March 8 Is National Pancake Day

Heart-Shaped Pancakes

Tuesday, March 8 is National Pancake Day.  2016 is the 11th anniversary of  this culinary celebration.  The International House of Pancakes is offering a free stack of  Buttermilk Pancakes from 7 AM to 7 PM, to encourage diners to make a charitable contribution to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Pancake Batter

Did you ever wonder why a pancake is called a pancake?  Because you’re literally baking a cake in a pan.  Experienced cooks call a pan, a skillet.  The more baking powder you add, the more your pancake will rise.  It will have the look, and the texture of cake.

Extra-Thick Pancakes

For those who don’t have ovens, the pancake offers a quick and easy way to have your cake and eat it too.  Add favorite toppings, like blueberries, or molasses, to enhance the flavor.

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Try our Quick Gluten-Free Buckwheat-Rice Pancake Recipe to prepare high-rise pancakes, that have a light, fluffy texture, and crispy edges.


Dry Ingredients

1- 1/2 Cups Spelt Flour

3 – 1/2 Tablespoons Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Tablespoon Sugar*

*Substution: 1 Heaping Tablespoon Xylitol

Moist Ingredients

1 – 1/4 Cups Milk (dairy, soy, hemp, or nutmilk)

1 Egg beaten (or egg  substitute)

3 Tablespoons Oil


Combine dry ingredients into a flour sifter.  Combine moist ingredients.  Slowly add moist to dry ingredients, stirring mixture.  Stir well into a batter.  Heat up skillet on medium flame.  Add batter to skillet.  Cook until bottom is golden brown.  Flip pancake, and cook on reverse side.  Before flipping, be sure the top is dry, so that the batter doesn’t leak over the skillet.

Toppings That Transform Pancakes Into A Dessert


Ice Cream

Rice Dream

Whip Cream

Whipped Bananas

Tofu Whip Cream

Chocolate Sauce

Sugar: powdered, white, xylitol, stevia, honey

Fruit: blueberries, strawberries, applesauce, bananas

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer. Irene owns this website, and writes all the blog posts. For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

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