Friday, November 25, 2011

IHOP pancake recipe


I got a new cookbook the other day called,"America's Most Wanted Recipes." It's written by Ron Douglas. I found a ton of recipes I want to try...and have already made several.

This pancake recipe is one of them.

They were sweet, light and fluffy...just like a good pancake should be!




IHOP pancakes

1 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. Baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1/4 c. sugar

Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder,and salt. Mix the egg with the buttermilk and add to the flour mixture, stirring only until smooth. Add the melted butter and sugar. Fry on a greased griddle. Serves 4.

133 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds like a great recipe! What a fun book to have on the shelf in your kitchen. :-)

sue said...

Oh I had IHop once, it was to die for. Cannot wai to try these.

Michele said...

They look good! I always say to my husband when we go to IHOP, "My pancakes aren't this good. What do they do to them?" I'm excited to try them! Thanks for sharing.

Melanie @ Melanie Cooks said...

These pancakes look amazing! Nice and fluffy, great texture!

tiffany wood said...

ok! these are amazing!! i used self rising flour instead of the first 3 ingredients), and added about a tablespoon of vanilla... we just ate two batches! DELICIOUS!

www.you-made-that.com said...

Wow, these are delicious, I made these this morning and we loved them. They do taste like Ihop pancakes :) thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Just tried these with some friends - they come out really well - definitely better than the betty crocker mixes! We ended up adding some milk and vanilla to them and had them with blueberry sauce and butter & maple syrup :D
I can't recommend this recipe enough!

Jenny @ flutterbyechronicles said...

I am so making these. My son loves IHOP pancakes.

Anonymous said...

Wondering do you have to use Buttermilk? Would just plain milk work or do you thing it would alter the pancake flavor/texture?

Tammi said...

Made breakfast for dinner tonight and I decided to make these pancakes. Well lets say they were very good and will defiantly be making these again!
Thanks for the great recipe.

Abby said...

Putting your favorite preserves (1tbs) per half cup of syrup in the microwaves makes syrup better than ihops! :)
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Shelbig said...

OUR NEW FAVORITE PANCAKES!!! SO GOOD!

Anonymous said...

I have made them without Buttermilk and don't think they turn out as well. So, I would definitely use the buttermilk.

Rhonda said...

To Anonymous - You need the acidity to interact with the baking soda to create the fluffy texture of these pancakes. If you don't have buttermilk on hand, you can use regular milk and add about 1 tablespoon of vinegar per cup of milk, so for this recipe, you would add about 1 tablespoon plus just under 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the milk. Let it stand for about 5 minutes for the vinegar to interact with the milk. Voila! Instant buttermilk!

Veronica B said...

Very very good! My new pancake recipe:) Thank you for sharing.

Kelly said...

Just wanted to say I made these for our weekly breakfast for dinner and they were awesome! I blogged about it here: http://millerfamilyorganizer.blogspot.com/2012/04/copycat-ihop-pancakes.html

Thanks so much, this will definitely be a regular recipe in our house!

Anonymous said...

We made these this morning with a touch of vanilla extract and they were FABULOUS!!!!!! Thanks for posting. Much appreciated!

LuLu

Anonymous said...

If you really want them to look like real Ihop pancakes make them without using grease on the pan! that way the will have an even brown color on them!

Anonymous said...

Ok just made these and my husband said "I don't really like pancakes but that was the best effin pancake I ever had!" being from a Bisquick family, I have only made instant pancakes, these were far superior!!

Bella said...

OMG!! I have been looking for this recipe forever!! THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

I tried these today and used the vinegar + milk trick to make my buttermilk. I have NEVER made good pancakes before, and these were to die for!! ;-) turned out amazing!

Kathy said...

Sounds like your getting really good reviews, I'll have to try em. I wish iHop still had their griddle cake pancakes on their menu, I'd love that recipe too.

Anonymous said...

Uuggghh! I love looove pancakes....but they are my arch enemy! I have tried soo many recipes..and i always screw up somewhere..dont know where or how. But they never end up delicious or fluffy..lol..dammit jim! Hahaha...

Unknown said...

I sub'd light brown sugar for the white sugar ( per my honeys request lol) and added vanilla extract. These are amazing!!

terrid614 said...

i am so uber excited. i actually just got a coupon for ihop and have been craving their pancakes this entire week! i want to make these tomorrow for breaky! thanks so much for sharing! xo

terrid614 said...

i am too excited to try these! thanks for posting! xo

Little Magnolia Kitchen said...

