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IHOP Pancakes Recipe
IHOP Pancakes
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Breakfast
Calories: 350
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.7 (134 reviews)
 

Even though the early press runs of the first book, Top Secret Recipes, excluded buttermilk in this recipe - a very important ingredient if you really want pourable batter - many figured out the missing ingredient on their own and the error was quickly corrected in later copies. Now we just like to call those copies of the book the "Collectors Editions." For any of you who were lucky enough to get one of the "Collectors Editions" we'd liked to say "Congratulations!" Now here's the recipe, in its entirety, to make pancakes just like those served every day at IHOP.

Source: "Top Secret Recipes" by Todd Wilbur.

Nonstick Spray
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cooking oil
pinch of salt

1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Use a pan with a nonstick surface or apply a little nonstick spray.

2. In a blender or with a mixer, combine all of the remaining ingredients until smooth.

3. Laddle approximately 1/3 cup of the batter into the hot skillet, forming 5-inch circles.

4. When the edges appear to harden, after a minute or two, flip the pancakes. They should be golden brown.

5. Cook pancakes on the other side for same amount of time, until golden brown.

Makes 8 to 10 pancakes.



        
no more boxed cakes for my family
Jonny  
Submitted on: 03/15/14
So happy I found this recipe! I had always used Bisquick with a few added ingredients, but that's history. The only thing I changed in this recipe was adding a touch of vanilla extract. Yum!
Disappointed Kids
Mom of 4  
Submitted on: 02/16/14
Followed the recipe to the T...no add-ins or anything. Although they came out fluffier than boxed, they were definitely not thee IHOP pancakes. On to the next recipe.....
best pancakes ever!
Sandhya  
Submitted on: 02/15/14
i had been craving berry pancakes for the longest time, and where i live we dont have very good breakfast eateries; SO glad i read this recipe and decided to give it a try. YUMMMY i also made strawberry sauce using 20 strawberries, 2tbspn sugar, some lemon juice, heated them all in a pan for 10 minutes. spread over pancakes and voila! cravings answerd!
Amazing!
Lain  
Submitted on: 02/12/14
No more boxed pancakes for me! This is so simple! Thanks!
Excellent Flappers
Mr.Maggoo  
Submitted on: 02/09/14
I am also impressed. I wanted a pancake that wasn't tough to cut through, and fluffy. I didn't have buttermilk, so I went with the old stand-by of vinegar in milk. The trick is, whatever the quantity of baking soda is - double it for vinegar. For this recipe, for 1 tsp baking soda, put 2 tsp vinegar. Make sure the dry ingredients are well mixed, dump the wet into the dry and mix quickly but not too aggressively.
Best Homemade Panny cakes!!
sellison  
Submitted on: 01/26/14
I LUV IHop pancakes. Crave them in fact. Found this recipe..took a couple of tries with the heat (to keep from burning them) but have perfected it. They are exceptionally VERY close to IHOP. Now if I can only replicate the "old fashioned" flavored syrup. :)
Pretty Good but...
Debbie  
Submitted on: 01/21/14
I thought this recipe was the closest I've had to IHOP but next time I would decrease the amount of sugar ( a little too sweet) and reduce the baking powder and soda ( the flavor of these 2 came out too much in the taste of the pancake). Otherwise, very good and I will make again. THANX
BK  
Submitted on: 01/19/14
Just like I HOP's pancakes. and so easy
Very High Quality cakes
Aaron  
Submitted on: 01/14/14
Steve: to make home made buttermilk all you have to do is add 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice to 1 Cup Milk, stir and let sit for 5 to ten at room temp... Its the acidity your looking for, not just butter and milk, just an FYI! The pancakes are in my opinion the best recipe I have come across in my search for the perfect pancake. I have tried many, and this one is as straight-forward and perfectly moist as any restaurant cake I've ever had! Thank you for the recipe!!!
Hajar Slade  
Submitted on: 01/13/14
recipe is super my family love it so no more box pancakes :) thanks for sharing
Fantastic
Mari  
Submitted on: 01/13/14
I have tried many pancakes these by far are the best yet. Very easy, put leftover batter in the fridge and used the next day, perfect.
amazing
Bridget  
Submitted on: 01/08/14
I loved these pancakes, they were so fluffy. My son, who is a very picky eater loved them too! This recipe got him to eat about double what he usually does at breakfast! I did not have buttermilk so I improvised and made some and they were still the best pancakes I've ever mad e. I'm not sure how close they are to IHOP pancakes because it has been years since I have eaten at an IHOP, but anything my son asks for more of makes me happy!
SO GOOD!!!
 
