What is it about pancakes that make them so yummy and delish? And why do they feel like a treat no matter how much you eat them?
According to National Geographic, pancakes have been around since prehistoric times:
“Analyses of starch grains on 30,000-year-old grinding tools suggest that Stone Age cooks were making flour out of cattails and ferns—which, researchers guess, was likely mixed with water and baked on a hot, possibly greased, rock. The result may have been more akin to hardtack than the modern crepe, hotcake, or flapjack, but the idea was the same: a flat cake, made from batter and fried.”
While pancakes are extremely popular here in the U.S., there are a variety of other types of pancakes all over the world:
- Crepe thin pancakes with lemon and sugar in England.
- Pikelets in Australia
- Blini or blitz pancakes in Eastern Europe
- Savory kimchi pancakes from Korea
Of course, we have to have an affinity for those yummy buttermilk pancakes! Here are our favorite American pancake recipes to try for National Pancake Day on September 26th.
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- Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes
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- Cream Cheese Pancakes
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- Banana Pancakes