This is making my mouth water! I love pancakes...thanks for sharing your little find!!

Deborah said...

Looks fantastic Laurie!
Tomorrows breakfast?! :)
Im your newest follower (purehunnybee)
Come for a visit!
I love your blog...so cute!


Deborah :)

Molly said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! These were a hit! They reminded me of those yummy pancakes you get at any cafe in the middle of the night after a night out!

Anonymous said...

I made these tonight since the comments were so good. I accidentally put too much sugar but removed as much as possible. These were awesome! My 4 year old ate a whole one!

Anonymous said...

Found this recipe on pinterest and just had to say that pancakes can't get any better than this they are delicious and melt in your mouth! I didn't have enough buttermilk so I did the milk and vinegar trick and I added a little bit of vanilla

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely darling blog! Found my way here via Pinterest. All the best to you.

Sonja said...

AMAZING pancake. I've been eating swill up to now. I added a little vanilla, too.

copykat said...

You have a beautiful photo!

Anonymous said...

Does it matter what kind of flour?

Apryl said...

Very yummy pancakes!

Anonymous said...

These were delicious!! I topped mine with some caramel syrup.. I also didn't have butter milk so I substituted 1 cup milk with 1 tbs of vinegar

Anonymous said...

Made these for breakfast this morning - best homemade pancakes ever! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is my go-to recipe for pancakes. I won't use anything else. Thanks for posting it. We love it!

Anonymous said...

I just made these but didn't have the buttermilk and didn't have time to make my own. They are so delicious and I can't wait t make them with buttermilk. Great recipe.

Alexander's Mom said...

Last night, my son (whose 18th birthday is today) had IHOP pancakes for dinner. He asked me if I could reproduce them. All things breakfast are his favorites, so I had planned to make him a "bacon bowl" with scrambled eggs and potatoes this morning. The bacon bowl, which I thought would be the highlight of his birthday breakfast,turned into a "bacon place mat" was a bit disappointing (to me). These pancakes, served on the side were the big hit. They are almost identical to IHOP's and incredibly fluffy and flavorful. If it weren't for the copycat Red Lobster biscuits I use it for, I would have thrown my box of Bisquick away. I won't be needing it for pancakes any longer. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Anonymous said...

I just tried this. It was amazing! I didn't have buttermilk on hand so I did what Rhoda suggested about making my own (1 cup milk:1 tbsp vinegar) and it worked beautifully!

I've never had IHOP before (we don't have them where I live in Canada) so now I know what my friends in the states are talking about. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I didn't have buttermilk so used Half & Half instead and these were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!! Great recipe!!

Themisskellye said...

Yum!

Anonymous said...

Just add a little lemon juice to your regular milk and stir, instant butter milk

Anonymous said...

You can also take a cup of milk and a tablespoon of white vineagr, let it sit for 5 minutes and voila! Buttermilk! I learned this from Paula Dean! Works like a charm :)

Anonymous said...

I tried these and they came out too thin and nothing like an I hop or even bisquick pancake! Please help!!! I did exactly what the recipe asked for! The batter was too watery...

Mike Dreelan said...

Made a double batch. Creamed the melted butter and sugar. Made butter milk by adding about 4 tbsp white and apple vinegar to the doubled milk. Added fresh nutmeg (1 tsp) and vanilla. Used 1 tbsp for both baking and soda, and the batter was thick and light. Super tasty.

Mike Dreelan said...

Just made a double batch. Creamed melted butter with sugar. Added fresh nutmeg and vanilla too. Increased baking powder and soda to 1 TBSP each. The batter was thick but light. Very ihopish! Ps. Made my buttermilk from milk by adding 4 tbsp of white and apple vinegar and let it sit while you gather ingredients to improve flavor.

Kisa said...

Thank you for sharing. I will have several family members in town this weekend and I must try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

{{HUGS}}
Kisa

Anonymous said...

I just made these this morning and by far the best pancake recipe ever. We even made cracker barrels' recipe at the same time and they weren't as good. These are AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Do you have to use regular milk? We drink Almond milk.

Anonymous said...

Made these last night for dinner, they were delicious! My middle daughter who loves IHOP told me they tasted just like their pancakes. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Ok now that I have read all the comments I am going to try out this recipe this morning. Thanks to everyone for adding their own comments. Very helpful for a "newby" cook. I will post again after the trial of pancakes. I have a great pancake tester, my husband.

Caro Lansdowne-Gray said...

