To be honest, I only remember because it is around - and sometimes on - my birthday (which is this Wednesday, in case you were wondering). Really, I think the guy in charge of dedicating days to different foods must have purposefully put pancake day around my birthday because someone told him how much I love them. Anyway, you can either go to IHOP on National Pancake Day and get a free stack of them (really, you can! Google it. I'll wait.) OR you could make your own stack of them. I prefer the latter. IHOP pancakes have nothing on homemade ones.
A few months ago, I shared the recipe I use for traditional, white flour pancakes. Seriously delicious. I also love the spelt flour pancakes in the cookbook, Whole Grain Baking. I'd highly recommend trying either of those recipes. And then there's the recipe I'm going to share with you for whole wheat pancakes...
To make pancakes: Mix 1 1/2 cups of wheat mix with 1 egg and enough water to make the right pancake consistency (this is all about preference - whether you like them thick or thin. I usually add about 1/2 cup of water). Cook on lightly oiled, hot griddle.
Yield: 12-24 pancakes per recipe. (This is what the recipe says, but I always question whether to include the yield amount on recipes since mine never matches. When I make this recipe, I don't get 12 pancakes, let alone close to 24. But I don't use a lot of water, so that could affect the amount yielded. I just realized that maybe 'per recipe' means the yield from the whole batch of mix. I don't know. Just experiment for yourself.)
For the last couple weeks, all my son has wanted for breakfast are 'animal pancakes'. And who could blame him - these are some pretty yummy wheat pancakes!