5 Quick Snacks You Can Make With Cornflakes
If the bowl of cornflakes and milk everyday is boring you, here are 5 ways you can use them to make snacks. Yes, snacks made with cornflakes!
Most of us have a small stash of unflavored cornflakes in the pantry that has been gasping for breath under all the new fancy entrants. So here are 5 quick snacks you can whip up using a handful of cornflakes. It’s snack time, all the time!
We are giving you a few ideas that can be used to cook something different using the same old staples like suji, moong dal, and kala chana. Here is how you can give the bland cornflakes a snack-y twist.
1) Cornflakes Bhel
Cornflakes + Puffed rice + Veggies = DELISH!
One of the quickest chaats to make is a crunchy cornflakes bhel. Mix chopped onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, green chilies and coriander leaves in a bowl. Add puffed rice and cornflakes. You can add sev and peanuts if you have some at home. For the dressing, in a small bowl add a tablespoon of honey, juice of one squeezed lemon, salt, and pepper. Drizzle this dressing over the dry ingredients and serve immediately, or the cornflakes will get soggy. This cornflakes bhel is light and agrees well with our evening cravings.
2) Kurkuri Paneer Tikki
When you eat these tikkis, the person sitting next to you will surely need earplugs because the crunch is SO loud. Grate and knead some mashed paneer till it gets a mouth-melting texture. Add some finely chopped raisins, salt, and ajwain to it. Feel free to add vegetables of your choice. Add a small boiled potato to the mix for binding. Turn them into small bite-sized tikkis and coat them with crushed cornflakes. Deep fry them till golden. Sprinkle some chaat masala on top. Serve with lachcha pyaaz and green chutney.
Note – If you think the mix is too soft and the tikkis aren’t binding, add a slice of bread to it. If you are looking for more paneer recipes, here is a list of 30 paneer dishes that can be made at home.
3) Cornflakes Potato Fingers
One of the classics, we could say. Potato snacks are loved by children and adults alike. These are quick and easy to make and once you serve them, we can assure you that not even a single one will be left on the plate. Mashed potatoes lightly salted and rolled out in long finger-like shape is what we are suggesting here. Add chopped onions, grated carrots, broccoli, bell peppers or corn if you love some veggies in these snacks. In a bowl make a maida/cornflour slurry and dip these fingers in them and roll in a plate of crushed cornflakes. Deep fry till crisp. Serve with ketchup, mustard, a tangy salsa or a creamy mayonnaise.
4) Choco Cornflake Bites
A batch of freshly made homemade dessert is always a good idea. Making use of cornflakes to make a dessert might sound like a bad idea, but they are so crunchy that you won’t stop at just one. In a double boiler melt a bar of chocolate (dark or milk), add a spoon of cocoa powder and a tablespoon of butter. Mix well till the chocolate has completely melted. Add cornflakes to this mix. Immediately start putting spoonful dollops of the mix on a baking paper or butter paper. Let it set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Enjoy these crunchy bites!
5) No-Bake Chocolate And Cornflakes Bars
Making cereal bars at home is so easy and so versatile that you can add anything you think is healthy and would taste great in an energy bar. Add seeds, nuts, dried berries, honey, date sugar, cornflakes, peanut butter, chocolate chips, rolled oats or whatever you fancy. Mix it all together and set it in a tray. Once set, cut into bar-like shapes and wrap in butter paper to avoid drying out. Enjoy these post your home workout or hand it over to the kids as a healthy snack after playtime.
Do you enjoy eating cornflakes the classic way, with milk, or have you tried your hand at some innovative cornflakes recipe yet?
Cornflakes – The Best Buy
Now that you know that crunchy cornflakes are not just to be had with milk, here are some of the best cornflakes available online.
1. Nestle Nesplus Crunchy Flakes
- No added flavors and colors.
- 100 grams of these crunchy flakes provide 316 Kcal of energy.
- Read our review of the Nestle Nesplus Crunchy Flakes.
2. Kwality Corn Flakes
- Made with golden corns.
- 99% fat free
Out of ideas for your next meal? Worry not, we’ve got your back! A set of fresh ideas and suggestions to keep your menus interesting! Read these posts to help you choose what to cook for the next meal using regular staples like atta, suji, moong dal, rice and potatoes. We will also give you tips on how to use common condiments like mayonnaise and spices like jeera and turmeric in your diet to maximise the usage of everyday products.
About The Author
Nishtha Asrani Sethi, born and brought up in Delhi, is a content writer who has previously worked with NDTV and Resolver. Her roots are deep within the food industry, thanks to her family business and a keen interest in contemporary food products. Nishtha loves to serve her articles with a side of humor. Her Bachelor’s degree in Home Science comes in handy while researching the science behind the food. When she is not trying to win a battle of fries vs fruit with her daughter, she is busy experimenting with her huge joint family with crazy recipes.