Nearly everyone has memories of eating a favorite cold cereal as a child, and most likely you continue to eat cold cereal as a quick and easy breakfast option. Whether you like corn flakes, toasted oats or sugary chocolate cereals, there’s one out there for every taste at the grocery store. However, cereal, and especially popular brand name types, are expensive. You can make some cereals at home, using basic items found in the pantry. Corn flakes, for example, require only a few basic ingredients to make it at home, which will save you money in the long run.

Things You'll Need

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit to make cornflakes. Oil lightly and dust two baking sheets with a thin layer of corn meal.

Combine 1/2 cup ground cornmeal, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. vegetable oil in a food processor. Blend until well combined.

Add 1/4 cup water and 1-1/2 tbsp. honey to the water. Stir until the honey is fully dissolved.

Pour the water and honey mixture into the food processor as it is running.

Add 1 tsp. water at a time until the mixture forms a moist dough.

Place the ball of dough on a clean, floured surface and divide into two.

Roll each ball of dough out to at least 1/8-inch thickness or thinner if using a rolling pin. Place each rolled out dough onto the prepared baking sheets.

Bake the dough in the oven for about 30 minutes until lightly browned and crisp.

Allow the pans to cool completely before breaking it up into small pieces or flakes. Place the flakes in a plastic, air-tight container and enjoy as you would commercial corn flakes.


  • The thinner you can roll out the dough the better, as it will most resemble the texture of commercial corn flakes.