How to make TikTok's viral pancake cereal

Users of the video-sharing social media platform TikTok are at it again, and this time they're stepping up their breakfast game. The platform has seen its creators start wildly popular recipe trends people just can't stop talking about, ranging from the fluffy, cloud-like Dalgona coffee to frozen cocktails made with popular hard seltzer brand White Claw. This time, they've decided to share their takes on a fun new way to prepare mini pancake "cereal." 

According to Distractify, TikTok users are putting pancake batter into empty squeeze bottles to create itsy-bitsy pancakes they're eating like cereal. One cereal pancake video, uploaded to TikTok by user Heyeatsteppi (@istayfunny19), has almost 1 million likes and 4,966 comments at the time this article was published. That's a lot of tiny pancakes! While we can't say we'll be putting this much effort into making breakfast every day, we could definitely see trying this new trend out for a fun weekend treat.

Put your own twist on the pancake cereal trend

Delish reports the best way to make the miniature pancakes is to put the batter of your choice into a bottle and squeeze out tiny dollops onto your pan or griddle. They state that some users are even putting additional twists onto these tiny treats, like adding chocolate chips or food coloring to the batter, using flavored pancake mixes like Pillsbury's Funfetti, or topping the pancakes with bananas, strawberries, or Nutella. 

While the squeeze bottle method works best for maintaining an even, circular size and shape for these miniature pancakes, Delish has seen TikTok users substituting in plastic bags with the corners cut off (similar to how you make a DIY piping bag for frosting), syringes, or just trying their luck with a spoon. In the end, misshapen pancakes taste just as good as perfect circles anyway. After the pancakes are done cooking, add them to a bowl and eat with a spoon and the toppings of your choice. For the classic pancake flavor, top with butter and maple syrup. Some extra creative users have even tried them with milk like regular cereal, or on top of ice cream.