10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make With Cereal

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Using ingredients that you have on hand and becoming a little creative in the kitchen is the foundation for a satisfying and gratifying meal.

Apple Crunch Cake

Packed with juicy apples and topped with a crunchy cake made of All-Bran cereal, this is a treat your whole family will enjoy.

Get the recipe: Apple Crunch Cake

Cheddar Meatballs Recipe

We've taken the all-American favorite cheeseburger and turned it into crispy-coated meatballs. Serve them as an appetizer or main course.

Get the recipe: Cheddar Meatballs Recipe

Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

A family favorite and the perfect dish for an easy, fun, build-your-own Friday night dinner! This quick casserole can be assembled in a jiffy and emerges from the oven ready to layer. Let each diner add his own embellishments like yogurt, lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and cilantro — the possibilities are deliciously endless.

Get the recipe: Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Double-Coated Chicken Recipe

This classic recipe creates tender, juicy chicken pieces with a crisp, delicious coating of Corn Flakes cereal.G

Get the recipe: Double-Coated Chicken Recipe

Beef And Fruit Curry

Combine beef, dried fruit, Raisin Bran cereal, vegetables, and curry spices in a Crock-Pot for a simple and warm dinner.

Get the recipe: Beef and Fruit Curry

Asian Chicken Tenders Recipe

Ginger, garlic, and soy sauce give an Asian twist to chicken tenders. Rice Krispies cereal gives them a crunch!

Get the recipe: Asian Chicken Tenders Recipe

Cheesy Broccoli Bake Recipe

Rice Krispies cereal gives a crispy crunch to this classic casserole.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Broccoli Bake Recipe

Chocolate Scotcheros Recipe

It's fun to say. They're fun to make. And, thanks to the chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter, they're even more fun to eat.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Scotcheros Recipe

Moroccan Chicken Stew Recipe

Chicken and vegetables are combined with spices, couscous and crunchy cereal for a healthy and satisfying meal.

Get the recipe: Moroccan Chicken Stew Recipe

Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

A longtime holiday favorite — sweet potato casserole topped with Corn Flakes and sweet miniature marshmallows.

Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

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How many times have you searched through the pantry only to find that you have little more than the basics, which includes, of course, a box of cereal? Well, with a little ingenuity and thinking outside of the "cereal" box, you can make a variety of recipes from appetizers to desserts using the breakfast staple. So, whether you are a well-seasoned kitchen MacGyver or a home cook in training, making meals with whatever you have on hand just got easier — thanks to cereal.

Breakfast cereal isn't just served with a splash of cold milk and a sprinkling of fruit anymore. In fact, cereals can be used in many recipes that call for breadcrumbs. For example, when coating chicken, much like breadcrumbs, cereal holds the moisture inside of the meat and adds a crunchy texture to the outside. Also, cereal acts like breadcrumbs when binding food together like in burgers or meatballs. It can also be used as a crunchy topping in desserts instead of cookies or crackers.

We surveyed the cereal aisle and were excited about these recipes using Kellogg's brand cereals. Chicken marinated in ginger, garlic, and soy sauce is then coated in Rice Krispies cereal for an extra crunch. All-Bran wheat flakes are used for a crunchy topping on a juicy apple cake. Raisin Bran is added to a beef and dried fruit curry for satisfying Crock-Pot meal. And Corn Flakes are combined with marshmallows and used as a crispy topping to a sweet potato casserole — perfect for the holidays.

Next time you find yourself without breadcrumbs, cookies, crackers, or whatever binding agent a recipe calls for, try using breakfast cereal instead. Or better yet, check out some of the recipes that we've selected.

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