Submitted on: 01/07/14
These pancakes are awesome!!!!They taste just as good as the ones at IHOP and super easy to make. I have made them several times and they have come out so fluffy and tender every time. I have even shared the recipe with family and friend. No more box mixfor me
Pancakes
Shay  
Submitted on: 12/31/13
They were okay but definitely did not taste like IHOPS and I love IHOPs pancakes.The recipe worked NO crumbling or breaking, they were light and fluffy but they definitely do not taste like IHOPs 5 star pancakes.
Heaven!
nataia  
Submitted on: 12/31/13
I have tried so many recipes for pancakes and could never find the ONE. Well, I have now! Thank you for sharing
Wonderful
Amber  
Submitted on: 12/28/13
These pancakes were exceptionally delightful!
Perfect!
Chenialynn  
Submitted on: 12/21/13
Light, fluffy...I have been searching for a recipe like this! I also added a touch of vanilla. So yummy! Perfect for a Saturday morning. :)
Incredible!
Steve  
Submitted on: 12/07/13
These are by far the best pancakes I have ever made at home. They do taste like the cakes you get at a restaurant. In used milk instead of buttermilk, but I added a half stick of butter. The butter melts as they cook! The BEST!
Yummy Pancake!!
Rossie  
Submitted on: 11/30/13
This is the best and easiest pancake recipe I've ever made! It is very light and fluffy! My family and my daughter's friends love them! Thank you for sharing it!!!
ONE AND ONLY!!
Tara Applegate  
Submitted on: 11/26/13
I have been cooking for over 25 years and have tried MANY pancake recipes. This one is BY FAR the best recipe ever! The one and only I go to every single time! MUST TRY!!
Little tweak
Derek  
Submitted on: 11/15/13
I double these everyone and instead of doubling the oil I use 1/4 cup of butter and 1/4 cup of oil and they are awesome!
best ever!
jan  
Submitted on: 11/03/13
These pancakes come out fantastic every time! Its my go to pancake recipe!
Pancakes of the Gods
Holly  
Submitted on: 11/02/13
We call these "Pancakes of the Gods" and ironically think they're better than the ones at IHOP! When we cook them, we heat the skillet until a splash of water just dances on the surface, doesn't immediately evaporate. We also add the egg last because the chemical reaction makes them fluffy so you want more bubbles right before you put them on to cook. We've been making them this way for years!
Great IHOP Alternative
Eva  
Submitted on: 10/27/13
Light & Fluffy! Delicious!
Almost Speechless!!!!!!
Karla  
Submitted on: 10/25/13
I have used this recipe since 1999. After eating these pancakes, you will never purchase the box again. They are quick and easy...Tip: Use Self-rising flour instead and skip the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Also, use melted butter or margarine instead of cooking oil.
Fantastic!
Mira  
Submitted on: 10/24/13
I made these for breakfast for my husband this morning as a surprise and he loved them!
Horrible
Brian  
Submitted on: 10/19/13
I bought an electric griddle just to make these pancakes. I will be returning the griddle. I took 3 bites and in the trash they went. followed the directions to a tee.
Awesome, but stick to it
Bianca  
Submitted on: 10/18/13
I've made this a couple times and today I omitted the oil in exchange for unsweetened applesauce. The pancakes VERY QUICKLY with applesauce, even if I watch them like a hawk. Just a word of warning. :)
Good pancake recipe
Ann  
Submitted on: 09/07/13
Great basic pancake recipe. Added chocolate chips to some of the pancakes,which the kids loved. I don't eat IHOP pancakes, so I can't say whether it the same. But, these pancakes are light, fluffy, and taste great! I will use this recipe again.
Very Good
Rebecca  
Submitted on: 08/31/13
I am very pleased with these pancake they are really good and I didnt even use the buttermilk I used almond milk and they are still great tasting pancakes!
A must try
Maricela  
Submitted on: 08/23/13
