Here’s the GENIUS Reason Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Empty Ketchup Bottles

Your ketchup bottle is about to make breakfast so much easier—and more fun!

During quarantine, we’ve learned just about everything there is to learn about the kitchen from the good folks on the internet. Reddit, in particular, has thrown us some hacks to make our time at the stove easier, like how to use mayo on grilled cheese and how to make the perfect egg sandwich. (You need a mason jar lid!)

Now, breakfast is tasting even better thanks to this new Reddit hack.

What Is the Empty Bottle Trick?

By now, you’re seen all of those pancake hacks we can’t stop making. (Pancake cereal, anyone?) Just load your pancake batter into a condiment bottle, and squeeze to create any shape you like—but that doesn’t mean you have to head to the home goods aisle to get your supplies. You can empty out the last of the ketchup in your fridge, rinse the container and enjoy breakfast in whatever shape you like.

@food__dPancake maker hack! Get a clean plastic ketchup bottle with squirty nozzle and you’re away ##foodhack ##pancake ##fyp ##breakfast ##hack

♬ How Bad Can I Be? – Ed Helms

This hack comes to us via @food__d on TikTok and u/laurenwazenn on Reddit. We’re never making pancakes the same way again!

You Can Use This Hack on the Go

It’s getting a little late in the season to go camping, but keep this hack in your back pocket for next summer when you’re making breakfast around the campfire. This is also the perfect hack for saving any leftover batter—close the lid, pop the bottle in the fridge, and voila! Tomorrow’s breakfast made easy.

By the way, you can do this hack with just about any pancake recipe. Just be sure you’re not making these pancake mistakes.

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.