September 26th is National Pancake Day! Start mixing your batter and getting out the syrup because September 26th is National Pancake Day! Also known as hotcakes or flapjacks, pancakes can actually be served at any time and with a variety of toppings or fillings some of which are jam, fruit, syrup, chocolate chips or meat. And get this – there’s archaeological evidence that suggests that pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread breakfast food eaten in prehistoric societies.
As we mentioned, pancakes can be served with a variety of toppings so if you are looking to spice up your normal recipe and get in the fall spirit, pumpkin pancakes are the way to go. Check out the recipe HERE!
If you don’t have time in the morning, have no fear! Pancakes taste just as delicious at dinnertime! And by the way? William Shakespeare was a flapjack fan – he mentions pancakes in two of his plays: “All's Well That Ends Well” and “As You Like It.”
And by the way, if you’re confused because you’ve heard of other “Pancake Days” – don’t be. A true testament to a beloved food, there are actually several celebration days surrounding pancakes:
- National Blueberry Pancake Day. Celebrated on January 28th, this day (as you might’ve guessed) surrounds the fruity goodness that is a blueberry pancake.
- IHOP's National Pancake Day. In beginning of March each year, you’ll see IHOPis specific to the breakfast chain and raises money for charity.
- National Pancake Day. Every September 26th (you know, tomorrow) is the general celebration. According to the folks at National Day Calendar, this day got its start in 2005 and was originally called Lumberjack Day. According to the site, the creators “sought an excuse to eat pancakes and waffles with friends, and since it was one week after ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ eating lots of pancakes like a lumberjack seemed a better holiday than ever."