Amongst your vast cereal collection, you most likely have a box of cornflakes in there somewhere. Be it Kellogg’s Cornflakes or some generic brand, most of us always seem to have a box of cornflakes tucked away. Why? Because they’re simple but tasty. But who said cornflakes were just meant to be paired with milk? Turn your favorite cereal into a star ingredient with these cornflakes recipes.

1. Cornflake-Crusted French Toast

french toast, toast, sweet, pastry, cake, pancake, jam, syrup, cream
Crecynthia Redmond
I know this sounds super weird but hear me out. Surprisingly this dish works really well. I had the pleasure of trying this for the first time in Washington D.C. One would think that the cornflakes would create an odd texture but this isn’t at all the case. The use of cornflakes results in a delightfully crunchy piece of french toast. So long, soggy toast!

2. Frosted Flakes Pancakes

cake, sweet, pastry
Jayna Goldstein

We’ve got mad love for both cereal and pancakes. Why not combine them to create the ultimate breakfast of champions?

3. Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Pippa Leigh
We’ve all scrolled through Instagram and drooled over the Cereal Milk at Milk Bar. But you don’t have to make a trip to SoHo to get your hands on some cereal milk.

4. Fried Ice Cream

cream, chocolate, sauce, nachos, dairy product
Megan Suckut
Would you believe that you can recreate this dessert using ingredients that can be found in any dining hall? Believe it.

5. Bite Sized S’mores

Caroline Grew

Who said that you had to make s’mores with graham crackers? Revamp this tried and true summertime snack. Looks fancy, huh? It's basically s'mores meets modern art.

6. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars

chocolate, candy, cake, sweet, pastry, cream, pie, goody
Photo courtesy of Marg on Cayman Designs

You know that last bit of smashed up cornflakes at the bottom of the box? The part of the box that no one wants because you can’t even get half a bowl of cereal out of it? Don’t throw it out. Use it to make no-bake bars. The best part is, it's so easy, even a college kid can do it.

7. Cornflake Cookies

sweet, cookie, cake
Photo courtesy of Suraya Sulatin
Cornflakes + cookies? Yes please. These are your classic butter cookies with a twist.

8. Banana Bread

bread, wheat
Photo courtesy of Gan Chin Lin

Try making banana bread with cornflakes and some chopped walnuts. Result: A nutritious breakfast that you can eat on the way to your 8 am.

9. Mock Peanut Brittle

cake, chocolate, sweet
Melissa Goff

It’s peanut brittle without the peanuts (for the most part). Imagine a cross between a cereal bar and piece of peanut butter candy. Oh yeah.

10. Popcorn and Cornflake-Crusted Chicken

sauce, vegetable
Shalayne Pulia

So you say you're no longer impressed by mere cornflake-crusted chicken? Step outside the box and add popcorn to your crust as well. I know you love popcorn.

11. Cornflake Hash-Brown Casserole

cheese, sweet, pie
Photo courtesy of Becky Hardin

As college kids, we end up having cereal for dinner because we’re either broke or too lazy to cook. Probably both. But you don’t have to stop eating cereal for dinner. Check out this simple recipe for Cornflake Hash-brown Casserole that won’t break the bank.

12. Zucchini Fritters

vegetable, cheese
Photo courtesy of Kelly Senyei
Deep-fried and delicious, but you don't have to feel as guilty because you're eating veggies. It's healthy-ish.

13. Mozzarella Sticks

chicken, sauce, meat
Photo courtesy of The Apple Tree Food Company
Mozzarella sticks. Yet another staple of the college diet. Swap out breadcrumbs for crushed cornflakes to get an extra satisfying crunch.