There are plenty of reasons Americans care so passionately for pancakes. First off, pancakes scream Saturday morning. It's a chance to leisurely whip up some batter and hover over the stove to monitor the bubbling stacks. Secondly, few things feel as glorious as flipping a pancake with precision. In addition, I think we all can agree that maple syrup deserves an honorable mention. Pancakes are sometimes just a vehicle for consuming generous gobs of maple syrup. And lastly, we love the versatility of the humble pancake. It's completely appropriate to mix everything from nuts to fruits to our favorite candies into the batter — and these 13 pancakes prove just that.