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Pancake Cereal

Lockdown brought us a lot of things but none cuter than Pancake Cereal. This mega-popular breakfast trend started appearing on social media last year as people looked for ways to pass the time. Tiny cereal sized pancakes are added to a bowl and topped with either butter and maple syrup or milk. You can add anything you fancy including mini marshmallows, choc chips, nuts, honey, sprinkles and fresh fruit to this whimsical breakfast treat.

How long will it take?

20 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Serves 2


What do I need?

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Oil for greasing
  • To serve, toppings of your choice

How do I make it?

  1. Add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large bowl. Add milk, melted butter, vanilla and egg and stir to combine all ingredients into a smooth batter. If the mixture is too thick, add a little extra milk but be careful not to make it too runny.
  2. Set batter aside while you heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Grease pan with a little cooking oil.
  3. Squeeze small dots of batter onto the pan and cook until bubbles form on the top. Flip and cook the other side for a further minute or so until the pancakes are cooked. Remove from pan and set aside. Repeat with the remaining batter, greasing the pan between batches.
  4. To serve, divide between bowls and top with your choice of toppings.

Tips and Tricks:

  • You can use our pancake recipe, one of your own or even store-bought pancake mixtures to make these. The important thing is to ensure that the batter is not too runny. Runny mixture will make it difficult to get the right shape.
  • We recommend using oil rather than butter for greasing the pan. Butter has a lower heat point than oil and can give mini pancakes a burnt flavour and appearance.
  • Getting the right size and shape is much easier if you use a piping bag or a ziplock bag with the corner cut to create a tiny hole. If you have a spare squeeze bottle (the kind that tomato sauce or other condiments come in) it is the ideal thing for getting a precise amount of mixture into the pan.
  • The pancakes will spread a little during cooking so make sure that there is space between them so that they don’t touch.
  • If you prefer crispier pancakes pipe them small (about 1 centimetre), but if you prefer soft and fluffy make them about 2.5 centimetres in size.

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