Caro, UK

Over here in the UK we aren't lucky enough to have Ihop, so I only get really great pancakes when i'm state side.
Can't wait to try your recipe, now all i need to find is a UK supplier of Aunt Jemmima's maple syrup.

Anonymous said...

I made these pancakes today and they did not taste like IHOP pancakes. It made me very sad. And when I cut into them they did not look like the picture. But they were good pancakes they just did not taste like IHOP pancakes.

Shellb said...

Just made these for my son.....AWESOME!!! Best pancakes I've ever made!! Light and fluffy!! Super simple too!!

Anonymous said...

Pancakes were tasty but I don't think they taste like IHOP ones...they were mostly just sweet

Anonymous said...

Made these tonight and they are wonderful! Maybe not QUITE as good as IHOP but by far the best homemade pancakes I have ever made and I have tried tons of recipes. Thanks! I made them exactly as the recipe said.

Anonymous said...

Just an idea. I made these again for brunch today and instead of adding the entire egg to the buttermilk I added just the egg yolk. I kept the egg white separate and whipped it up until it formed some peaks. I then folded the whipped egg whites into the batter at the very end. I do think the pancakes turned out lighter this way! Maybe someone else can give it a try and see if it works for them, too.

Anonymous said...

Great, simple for Grandkids to make with me. Each one turned out perfectly browned. Will use from now on.

Single Mom Making it Work said...

What did you think of the cookbook itself, sounds like one I might want to get?

Susan from Wisconsin said...

Excellent!!!! and I have tried many recipes... added 1tsp vanilla. Let the batter rest while heating up the griddle. I knew by the boys reaction that this recipe is a Keeper!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I've never been to IHOP (gasp!) lol but these do look good. I'll be trying them tomorrow :-)

Terry H. said...

This is funny. I "liked" this recipe, and after reading your comments I realized I have that cookbook. Thank you. I will have to go through it again.

Milissa Mc said...

I've always made Bisquick pancakes; never made them from scratch! I fixed these pancakes this morning for breakfast and they were absolutely delicious! Light, fluffy and flavorful! From now on, THIS will be my pancake recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Susan in Wisconsin said...

I never had Ihop either ~ these are SO GOOD making them for the second time in a week!

laurie leuze said...

I just finished eating these pancakes. Normally I don't like pancakes because they sit in my stomach like a brick. I have to tell you these are the most incredible pancakes I have ever made. Thank you changing my mind.

Anonymous said...

I made these pancakes today and they were a hit! I will definitely use this recipe again. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

These were the most amazingly delicious pancakes I have ever ate. I did add a tsp. of vanilla but other then that I followed the recipe completely. I have made several other recipes off of pinterest and these just ROCK!!!!!

Missy said...

I made these this morning for my family. THEY ARE AWESOME! I only changed the recipe a little...I sifted together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Definitely a 'keeper'! Thanks so much!

Shelly said...

This recipe is a winner and a keeper. I didn't change anything for the first try (and they were great) but will let my imagination work next time.

Anonymous said...

All five of my boys ate up every bite! It's a rare occasion when that happens! Thanks for the recipe.

Carolyn Kitchen said...

Made these this morning using self-rising flour instead of the first three ingredients and they were delicious!!!

lmb said...

I do not like pancakes and I don't know how to cook but I tried for my family. First time making something not from the box. Lol. I added a little vanilla. They were delicious and easy to make. Ive been inspired. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

First time trying, pinned awhile ago. In honor of national pancake day thought I would make for dinner. Doubled the recipe and added vanilla and as everyone else posted everyone loved them. I could eat without the syrup since they were sweet enough for me.

Anonymous said...

Tried this recipe and I was very disappointed it tasted nothing like IHOP pancakes I did everything perfect but to me it tasted like box pancakes and that's because I was very excited to try this out

Melissa said...

I love pancakes! =)

Anonymous said...

Just tried it...both my sons loved it (age 5 and 1 year) and so did my hubby and I. Delicious :)

Rita said...

Hello!!! I´m so happy with this recipe!! Thank you very much!!
But, can you tell me, wich is the size of a cup? I´m trying to do it perfect!

Thanks a lot!
Rita

Tina said...

I hate to be the downer here, but I didn't really care for these. I felt like they were spongy and all I tasted was egg. They reminded me of french toast, which I don't like. I would deffinately add a little vanilla to add some flavor.

Anthony Jowls said...

These were really, really good. I also added 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Anonymous said...

These were wonderful. Always have used packaged pancake mixes. Never happy with results. This recipe is a keeper and easy. Thanks!

Christina said...

