Cornflake cereal is a popular breakfast menu item in many countries. Some eat it with cold milk and sometimes sugar. Others just eat it out of the box as a snack when hunger pangs call. Since the beginning, the plain cornflake has been flavoured with salt, sugar and malt. Many successive products with additional ingredients have been produces such as sugar frosted flakes and honey & nut corn flakes.
There are a wide variety of different recipes for dishes involving cornflakes. Honey joys are a popular party snack in Australia. They are made by mixing corn flakes with honey, butter and sugar and baking in patty cases or muffin cups. A popular treat in the UK is chocolate corn flake cakes, made with corn flakes, dark chocolate, golden syrup and butter. In New Zealand, corn flakes are a core ingredient in Afghan biscuits, a chocolate biscuit made with corn flakes and topped with chocolate icing.
Crushed cornflakes are classic breading material, but any grain-based, not-too-sweet cereal works great as a stand-in for traditional breadcrumbs. Corn or rice Chex, Wheaties, and even savory granola and oat-based cereals would make a great crust for your chicken breast or fish filets.
On the other hand, Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.
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