September 26, 2017 is another national holiday. What is it? It's National Pancake Day. Not to be confused with the pancake day that happens each year on Shrove Tuesday, before Lent.

Why do we need to have two days per year that celebrate pancakes? Why not? Nick & I from the WRRV Morning Grind, whipped up a bunch of pancakes here at the WRRV studios. What did we put in them? Chocolate chips, bananas, blueberries, we even had a few plain ones. All of them tasted great!

How do you eat your pancakes? With butter? Syrup? Are you one of the people that puts jam on them (some people call it jelly)?

What is the difference between maple syrup and pancake syrup? Maple syrup is the boiled sap from maple trees. Pancake syrup is sugar that has been heated with added maple flavoring. Either tastes great on warm pancakes.

If you should get to your cupboard on Pancake Day and not have either, you can make this version of Pancake Syrup in just a few minutes.


2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon maple flavored extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan, combine the white sugar, brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in the maple extract and vanilla, and remove form the heat. Let cool, and serve at room temperature. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Be aware that it may crystallize a little if the container is not completely airtight.