National Pancake Day- Eight Amazing Pancake Recipes!

filed under: Pancakes + Waffles on February 28, 2011
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  • Today is National Pancake Day!

    *heart skips a beat*

    I love pancakes. Truly. Just adore them! Cant get enough of them.

    However, this is a baking blog and I don’t really bake my pancakes. So why bother you with my obsession?

    I thought I would jazz things up a bit.

    Make pancakes mini-cakes! We like cakes right?

    I started out with ‘orange’ size pancakes.


    But quickly moved to silver dollar size. I love the petits four type style they lent themselves to.

    I did blueberry and strawberry mostly.

    But also did a plain version which was still super tasty! (of course, adding mini chocolate chips didn’t hurt!)


    The recipe is simple.

    I made my favorite from scratch pancakes but decreased the sugar serving by 1/2 cup.

    I then mixed up a bowl of my glaze icing and poured it over the mini stacks.

    For the strawberry I added the tiniest bit of pink food coloring as well as a little blue to the blueberry glaze. You can also add strawberry extracts or naturally flavor the glaze if you want too!


    I didn’t do it this time, but I next time I am going to substitute the milk with warm water. I think it will add a nice warm, creamy texture to the hot pancakes.

    Some of the cakes sat for a few minutes while I was preparing others, and I loved how the glaze started to harden slightly, almost creating a little sugar shell around the pancakes.

    It almost looks like a little layer cake. *joy*

    It was so fun making little pancake cakes!

    I kept thinking of new things to try and incorporate… maybe next year!

    And this is my version of a strawberry short cake… strawberry pancake shortcakes! 🙂



    And just for fun… here are some pancakes I have made in the past.

    I told you I am a bit obsessed.



    Patriotic Pancakes

    Red Velvet pancakes with buttermilk pancakes covered in blueberry syrup and blueberries.

    Rainbow Pancakes

    Buttermilk and Flax Seed pancakes with food coloring added.

    Check out this post to see why these pancakes caused such an uproar!

    leaf pancakes

    Leaf Pancakes

    An easy pancake recipe just cut into leaf patterns with a touch of food coloring. Kids loved these!

     Pumpkin Pancakes

    These are AMAZING.  Seriously, once you have had them you will be craving them!

    Halloween Pancakes

    Easy and fun

    And Zucchini Pancakes!

    These are so light and fluffy, you will never know they are packed full of delicious zucchini!

    Can you tell my photography has changed over the years?  Yikes!

    So what fun ways have you jazzed up pancakes? Are you going to celebrate National Pancake Day?

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  • Allison @ Alli n Son says:

    Each year for my son’s birthday, my husband makes him a pancake-cake. I have to show him your post so he can get creative this year.
    I’d love for you to share this recipe on my linky for Sweet Tooth Friday.

  • Jessa Ann says:

    i just recently found your blog and i absolutely love it! what a fun idea. love the strawberry shortcake pancakes. adorable.
    p.s. the rainbow pancakes are the coolest idea ever. can’t wait to make them for my children one day 🙂

  • Andrea says:

    When I was in middle school I participated in the Invention Convention…ok, maybe I participated a couple times. And one year my “invention” was colored pancakes! With colored karo syrup! What kid wouldn’t want to eat that? FYI…pancakes glued to poster board is a bad idea. Shocking, I know. And know I’m off to elaborate on this…

  • Brad Fallon says:

    These looks amazing! However, I hope you can add a little figure with the facebook cookies you had made in your previous posts. They will surely look great.:)

  • Kathryn says:

    They all look delicious!

  • Jessica says:

    Ok, so i went back and looked at the blog about the rainbow pancakes and i have a few things to say:
    #1. kids need to get a treat every once in a while… pancakes are a great treat for kids.
    #2. really? people want their kids to eat “more natural looking foods”… umm… blah! If I’m going to eat a Tofu and soy bean breakfast – PLEASE PUT FOOD COLORING IN IT SO I DON’T HAVE TO SEE THE BLAH COLORING OF THAT POO! hahaha!!!
    and lastly #3. You ARE a good mommy! I hope that you don’t take the criticism to heart. Some people are just jealous that you are cooler than them and they stink! haha! I love your blog and hope you are having a great day!!

  • The pancakes looks absolutely wonderful. I could literally lick it off my screen!

  • Becky Knepp says:

    That’s a fun twist on pancakes. We just make plain old buttermilk ones here. Perhaps as my son gets older, I’ll make some fun shapes out of them!

  • Rose ( Magpie's Recipes) says:

    LOVE these esp the pic of the one that has a slice cut out so that it looks like a layer cake!
    Seriously how are you so creative?! Love pancakes too though our regulars are the savoury South Indian crispy Dosas. I make the instant whole wheat and buttermilk dosas called Moru Dosas with some shredded veggies in the batter and alongside some spicy lentil sambhar:

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    These are so pretty!! You have the best pancakes!

  • Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden says:

    Wholly, molly! What a beautiful decorated pancake! Spectacular! I’ve really enjoyed in post!

  • Betsy @JavaCupcake says:

    I’ve got “breakfast for dinner” on the menu this week and all I could think about when planning it were these pancakes! I’ll be making them green and red for Christmas though. <3 Thanks for the inspiration, Amanda!

  • Sue says:

    I love ALL of your pancakes! The little petit four panCAKES are adorable!

    • Amanda says:

      Well thanks pretty lady! 🙂

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