These two trendy “cereals” aren’t actually cereal – find out what they are and how to make them

Cereal, cookies, and pancakes are some of the world’s favourite foods, and it can be so hard to choose between them, so why not have them all?

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So apparently #cookiecereal went crazy viral after my post the other day! I decided to remake it so that I could give you some tips on how to perfect it. Here’s how to do it: 1. Cut your cookie dough into even pieces. You want to make sure they bake evenly or else some will burn and others will be undercooked. Instead of rolling them into balls, just round the edges. And add an extra chocolate chip on top for a prettier final product. 2. Bake at 350F for about 7 minutes (cookies will still be a little soft). Let them sit on the counter and harden for a few minutes. 3. Add a few spoonfuls of your mini cookies to a bowl and enjoy with milk. To avoid getting all the cookies soggy at once, only add a few bites to your bowl at a time. 4. Try it with ice cream as a dessert! 5. Get creative! You can make any type of cookie into cookie cereal. Doesn’t have to be chocolate chip!! #foodandwine #insider #insiderfood #foodbeast #foodtrends #pancakecereal #cookiecrisp #cerealtrend #cookies #chocolatechipcookies #mini #minifood #beautifulcuisines #foodnetwork #cosmopolitan #peoplefood #todayshow

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The newest food trend to have arrived on our Instagram feeds after the viral Dalgona coffee, this one involves a bowl of tiny discs of pancakes and cookies that look like cereal, and is to be eaten with milk, butter or syrup, or even berries and other fruit. Check out more photos of these family-friendly breakfast trends below!

In addition to looking adorable, the pancake version is relatively easy to make. If you simply don’t have the time to create batter from scratch, all you need is pancake mix, a hot skillet, and a squeeze bottle! Here’s how to recreate this at home.

What you’ll need

  • Pancake batter (from scratch or store bought pancake mix)
  • Squeeze bottle to dispense the pancake mix, or even a plastic bag with a small snip at the corner will work
  • Hot skillet
  • Butter
  • Syrup, or anything you like on top of your pancake cereal


  • Make the pancake batter with pancake mix, or using recipes such as this.
  • Use a squeeze bottle to dispense the pancake batter into small coin sized shapes onto a hot skillet with butter.
  • Toss the pancakes until golden brown, then serve with the garnish of your choice!

Not such a big fan of pancakes? Try the cookie variation! Reminiscent of the old school cereal, Cookie Crisp, think of these as the new and improved version, involving real cookies.

You’ll have much to play around with this trend, whether you like eating the “cereal” by itself, with milk, or using other cookie variations, like sugar or iced cookies! Try this out yourself at home when you have time to kill.

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Cereal! Super easy to make and so delicious! ??? Shout-out to da homie @dcfoodporn for the inspo! See below ⬇️ for the recipe. TAG your friends and challenge them to make this at home!!??? Comment below ⬇️ if you have questions! . . 1️⃣.Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2️⃣. Cut your cookie dough into small pieces and roll them into balls (can be homemade or pre-made cookie dough from your local store). 3️⃣. In your baking tray, set the cookie dough in rows (1/2 inch apart). This step is very important! 4️⃣. Bake for 8-10 minutes, and let it cool for 10 mins before removing cookies from the tray. 5️⃣. Serve the cookies in a bowl and pour some milk! Enjoy! ??? . . . . . #cookiecereal #chocolatechipcookie #seattlewa #foodcoma #breakfast #seattleliving #SeattleFood #pnw #cerealtrend #delicious #SeattleWashington #thrillist #onthetable #foodbeast #hungry #cookiecrisp #seattlefoodie #cookies #seattle #PacificNorthwest #foodintheair #seattleblogger #darlingmovement #love #seattlefoodieadventure

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What you’ll need:


  • Spoon the cookie batter onto the tray into equal sized portions. Space them out enough (1/2-1 inch apart) so they don’t merge when baking.
  • Bake the cookies according to the directions on the package or the recipe you’re using.
  • Once finished, let cool for about 10 minutes before enjoying!