A flapjack is a cake cooked on a grill or griddle, usually for breakfast. You can also call flapjacks "pancakes" — and when they're served with real maple syrup and berries, you can call them delicious!
Other terms for flapjacks include "hotcakes" and "griddlecakes." They're thin cakes made from batter that's cooked briefly on both sides in butter or oil. Flapjacks are usually sweet and served with syrup or fruit. There are many variations on the flapjack, including the delicate French crêpe, the Canadian buckwheat ploye, and the potato pancake. The word flapjack is believed to come from flipping, or "flapping," the cake on a griddle.