Break out the maple syrup, National Pancake Day arrives Saturday. There are plenty of ways breakfast lovers can celebrate, whether it's by attending a breakfast establishment that's doling out free flapjacks or by whipping up a batch at home. 

Many local restaurants across the nation will likely be offering special promotional deals for National Pancake Day. At F&B Atlanta in Atlanta, diners will receive a complimentary crepe with the purchase of a dinner entrĂ©e. The crepe will be drizzled with caramelized sugar, citrus juice, orange liqueur and topped with powdered sugar. Peach & The Porkchop, also in Atlanta, will offer, half price, the restaurant's stack house of three pancakes topped with maple syrup. Hudson's Restaurant in Hudson, Ohio, will be offering $3 off all orders of pancakes, which include buttermilk, blueberry, chocolate chip and banana crunch. Saturday's National Pancake Day should not be confused with IHOP's National Pancake Day, which occurs in the spring.  

 


 

 For those who prefer a home-cooked meal, below is a collection of some of the best hotcakes recipes, courtesy of FoodNetwork.com.

Blueberry Pancakes: This recipe is from Jeff Mauro on "The Kitchen." The total cooking and preparation time is an hour and 5 minutes. Watch how to make the recipe here:

Lemon-Lemon-Blueberry-Ricotta-Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry-Cassis Relish and Blueberry Maple Syrup

This recipe is from Bobby Flay from "Throwdown With Bobby Flay." The cook and prep time is an hour and 15 minutes. Watch how to make the recipe here:

Applesauce Pancakes: This recipe is from Ree Drummond of "The Pioneer Woman."  Total cook and preparation time is an hour and 20 minutes. Watch how to make the recipe here:

Potato Pancakes: This recipe is from Trisha Yearwood on "Trisha's Southern Kitchen." Total cook and prep time is 35 minutes. Watch how to make the recipe here: 

Classic Pancakes: This recipe is from the show "How To Boil Water." Total cook and prep time is 22 minutes. Watch how to make the recipe here: