Cooking Architecture
| March 8, 2016

March 8th marks National Pancake Day, so if you're eating literally anything else right now, please place it on the floor and back away slowly. (You may resume at midnight.)

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In the meantime, your diet should consist solely of pancakes, griddlecakes or flapjacks, and whatever toppings or sauces you can fit atop those pancakes, griddlecakes or flapjacks. (Johnnycakes, being more of a flat cornbread, will not be permitted.) You may also consume crepes if necessary, but only if eaten in stacks of three or more.

For meal suggestions, please refer to the preferred pancake recipes provided below. But first, please purge any non-pancake foodstuffs you may have ingested earlier in the day. (You have until midnight.)

The Idea Room

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Mint chocolate chip isn't just a flavor of ice cream. Amy Huntley at The Idea Room augmented her buttermilk pancake with pure mint extract and semi-sweet chocolate chips for a flavorful (and colorful) breakfast treat. Get the recipe here.


Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Are they cinnamon rolls? Are they pancakes? The more important question is who cares? These deliciously inventive breakfast pancakes are the brainchild of Lori Lange, aka Recipe Girl. Get her recipe right here at FOX News Magazine.

La Fuji Mama

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Rachael Hutchings, aka La Fuji Mama, uses sweet potatoes to make heartier, healthier pancakes. Click here for the recipe.

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Red Velvet Pancakes With Cream Cheese Glaze

Why wait for dessert when you can eat red velvet pancakes in the a.m? Jaclyn Bell of Cooking Classy serves up her sweet recipe here, complete with instructions for making the complementary cream cheese glaze.

The View From Great Island

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Sue Moran at The View From Great Island loves lemony recipes, which is why she packs lemon juice, lemon zest and a healthy dose of poppy seeds into her lemon poppy pancakes. Read all about them here.

Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

Paleo Pancakes

Paleo dieters rejoice! George Bryant at Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations uses bananas and almond butter to make these gluten-free breakfast treats. Check out the recipe here.

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Cooking Architecture

Pear Pancakes With Whiskey Maple Syrup

Cooking Architecture bloggers Claire Shafer and Juan Jofre share two passions: cooking and architecture. But they also think pretty highly of pears and whiskey, which is why they've combined the two into a heavenly brunch recipe.

Foods of Our Lives

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Anyone with a weakness for carrot cake will fall head over heels for this scrumptious recipe — complete with instructions for making a cream cheese glaze — from Megan Betz at Foods of Our Lives.

Everyday Southwest

Blueberry Ricotta Pancake Dippers

Thanks to Sandy Hoopes at Everyday Southwest, pancakes are now a finger food. Her ingenious blueberry ricotta dippers were cleverly created for special occasions which demand breakfasts-in-bed. Like today.

Country Cleaver

Boston Cream Pie Pancakes

We can thank Megan Pence at Country Cleaver for these beautiful Boston cream pie pancakes, layered with rich pastry cream and chocolate ganache. Get her irresistible recipe here.