Healthy Eating

The Versatility Of Cornflakes

How many times have you planned a great dinner only to find out that your pantry is void of bread crumbs. What do you do? Of course, you turn to a wonderful nineteenth century invention, the cornflake…

Cornflakes, which are made from toasted cornmeal, are an excellent breakfast cereal providing the human body with energy producing carbohydrates without saturated fat. Cornflakes offer such vitamins as A, C, D and Iron. If want to enhance the flavor of your cornflakes, you can simply add fresh fruit such as sliced strawberries, bananas or ripe blueberries and benefit from adding an additional food group to your breakfast!

Originally invented by Seventh Day Adventists to provide strict vegetarians with a food alternative for healthy living, this accidental invention has provided professional chefs and frugal mothers from around the world literally hundreds of ways to use cornflakes in recipes - sometimes in slightly unconventional ways.

Everyone knows that you can replace bread crumbs with cornflakes but did you also know that you can add them as filler for sloppy joes or meatballs? It also tames the “gamey” taste of venison when added to venison meatloaf. Or possibly you could add a cup full to one of your biscuit recipes to give your biscuits a crunchy twist? The versatility of cornflakes makes this ingredient a true “must have” in everyone’s pantry.

My personal favorite cornflake recipe is a sure-fire hit for your family! Simply combine:

3 cups of cornflakes
3 tbsp of grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp of paprika and
¼ tsp of garlic salt in a blender

Slice two large potatoes into wedges and dip them in cooking oil. Roll the potato wedges in the cornflake mixture and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

This may not be what Mr. Kellogg had in mind when he began distributing cornflakes, but it certainly is a cinch to make and guaranteed your family will love them!