Cheesecake and apple desserts, made with Cornflakes!

Do you have a press/cupboard full of half finished cereal packets slowly going stale?  Probably loosely open too, and of course it always happens when you buy the large "budget" sizes to save money.  Why does this happen?  Here, the kids get fed up with the same taste, or I've bought them something different as a treat, or they go off cereal altogether and eat toast for a few weeks.  Right now we have a slightly different problem, with left over Cornflakes every week.  Sometimes I can sneak them into the new packet, but not if there's a large amount, or they've already started to go soft.

Earlier this summer I began making No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Corn Flake Bars with Smiley, but we got bored with eating them every week, so the hunt was on for other tasty recipes.  So here are two more - one naughty and one fairly healthy - and I'd say you could swap the Cornflakes for other left-over cereals too.  Both recipes are very loosely based on ideas I found on-line.

Vanilla Cornflake Cheesecake

Makes 4 small portions

This was absolutely delicious but I think that it could be further improved by making it with less crust or more filling.


For the filling:
1 egg
1/2 oz brown sugar (13 gms)
8 oz cream cheese (200 gms)
1 tsp vanilla essence

For the crust:
1 1/2 oz of Cornflakes (38 gms)
1 1/2 oz of rolled oats (38 gms)
1 tsp baking powder
3 oz brown sugar (75 gms)
2 oz melted butter (50 gms)


1. Put the oven on at 170 degrees centigrade.

2. Whisk the egg and whisk in the other ingredients (I used a food mixer).

3. Crush the Cornflakes.  I use a plastic food bag and a rolling pin.

4. In another bowl, mix the crushed Cornflakes with the oats, baking powder, brown sugar and melted butter.

5. Butter a pan - I used a small Pyrex casserole dish.

6. Press the crust ingredients over the bottom and sides of the dish.  Pour filling over the top.

7.  Bake in oven for about 20 minutes until just set.

Here's what mine looked like coming out of the oven, complete with testing point!

Apple Cornflake Dessert

Makes 4 small portions


4 eating apples
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp runny honey
1 oz butter (25 gms)
3 oz Cornflakes (75 gms)
small pot of Greek Yogurt


1. Stew apples with sugar and 1 tbsp water in a pan until soft (about 10 minutes or so).  Liquidise or mash if you have a child like mine who doesn't like lumps.

2. Melt butter and honey together and add crushed Cornflakes (soften first with boiling water if crunchy foods are a problem for your child).

3. Using my trust Pyrex dish I put the apple mixture in the bottom, spread over some Greek yogurt and topped with the Cornflake mixture.

4.  Enjoy hot or cold.

Disclosure: I have no connection with Cornflake manufacturers or Pyrex.


  1. Excellent idea. Every few weeks DD decides she likes cereal and I happily go and buy a big economy pack. What could be healthier than a bowl of cereal and milk every day? Then she has one bowlful and decides she hates cereal. I can't tell you how many packets of cereal I've eventually thrown out. Thanks for this.

  2. We have the same problem with cereal at home, so this is giving me ideas :-) Thanks for sharing

  3. Both recipes sounds very yummy. Will definitely have to give them a go. xx

  4. I will definitely be giving these a go as we too are always looking for new breakfast alternatives! I'm going to make them even healthier by swapping Bran Flakes for the Cornflakes :-) xx

    1. I'd be very interested to know how they turn out :-) xx