in the refrigerator. Once firm, cut into bars for a delicious and energy-packed snack. Optionally, sprinkle crushed cornflakes on top for an extra crunch. 

Savoury Cornflake-Crusted Fish Tacos

Use crushed cornflakes to coat fish fillets for a unique twist on fish tacos. Season the cornflakes with spices like cumin, paprika, and garlic powder. Bake or fry the fish until crispy, then assemble the tacos with your favourite toppings, such as shredded cabbage, salsa, and a squeeze of lime. 

Ice Cream Sundae with Cornflake Topping

Zhuzh up your dessert game by using cornflakes as a crunchy topping for ice cream sundaes. Sprinkle crushed cornflakes over your favourite ice cream flavours, add chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. The combination of creamy ice cream and crispy cornflakes creates an amazing texture contrast.