Happy National Pancakes Day! 18 of the Weirdest Pancake Recipes...That Actually Sound Delicious

IHOP is offering up a free short stack to celebrate

By John Boone Mar 04, 2014 10:40 PMTags
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Every day is Pancake Day if you truly believe.

Today is the official National Pancake Day though, as decreed by IHOP, the leading provider of pancakes (and this is a global holiday we're talking about—they're not the Domestic House of Pancakes, after all). Today is the 9th annual Pancake Day, to be specific.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT OF FREE STUFF: From 7:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. today, you can get a free (FREE GRATIS ZERO DOLLARS) short stack of buttermilk pancakes at IHOP. IHOP uses the day to raise money for charity (they've raised $13 million in the nine years they've been doing this). So donate. END OF IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT OF FREE STUFF. 

Here are the 18 weirdest ways to prepare pancakes. But, let's get honest: They're still pancakes. So they gotta be delicious:

1. Bacon and Corn Pancakes:


We never say no to bacon. (Try this recipe at Recipe Girl!)

2. Mac and Cheese Pancakes:


We like pancakes. We like mac n cheese. Sure! (Try this recipe at The Blonde Buckeye!)

3. Red Velvet Pancakes With Coconut Syrup:


If these taste anything like the cupcakes, we'll take two. (Try this recipe at Electric Recipes!)

4. Baked Cheese and Mushroom Pancakes:


(Try this recipe at Voodoo & Sauce!)

5. Lamb Tikka With Curried Cauliflower Pancakes:


(Try this recipe at Florence Finds!)

6. Purple Pancakes:


They're purple because of beets though :-( (Try this recipe at Weelicious!)

7. Cornbread Pancakes with Taco Toppings:


Say Yes to the Dress Tacos. (Try this recipe at Heat Oven to 350!)

8. Japanese Pancakes With Sticky Pork:


They're called Okonomiyaki. (Try this recipe at Gourmet Traveller!)

9. Chocolate Chili Pancakes:


(Try this recipe at Good to Know!)

10.  Sunrise Orange Pancakes:


Why drink a glass of O.J. when you can put the orange juice in the cakes?! (Try this recipe at Taste of Home!)

11. Greek Yogurt Pancakes:


(Try this recipe at Julia's Album!)

12. Gingerbread Pancakes:


(Try this recipe at A Cozy Kitchen!)

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13. Eggnog Pancakes with Cranberry Sauce:


(Try this receipt at Real Mom Kitchen!)

14. Burger Pancakes: 


With a real burger! (Try this recipe at Good to Know!)

15. S'more Pancakes:


Yeees! (Try this recipe at Betty Crocker!)

16. Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes:


Yeees! (Try this recipe at Epicurious!)

17. Millionaire's Shortbread Pancakes:


Do you all know what this millionaire's shortbread is?? It's a candy bar with chocolate and caramel and butter! So much butter! (Try this recipe at Good to Know!)

18. Beer Pancakes:


Get in our face. (Try this recipe at The Beeroness!)