I don’t buy much cereal – the hubs hates it and I have recently started preferring oatmeal.
Though Cinnamon crunch will always hold a special place in my heart…
I have one chicken recipe that calls for cornflakes and so I am posed with the problem of wanting to make the recipe but not wanting to buy a whole box of cereal for just one cup. And since I hate wasting food, I have avoided making the recipe for quite some time. 5 years to be exact.
All that changed when I ran across this cornflakes recipe. First of all, it may seem obvious to you, but I never thought that one could actually make homemade cornflakes. It makes perfect sense now but who knew? Second, I’m constantly on the lookout for healthy(er) recipes and making my own homemade foods is always a goal of mine. I’ve made homemade buttermilk ranch, yogurt, and roasted red peppers.
These cornflakes are not exactly like your store-bought variety. They have less crunch (though you can toast them afterwards to produce more of a crunch) and they are not perfect flakes. But their flavor is nearly identical. You can choose to put sugar on them or leave the sugar out for a healthier cereal.
HOMEMADE CORNFLAKES RECIPE & INGREDIENTS
*Taken from this recipe
In an ungreased metal skillet, distribute cornmeal evenly over pan. Spray or sprinkle with an even distribution of water, making sure to soak cornmeal. If you want sweetened cornflakes, sprinkle a small dusting of sugar over top. Cook until most of the water has evaporated. Then take a metal spatula and scrape the bottom of the pan until the flakes start coming off the bottom. Flip flakes over and continue cooking until they dry out. Break apart chunks with your hands.