Pancakes vs. Flapjacks: Same or Different?

Pancakes and flapjacks may seem like two words for the same beloved brunch dish, but you may be surprised to learn they are in fact wildly different.

If you’re in the United States, there's no difference between a pancake and a flapjack, but the same can't be said if you travel to Europe or Canada.

A pancake is essentially a thin yet fluffy cake made from a batter that is fried to golden brown perfection on a griddle or a frying pan.

What is a pancake?

In Europe or Canada, flapjacks are similar to an oat bar or a granola bar. They contain rolled oats, butter, brown sugar, and “golden syrup” or light treacle.

WHat is a flapjack?

Check out the article for a British flapjack recipe!