I looked at the history of Corn Flakes on Wikipedia but it doesn't really tell me how I could go from raw ingredients to the final product. Should I use corn flour ? What should I do to make the final product in shape of flakes ? Should I cook it in a oven or in a pan ?

  • If you do try making corn flakes, you should come back and post an answer of how you did it and how it turned out. Would be interested to know! – standgale Jul 17 '14 at 21:35
  • @standgale Sure ! I think I'll try the recipe mentioned in Martin Jevon's answer very soon. When it's done I'll give a feedback and accept one of the answers. – rold2007 Jul 19 '14 at 2:02
  • @standgale I tested the recipe in Martin Jevon's answer. I made the mistake of buying wheaten cornflour instead of corn starch but the result turned out well. I didn't evaluate the global cost (ingredients, electricity, etc) to see how it compares to Corn Flakes from the supermarket and I doubt it saves any money, but it was fun to make ! – rold2007 Oct 19 '14 at 9:00
  • Great, I might try it some time! Thanks for letting me know :) – standgale Oct 20 '14 at 20:15

I would suggest that you use corn meal, for the constituency and texture.

Here is a recipe link that I think will answer all of your questions including how to cook.


Back in 2009 the bbc in the uk aired a tv programme called jimmys food factory, which explored ways of making commercially produced food stuffs in a home environment. The very first episode covered the making of corn flakes.



Reference 1 in your Wikipedia link, the patent, describes the process as it was in 1895. Flakes of "corn, and other grains" appear to have been a bit of an afterthought. The basic process is: hot soak, cook, roll, steam cook, roast dry. Looks pretty tedious to do in a home kitchen, but possible with some effort.

  • I didn't even think of looking at the patent. Thanks for digging deeper than me ! Like you say it doesn't seem to be a very easy process to apply at home. – rold2007 Jul 11 '14 at 0:31
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    @rold2007 Old patents are a great way of figuring out how something is done. Newer cornflake production methods are likely even less home friendly than the old one. – Wayfaring Stranger Jul 11 '14 at 0:34

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