Tomorrow, September 27th is World Pancake Day. Why am I posting this? Because pancakes are so easy to make and there is no one-way to make them. Pancakes are one dish you can make more ways then I can list. Basic Pancake recipe: 1 c. all-purpose flour 2 tbsp. sugar 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/4 c. milk 3 tbsp. butter, melted 1 large egg vegetable oil for brushing pan That is all it takes but even that recipe above can be altered. Substitute applesauce for the egg. Substitute olive oil for the butter. Here is a recipe that uses baking soda and baking power: Dry Pancake Mix 4 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar To Make Pancakes 1 cup pancake mix above 1 egg 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon melted butter or oil After you get the basics then comes the fun part, the flavoring. We love nutmeg and almond extract in ours. When I have fruit, I will zest some lemon and add blueberries. Currently it is pumpkin spice time so why not pumpkin spiced pancakes? All it takes is some pumpkin puree, more dry ingredients, spice and brown sugar (or you can leave the extra sweetener out). Pancakes can easily be cooked over a camp fire or on the grill. Pancake dry mix is light and can be made ahead of time. Pancakes are cheap and filling. When the kids were young, I would make the batter a bit runnier, cook it up & roll it with jelly or some scrambled eggs. Basically a crepe but fluffier. One of my favorite pancakes is oatmeal. This is really filling but adding oatmeal adds nutrition and are so good. Oat Pancakes 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 1-1/4 cups fat-free milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon vegetable oil So how do you like your pancakes? What do you add to yours for flavoring? Spices? Fruit? Wheat germ? Paleo pancakes?