Homemade 'pancake cereal' is the latest lockdown food craze

goss 06/05/2020

At this stage of the COVID-19 lockdown, we're all just throwing regular rules to the wind. Pyjamas have replaced clothes, we haven't worn makeup in weeks and we're only eating the delicious and often insane treats going viral on social media. 

Creamy Dalgona coffee and homemade KFC chicken have been just some of the popular recipes that have gone viral during the long weeks at home, but this one might just take the (pan)cake as the most indulgent. 

The newest trend popping up on social media app TikTok is 'pancake cereal' - bowls filled with tiny pancakes, topped with whatever you like. If you've been indulging in delicious pancake breakfasts throughout lockdown, consider this version a level up. 

TikTok user Sydney Melhoff claims to have started the trend in her now-viral video, but many fellow social media users have made the dish their own. 

If you want to try it yourself, begin by pouring tiny dot-sized circles of batter onto a hot pan. Some TikTok users recommend a piping bag or squeeze bottle to control the process of pouring out such small amounts. 

Using the smallest spatula you have, flip them once bubbles begin to show on each pancake - it won't take long. Then spoon them into a bowl and choose your toppings. 

Some people are treating the little pancakes like actual cereal and dousing them into bowls of milk. Others are eating them with sliced fruit, maple syrup and butter, like you would with a regular-sized batch. Instagram user Sam Schnur, known as The Naughty Fork, added mini M&Ms and chocolate chips to her recipe - we're definitely fans. 

It's not the most nutritious breakfast you can have, but it sure tops the list for the most exciting.