Cheesy Cornflakes Pancakes

I didn’t realise I have a “thing” for cornflakes until I looked back at some of my previous recipes (case in point here, here and here).

Whether this qualifies as an obsession or not, I beginning to consider cornflakes as my new panko breadcrumbs.  As it seems panko breadcrumbs is always in the “ran-out” status in my pantry, my fall back “crunchy agent” is cornflakes.

It is as if I haven’t had enough cornflakes related recipes, through sheer luck, I found an 80s preloved cookbook showcasing cereals in cookery. How cool is this??

One this you should know about this cornflakes pancakes is despite these are called pancakes, the recipe doesn’t contain any baking powder and bicarb. Therefore don’t expect these to be fluffy like your usual pancakes. The batter (you’ll see it on the photo below) is crepe-like batter. Therefore, these will turn out like thicker-version of savory crepes which will go FANTASTICALLY AWESOME  with bacons ( I can only imagine). If you don’t eat bacon like me, you can try with smoked salmon or in this case with sunny side up eggs.  Any suggestions about the toppings will be very much appreciated! :)

Have a good weekend everyone!

Cheesy Cornflakes Pancakes

(tweaked slightly from Cereal Cookbook – from the good grains)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes (less if you make bigger pancakes)

Serves 3-4 people


  • 1 cup corn flakes
  • 1.25 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • oil to grease pan
  • 1.25 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced


  • Add corn flakes, flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Use hand to crush corn flakes while combining with the  flour.
  • Add eggs into milk and lightly beat to combine. Make a well in the middle of flour mixture and pour in the egg-milk mixture.
  • Use a fork to gently stir to make a smooth batter.

  • Heat a little oil in a frying pan over low heat.  Use a soup spoon to spread a spoonful of batter onto the pan when the oil is hot.  Try to spread the batter as thin as possible.
  • Sprinkle some spring onion and cheese on the face side up of the batter (like photo below).

  • Cook and turn pancake to brown both sides. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Best served hot with relishes, sunny side up eggs and/or crispy bacon.

30 Responses to Cheesy Cornflakes Pancakes
  1. Stephanie
    February 5, 2011 | 3:43 am

    This sounds seriously awesome and looks great with the egg on top. I love the idea of using cornflakes in place of panko. Also, an 80′s cookbook featuring cereal in cooking sounds like so much fun!

    • Emily
      February 6, 2011 | 11:26 pm

      Thanks Stephanie. There are a couple recipes from the book I’m eagerly to feature on my blog. Can’t wait!

  2. Paula
    February 5, 2011 | 5:09 pm

    I can`t stop looking at this! It`s absolutely divine and I want to try this…

    Have a great time,

    • Emily
      February 6, 2011 | 11:28 pm

      Thanks Paula. I hope you’ll enjoy eating when you make them. :D

  3. Natalie
    February 5, 2011 | 7:12 pm

    I always run out of panko too. Can’t imagine what these pancakes are like with cornflakes but I am intrigued! Do you think it would work with bran flakes that’s all I have!!:D

    • Emily
      February 6, 2011 | 11:29 pm

      Hi Natalie, I think it would. The cornflakes make the pancake “meatier”, if that makes sense. Using bran flakes is a good idea too! :D

  4. Roxan
    February 5, 2011 | 7:44 pm

    I made pancakes this morning too! But mine are totally on the opposite side of the spectrum as yours… Yours are savory, mine were super sweet ube pancakes.

    • Emily
      February 6, 2011 | 11:31 pm

      Oh nice! I was craving for savoury stuff in the morning….and therefore the cheesy pancakes, hehe!

  5. Kat
    February 5, 2011 | 8:43 pm

    Oh, yummy! I love pancakes.

    • Emily
      February 6, 2011 | 11:32 pm

      Thanks Kat! Me too! :)

  6. Angela FRS
    February 5, 2011 | 10:02 pm

    Those look fabu-yummy. I, too, have a thing for cornflakes, and with that egg on top: must try.

    • Emily
      February 6, 2011 | 11:40 pm

      Thanks Angela! Hope you’ll love’em. :D

  7. meemsnyc
    February 6, 2011 | 2:46 am

    Just like how I make scallion pancakes. I’ll have to try adding cornflakes!

    • Emily
      February 6, 2011 | 11:35 pm

      Yeah they do remind me of the taiwanese scallion pancakes (the crispy & flaky type). Obviously mine was a crepe-like ripped off from the original one, hehe! Hope you’ll like the taste. :D

  8. Baking Serendipity
    February 6, 2011 | 3:14 am

    I’m such a huge pancake lover, but have yet to make a savory pancake. This looks like such a fantastic one to start with! Yum :)

    • Emily
      February 6, 2011 | 11:38 pm

      Yeah, I love pancakes too! I rarely make savory pancakes but once in a while I like to shake things up a bit… Also, I feel like I have been consuming too much sugar lately, definitely need to balance things up with some salt and cheese, haha!

  9. veggietestkitchen
    February 6, 2011 | 4:08 am

    haha, what a clever idea. aren’t cornflakes really high in fiber or something? i don’t quite know. i haven’t had boxed cereal in over a year. this is the cutest idea, and i totally understand your obsession. i went through a phase where i was obsessed with making everything out of pancake batter. it was nuts. i love bisquick though.

    • Emily
      February 7, 2011 | 9:05 am

      Thanks. Hopefully my cornflakes obsession is temporary and will phase out soon before I rename by blog to “cornflakes cooking”, hehe! :)

  10. chocolatesuze
    February 6, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    man your photos have got me drooling! your presentation is always so awesome i love your style!

    • Emily
      February 7, 2011 | 9:06 am

      Thanks for your wonderful compliment! :) I aim to please and make people drool, hehehe!

  11. Helen (grabyourfork)
    February 6, 2011 | 4:57 pm

    I would never have thought to put cornflakes in pancakes but I’m warming to it – must try this out soon!

    • Emily
      February 7, 2011 | 9:09 am

      I’m like the cornflakes queen in my circle of friends.:P The only place I haven’t add cornflakes is in my stir-fry but you’ll never know…I have gone a bit cornflakes crazy lately, hehe! Hope you’ll like if you try it eventually. :D

  12. Amy Bakes Everything
    February 6, 2011 | 5:38 pm

    Lovely! I live in a remote area and panko is something we have to trek to the “big city” to buy – will definitely try these pancakes, my boys would love them!

    • Emily
      February 7, 2011 | 9:10 am

      I hope you and your boys will enjoy the pancakes. :D

  13. Kita
    February 7, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    These look like so much fun! And they sound like they would be super tasty too!

  14. NJ
    July 16, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    This looks gorgeous . Found you on pinterest and have pinned this to try!

    • Emily
      July 21, 2011 | 12:07 pm

      Thanks for your compliment! :) Hope you’ll enjoy the recipe.

  15. Caitlin
    December 27, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    This looked really delicious when I saw it on pinterest but I made it and wasted 30 minutes and the eggs and ingredients I used because it tasted awful. I did exactly what the directions were and they came out horrible. Sorry.

    • Emily
      December 31, 2011 | 12:52 am

      Hi Caitlin,

      I’m sorry to learn that you dislike the recipe but I appreciate your feedback. :)

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