Pancake Cereal is the Ultimate Recipe Hack Yet & It’s Incredibly Easy to Make!

Mini Pancake Cereal

yield: 1 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Make pancake batter by either using your favorite recipe or boxed mix.

2

Pour pancake batter into a plastic bag and cut a tiny hole in one of the bottom corners.

3

Pipe small drops onto a heated griddle (325°) or a pan over medium heat, leaving space in between so the batter doesn't run together. Non-stick works best to prevent sticking, and you may also want to grease or butter the pan.

4

Flip pancakes with a spatula once air bubbles start to appear. Brown the other side (about 1-2 minutes) and transfer to a bowl.

5

Add toppings to your bowl of pancakes and enjoy!

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mini pancake cereal in bowl

Pancake cereal is a thing!

With many people working from home and various closures across the entire country, we’re finding new ways to fend for ourselves in the kitchen… and this new breakfast craze definitely caught our eye.

Mini pancake cereal is the new life hack that turns ordinary pancakes into teeny tiny pancakes that are spoonable (or forkable). Yum!

Turns out that getting more time in the kitchen is actually the best thing ever because people are hacking recipes left and right (like waffle maker grilled cheese, whipped coffee, and 3-ingredient whipped strawberry milk) — it’s no wonder they’re all going viral and we’re all getting hungry. 😍

pancake cereal on fork

Pancake cereal is no different, 🤤 and we all know that pancakes are always, YES!

Watch the video below to see Stetson in action making his own pancake cereal to enjoy!

Box of Ziploc bags white bowl with mini pancakes syrup blueberries and chocolate chips sitting on kitchen counter

No matter the time of day, season, or meal, pancakes always hit the spot and the process to have delicious mini pancake cereal is actually quite simple. You’ll just need some of your favorite pancake mix (or make your own), one Ziploc bag, maple syrup, your favorite pancake toppings, and a bowl to put it all in.

Speaking of toppings, here are some ideas for your pancake cereal:

White bowl with mini pancakes blueberries and chocolate chips inside

    • Fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
    • Honey or Agave (instead of syrup)
    • Nutella
    • Chocolate chips
    • M&Ms
    • Bananas
    • Nuts
    • Chopped bacon (because why not?) 

Hip Tip: Psst… are you Keto?! We have the best keto pancake recipe over on our sister site, Hip2Keto, so you can hop on the pancake cereal train, too. 😉

black pan with mini pancakes cooking on gas stove top

After you’ve whipped up your pancake batter, you’ll pour it all into your bag. Then you’ll cut a small hole in one of the bottom corners so it’s easy to pipe the mini pancakes onto your pan. Better yet, if you have a large pancake griddle, you could most likely get all of your mini pancakes done in one fell swoop. 🙌

mini cooked pancakes on black pan

Just like traditional pancakes, you’ll flip them over once they start to bubble. Remember that since these are teeny tiny pancakes, cooking them won’t take long at all so don’t go changing the laundry while these babies are cooking.

Did you also know that you can make pancakes in a sheet pan? They’re a team favorite around here and they’re one of the easiest hacks ever!

White bowl filled with mini pancakes and blueberries

Now your mini pancakes are ready to enjoy!

To butter them up, you could toss them around for a few seconds in a pan with butter or just enjoy them plain! Then pour them in your cereal bowl and add your favorite toppings – the more the merrier. Although we’d recommend holding the milk for this cereal, anything is game during quarantine, so have at it, friends. 😉


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Mini Pancake Cereal

yield: 1 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Teeny tiny pancakes covered in your favorite toppings and syrup, for a fun new way to eat the breakfast classic.

Ingredients

Directions

1

Make pancake batter by either using your favorite recipe or boxed mix.

2

Pour pancake batter into a plastic bag and cut a tiny hole in one of the bottom corners.

3

Pipe small drops onto a heated griddle (325°) or a pan over medium heat, leaving space in between so the batter doesn't run together. Non-stick works best to prevent sticking, and you may also want to grease or butter the pan.

4

Flip pancakes with a spatula once air bubbles start to appear. Brown the other side (about 1-2 minutes) and transfer to a bowl.

5

Add toppings to your bowl of pancakes and enjoy!

Brought to you by Hip2Save.

Man smiling and eating mini pancakes in bowl with a fork


Need a dessert? Try these easy & delicious churro bites just like Disney’s!


Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 18

  1. lindsaym

    My 4 year old is going to be obsessed with this! Thanks!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome!

  2. TJ

    My 18yo daughter saw these on TikTok and just had to make them the other day. I rolled my eyes but they were super cute.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome! HUGE thanks to you for your kind words and for stopping be each day! It is much appreciated! 🥰

  3. Malinda

    How cute! Yum. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to do this.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Malinda! Hope you love it!

  4. Heidi

    Wouldn’t it be easier to just make a big pancake and then cut it into pieces with a pizza cutter and throw it in a cereal bowl? Life hack, lol!

    • Beth

      Same thought! We are a family of 6 so making these tiny guys for the whole family would take way more time. I’m sure my kids would love them but we typically just make big ones and tear them up in smaller pieces before putting syrup on.

    • Tracey

      I was thinking the same thing- but use cookie cutters. I have a set of tiny ones from pampered chef that would be fun – and the grown-ups can eat the leftover bits! Would be fun to do that for a holiday – hearts for Valentine’s Day, etc.

    • Lunafalls

      With the method of tearing or cutting up a larger pancake, I think the “bits” would soak up a lot more syrup (because of the exposed edges). Now that could be a good or a bad thing. 🙂

  5. shop4mybabies

    i love tiny pancakes and i have also been known to pull my kiddos out of bed at 10 pm if they wanted pancakes with me…because no one should eat night time pancakes alone! they are 26, 22, 20 and 16 now and after all these years the 22 year old is the only one that always says no and thinks the rest of us are nuts lol

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! I’m loving your nighttime tradition! Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. kellyluvsdealz

    I made a Keto version of this

  7. J Doe

    Been doing this for years. Nothing like little pancakes drenched in syrup instead of milk. Have done the pizza size / slices too.

  8. Kristina

    I just ordered some keto pancake mix (only have to add water) from Walmart the other day for pick up. If anyone’s keto 🤗

    • kquinn

      Please give the name of the Keto pancake mix 😊

  9. ChristieG

    Could make this with protein powder and fresh berries for another alternative…

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