Take Cereal Beyond Your Breakfast Bowl

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Cereal is a breakfast staple almost everyone grew up with. It’s convenient and delicious for when you wake up, but the uses don’t stop there! If you love cereal and want to experiment with it in different applications, try these recipes that put cereal first.


Everyone loves fried chicken, but no one needs all those calories and fat from deep frying. Instead, make this cornflakes-crusted baked chicken and get all the crunch you need to be satisfied!

Simply crush up some cornflakes and mix them with melted butter. Combine an egg with 1 teaspoon of water and mix well. Dip your chicken into the egg mixture and then roll it around in the cornflakes. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes and you have a delicious crunchy dinner!

Cereal Treats

A classic childhood sweet snack is the Rice Krispies treat. Instead of making it with puffed rice cereal, you can use whatever you have on hand, which makes this recipe fun and super flexible!

If you want to keep the sweetness in check, use cheerios. But if you want to go the sugary route, go for it! Just melt marshmallows and butter together in a saucepan, pour in your cereal, and coat well. Pour into a greased dish, chill, cut, and enjoy!