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Pancake Cereal Recipe

Pancake Cereal Recipe that turns your favorite Saturday morning pancakes into a fun, mini treat. Serve these tiny pancakes in a bowl and eat them plain or with syrup and milk.

bowl of pancake cereal with berries in the background

We have homemade pancakes at least once a week– usually when my husband is on shift at the fire station. My kids loves to add chocolate chips or blueberries, sometimes we add apples or pumpkin. A few weeks ago I made them this pancake cereal and it was a huge hit. Everything is cuter in miniature form!

homemade pancake batter with a whisk in the center

Cereal Pancake Ingredients

This pancake cereal recipe uses the same simple ingredients as my homemade pancake recipe. I did change up the ratios to make a thinner batter. For this recipe, you will need:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Butter
squeeze bottle dropping batter on a griddle

How to Make Cereal Pancakes

These tiny pancakes are certainly more tedious to make when compared to full-size or even silver-dollar pancakes. A squeeze bottle, griddle, and good spatula will make the job easier. To make this pancake cereal:

  1. Preheat the griddle.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients together, set aside.
  3. Add egg, milk, and butter and mix until smooth.
  4. Transfer the batter to a plastic squeeze bottle.
  5. Add a very small amount (dime size) to a hot griddle.
  6. Cook 2-3 minutes, flip and cook 1-2 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter until all is used.
  8. Serve immediately with syrup or as otherwise desired.
mini pancakes on a griddle

How to Eat Cereal Pancakes

The best way to eat these teeny tiny pancakes is in a bowl with a spoon. Add a glass of milk on the side and a generous drizzle of syrup to bring it all together.

bowl of pancake cereal with blueberries next to a plate of strawberries and milk

Pancake Toppings

If maple syrup isn’t your thing, top your pancake cereal with this Homemade Blueberry Syrup, a drizzle of melted peanut butter, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. You could also toss in:

  • fresh fruit
  • chocolate chips
  • cocoa nibs
  • shredded coconut
  • pecans
spoonful of pancake cereal with blueberries

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe calls for baking powder, NOT baking soda.  (Teaspoons NOT tablespoons.)
  • If you are sensitive to baking powder, I would recommend buying an aluminum-free baking powder.
  • You can use skim, buttermilk, or alternative milks if you prefer.
  • I have had success using 1-1 gluten free flour.
  • You can substitute vegetable oil or canola oil for the butter.
  • This batter can be made ahead of time- store in the refrigerator and use same/next day.
  • These freeze well; lay flat and freeze individually before popping into a zip close bag.
bowl of pancake cereal with blueberries

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Pancake Cereal

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Emily Grace


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted


  • Preheat griddle and spray with non-stick cooking spray if necessary.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Add egg, milk and butter. Whisk together until smooth.
  • Transfer to plastic squeeze bottle.
  • Add a very small amount of pancake batter (about the size of a dime).
  • Cook 2-3 minutes or until golden brown then flip and continue cooking about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Remove and serve immediately with butter, syrup, or fruit.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2mg
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