Batter up! Have you ever noticed how many cultures around the world have a version of pancakes? That many people can’t be wrong. Pancakes and their international cousins are delicious. But everyone seems to have a different recipe and different tricks to improve the height or flavor of their stack. So what really works?

Sept. 25 is National Pancake Day. Check out this video from Reactions to learn to use chemistry to your advantage when flipping Saturday morning flapjacks:

Better Pancakes Through Chemistry

And try this pumpkin pancake stack, perfect for fall. 

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.