Mini Cereal Pancakes

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These Mini Cereal Pancakes are the newest viral trend on the internet. Serve these for breakfast, brunch, or dessert with a scoop of ice cream or a drizzle of maple syrup, chocolate sauce, or butter.

Cereal pancakes served in a bowl with milk and chocolate chips.
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About Cereal Pancakes

Mini Cereal Pancakes are nothing but tiny versions of regular pancakes. The world’s new breakfast dish is lots of tiny and fluffy pancakes in a bowl that looks like cereal floating in milk. They are appealing, made from scratch, and come together in less than 30 minutes.

Just like Dalgona Coffee, these mini pancakes became viral on TikTok, and after trying them, I joined the fan club as well.

I have used my Old-Fashioned Pancake Batter to prepare the mini pancake cereal recipe, but you can experiment with any pancake batter, such as chocolate pancake batter, oats banana batter, ragi batter, etc.

Instead of making the batter from scratch, you can also buy pancake mixes to save yourself some time.

Just prepare them tiny with the help of a condiment squeeze bottle, and your pancake cereals are ready.

You can serve these pancake cereals to your kids for breakfast or after-school snacks. These are also great to serve for brunches or desserts topped with a scoop of ice cream.

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Ingredients

Cereal pancakes ingredients 1
Cereal pancakes ingredients 2

Flour – I made these tiny pancakes the old-fashioned way and used all-purpose flour as the base. You can use alternative flour like whole wheat, ragi, or any gluten-free flour for healthy options.

Baking Powder and Soda – Baking powders and baking soda help the pancake batter activate, resulting in a fluffy and soft texture.

Milk – Milk is added to give the batter a proper consistency. I used whole milk (full-fat milk), but if you want a vegan option, you can use almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk.

Eggs – Eggs help create those tiny bubbles in the pancakes and make them rise. It also adds richness and flavor to the pancakes.

Butter – When melted butter is added to the pancake batter, it gives the pancakes a rich taste, making them moist. You can also use coconut oil in place of butter.

Vanilla Extract – Add a little vanilla extract for a lovely flavor.

Others – You will also need salt and sugar.

How To Make Cereal Pancakes

Add

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar

to a large mixing bowl and mix well using a wire whisk.

Dry ingredients added to a large bowl.
Dry ingrediedients mixed together in a bowl.

Add

  • 1 and ½ cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

to the bowl and stir until combined.

Milk, butter, vanilla extract and eggs added to the bowl.

If the batter is too thick, stir in some more milk. You want a thick batter that is easily pourable. If it’s too runny, you won’t get your mini pancakes to keep their shape; they will not pour easily if the batter is too thick.

Ready pancake batter in the bowl.

Fill the batter in a squeeze bottle or into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. You can also use a ziplock bag and snip a bottom corner at an angle to make a small hole for piping.

batter filling in a squeeze bottle.
Lid of the squeeze bottle secured.

Heat a non-stick skillet or a griddle over medium-high heat. Brush it very lightly with butter.

Non stick skillet brushed lightly with butter.

Squeeze tiny rounds of batter all over the skillet. Make sure they’re not touching one another.

Tip – For crispier pancakes, the smaller you pipe them, the better (aim for 8-10 mm or ¼-inch diameter). If you like softer and fluffier cereal pancakes, you can pipe 1-inch diameter rounds.

Mini pancakes squeezed on the skillet.

Cover the pan with a lid and let the pancakes cook on medium-low heat until they are golden brown from the bottom side (1-2 minutes).

If they cook too fast from the bottom, reduce the heat to low.

pan covered with a lid.

Gather the mini pancakes and transfer them to the serving bowl.

Make all the pancakes in the same manner.

Ensure that the pan is heated well again before pouring the next batch.

Pour some milk and honey over the cereal pancakes. Add chocolate chips, sprinkles, or fresh fruits, and serve immediately.

Ready batch of cereal pancakes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make vegan cereal pancakes?

To make these cereal pancakes vegan, you can substitute dairy milk with almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or any other plant-based milk.

Replace butter with vegetable oil or coconut oil.

Eggs can be replaced with apple sauce, ground flax seeds, etc.

Consider that using these substitutes might change the taste and texture of the pancakes.