Been wanting some IHOP pancakes. These sure hit the spot. My whole family loved them. My husband and I loved the price.
Suzie  
Submitted on: 08/21/13
My kids love these..made it for the first time today. Don't think we will use store bought mixes anymore.
Best Pnacakes Ever!!
Punkins Pi  
Submitted on: 08/18/13
They are very easy and actually way better than iHop. I have used this recipe for years now!
Great Recipe
Cleo  
Submitted on: 08/17/13
I used milk/lemon juice instead of butter milk. Came out great with a great lemon essence. Good recipe.
good
andrew  
Submitted on: 08/14/13
@georgiafox, you should check your grammer before you even begin to think about talking about LST. You have two "girls that makes", talking about stupidity.
Delicious Replica Kids Love
Proudmama247365  
Submitted on: 08/11/13
These pancakes are the same if not better than Ihop pancakes. Follow the instructions exactly and they come out the way they should every time. Thanks! Great share
Awesome
Bunny  
Submitted on: 08/08/13
I am a VERY picky pancake eater! I have made these many times. I have even made the batter the night before. I have never had bad pancakes. The flavor is even better if you can either shave everything at room temp or mix wet ingredient a few hours before and sit in fridge. I also use half real butter And half oil. Fabulous. FYI burnt or stuck is usually user error. Don't shy away from these they are great!!!
Pancakes
Tammy  
Submitted on: 08/03/13
This was the best recipe I have tried. I added some vanilla. Then followed the rest of the recipe. Perfect pancakes. My family said the best I have made yet
Inoperable pancakes
India  
Submitted on: 08/01/13
This is my first time trying this recipe and it is sooooo good!!!! Taste just like Ihop!
Best I've ever made
Eric  
Submitted on: 07/29/13
Needed a quick but delicious recipe for homemade pancakes and I came across this site. I substituted regular milk for the buttermilk since I wanted to avoid a trip to the store and the pancakes were still amazing. Definitely worth a try. I can't wait to try with buttermilk.
Awesome!!!!!
georgiafox  
Submitted on: 07/21/13
@ Pancakes Kenny ~ lmfao!!!!! I have two 13 year old girls that makes this recipe. They have never have any STUPIDITY when making these pancakes. Kenny, you and I both suffer from LST ( low stupidity tolerance ).
Pancakes
Kenny  
Submitted on: 07/07/13
Great recipe. For those of you saying that this recipe is not good because your pancakes fell apart or they burnt....THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RECIPE!! It is the stupidity of the person cooking them....a recipe doesn't burn your food.
Good, but no ihop
Eric  
Submitted on: 06/15/13
Followed the instructions precisely. They came out very good, but they are nothing like ihop pancakes. Tried it twice in case I missed something, same both times. Very Good, but not ihop.
Best pancakes I've ever made
Mitzie  
Submitted on: 06/09/13
I followed the instructions and ingredients exactly (used coconut oil as the 'cooking oil' and butter to grease the pan) and they turned out perfectly. They are the most delicious pancakes I've ever made. Not too bready and not bland. They are tasty even before the syrup hits them. I've had pancakes this good (rarely) in some restaurants, but have never been able to get a satisfying result at home. This will now be my default recipe.
IHOP pancakes
Rhonda  
Submitted on: 05/29/13
OMG, THE best pancakes I've ever had. I followed the recipe exactly and they were delicious. I had my heat too high though and the outside turned brown too quickly before the inside was cooked. I'll turn the heat down next time.
good recipe
Jabari McLain  
Submitted on: 05/11/13
I followed the instructions perfectly. came out great only recommendation is using butter instead of oil to coat pan.
Yum.
Nikka Rose  
Submitted on: 05/11/13
