I love all things small, especially mini meals like these cereal pancakes.
I’ve had a thing for mini pancakes for a while now (see these mini strawberry shortcakes), so when I started seeing tons of pancake TikToks, I knew I had to make some. Trust me when I say that pancakes taste better when they’re mini. 10/10 would recommend.
What are cereal pancakes?
Pancake cereal is just pancakes, but mini, so they’re the size of a cereal! Imagine tiny, freshly cooked pancakes in a bowl and there you have it: pancake cereal!
How do you eat pancake cereal?
To fork or not to fork… I’ve seen people use a fork to pierce the pancakes, basically making mini stacks of pancakes and I’ve also seen people use a spoon. I think how you eat them is up to you. I’ve tried them both ways and I think it depends on how big you make your mini pancakes. Obviously, if your pancake is very small, you won’t be able to use a fork. Go with your gut and just do it.
Milk or no milk?
This one is also up to you! I like my pancake cereal with just butter and syrup, but if you’re a milk lover, by all means pour in some milk. Don’t be crazy and put the milk in the bowl first, hmm?
What material do you need to make pancake cereal?
All you need is a regular bowl, a non-stick pan (very important when making pancakes), a bottle or zip-top bag with the tip cut off, a spatula (or a pair of toothpicks) for turning, and a bowl for eating. out of.
Side note: I like to use an electric crepe maker because it’s the best at keeping the heat at the right temperature – I use it whenever I make pancakes.
How to make cereal pancakes
- Make your pancake batter. I like to use my favorite pancake recipe because it’s the perfect consistency for pancake cereal, not too thick and not too thin. My recipe makes enough for one large bowl of cereal or two smaller ones and is perfect because it doesn’t use too much flour or butter. You can use my favorite recipe (see below), your pancake recipe, or a boxed pancake mix. Whatever you end up making, make sure the pancake batter isn’t too thick and isn’t thin or runny. If the batter is too thin, all the pancakes will face each other. If it’s too thick, you won’t be able to remove it. Make sure it’s not too lumpy either or it won’t come out smoothly.
- Once the pancake batter is mixed and the right consistency, put it in a bottle with a small opening OR put it in a ziplock bag. Do not cut off the tip of the ziplock bag until you are ready to cook. Also, it is better if the cut of the bag is very small. If the hole is too big, your pancakes will also end up quite big.
- When your dough is ready, heat a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Brush a thin layer of oil on the pan. Remove the small pancakes or drop the batter by 1/4 teaspoon and cook until small bubbles form on the surface and around the edges. Flip and continue to cook until golden brown, about 30 seconds more.
Pancake cereal flavors to try?
This is where you can go crazy and have fun. You can make chocolate pancakes for a cookies and cream pancake cereal, add some strawberries or marshmallows, or cinnamon sugar or nuts, add oreos for oreo pancake cereal, bananas, vanilla, sprinkles, the world is your pancake cereal canvas, so go wild. !
Strawberry cereal pancakes
These are the perfect summer cereal pancakes: super mini vanilla cereal pancakes with juicy strawberries and smooth whipped cream. Scoop it up or spoon it up, either way these are the DREAM summer breakfast or brunch.
How to make strawberry cereal pancakes
- Pick the smallest strawberries at the store or farmer’s market: the smaller the berry, the sweeter.
- Wash and peel the berries, then cut them into halves or quarters. Sprinkle them with a little sugar and a little salt so that the berries macerate and become super juicy.
- Make some soft cream pouring 1/2 cup whipping cream into a chilled bowl with 1 tablespoon sugar. Beat until soft peaks form (use an electric mixer if you have one!) then chill in the fridge.
- While the berries become juicy, make the pancakes according to the recipe below.
- Place the pancakes on a plate or a bowl topped with whipped cream and strawberries spooned on top. Enjoy!
Pancake Cereal Tips and Tricks
- Use oil instead of butter for the pan. Butter has a low heat point, so it’s better to use oil if you don’t want your pancakes to end up looking burnt.
- Keep the pan on a low heat to begin with, then raise the heat once you’ve removed all the panels. Or, if you’re really slow, you can heat the pan, turn it off, channel the panels, and turn the stove on after you’re done cooking them.
- Make the pancakes smaller than you think – they will spread a bit. If you want extra mini pancakes, your pancake batter should be smaller than the size of a dime.
- If you’re not particular, use a giant flipper to flip all your pancakes at once. Or, use a pair of toothpicks to flip each pancake individually. You can even shake and throw the pan.
- If you want your pancakes hot, keep them warm in the oven. Because they are so small, they don’t stay warm for long. If you want warm pancakes, keep them warm in the oven on low.
This is! Pancake cereal is just about the cutest thing you’ll ever make for breakfast. If you make any, tag @iamafoodblog on instagram, I’d love to see it.
Happy cereal pancake making!
PS: If you love mini pancakes, check out these mini strawberry pancakes, mini Japanese soufflé pancakes, and these mini Japanese dorayaki pancakes!
Recipe for cereal pancakes
Pancakes, but make it MINI! Put these super cute tiny pancakes in a cereal bowl!
It’s useful 1
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 spoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter milk sub milk or see notes
- 1.5 spoon beaten egg
- oil for the pan
If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, make an easy substitute by mixing a scant 1/2 cup of milk with 1.5 teaspoons of vinegar or lemon juice. Do it at the beginning so it has time to thicken.
Recipe for cereal pancakes
Amount per serving
Calories from fat 36
% Daily Value*
fat 4 g6%
Saturated fats 1.5 g9%
cholesterol 90 mg30%
sodium 793 mg34%
potassium 535 mg15%
Carbohydrates 66.9 g22%
Fiber 1.8 g8%
Sugar 18.2 g20%
protein 13.4 g27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.