Come join IHOP for breakfast on February 23, 2010 to celebrate National Pancake Day. If you are hungry and love pancakes IHOP will be giving away a free short stack of fluffy pancakes cooked to your perfection on February 23, 2010 from 7:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. What does a short stack of pancakes look like? On your plate you will receive 3 pretty decent looking pancakes, choice of flavored syrup, and you can smother them with as much butter as needed. If you have a need to get creative with your free pancakes from IHOP you can spruce them up with some Strawberry or Grape jelly. Not sure how good this would taste, but according to my kids it’s really yummy.
Are the pancakes really free at IHOP on National Pancake Day? Yes, the pancakes are free, but only one short stack per customer. While you are enjoying your free stack of pancakes Tuesday don’t be surprised if you are asked to make a donation. Please don’t panic this donation is optional. IHOP will be accepting donations for Children’s Miracle Network to raise money to help children’s hospitals and other major health causes. If I want to make a donation to IHOP how much would be reasonable? With the economy right now money is very tight, but IHOP suggests offering what you would have paid for the free stack of pancakes, which is around $5.00. OK five dollars is not that much money, but when you have a family and need to watch what you spend that five dollars can make a difference. If you don’t have five dollars to donate there is another option.
Each IHOP restaurant will also be selling Miracle balloons for $1.00. This way customers who are pinching their pennies, but still want to donate to help others in need can. If you are on a diet you can order margarine and sugar-free syrup so this way you are only consuming around 590 calories. Is there a local IHOP restaurant in your area? You can go to the IHOP website and click on the IHOP store locater or just click on the link at the bottom of this article.
If you are a late sleeper and can’t get to IHOP in time to take advantage of the free pancakes make them at home. I will give you a free pancake recipe. I usually don’t give out my secrets to my cooking, but according to so many people I make some really amazing pancakes.
Items needed to make the best pancakes:
1 large egg
3 ½ teaspoons of oil
1/3 cup of milk, 1/3 cup of water
1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla
2 ½ cups of pancake mix
3 ½ tablespoons of sugar
¼ teaspoon of baking powder
In a large bowl mix your oil, water, egg, and vanilla with a whisk. Mix this for a few minutes until the egg is completely liquid. Then place your sugar, baking powder, and pancake mix into the mixture. Now mix this up until there are no lumps. If the mixture is too thick you may add a little bit more water. Don’t add too much water or your pancakes will be very skimpy. Grease your frying pan and let it heat up for about 5 minutes before placing the pancake batter on. Pour some mixture into the pan and start cooking some tasty pancakes. Time should be about 2-3 minutes on each side of pancake.