Nourish PA: 4 Ways to Use Cornflakes

This classic cereal has been gracing breakfast tables since 1894, when it was invented by Will Kellogg. Almost 130 years later, it still makes a tasty meal in a bowl with cold milk, but there are lots of ways to use cornflakes in other dishes, too!

Here are four ways to add the sweetness and crunch of cornflakes in easy snacks:

Cornflake Cups


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup honey or pancake syrup
  • 4 cups cornflakes


  1. Melt unsalted butter and honey or pancake syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat until combined. Stir in cornflakes until combined.
  2. Spoon cornflake mixture into a 12-cup muffin tin lined with cupcake liners.
  3. Bake at 375°F for 10-15 minutes until firm. Allow to cool completely at room temperature before serving.

Other easy ways to use cornflakes:

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars: Mix 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter and 1/2 cup pancake syrup in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 2-3 minutes, until hot. Stir in 6 cups of cornflakes, until combined. Press cornflake mixture into a greased 8×8-inch baking dish and refrigerate for 1 hour until firm. Cut into bars and serve. 

Fruit and Cornflake Parfait: Layer plain yogurt, fresh fruit, such as strawberries or blueberries and cornflakes, in a jar or glass. 

Cornflake Trail Mix: Combine equal portions of cornflakes, dried cranberries (or any dried fruit) and chocolate chip, and almonds (optional) in a resealable plastic bag. Store in a dark, cool place until ready to serve. 

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