Sometimes you come across old recipes that might sound a bit odd, but when you make them you suddenly realize why they’ve been around for so long. This is absolutely the case with grammie’s cornflake pudding. This simple dessert has a very comforting flavor and texture to it. And, it’s a breeze to make.
There are only 6 ingredients needed for this recipe and you probably have them all on hand already. The short ingredient list means this is a dessert you can make even when you don’t think you have much in the cupboard.
To begin this recipe you simply combine all the ingredients together and then pour into a 9″x9″ baking dish and then bake for 25-35 minutes or until the top is turning slightly browned. It truly is one of the simplest recipes I’ve ever come across.
This pudding gets its flavor from cornflakes, vanilla extract, and whole milk. You don’t even have to crush the cornflakes: that’s how easy this recipe is. But, you do really need the whole milk for this pudding to turn out rich and creamy, so don’t use 2% or plant-based milks for this one.
If the top starts to brown too quickly you can cover the baking dish part way through with aluminum foil. But, don’t cover with foil for the entire baking time or else the top won’t brown at all. The magic of this dish os how the top gets a little crunchy-chewy in the oven while the layer underneath is dense and velvety.
This is a dessert that’s best served up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. And, this creamy pudding is also great with some fresh fruit as well.
You’d never think that a 6-ingredient cornflake pudding could be this delicious, but our grandmothers were really on to something with this one! It’s true comfort food at its finest.
Grammie's Cornflake Pudding
10m prep time
35m cook time
- 4 cups whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 cups corn flakes
- Preheat oven to 375˚F. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour into a 9”X9” baking dish.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes or until top is beginning to brown. If pudding browns too quickly cover with foil part way through baking. Serve with whipped cream and/or fruit if desired.
Recipe adapted from Food.