- Flour 3 cups
- Sugar 4 tsp • 470 kcal
- Baking powder 2 tsp • 156 kcal
- Salt 1 tsp • 1 kcal
- Milk 2 cups • 49 kcal
- Butter 50 g • 717 kcal
- Eggs 2 • 130 kcal
- Vanilla Extract 1 tsp
- For topping
- extra butter
- Maple syrup
If you’re a foodie, then you’ve probably heard about Mini Pancake Cereal. Thanks to countless videos on TikTok and images on Instagram, they’ve been going viral on social media! They’re simply miniature versions of traditional breakfast pancakes. They’re crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and you can eat them for breakfast, brunch, and even dessert! Ready to get in on the trend? Try our easy recipe! It might not be as quick as pouring cereal out of a box, but it will definitely be more delicious!
While you don’t need any special equipment, there are a few items that will make this recipe easier: a piping bag (you can also use a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off, or a squeezy bottle), a large non-stick skillet (this will make flipping the pancakes much easier!), and a spatula! If you have a box of ready-made pancake mix, this recipe will be even quicker to make. If you don’t, don’t worry,
you just need a handful of pantry staples to make these yummy pancakes: flour (all-purpose, plain, or cake
flour), sugar, baking powder (not baking soda!), milk, butter, and eggs.
How to make Mini Pancake Cereal
Start out by making your pancake batter. It’s important that the batter is thick enough to create small circles. If it’s too thin, you won’t be able to create mini pancakes! Once you’ve created a batter of the perfect consistency, carefully pour it into a piping bag or squeezy bottle. While it’s best to preheat your pan, don’t make it too hot as the mini pancakes will burn easily. Rather opt for medium-low heat. Once you see bubbles forming on the surface, it’s time to flip your pancakes.
Using a sieve, carefully sift the flour in a medium bowl.
Add the sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
Add the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
Pour the batter into a pastry bag.
Melt the butter in a pan. Carefully pipe small dots of batter in the pan.
Cook the pancakes until golden on both sides.
Add the mini pancake cereal to a bowl, top with butter, and drizzle with maple syrup.
How to eat Mini Pancake Cereal – yummy topping ideas
For breakfast, these pancakes taste great with a dash of milk and honey. They can also be eaten warm, with melted butter and maple syrup.
For dessert, enjoy with a scoop of ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Use any toppings you like: fresh berries, chocolate chips, chopped fruit, nuts, etc. Some people even add mini marshmallows and crushed Oreos!
Tips for the perfect Mini Pancake Cereal
If your mini pancakes are burning too quickly, use a little bit of oil with the butter, this will increase the smoking point, and your pancakes won’t get too dark.
Keep an eye on the heat of your pan. You can start it off at medium heat, but medium-low is better to ensure that the pancakes don’t burn.
Pipe only a little bit of batter at the start. As they cook, they will spread a little, so they’ll end up being bigger than you think.
This recipe works with any pancake batter, either store-brought pancake mix or homemade.
Rest your pancake batter for about 5 – 10 minutes before you start cooking. This will help the batter rise better, making for a fluffier pancake.
The size of the pancakes will determine the crispiness. If you like them crispy, then go for smaller pancakes!
Make sure that the batter is smooth and lump-free, you don’t want bumps in your mini pancake cereal!