Another day, another fun food hack from TikTok! The latest cooking craze on the platform? Pancake pasta.
What is Pancake Pasta?YesAccording to a viral video posted by Briana Archuleta, this is nothing more than pancake batter dripping onto a baking sheet in long, thin strips, which is actually closer to a linguini.
Archuleta credits her husband with inventing this “delicious” dish, who also calls it a “wavy cake.”
In a video that garnered 8.4 million views in a week, the strands of pancake pasta were gathered, placed in a pasta bowl (like a nest, yes, pasta), dusted with powdered sugar, and drizzled with a generous drizzle of syrup And then twist with a fork to enjoy.
TikTok commenters are very interested in creating.
“I am so impressed and need to make this for my family of pancake and pasta lovers,” one wrote.
“Well, your husband is a genius!!!!” another exclaimed.
“My whole life has been a lie, can you do that?!? I want to get back my childhood right now!” Roared a third.
Before we try it ourselves—and as innovative breakfast lovers, we definitely plan to—we thought we’d reach out to Food Network recipe developer Amanda Neal for her input.
Neil told us she recommends putting the batter in a piping bag, squeeze bottle, or even a resealable bag with the end cut off. “The key is a small hole so you can pipe the batter in thin lines,” she says.
Because the batter is squeezed into long bars, Neal said flips can be challenging. “So I recommend rolling the threads out and making sure they’re not too thick so the ‘noodles’ are fully cooked without flipping,” she adds.
A nonstick pan is preferred, or if you don’t have one, a large nonstick pan, says Neil, so you have room to squeeze those long “noodles” out. She also recommends melting a little butter on a frying pan or frying pan for extra flavor and golden browning, as Archuleta shows her husband doing in the video. Neil notes that it’s best to cook on low heat to prevent the noodles from burning before they’re cooked through.
Neal also recommends getting creative with recipes. “One of the fun parts of this hack is that you can really use any pancake batter,” she says. “Try chocolate, red velvet or banana pancake batter. Whatever you and your family like.”
As Archuleta’s husband shows in a TikTok video, she loves the idea of confectionary sugar on crepe pasta — and she’s in favor of drizzling it with syrup. (Warm maple syrup would be her preference.) And a little extra zhuzh? Try a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, Neil suggests, “for extra effect.”
Not that Pancake Spaghetti isn’t that extra — in the best possible way.