Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Brown Sugar Corn Flakes Cereal Recipe

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Brown Sugar Corn Flakes Cereal Recipe
Staff Writer

Sarena Shasteen


This version turned out to be a crispy corn flake cereal with oat clusters and a hint of brown sugar sweetness. It goes perfectly with milk (almond milk for me) or as a topping on yogurt.

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  • 3 cups corn flakes (make sure they are gluten-free if you need them to be)
  • 1 cup quick oats (I used Bob's)
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal mixed with 6 tablespoons hot water (sit aside for 5 minutes)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 10 drops NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia


Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Mix everything together is put on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at for 45 minutes to an hour stirring every 15 minutes. It will crisp up more once it cools.

Dairy Shopping Tip

Buy cultured dairy products like yogurt, sour cream, and buttermilk; these contain live, active bacteria (the friendly kind) that have been shown to ease certain digestive problems.

Dairy Cooking Tip

Products like buttermilk and yogurt make for flavorful marinades that tenderize – use yogurt marinades for lamb or try soaking chicken or fish fillets in buttermilk before frying.