Pancake Spaghetti Is the Latest Breakfast Trend—Here’s Why You Need to Try It

Spaghetti for breakfast? Buddy the Elf would be so proud!

Pancakes are a necessary part of any balanced breakfast, right? It’s important to eat healthily, but a little sweetness in the morning might be exactly what you need. And while some prefer the usual plain or chocolate chip stack, others like to experiment with different kinds of pancake creations—like pancake cereal, mini pancake cereal, and now, pancake spaghetti!

This viral TikTok recipe is currently trending, and it’s calling desperately to all you pancake lovers out there.

What Is Pancake Spaghetti?

It’s not too far from what it sounds like—thin strips of pancake batter created on a pan or griddle that are about the thickness of linguine. Once the strips are cooked all the way through, you gather ’em up in a bowl and cover ’em with a fresh blanket of powdered sugar and syrup of your choice.

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Also known as “squiggle cakes,” this viral trend comes from TikTok user @brianaarchuleta and her husband Steven, who made pancake spaghetti after moving a package of spaghetti in his way when trying to make breakfast for his kids before school. The simple move sparked his creativity, and pancake spaghetti was officially born.

How Do I Make It?

In a simple tutorial video posted by Steven and Briana, all you need is a simple pancake batter and a plastic-sealed bag. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Whisk together a pancake batter of your choice—perhaps using pancake box mixes or one of our best pancake recipes.
  2. Pour the pancake batter into a plastic bag and seal it tight. Cut a very small hole in the corner of the bag. Alternatively, you can use a clean squeeze bottle.
  3. Grease your griddle (on low heat) with butter and start to pipe thin strips of pancake batter. Do not flip the strips!
  4. Once the spaghetti batter is cooked through, grab your strands on one side using tongs and twirl them into a bowl.

The thickness and length of your pancake spaghetti will be dependent on your personal preference. However, it’s important to remember that the thicker the strip, the longer it will take to cook through, which could potentially burn the bottom of the spaghetti if you’re not careful.

Helpful tip: According to Steven, leaving the strips without flipping them helps to keep the strips pliable, which can be difficult with thicker pancake spaghetti. If you flip them, they will likely become too crispy and they won’t be able to swirl like normal spaghetti would in a bowl.

To serve, simply grab your strands on one side with tongs and twirl them into a bowl. Finish by covering with powdered sugar, maple syrup, fruit, a homemade berry compote, or even maple sausage as your “meatballs.”

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Melany Love
Melany has been writing food news for Taste of Home for four years. Her knowledge of current culinary trends comes from her extensive time spent on FoodTok and scouring Instagram for any unusual food, charcuterie design or coffee shop creation. Apart from freelancing, she has worked at bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Half Price Books and as a barista. She has always wanted a career in writing, and got her start at Taste of Home. When she’s not working, Melany is playing the latest video game, curled up with a book or spending time with her cats.