Indulge in National Pancake Day {Sept. 26}


Who doesn’t love a good pancake? Kids love ’em. Adults don’t hate making them. There is even pancake art! Why not celebrate this delightful breakfast treat next week on Sept. 26,  National Pancake Day?

The Traditional Pancake

Whenever I need a tried-and-true recipe, I head over to All-Recipes to read reviews and recommendations. This recipe was the top seed for a good, old-fashioned pancake mix.

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1 1/4 cups milk, 1 egg, and 3 tablespoons butter (melted).

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, vanilla, egg, and melted butter. Mix until smooth.

Heat a lightly-oiled frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Pancake Tacos

These little ditties are a taco lover’s breakfast dream. Simply make a taco with your pancake, put fruit and cream filling on the inside, and fold it up. Walaa, pancake tacos!

Smore Pancakes

Can’t bring yourself to make pancakes over a piping hot campfire? No worries, bring camp inside with Smore Pancakes! Cooking with Libby has the easiest recipe. Make your pancake batter with chocolate chips, put some on the griddle and place some mini marshmallows and crushed up graham crackers inside. Add a little more pancake mix to the top and cook as normal. Yes, please!

Banana Pancakes

If you read cookbooks on gut health, you may have come across these secret pancakes. Made with just bananas and eggs, they are a great switch from the normal flour recipes. Drench them in syrup or eat as they are, but be warned, they do still taste like banana. Banana pancakes are delicate, so keep the batter small and be careful on the flip!

If you have a ripe banana and two eggs, you are good to make a round of banana pancakes! Check out Kitchn for a more detailed recipe.

Cute Pancakes

Kids love pancakes, but take it just a little further and watch them squeal in delight! A few thinly sliced strawberry slices are ears on a pig, sun rays, or even wings of an owl! Chocolate chips morph into easy eyes and silly smiles. A couple slices of bacon transforms into antlers for a completed deer face.

Get creative and make your National Pancake Day a quickly beloved family tradition! Now… eat up!



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