Instead of going out to eat or making a grocery store run, people are making meals at home. While some are upping their game by taking online cooking classes, others are looking at what’s in their pantries and finding creative ways to use what they have. The latter has produced some fun and tasty food trends, including the latest breakfasty treat: pancake cereal.
We’re not sure who came up with the idea, but it is taking social media by storm. And actually, pancake cereal is a misnomer. The dish is actually a large batch of minuscule pancakes cooked up and eaten out of a bowl.
How To Make Pancake Cereal
There is no real secret to whipping up this comforting meal (or snack!). Simply prepare your favorite pancake recipe, but instead of dropping large dollops onto your pan or griddle, pour the batter into a squeeze bottle (think an empty, clean, squirtable ketchup container) or even a zip-top baggie with a tiny corner cut out.
Squeeze tiny pancakes onto the hot, greased surface, cook until they begin to bubble and then flip them. Cook both sides until they are golden brown.
You can serve the “cereal” in a bowl with a pat of butter and your favorite syrup, but the ways to enjoy this treat are limited only by your imagination. Here, you can see three different and easy ways of serving up pancake cereal from @hastingskitchen.
Need some additional inspiration? Check out these creatively delicious ways that others have made pancake cereal their own.
Not Quite Cookie Crisp
“Chocolate Chip Pancake Cereal. Yay or Nay?” asked a Chicago pastry chef and food blogger who goes by @sherriesavorsthecity. “Can’t help but join the bandwagon on this pancake cereal trend because we can all agree that this is the cutest mini pancakes [sic] you have ever seen.”
Hugs And Kisses
Jessica Presutti made these adorable bite-sized goodies. It’s totally simple to create different shapes for your pancakes!
“I added a little pink and made some XOXO’s for my pancake cereal,” she posted. “I got these squeeze bottles from amazon that made doing the letters SO easy!”
Sprinkles Are Always A Good Idea
“I love miniature anything so I am obsessed with this,” posted Instagrammer @hannah_m_fitness. “I made a Funfetti version and it was so good.”
Bananas, Nutella And Cinnamon? Oh My!
The sliced bananas alongside mini pancakes sprinkled with cinnamon and drizzled with hazelnut spread shared by @valaslife make for one decadent bowl of pancake cereal.
“These are super fun to make and very addicting,” Vala posted.
A Pleasant Pancake Replacement
If flapjacks just aren’t your thing, you might make waffle cereal instead. Shay and Steph of SoFloFooodie put their waffle iron to work to make bowls of sweet, fluffy waffle bites.
“Idk about you but I always prefer waffles over pancakes,” they posted.
Next time you’re roaming the kitchen in hopes of finding something good, why not grab a skillet and make yourself a bowl of satisfying cereal (sort of)?