Don’t flip out. But this Tuesday could be better than your last.
Breakfast lovers can get free pancakes today at IHOP restaurants as part of the restaurant chain’s National Pancake Day festivities.
And naturally #NationalPancakeDay is trending on Twitter in the USA.
IHOP started offering free pancakes in 2006 and has raised nearly $16 million for charities, according to the company.
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This year, the goal is to raise $3.5 million with more than 1,500 stores participating.
How does it work?
Customers can receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and if they are so inclined leave a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals or other charities associated with IHOP. Only folks that dine-in are eligible.
“Little did we dream, ten years ago, that thanks to the generosity of our guests, we would be able to raise $16 million, one short stack at a time, and make a substantial difference in the lives of the children in our local communities,” said Julia Stewart, interim president of International House of Pancakes.
And if you can’t make it to IHOP today, we scanned Pinterest for you to see what mouth-watering pancake combos people were sharing that you could make at home.
Cinnamon Roll Pancake
We already love the fresh taste of Cinnabons. Now, add that same cinnamon flavor to pancakes.
These pancakes make us think about our grandma’s fresh-baked banana bread. The recipe calls for a some kitchen staples including baking soda, salt, brown and white sugar, cinnamon, buttermilk and vanilla. Don’t forget to add the bananas!
Apple Pie Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Syrup
On the perfect summer day, apple pie with vanilla ice cream is delicious. But if you’re not much of a pie-maker, take similar ingredients and make these pancakes.
Usually camping and s’mores go hand in hand. These s’mores pancakes let you have the same taste without the bugs.
Birthday Cake Pancakes
Party like it’s your birthday with these scrumdiddlyumptious birthday cake pancakes.
Raspberry Swirl Buttermilk Pancakes
We’re ending this list with a classic pancake twist. Plus with these raspberry swirl buttermilk pancakes you can technically pat yourself on the back for having some fruit in the morning.
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BY, Jessica Durando