National Pancake Day Freebies & Pancake Recipes to Celebrate at Home

Wondering where you can get free pancakes on National Pancake Day? Make sure to check with local restaurants in your area as they will be offering delectable food deals on February 28.

Whether you love fluffy buttermilk pancakes, vegan pancakes, or classic Dutch-style ones, you can find something that suits your tastes and budget!

cinnamon roll pancakes

About National Pancake Day

National Pancake Day occurs twice a year, usually on February 28th and September 26th. These days have been known to fluctuate. For example, IHOP is celebrating on February 13, 2024.

Whether you prefer buttermilk pancakes, blueberry pancakes, or even vegan pancakes – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And let’s not forget the syrup! On National Pancake Day, don’t be afraid to get creative with toppings and other sweet treats.

2024 National Pancake Day Deals

For a hassle-free national pancake day experience, discover restaurants near you that are giving away free pancakes on February 28. Many national chains like IHOP and Denny’s offer special deals for national pancake day while local restaurants often have their own promotions at discounted prices. With National Pancake Day’s fast approaching, it’s time to start planning ahead so you don’t miss out on mouthwatering discounts that will fill your belly with pure joy!

  • Bob Evans: If you’re craving hotcakes, look no further than Bob Evans. The popular restaurant chain has family-size breakfast bundles for a discounted price. You can order the Farmer’s Choice Family Breakfast to get scrambled eggs, sausage links, home fries and hotcakes for up to six people.
  • Cracker Barrel: Nothing beats breakfast at Cracker Barrel. You can sign up for the Cracker Barrel email list to receive updated deals on breakfast items, including pancakes that are served all day.
  • Denny’s: Currently, at Denny’s, you can get an All Day Diner Deal meal for just $5.99 at participating locations. The breakfast entree comes with eggs, your choice of meat, hash browns and a sweet stack of buttery pancakes.
  • IHOP: IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day a week late, but they’ll be giving away free pancakes! On Tuesday, February 26, stop by your local IHOP restaurant from 7 am to 7 pm to get an order of Short Stack pancakes for free. This is our favorite National Pancake Day deal this year.
  • The Original Pancake House: Visit The Original Pancake House to score a limited-time deal on breakfast. Offers vary by location, so you’ll want to check with a nearby restaurant to see what’s available on this day this year.
  • Walker Bros.: Located in the Chicago area, Walker Bros. Pancake House is offering this February Special: Buy 3 Entrees, Get a 4th Entree Free! Valid for the entire month, this includes pancakes!

Pancake Day Recipes

Don’t want to eat out? Here are some fun recipes to make at home…

Loaded Breakfast Pancakes 

Our delicious Loaded Breakfast Pancakes are made with bacon and eggs, giving you the perfect combination of savory and sweet in every bite. With fresh ingredients like butter, buttermilk and brown sugar, you can be sure that these pancakes are sure to be a hit for your next breakfast occasion.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

If you’ve been following A Family Feast for the last few days, then you’ve learned how to make homemade ricotta cheese as well as homemade lemon curd! And by sharing those two simple, yet very delicious recipes – we’ve been building up to today’s amazing recipe for Lemon Ricotta Pancakes!

Healthy Pancakes, Blackberry Syrup & Sweet Cream

Okay, okay, just to be clear and to avoid any nasty comments . . . these are ‘Healthier’ Pancakes. With the addition of almond flour and greek yogurt these flapjacks are packed with protein.  They are topped with Blackberry Honey Syrup and Greek Yogurt ‘Sweet Whipped Cream’.  So while they are certainly not low-cal, they are full of nutritious and natural ingredients.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

Mr. Mom Endeavors loves pumpkin! Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars, pumpkin anything! So, on a recent slightly cooler Fall morning, I decided that some pumpkin pancakes were in order! While I love light & fluffy pancakes, I usually try to make them a little healthier using a mix of ground oatmeal and whole wheat flour. The pancakes are more dense this way, but they still taste great for a heartier breakfast! I like to make a big batch and then use the rest as a “made ahead” breakfast for the week (they freeze well too)!

Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes

Make the morning extra special with this recipe for Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes. It makes light, fluffy pancakes the whole family will love.

Low Fat Gingerbread Pancakes

This is a breakfast you want to wake up for! Full of fall flavor, soft and delicious drizzled with maple syrup or honey at the end, you will enjoy this irresistible flavor and you are going to love its taste. This recipe makes a ton of pancakes so you can freeze some for later, microwave them, and boom!, you will have another dinner or breakfast in just 1 minute! You can add different toppings, but trust me they are delicious as they are plain, just with maple syrup or honey.

FLUFFY BAKED BLUEBERRY BUTTERMILK PANCAKES

If you just adore standing at the stove flipping batch after batch of pancakes while the rest of the family eats away at the table, then look away … this recipe’s not for you.  Love to find an easier way to serve up hot & delicious pancakes? … You’re in the right place.  This Fluffy Baked Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes recipe is  for you!

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze my favorite pancakes are packed with bananas and topped with a tangy sweet glaze.

Cake Batter Birthday Pancakes

Cake Batter Birthday Pancakes: Cake for breakfast? Not typically except on YOUR BIRTHDAY! Treat yourself or someone special with these easy to make Cake Mix Birthday Pancakes. MADE WITH A CAKE MIX AND TONS OF SPRINKLES! Add frosting and candles to complete the effect. Look below for more cake batter pancake ideas.

BLUEBERRY BUTTERMILK PANCAKES

Delicious Blueberry Pancakes are the perfect breakfast any day of the week! Bursting with fresh blueberries and tons of delicious flavor. Don’t forget the maple syrup!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

If you love cinnamon rolls for breakfast, you’ll love this jazzed up basic pancake recipe with cinnamon and sugar swirl. The perfect Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!

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