Protein Pancake Cereal: Our Take On The Viral New Recipe

Meet your new favourite lockdown breakfast

Kelleigh Korevaar |

There are two types of people during lockdown. You’re either one of those people feverishly baking banana bread and whipping up dalgona coffee or you’re watching those people making banana bread and dalgona coffee, on the couch in a pair of tracksuit pants (is that a stain from last night’s curry?)

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But regardless of which camp you fall into, there is one viral recipe that is uniting people across the internet; pancake cereal. And if there was one food that would bring people together, we would’ve put money on it being pancakes.

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We’ve got to be honest, though. There’s nothing revolutionary about pancake cereal, it’s just pancakes… but smaller. So you really could just fish out the decades-old, hand-written pancake recipe you have somewhere in your kitchen drawer.


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But we thought we’d give the pancake cereal a much-needed, healthy, high protein makeover for the guys who would rather not sacrifice their gains to go viral on TikTok. So we ditched the sugar and we subbed in some protein powder.

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The key to this? You place your pancake batter into a squeeze bottle which you then use to squeeze small dollops of batter straight onto your hot pan. Now, we know what you’re thinking: “I don’t have a squeeze bottle because I’m not a chef or a fast-food restaurant.”

Well, luckily, there’s a hack for that. You know all those water bottles you’re hoarding in your bedroom (or your car) that you keep meaning to get rid of? Yes, those. Go and grab one of those. And if you can’t find one, look under your bed. Now all you need to do is pierce a hole in the top of that lid and you have your own homemade squeeze bottle. Plus, you’ve cleaned out those water bottles in the process so you can reward yourself with a four hour Netflix binge. That’s how it works, right?

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And there you have it, protein pancake cereal. Is it more time consuming than regular pancakes? Yes. Is it unnecessary? Definitely. Are you going to be making this several mornings throughout lockdown? There’s absolutely no doubt about it!

If you try this out make sure to tag us on instagram (@menshealthza) or Twitter (@menshealthza)

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