Best pancakes ever!!!!

Anonymous said...

You need to re-name these "Better Than IHOP Pancakes" This is my go-to pancake recipe now forever!

Michele said...

I really love the taste of these pancakes, they are great. My only problem is that my pancakes came out very thin. What am I doing wrong? Michele

Godly~Wife said...

I will be trying these! Looks awesome!

Quakermama said...

I've been using a very similar recipe for about 7 years now. If you don't have buttermilk, you can use whey, sour milk (from raw milk - not pasteurized milk), or make your own sour milk (1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice in 1 cup milk; let it sit for 5 minutes). These alternatives are thinner than cultured buttermilk, so use less or add a bit more flour. Also, if your pancakes are thinner than you'd like, add some more flour or cook over a slightly hotter flame. If they're too thick, use less flour or a bit more milk. Whole wheat flour will make them thicker too and heartier. I sometimes add wheat germ or ground flax seed for extra nutrients.

SandyH said...

Very good recipe, made them this morning with an easy blueberry syrup ( maple syrup simmered for 5 minutes with fresh blueberries, add a bit of butter at the end). A hit!

DB Landes said...

I'm going to go make these right now: )Can't wait to see how they turn out.

Anonymous said...

I have made these pancakes about 5 or 6 times now and I love them! My family loves them! My 3 year old had 8 pancakes this morning!!! So easy and so much better than anything from a box!!! I used self rising flour instead of all purpose. I have added fresh strawberries and other fruit as wwell. They are wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

I made these yesterday for breakfast and my family loved them. I took the other's advice and added vanilla. Also, used self rising flour. Better than IHOP!!!
Danielle

Laura said...

I just made these. Normally, my daughter and I each have two pancakes. She had three, I had...er...five. They are fantastic. I used corn oil in place of the butter, simply because I'm nearly out of butter, and they still came out great. I do have to watch them very carefully while cooking, because there is a lot more sugar in them than in the recipe I've been using, so they can get too brown very quickly. I am going to try making a mix of this recipe, using buttermilk powder and all the dry ingredients. Delicious!

Anonymous said...

These are the best! I am not much of a breakfast person but my family loves pancakes. This is the first recipe that I haven't had a "flop" to toss out. Each pancake is perfect and tastes great! Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Will try these tomorrow! Never have luck making them from scratch..stay tuned!

Ann Frank said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. All 3 kids LOVED them, if I liked pancakes, I'm sure I would have too!

Anonymous said...

The secret to our (I work for IHOP) is to not beat all the lumps out of the batter. "Lumps are good" is our motto. And we don't use grease on the pan just a well seasoned griddle.

Hopes And Dreams Studio said...

Just found you via pinterest. Newest follower here. Thanks so much for the recipe. Can't wait to try it. My son is a pancake maniac.

Kathy said...

Made these pancakes this morning. They were wonderful!

Anonymous said...

My VERY picky eater loved these this morning!! These are the best! Thanks for sharing

Guida in Michigan said...

Sift the dry ingredients !!! and really whisk the buttermilk n egg !!! and buy buttermilk, dont substitute !!! You will have Killer fluffy pancakes :)

Anonymous said...

Thank u I was wanting to do that but wasn't sure if they b the same

ktivadar said...

I made these today and the seemed waaay too thick! couldn't pour them and they just didn't seem to cook correctly (ie: didn't bubble on top, etc). what did I do wrong??

Anonymous said...

I made these this morning and yes the batter was thick, but that's the way I like it. Mine didn't bubble on the surface either, but doesn't really matter. I didn't have butter milk so I used regular milk with vinegar. I thought they were great and will use this recipe from now on. The only thing I will change is the amount of sugar. While 1/4c doesn't sound like a lot, they were a little on the sweet side, especially after the maple syrup. Great recipe! Thanks

Anonymous said...

I add a little bit more milk to make them pour more easily and they are absolutely amazing! I live in europe right now and all my friends here are in love with them!

Tracy Paul said...

I love ur blog and thanks 4 the recipe and all the comments. Does any1 have any idea how to make IHOPS international passport pancakes? They r my favorite pancake in the whole world! The texture and taste is between a crepe and a thin pancake (4 any1 who has never tasted 1)
Thank-You if any1 can help me.

Nouveau Stitch said...

Another devotee! These pancakes will now be our go-to recipe. Loved them and they turned out perfectly first try! Thanks for posting!

jafujay said...

These are the best... I made waffles and added just a pinch of vanilla flavor.... Also did waffles and banana Ice cream sandwiches...... Awesome!!!! I will never again buy already made mix.

