IHOP Pancakes (copycat)

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 These copycat IHOP Pancakes are golden and fluffy pancakes that taste just like the ones from the popular restaurant chain. My family devours these every time I make them. They are the best!

Copycat IHOP PancakesI have to admit it. I love me some IHOP pancakes. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals to eat at restaurants, though it’s funny, because I’m normally a savory foods girl. I like to order chicken fried steak, bacon or eggs. BUT there’s always an exception when we go to IHOP. I always get their pancakes. They are amazing! Especially with their maple pecan syrup. Yum!
found this copycat version from a blog I found off Pinterest and read all the reviews. I always like to read reviews before I try a recipe. They were all great and everyone said they loved them. Some commented they were better than IHOP’s. So that was the seller to me. I printed off the recipe and made them for dinner. (I love breakfast for dinner, too 😀 ) 
We absolutely loved these pancakes. And I agreed with the reviews. They were BETTER than IHOP’s. Maybe it’s because they were homemade, and who knows what the restaurant puts in theirs (not that I care because I’ll still eat them). This copycat version was really great. Kallen will even tell you so. He had 3 that night and 2 the next morning for breakfast. 😀 

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IHOP Pancakes (copycat)
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Fluffy and delicious homemade pancakes that taste like the ones from IHOP restaurant!
Serves: 8
  • 1¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, combine egg and buttermilk. Whisk together until blended. Add to flour mixture, stirring only until smooth. Add melted butter and sugar to batter and whisk until combined.
  3. Heat a griddle or nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Grease griddle with cooking spray or butter. Drop ¼ cup batter on pan and spread into a 5-inch circle. Cook until bubbles begin to form on surface and edges begin to brown. Gently flip and continue to brown other side. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Serve with butter and warm syrup. Enjoy!





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29 thoughts on “IHOP Pancakes (copycat)

  1. I substituted Bob’s Red Mill Gkuten Free 1to1 flour for the all purpose flour and these were amazing! I finally have a light & fluffy gluten free pancake made from scratch❤️

  2. This recipe is perfect and I enjoy making it. Very very close to Ihop and very delicious. Thank you for posting this. I have made this recipe and also as an alternate added 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Both versions come out great every time!!.

    1. I did the same with the vanilla! And I make buttermilk with milk and lemon as opposed to real buttermilk. The kids rreally like it!!

        1. Put 1 tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar ( we like the taste of apple cider vinegar) in the bottom of your 1 cup liquid measure, fill will whole milk, half & half, or cream to the 1 cup mark. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then stir and use the amount that is needed.

    2. I have made this recipe a few times now, everyone in my family loves them. I tried adding the half teaspoon vanilla, and they love them even more. Thanks for the tip!

  3. My families loves these pancakes! We have experimented and learned to add a splash of vanilla for flavor and a splash of whole milk for thinning the batter just a bit. Perfect!

  4. The best pancakes I’ve ever made! Just like IHOP! I doubled the batch and kept them in the oven at 170 until they were all done – so good! Going in my recipe box!

  5. Our new go to pancake recipe, so delicious. We use the lemon with milk combo and turns out great every-time. Husband is obsessed.

  6. Thank you for sharing! Love love love your recipe. Pancakes turned our perfect – light, fluffy and delicious. Curbed my ihop cravings here in France 🙂

  7. Oh my gosh these pancakes were legendary. 7 stars. No doubt about it. I ate 2 before I even gave 5hen to my family

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