Corn Flake Cinnamon Crumb Bread

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Corn Flake Cinnamon Crumb Bread

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Do you ever get into a breakfast rut? Because I can relate.

Over the years, I’ve cycled through so many breakfast options with the goal of keeping my first meal of the day quick to prepare and filling. Oh, and sweet. I like that shot of sweetness in the morning!

Since forever, I’ve loved cereal. And while it’s hard to beat a bowl of cereal with milk, sometimes you want a little something different. As a quick bread lover, this breakfast bread fits the bill. It’s topped with a crumbly, crunchy topping made with Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, and the recipe is easy enough to make with the kiddos!

Corn Flake Cinnamon Crumb Bread

Now that I’m at home more for the summer, I have to find ways to engage my little monsters until camp starts up in two weeks. Oh, camp. It’s the best. It’s when I finally get to take a nap.

But until then, I have a whole schedule to arrange for each day. It includes basic summer activities, like running through sprinklers, making crafts that usually turn out looking funny, and of course, an afternoon baking session. I try to find or create recipes that are pretty simple but that also involve some fun element. We can go shopping in the morning at our local Safeway and have all the ingredients ready for an afternoon baking extravaganza!

Corn Flake Cinnamon Crumb Bread

In this case, it’s easy to mix up the batter, but my kids can have all the fun of making the crumb topping. And while they do that, I can snack on Corn Flakes and have a fun moment to relax and stare at the wall. Every mom who is home all day with kids needs some quality wall-staring time.

Corn Flake Cinnamon Crumb Bread

The best part of this recipe is that in the morning when I’m rushing around trying to find clothes for everyone and make sure that nobody is beating anyone else up, this breakfast bread is ready to go. Everyone wants to eat it, everyone’s excited about eating it because they helped make it, and it tastes delightful. I mean, who doesn’t love crumb?

Corn Flake Cinnamon Crumb Bread

Cereal is the best, but being creative with it yields even better results. Kids might be happy with just cereal and milk, but adults need to go beyond and explore our inner foodies. This Corn Flake cinnamon crumb bread is just the ticket!

Corn Flake Cinnamon Crumb Bread

If you’re looking for more breakfast ideas, please visit this website for more inspiration for creative breakfast and snack creations. Hope you have some great summer breakfasts ahead of you!


Corn Flake Cinnamon Crumb Bread


2 cups flour (I used oat flour, but regular works too)
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
Crumb Topping
1 cup flour (or oat flour)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup Kellogg's Corn Flakes
2 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3-5 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the cake ingredients until a smooth batter forms. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  3. Make the crumb topping. Combine the dry ingredients and Corn Flakes. Using a fork, a pastry blender or your fingers, work in the butter until crumbs of varying sizes form. Set aside.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes until the bread is mostly but not fully baked. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the top and return the bread to the oven for an additional 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely. When the bread is cool, make the glaze. Combine the powdered sugar, cinnamon and vanilla, and add the heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches a consistency that is conducive to drizzling.
  6. Drizzle the glaze over the cake. Let it set.
  7. Cut into slices, or store covered.


Corn Flake Cinnamon Crumb Bread



I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I always seem to get into a breakfast rut and end up with yogurt and coffee just about every day. This crumb bread looks SO good, Mir! And it’s so creative, too. I love the corn flake crumb topping. What a perfect way to get your dose of cereal and sweetness for breakfast!
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    1. Mir

      Yeah, I get in that rut, too. Gotta fight it!

  2. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    What a fun idea to put corn flakes on breakfast bread! You house sounds pretty wild these days with everyone home. Hang in there, camp will start soon!

    1. Mir

      SO wild, Rachelle. My fault, though. I wanted a noisy house!

  3. Manali@CookWithManali

    this looks so good, great idea to use corn flakes on bread, yum!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Manali. It’s tasty!

  4. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    I am utterly and completely in a breakfast rut! So this crumb cake has my name on it, and I love love the cornflake spin on it (makes it even MORE imperative to eat it for breakfast!)
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    1. Mir

      I’d eat Corn Flakes all day long. So good!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    We totally get into ruts. Jordan lives on cereal, but she’d love this bread more!
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    1. Mir

      She would. And I’m saying that as a total cereal lover!

  6. Shasta L Walton

    I love all bread and this recipe has my mouth watering! Paired with coffee I think this would be a breakfast winner for me! [client]

    1. Mir

      It was a great breakfast for me today!

  7. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I want to live at your house because summer activities and this bread for breakfast??? Um YES! This bread is all sorts of genius, Mir!! I love how you turned corn flakes into something so much MORE!! And I’m a sucker for anything with a crumb topping – like give me ALL the crumbly goodness. I bet this bread is dangerous, because I could totally eat the whole thing without blinking! Cheers, girlfriend – to getting a nap in a couple weeks. 😉
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    1. Mir

      I cannot WAIT for that nap, Chey! I too am a sucker for crumb topping. Bring. It. ON!

  8. David @ Spiced

    Oh, that crumb. I just want to pick it off and eat it by itself…but then the bread sounds too good to ignore. You nailed it here, Mir. Also, I love that you are teaching your kids to bake! And that wall-staring time? I get it! And we only have one baby…but I totally get it!
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    1. Mir

      Once you have a baby, it’s wall-staring all the time. Either that, or thinking about diapers. So wall-staring is better!

  9. mira

    Wow, this is such a great idea! CORNFLAKES IN A BREAD? Love it! Need to make it for breakfast!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! The crumb topping is the best!

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