Anonymous said...

Made these with King Arthur Whole wheat flour.. and brown sugar they were great!!!

Jaswinder said...

The above given recipe is really very nice. It is easy and tastes good. Thanks for such a great recipe.
Pancake recipe

vera moore said...

I usually don't leave comments but................OMG! delicious, the best I have ever had or made. Thanks for sharing

Amita Kaul said...

What can be used as alternative to eggs as I am veg.

Daniel and Rachel said...

We're hooked!! :) This is the only pancake recipe I use now. I add a teaspoon of vanilla too....yum! I just noticed you're from northern MN! My Mom grew up in the Warroad area and her family is all still there....we love it up there! :)

Jerome said...

These were delicious! I won't be going to IHOP any time soon!

Jamie said...

These are so good. I don't have buttermilk on hand so 1tablespoon of vinegar mixed into the milk is what I do and it works just the same. I ha e also added a teaspoon of vanilla to the mix.

AJ Pooktails said...

I just made these for dinner tonight. AMAZING!!!!
We added fresh picked black raspberries and they were INCREDIBLE!! Thanks for sharing this recipe ... this is perfection.

Anonymous said...

I made them thing morning. By far the best. Big difference than box mix. I will never take the easy way out; Outstanding!

Anonymous said...

I am making these for breakfast right now. The batter is very runny and the pancakes are turning out very thin. I won't be making these again.

Anonymous said...

Thank u! I wondered about the significance of the vinegar and baking soda...u took me back to grammer school with the volcano! Now it all makes sense :) Thanks.
YES this is the recipe I have been looking for!!! Can't wait to try it with Land o Lakes butter vs. The maragine. I know it will make them even better!!!

By the way this is another Anonymous person but my name is Missy!

Anonymous said...

To make them truly like IHOP pancakes, don't grease the griddle. I worked at IHOP and we did not grease the surface before cooking. Just drop and go!

Sharonda said...

If you don't have buttermilk, just add a couple tablespoons white vinegar to your milk and let it curdle....viola instant buttermilk!.....I have tried this recipe both ways, and you can't tell the difference! I also add 2 extra tablespoons of butter to the batter!! My boys absolutely love them...we are all IHOP fans and these are better :)

Anonymous said...

Made this recipe last weekend and again this weekend to use up buttermilk-I made last batch with larger pancakes and roll up with bacon or sausage in the middle (like a burrito) and great for on the way to work breakfast (I live by myself so happy to have leftovers!)

BillyK said...

Mine were tasty and spongy on the inside, but the outside was still a bit hard, such that the syrup runs off and doesn't soak into the pancake? Am I cooking them too hot (350) or too long or both? I didn't get the customary bubbles, so I'm wondering if I did something wrong.

Anonymous said...

I made these pancakes this morning for my son. We loved them!! I will never go back to making box pancake mix again! This receipe will always stay handy. Thank you!

Lisa L

Nail Deeva said...

Can I use can milk (Carnation) with the vinegar?

Katie McKenzie said...

Love this recipe! I love not having to use a mix!
Thanks
Katie
godslittlegrace.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This is the best pancake recipe. So moist and fluffy. A family favorite. Plus they freeze great which makes for a quick breakfast in the morning!

Anonymous said...

Hi

I am from Australia and we don't have IHOP here, but they look great.

Could I make the batter the night before and cook in the morning?

Many Thanks

Anonymous said...

1 word - DELICIOUSNESS!!!! I substituted self-rising flour for the (flour+baking soda+baking powder) and added a teaspoon of vanilla!!! Topped it off with fresh fruit and whipped cream!!! My kids beg for these every day! It's our special Friday breakfast treat!

Samantha P said...

I made these this morning & they were excellent! Thanks for the recipe. We will be using this one again.
Hugs,
Samantha

Anonymous said...

Made these this morning. The whole family loved them. I'm not gonna say they tasted just like IHOP ..... But they were delicious!! Then again, there is no buttermilk here in Mexico so I had to do the milk with vinegar substitute, and they were very good. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

It has been years since I have been to ihop so I can't say if they taste like ihop but I will say that this is the best pancakes ever!! At first I thought I wasn't going to like it because of the sugar. When I tasted it before I put syrup on it I didn't really like it cuz of the sweetness. But when I added syrup it just tasted awesome! It was soft and delicious.

Anonymous said...

Make this recipe today, except that I used milk instead of buttermilk ,it worked out great :) definitely making these again