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Pancake Pandemonium for Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday


It’s Fat Tuesday, the last night of eating rich and fatty foods before Lent starts tomorrow on Ash Wednesday. Pancakes and sugary breads, doughnuts and pastries are commonly eaten on Fat Tuesday to use up the last of the butter, eggs and sugar before going into Lent when those things were often given up as part of the fasting for the season.

Join the celebration, mix up some pancake batter and sit down to a sweet meal of pancakes. There are many to choose from, and we have more than a few ways you can get in on the Mardi Gras action from Dutch Babies to crepes to the traditional buttermilk variety.

Trivia: “Mardi Gras” is French for “Fat Tuesday.”
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  • Baked Apple Pancake 1 of 10
    Baked Apple Pancake
    A sweet treat with apples baked right into it, this pancake is a fix it and forget it type that arrives hot from the oven at the dinner table.
    Baked Apple Pancake via Food for My Family
  • Chocolate Dutch Baby 2 of 10
    Chocolate Dutch Baby
    Often called Dutch Babies, these oven-baked German pancakes fluff around the edges in the oven. Since we're indulging for Mardi Gras, why not make it chocolate today?
    Chocolate Dutch Baby via Two Peas and Their Pod
  • Cornmeal Pancakes 3 of 10
    Cornmeal Pancakes
    Cornmeal pancakes are a great twist on the traditional, adding a bit of nutty corn flavor to the party.
    Cornmeal Pancakes via Simple Bites
  • Crepes: The French Pancake 4 of 10
    Crepes: The French Pancake
    Light and perfect for filling with more sinfully delicious treats, crepes are an excellent way to say Mardi Gras.
    Crepes via Food for My Family
  • 5-Grain Pancakes 5 of 10
    5-Grain Pancakes
    Still looking to keep things relatively healthy in your indulgence? Try these 5-grain stacks of pancaked goodness.
    5-Grain Pancakes via goodLife {eats}
  • Meyer Lemon Blueberry Pancakes 6 of 10
    Meyer Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
    Lemon and blueberries offer a bit of sunshine to a cold winter's day.
    Make Meyer Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
  • Peanut Butter Apple Spice Vegan Pancakes 7 of 10
    Peanut Butter Apple Spice Vegan Pancakes
    If you spent your childhood dipping apples into peanut butter (perhaps you still do), these pancakes have your sticky fingerprints all over them.
    Make Peanut Butter Apple Spice Vegan Pancakes
  • Pizza Pancakes 8 of 10
    Pizza Pancakes
    It's pizza in a pancake, or it's a pancake that tastes like pizza. Whichever way you twist it, this pancake combination is sure to make kids squeal when they see it.
    Pizza Pancakes via TidyMom
  • Pumpkin Roll Pancakes 9 of 10
    Pumpkin Roll Pancakes
    Not just pumpkin pancakes, but pumpkin roll pancakes. That ooey gooey swirl deserves a bead toss of its own.
    Make Pumpkin Roll Pancakes
  • Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes 10 of 10
    Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes
    Fluffy and full of ricotta, these pancakes scream indulgent and beg to be served for dinner on this Fat Tuesday's eve.
    Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes via Baking Bites

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