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Take a hike Cinnamon Toast Crunch, there’s a new breakfast bread-inspired cereal taking over the socials and it’s one you’re going to want to see—and try! If you’ve been furiously scrolling the ‘Gram or TikTok recently, there’s a good chance you’ve come across a bowl of curiously small pancakes piled in bowls and eaten in an even more curious fashion. Yes, this is pancake cereal, the food hybrid du jour, and it’s quite possibly the cutest thing to ever hit a breakfast table. But what exactly is pancake cereal and how do you make it? 

4 the 'GramHow to Make Fluffy Japanese Souffle PancakesThe answer to both of these questions is pretty simple: Pancake cereal is just teeny tiny pancakes made with an pastry bag and served warm in a bowl, cereal-style, but with a pat of butter and real maple syrup in place of milk. If you have all the ingredients for pancakes and the aforementioned pastry bag, then you’ve totally got what you need to make some. If you don’t have a pastry bag, you could also sub in a Ziploc bag with one of the corners cut off. 

For all you visual learners, watch our executive editor Hana Asbrink demonstrate how it’s done


Oh, and if you’re like me and immediately wondered what this would taste like with actual milk over it, my guess is probably pretty mushy. But I’m thinking a scoop of vanilla ice cream over a warm bowl of pancake cereal definitely wouldn’t suck.

Want to try this adorable breakfast or dessert—however you roll—yourself? These tools will help you make pancake cereal at home:

Hamilton Beach Electric Griddle, $39.99 from Best Buy

Make bowls of pancake cereal on this handy griddle.
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AXTECO Pastry Bag & Decorating Set, $20 on Sur La Table

The key to perfectly uniform mini pancakes.
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Bob's Red Mill Buttermilk Pancake Mix, $3.99 on Instacart

Go big with buttermilk pancake cereal.
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Header image courtesy of Hana Asbrink

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