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National Pancake Day is tomorrow! Make your own or eat for free at a local restaurant

No wonder they get their own day! Mmmm, pancakes.
No wonder they get their own day! Mmmm, pancakes.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 is National Pancake Day! Pancakes are a favorite, and not just for breakfast. There's nothing quite like their light, fluffy texture, and there are so many simple variations (fruit, whipped cream, nuts, etc.) that it's almost impossible to get bored or have to eat the same type of pancake twice.

Pancakes are not difficult to make, either. A tried-and-true, classic recipe is provided courtesy of Betty Crocker:

Ultimate Melt-in-your-Mouth Pancakes

2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs

Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375°F; grease with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening. (Surface is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear.)

Stir all ingredients until blended. Pour by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle.

Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until golden. To keep warm, place in single layer on cookie sheet. Cover with aluminum foil, and place in 200°F oven up to 10 minutes.

If you don't feel up to cooking your own batch of pancakes tomorrow, IHOP is celebrating by giving away free pancakes!! From 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. at participating locations, get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes at IHOP! Any donations received from grateful customers will be given to local children's hospitals through the Children's Miracle Network. Memphis residents and visitors can choose from three locations:

  1. 1106 N. Germantown Parkway
  2. 2810 Wolfcreek Parkway
  3. 1661 Sycamore View Road

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  • Mikki Weddle 5 years ago

    Thanks for letting us know about National Pancake Day. I had no idea. I am going to make the "Melt in your Mouth" pancakes with my 1st grade class tomorrow. Love your articles.

  • Sharon 5 years ago many sessions does it take to work off a yummy pancake stack like that? LOL...that picture made me sooooo hungry!

  • Megan Silea 5 years ago

    Mikki - Thank you! Have fun tomorrow (and take pictures!).

    Sharon - Ha ha ha, the way our trainer works, probably just one! :)

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