National Flapjack Day

National Flapjack Day: Celebrating the Best Breakfast Dish

As we wake up to a new day, we can’t deny that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. And what better way to celebrate it than by honoring one of America’s favorite breakfast dishes – flapjacks! Every year on March 8th, we celebrate National Flapjack Day. It’s a day when we indulge in delicious, fluffy pancakes, and celebrate the joy of breakfast with our friends and family.

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When was it founded?2020
Who founded it?Kodiak Cakes

History of Flapjacks

The history of flapjacks goes back centuries, and it’s difficult to trace their exact origins. However, it’s believed that the ancient Greeks and Romans enjoyed a type of pancake made from wheat flour, olive oil, honey, and curdled milk. Later, in the 15th century, the English made their version of the pancake, which was made from flour, eggs, milk, and butter.

When the first settlers arrived in America, they brought their pancake recipes with them. However, due to the scarcity of wheat flour in the colonies, they had to use cornmeal instead, resulting in the birth of the American-style pancake, which we now call flapjacks.

How to Make Flapjacks

Flapjacks are easy to make and require only a few ingredients. The basic ingredients include flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, milk, and butter. You can also add your own variations to the recipe by adding chocolate chips, blueberries, or bananas. Here’s a simple recipe to make delicious flapjacks:


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the egg and add the milk and melted butter.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  4. Heat a griddle or a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Grease with butter.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle or frying pan for each flapjack.
  6. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the flapjack, then flip and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  7. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.

Celebrating National Flapjack Day

National Flapjack Day is an excellent opportunity to gather your friends and family and celebrate breakfast together. You can organize a pancake breakfast party, where everyone brings their own variation of the flapjack recipe. You can also visit your local diner or restaurant that serves pancakes and indulge in their delicious flapjacks. Many restaurants also offer discounts and special promotions on National Flapjack Day.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try making different variations of flapjacks, such as blueberry flapjacks, banana flapjacks, or chocolate chip flapjacks. You can also experiment with different types of syrups, such as maple syrup, honey, or fruit syrups.


National Flapjack Day is a fun and delicious way to celebrate breakfast and indulge in one of America’s favorite breakfast dishes. Whether you’re a flapjack enthusiast or a first-time pancake maker, it’s the perfect day to gather your friends and family and celebrate together. So, grab your spatula and whip up a batch of fluffy flapjacks to celebrate National Flapjack Day!

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