Cooking With Cereal Hacks

Alicia W
by Alicia W
6-12 servings
45 min

Everyone knows that you can used crushed cornflakes to coat chicken or fish, so I'm not going to bore you with that.

Here are three genius ways to use cereal that you didn't know.

Rice Krispie Meatloaf

Use Rice Krispie cereal as a binder instead of bread crumbs. This would work well if you have a wheat allergy.

Raisin Bran Muffins

I used Raisin Bran with cranberries and raisins for added fruit.

Corn Flake Crusted Tuna Casserole

Adding crushed Corn Flakes mixed with butter, parmesan cheese and garlic powder gives an ordinary tuna casserole a nice crunch.

Recipe details
  • 6-12  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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Rice Krispie Meatloaf
  • 2 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed golden mushroom soup
Raisin Bran Muffins
  • 3 cups raisin bran
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp all-spice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
Cornflake Crusted Tuna Casserole
  • 1/3 cup Crushed Cornflakes
  • 3 Tbsp Butter, Melted
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, Grated
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 8 oz Uncooked Egg Noodles
  • 2 10.75oz Cans of Cream of Celery Soup
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/3 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 2 -3oz Cans of Tuna, Drained, flaked with fork
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
Rice Krispie Meatloaf
Heat oven to 350°
In a large mixing bowl, beat egg slightly.
Stir in remaining ingredients except ground beef.
Let stand about 5 minutes or until KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal softens. Beat well.
Add ground beef.
Mix until combined.
Shape into loaf.
Place in shallow baking pan coated with cooking spray or foil lined.
Bake1 hour or until well browned and center is cooked (160 degrees F)
Raisin Bran Muffins
Preheat oven to 400°F
Mix all dry ingredients except the cereal in a large bowl.
Whisk the egg in a small bowl and then add in the milk and applesauce.
Add wet ingredients to flour mixture and stir well.
Mix in cereal.
Spoon batter into lined muffin tin.
Bake for 18 – 22 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 12 muffins.
Cornflake Crusted Tuna Casserole
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Prepare noodles according to package directions; drain
Spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray
In a large bowl, combine soup, mayo and milk
Add the tuna, cheese, peas, parsley, and noodles and stir to combine
Add the mix to your baking dish, topping with the crumbs
Bake for 20 minutes
In a small bowl, combine melted butter, cornflakes, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder
Remove casserole from the oven and sprinkle cornflakes on top.
Return to the oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.
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  • Pam Pam on Jun 08, 2022

    The meatloaf recipe sounds amazing, but not sure about the other two. That being said, I remember my mother (back back in the '60s) using finally crushed corn flakes, or finely crushed potato chips to roll fried Chicken in and then cook it. Always tasted so good, and is one of my mother's better recipes that I remember. She died when I was 15, so I am glad I had opportunities to watch her in the kitchen to see how she created her food. Can't go wrong with corn flakes! 😊

    • Lov5199859 Lov5199859 on Jun 10, 2022

      My mother always used crushed corn flakes on her chicken. It was the best chicken ever!

  • John John on Jun 09, 2022

    The next time you make stuffing for Thanksgiving or any dinner , Substitute the bread and instead use Corn Flakes 😎👍

    The best stuffing ever!!!! Also add in some mild cooked ground sausage you family and guest will be wanting more 😉👌