Pro Tips By Neha

Make sure to cook the mini pancakes on low to medium heat, as they tend to cook very fast and might get burnt on high heat.

Squeeze them smaller, as they will spread on the pan. They also turn out crispy when squeezed small. Try to keep them between 8-10mm or ½ inch in diameter.

The consistency of the batter is critical here. If it’s too thin, the pancakes will spread a lot and get mixed, and if it’s too thick, the batter won’t come out of the squeeze bottle or the zip-lock bag.

As they are tiny, they won’t be warm once you finish making them all. So heat them in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.

Serving Suggestions

As they are pancake cereals, you can have them like the usual cereals, that is, with milk. Place the pancakes in a bowl and pour in a generous glug of milk, similar to how you would prepare a bowl of cereal. Add some chocolate chips or sprinkles. You can then top them with sliced bananas or fresh berries like blueberries, strawberries, etc. Serve immediately; otherwise, they will soak the milk and become soggy.

I also like to serve these with a drizzle of maple syrup and a butter pat. A sprinkling of colorful sprinkles is a must 🙂

You can top these with cut fruits such as mangoes, strawberries, bananas, kiwi, papaya, cantaloupe, etc., and drizzle some honey. 

You can also top them with Nutella, peanut butter, chocolate syrups, fruit compotes, jams, etc.! 

Storage Suggestions

Allow the pancakes to cool to room temperature, transfer them to an airtight container, and refrigerate for 3-4 days.

You can freeze your cereal pancakes for up to 2 months in a freezer bag, ziplock bag, or container.

When you’re ready to eat them, reheat them in the microwave or oven until warm.

The batter can also be refrigerated(4 days) or frozen (2 months). Bring it to room temperature before making the pancakes.

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4.13 from 8 votes

Mini Cereal Pancakes Recipe

These Mini Cereal Pancakes are the newest trend on the internet that is going viral. Serve these for breakfast, brunch, or dessert with a scoop of ice cream and or a drizzle of maple syrup, chocolate sauce, or butter.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 and ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Instructions 

  • Add all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar to a large mixing bowl and mix well using a wire whisk.
  • Add milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract to the bowl and stir until combined.
  • If the batter is too thick, stir in some more milk. You want a thick batter that is easily pourable. If it’s too runny, you won’t get your mini pancakes to keep their shape and if it is too thick, they will not pour easily.
  • Fill the batter in a squeeze bottle or into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. You can also use a ziplock bag, just snip a bottom corner at an angle to make a small hole for piping.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or a griddle over medium-high heat. Brush it very lightly with butter.
  • Squeeze tiny rounds of batter all over the skillet. Make sure they’re not touching one another.
  • Tip – For crispier pancakes, the smaller you pipe them, the better (aim for 8-10mm or ¼-inch diameter). If you like softer and fluffier cereal pancakes, you can pipe 1-inch diameter rounds.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let the pancakes cook on medium-low heat until they are browned from the bottom side (1-2 minutes).
  • If they are cooking too fast from the bottom, reduce the heat to low.
  • Gather the mini pancakes and transfer them to the serving bowl.
  • Make all the pancakes in the same manner.
  • Make sure to heat the pan well once again before pouring the next batch.
  • Pour some milk and honey over the cereal pancakes. Add chocolate chips, sprinkles, or fresh fruits and serve immediately.

Video

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Notes

I have used my Old-Fashioned Pancake Batter to prepare the pancake cereal, but you can go ahead and experiment with any pancake batter such as chocolate pancake batter, oats banana batter, ragi batter, etc.
Instead of making the batter from scratch, you can also buy pancake mixes to save yourself some time.
You can use alternative flour like whole wheat, ragi, or any gluten-free flour for healthy options.
To make these cereal pancakes vegan, you can substitute dairy milk with almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or any plant-based milk. Replace butter with vegetable oil or coconut oil. Eggs can be replaced with apple sauce, ground flax seeds, etc. Keep in consideration that using these substitutes might change the taste and texture of the pancakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcal, Carbohydrates: 63g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 115mg, Sodium: 597mg, Potassium: 390mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 523IU, Calcium: 168mg, Iron: 3mg
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