Thank your lucky stars: because today's National Pancake Day, you now have an excuse to eat pancakes not just for breakfast, but all day long. We urge you to celebrate in as many ways as you can; here, check out four of our most creative ways.
- Go the free route: Each IHOP gives away free pancakes on National Pancake Day, and today's no exception. Go for the gratis — a generous short stack of buttermilk pancakes with an optional donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hospital — anytime before 10 p.m.
- Go the gourmand route: Make Bon Appétit's blueberry pancakes for yourself or someone you love. They're loaded with buttermilk, vanilla, ground cinnamon, and wild blueberries. If you're new to pancakes, try Alton Brown's best tips.
- Go the healthier route: Make a spa-like version of your childhood favorite with Lake Austin Spa Resort's blueberry-cornmeal griddle cakes, made healthier with the addition of ground cornmeal.
- Go the lazy route: Don't want to mix your own batter? You can always try obliterating those intense flapjack cravings with Batter Blaster, a spray-it-yourself pancake batter. The high-powered spray bottle's ideal if, say, you just want one or two pancakes.
Tell us how you're ringing in National Pancake Day!