Cornflake Crusted French Toast

Cornflake Crusted French Toast! Texas toast dipped in extra thick cinnamon batter and crusted with cornflakes. That extra crunch is unbelievably addictive! Scroll down for an easy video tutorial.

One of my very first cookbooks was Cooking with Mickey Volume II, and I thought it was genius. What could be better than a book full of Disney resort copycat recipes?

One of my favorite recipes from the book is the Puffed French Toast which was served at the Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom. It’s basically French toast dipped in an extra-thick batter, fried, and then rolled in cinnamon and sugar mix. Kind of like a giant cinnamon-sugar doughnut.

Needless to say, it’s excellent. But you know what’s even better? Adapting that recipe to include CORNFLAKES.

Cornflake Crusted French Toast! Texas toast dipped in extra thick cinnamon batter and crusted with cornflakes. That extra crunch is unbelievably addictive!

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I never buy cornflakes for breakfast, so if I’m going to use them in a recipe, I want to make sure I have enough ideas to use an entire box.

Along with this Cornflake Crusted French Toast, you can try Cheesy Potato Casserole (aka Funeral Potatoes), or even Mock Fried Ice Cream. (If you have any extra, just roll small piles of cornflakes in melted chocolate and chill them. Waste not.) Do you have any recipes you make with cornflakes? I’d love to hear about them!

Cornflake Crusted French Toast! Texas toast dipped in extra thick cinnamon batter and crusted with cornflakes. That extra crunch is unbelievably addictive!

Instead of rolling the fried French Toast in cinnamon and sugar as in the original recipe, I simply added extra cinnamon and sugar to the batter. Then, add the cornflake topping and fry.

I recommend heating your oven to 200 degrees so you can keep the finished pieces warm as you complete them. That way, you don’t have to feel rushed (and could even make them 15 or 20 minutes in advance of eating).

Some of my favorite toppings include maple syrup, whipped cream, or fresh berries. Or all of the above! Candied pecans are excellent, too.

5 from 2 votes

Cornflake Crusted French Toast

Cornflake Crusted French Toast! Texas toast dipped in extra thick cinnamon batter and crusted with cornflakes. That extra crunch is unbelievably addictive!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, french toast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 409kcal
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 8 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 12 slices Texas toast, sliced diagonally into triangles
  • Syrup, whipped cream, and fruit, for serving
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. 
  • In a large shallow bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla until well blended. Slowly whisk in flour and baking powder until smooth.
  • Add cornflakes to a second shallow bowl and place next to the batter. Heat 1 inch oil in a heavy skillet to 325 degrees.
  • Working with 1 or 2 bread slices at a time, dip bread in batter and allow any excess to drip off and back in to the bowl. 
  • Roll generously in cornflake crumbs. Immediately fry in oil until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. 
  • Drain on paper towels and transfer to a baking sheet in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining bread slices.
  • Serve warm with your favorite toppings such as maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, fresh fruit, or candied pecans.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from "Puffed French Toast" in Cooking with Mickey Volume II.

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal

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  1. Ranji

    This looks amazing but I’m confused about the recipe only calling for 2 eggs to make this many French toasts. HELP!!!

    1. meggan

      Hi Ranji, there are a lot of other ingredients that go in to the batter! It’s not just the eggs. The 2 cups of milk will go a long way to filling out the batter. You’ll see what I mean if you try it. You’ll be okay!!! You can see from the comments other people made this recipe and they were delighted. Good luck and thank you!

  2. Lee

    How do you fry these? Deep fry them or in a skillet?

    1. meggan

      Hi Lee! I fried them in a skillet with an inch of oil in it. However, if you have a deep-fryer that would definitely work! Thanks.

  3. JJ

    Made these exactly and they were delish! Thanks for the recipe!!5 stars

  4. Lori Whitten

    So just finished these with the cinnamon frosted flakes and they were yummy!! This is a keeper. Looking forward to the original recipe when I get the regular corn flakes. Thanks so much for changing it up!5 stars

    1. meggan

      Hi Lori! Thanks so much for trying the recipe! I feel like Cinnamon frosted flakes would be SO GOOD so I’m not surprised to hear that it turned out. Good for you for trying a modification! And thanks for reporting back. :) Take care!

  5. Lori Whitten

    I’m making this for dinner tonight but have only cinnamon corn flakes on hand. Will cut back on the sugar and alittle of the sugar. Can’t wait to tell you how it goes!
    Lori

    1. Lori Whitten

      Meant alittle of the cinnamon!
      Lori

  6. Julie Dodge

    Well I went ahead and made it for dinner last night for my granddaughter and myself and boy was it a hit! I was actually saying I wasn’t sure about the flour as I was mixing it but we loved it! This recipe’s a keeper! hank you. ?

    1. meggan

      Wow, that’s great to hear! Thank you for giving my craziness a shot. I’m sure it’d still be good without the flour, but I just love biting in to that batter. I’m relieved you liked it too. Thank you so much for reporting back, Julie! It means a lot. Take care.

  7. Julie Dodge

    Why do you add flour and baking powder to the egg/ milk mixture? 

    1. meggan

      Hi Julie, just to make it feel more like a donut. I am sure you could make it without those ingredients and it would still be great. I just like the idea of a batter. I had a Monte Cristo at Disneyland one time and it was basically completely encapsulated in batter and I loved it.

  8. Julianriches0110@gmail.com

    Lot so of nice  food  idea 

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