National Pancake Day — Free pancakes and gluten-free pancakes

Blueberry Yucca and Rice Pancakes (Photo: Margarita Persico)

Blueberry Yucca and Rice Pancakes (Photo: Margarita Persico)


National Pancake Day: Free pancakes at IHOP and/or make your own gluten-free pancake.  recipes below

Today, March 3, 2015,  is National Pancake Day. Some participating International Pancake House (IHOP) are offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in exchange for a donation to a nonprofit organization. Their goal this year is to raise $3.5 million for nonprofit foundations. Since 2006, when the National Pancake Day celebration started, IHOP has raised nearly “$16 million to support charities in the communities in which they operate…. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© ** or other designated local charities,” IHOP posted on their website.

The Glendale, California-based company, International House of Pancakes, and their partners have been in operations for 55 years. IHOPs are in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and several international locations such as Canada, Guatemala and Mexico, according to their website. Check for participating locations here.

Gluten-free Pancakes

For those who cannot eat nongluten-free pancakes, like me, you can still go and make the donation, bypass the pancakes and make them at home. These gluten-free pancakes are interesting, different and delicious. Tomorrow I’ll make pumpkin or buckwheat pancakes.

Happy Pancake Day! Here are my Gluten-free Pancake recipes

Healthy Potato-Carrot Pancakes

*, ** for more information on rules and offer, check IHOP’s website.



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