National Pancake Day on September 26th sets up a tall stack of syrupy goodness to celebrate! Set the table. Mix up the batter. Heat up the griddle. Because the butter is ready to melt and the flapjacks are delicious!
Also known as Johnnycakes, griddle cakes or hotcakes, this batter-made breakfast item dates back more than 30,000 years. In fact, it may be the oldest breakfast food in history.
It became a traditional part of Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) celebrations when revelers would feast before fasting. They still do! The thin cakes can be rolled and filled with fruit and other fillings. Usually, though, they’re stacked and drizzled with flavored syrup.
Add fruit, nuts or whipped topping, too. While served mostly as a breakfast item, pancakes along with bacon, ham, eggs, hashbrowns and other morning offerings also make a delicious supper. Breakfast for dinner is a nice change of pace in many homes.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPancakeDay
There are so many ways to enjoy pancakes! Whether you go out to your favorite breakfast joint or make them at home, be sure to add your favorite syrups and toppings. We even have a few recipes for you to try. Do you make pancake art? Then we want to see your stack! Post photos and recipes while you celebrate.
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NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY HISTORY
This food holiday’s humble beginnings date back to 2005. Originally the observance started as Lumberjack Day. Marianne Ways and Collen AF Venable sought an excuse to eat pancakes and waffles with friends. Since it was one week after “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and that theme had been worn out, eating lots of pancakes like a lumberjack seemed a better holiday than ever.