Breakfast & Brunch

Mini Pancake Cereal

Posted: September 22

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

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For a fun take on breakfast, make Mini Pancake Cereal, a dish that first gained popularity on the video app TikTok. It’s exactly what it sounds like—tiny pancakes that you can douse in milk and eat with a spoon or eat with maple syrup and a fork. Use a pastry bag or squirt bottle to get the precise shape and size for extra cuteness. Mini Pancake Cereal is a spoonful of delight that will put some pizazz in your morning.


2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk, plus more as needed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus more for greasing
maple syrup, optional, for serving
fruit, optional, for serving
honey, optional, for serving


Step 1

Combine the sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.

Step 2

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk, egg, vanilla, and butter.

Step 3

Whisk the wet ingredients together before slowly folding them into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined; it should still have tiny lumps for maximum fluffiness.

Step 4

Add 1-2 additional tablespoons of the milk as needed to slightly thin out the batter.

Step 5

Allow your pancake batter to sit for 5 minutes while heating a griddle or nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Lightly grease the griddle or pan with butter.

Step 6

Pour the pancake batter into a squeezable sauce/condiment bottle. (If using a ziplock bag, cut a small hole in the bottom corner at an angle).

Step 7

Squeeze small dots of the batter onto a hot and greased pan.

Step 8

Cook until the tops of the pancakes form bubbles and look dry and set.

Step 9

Flip the mini pancakes over with a spatula and cook for 1-2 minutes until the undersides are golden.

Step 10

Repeat that process with the remaining batter, lightly greasing the pan between each batch.

Step 11

Serve with maple syrup, fruit, honey, or your choice of toppings!

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