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

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.

Powdered sugar being dusted onto a stack of Cornflake Crusted French Toast on a white plate.

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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. (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!

Syrup being drizzled onto a stack of Cornflake Crusted French Toast on a white plate.

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.

Powdered sugar being dusted onto a stack of Cornflake Crusted French Toast on a white plate.

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!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 servings
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 223


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated 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.

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


Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 472mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 439IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 168mgIron: 7mg
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  1. I really like this recipe and I will definitely make it again. However, I used Tuscan Pane instead of Texas toast and I baked in in the oven at 500 degrees Fahrenheit on a buttered baking pan for 7 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other.

  2. This was amazing! Fun and delicious quick breakfast. One question, what is the functional purpose of the baking Soda to the egg and milk mixture?5 stars

    1. 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!

    1. 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. 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. 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!

  4. 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!
    Lori5 stars

  5. 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. ?5 stars

    1. 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.

    1. 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.