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How to Make Mini Pancake Cereal

by Capri Lilly

Mini pancake cereal is the latest social media trend. It’s essentially tons of tiny pancakes served with your favorite milk and toppings! These delicious mini pancakes are insanely cute and so easy to make!

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Since we’ve all been staying at home and finding different ways to occupy our time, TikTok has prevailed in showing us interesting ways to get creative in the kitchen. Last month Dalgona Coffee, a fluffy cloud of whipped instant coffee over almond milk, was all the rage! This time around, “pancake cereal” is the new craze. 

No one is quite sure how this phenomenon started, but Pancake cereal has over 750 million tags on TikTok. And honestly, I can see why! Not only are these mini pancakes SUPER adorable, but they are also very easy to make and taste incredible.

So I decided to make Apple Cinnamon Mini Pancakes | Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free! 

How to make Mini Pancake cereal

gluten-free mini pancakes mix

Mix all the ingredients together. Whisk thoroughly.

Pour mixture into a pastry bag, or Ziploc bag and cut a small opening on the corner.

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Squeeze a small amount on the pan, about the size of a quarter. 

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Cook for 1 minute on each side, using a small spatula to flip.

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Serve with butter, syrup, and fresh fruit. Enjoy!

A few tips for making Mini Pancake Cereal

  • Mix the batter in a separate bowl and then pour the mixture into a pastry bag, or ziploc bag and cut a small opening on the corner. This makes it easier to pour into the pan.
  • Because they are so small, you only need to cook the mini pancakes on each side for about a minute. 
  • Use a small spatula or even chopsticks to flip the mini pancakes.

What to eat Mini Pancake Cereal with

Although technically this is “pancake cereal”, I wouldn’t recommend drowning this in milk— it makes the pancakes soggy and unenjoyable. Instead load them up with your favorite fresh fruit and maple syrup.

I topped my mini pancakes with:

  • Fresh blackberries
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Almond butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Chocolate chips
  • Whip Cream is also tasty! Or  Yogurt!
  • Yumm 😋.
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I had a bunch leftover so I put them in an airtight container and placed them in the fridge. My boyfriend enjoyed them the next day with milk. He said they actually held up very well to the milk the next day because the mini pancakes were firmer and cold, which helped prevent them from getting soggy. So, if you want to enjoy the mini pancake cereal throughout the week in its true “cereal” form, I highly recommend putting them in the fridge!

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5 from 7 votes

Mini Pancake Cereal

Mini pancake cereal is the latest social media trend. It’s essentially tons of tiny pancakes served with your favorite milk and toppings! These delicious mini pancakes are insanely cute and so easy to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free
Keyword: how to make mini pancakes, mini pancake cereal, pancake cereal trend
Servings: 4
Calories: 294kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk (or water)
  • 1 1/2 cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (Like Bob's Red Mill 1:1 All Purpose Gluten Free Flour)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients together. Whisk thoroughly.
  • Pour mixture into a pastry bag, or Ziploc bag and cut a small opening on the corner. This makes it easier to pour into the pan.
  • Squeeze a small amount on the pan, about the size of a quarter. Cook for 1 minute on each side, using a small spatula to flip.
  • Serve with butter, syrup, and fresh fruit.

Notes

  • Use Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour to keep gluten-free. Can also sub regular flour (if not sensitive to gluten)
  • Store leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge. It can last up to 3 days in the fridge. 

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11 comments

Kathryn May 27, 2020 - 6:44 pm

5 stars
I’m all about the mini pancake cereal trend! This one looks extra delicious!

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kim May 27, 2020 - 7:39 pm

5 stars
Love these! They were delicious and so much easier than I thought they would be.

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Capri Lilly May 28, 2020 - 1:29 am

Hi Kim! I am glad you enjoyed the pancakes!

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Beth Pierce May 27, 2020 - 7:39 pm

5 stars
Oh my goodness these are too ADORABLE! My daughter loves these. They are so delicious and cute!

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Capri Lilly May 28, 2020 - 1:34 am

Hi Beth! I am happy you and your daughter enjoyed the recipe!

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Mary May 27, 2020 - 8:07 pm

5 stars
OMG, these are so adorable! I love it!

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Capri Lilly May 28, 2020 - 1:31 am

Hi Mary! I’m so glad you like!

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Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry May 27, 2020 - 8:22 pm

5 stars
Now this is something I am definitely going to try. I am sure my kids would love this but I’m not gonna lie, I think I might too!!

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Capri Lilly May 28, 2020 - 1:28 am

It’s the cutest thing! I had so much fun making this and even more eating it! I hope you do too!

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Jere Cassidy May 27, 2020 - 9:23 pm

5 stars
Wow, this is brilliant! These mini pancakes are perfect for your recipe and I need to make these for our monthly brunch.

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Capri Lilly May 28, 2020 - 1:28 am

They would be SO cute for your monthly brunch! I hope you enjoy!

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