An aspiring teen cook. Great & have these for almost every weekend breakfast. Light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Tip is to have your griddle extra hot before cooking, & to let your batter rest for at least 10 minutes to "relax the ingredients." If you don't have buttermilk, a substitution is 1 cup of milk, & 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Just mix them together & there you have it.
Fluffy and delicious!
Rosa  
Submitted on: 05/05/13
Wow! I've been trying for years to make a pancake this good without a mix. My whole family, who usually won't eat my pancakes but will eat at ihop, scarfed them down.
Unimpressed
Lewy  
Submitted on: 04/29/13
I have made MANY different batches of pancakes, and I like trying new ones, but definitely NOT impressed with this one. On a skillet, about 2/3-3/4 fell apart when trying to flip. They don't hold their shape/form and crumble too easy.
delish!
Barbara  
Submitted on: 04/25/13
I made these low cal using splenda in place of sugar, and the lowest calorie yogurt in place of the oil, and added sugarfree caramel flavoring (used for coffee in starbucks, but great for other uses too), or vanilla is good too. These pancakes are the lightest, fluffiest, best pancakes I've ever made! You gotta try em :)
Anthony  
Submitted on: 04/21/13
These pancakes are the best that you can make. They are delicate and airy. Very tasty. You can use regular milk with a teaspoon of lime juice or lemon juice and I prefer them with half milk half water. Tell reviewer number 4 and 7 to READ the recipe properly! Good grief! Once again, brilliant recipe! My kids and I love it!
Fabulous
Yarb  
Submitted on: 04/21/13
These pancakes were great. I let the vinegar sit in the milk for about 20 minutes before stirring. I added two tsp of vanilla extract and blended everything on the lowest setting for about a minute. I dabbed a little butter on the top of each one before serving. The results were divine. (:
Experienced Cook
Penny  
Submitted on: 04/20/13
I've wanted to ditch the box mix for years. I've tried many recipes- these get an all around thumbs up from my 16 yr old to my kids in their 20's . My go to recipe from now on. Thanks
Hanna  
Submitted on: 04/08/13
These pancakes are great. They are super easy to make. I added a tsp of vanilla and they we're perfect. This is my new go to pancake recipe.
Perfection
shelly  
Submitted on: 04/06/13
I finally told my husband I hated his Bisquick pancakes. I looked online and found this little treasure! We have made this recipe close to 6 times in 2 months since we've found it. It is AMAZING! These are the best pancakes we've ever made at home!! Total YUM!
great recipe
Jennifer  
Submitted on: 04/03/13
I don't know why others had such a hard time with this recipe. It's simple and delicious. Mine came out super fluffy...no stick, no problem no mess. This will be my pancake recipe from now on! Thanks so much!
Fell apart and burned
Jer-ber  
Submitted on: 03/24/13
More pancakes ended up in the trash than in my kids bellies. I do not recommend for anyone to make these.
I-Hop
Trish  
Submitted on: 03/23/13
This is sooooo good! I love this reipe, so glad i found it!!!! I put this on some pancakes my kids eat it alot!! ;)))) THANK U!!!!!
So so
Chasity  
Submitted on: 03/19/13
I followed this recipe exactly. It was just ok. I didn't even finish them. Definitely not the Ihop version. Has a funny aftertaste as well. Its an ok homemade recipe but I've had better. Will keep looking for an Ihop recipe.
DIDN'T WORK
MILLY  
Submitted on: 03/17/13
THE RECIPE DIDN'T WORK - THE PANCAKES BECAME STUCK TO THE PAN AND IT WOULD NOT COME OF SO I HAD TO THROW IT AWAY! THIS RECIPE MADE ME LOSE 20 QUID. YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. I AM A SINGLE MUM AND I CAN'T PAY SO WE HAD TO DO WITHOUT. DON'T TRY THIS RECIPE.
nice
jake  
Submitted on: 03/16/13
sssssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooo gggggggggggggggoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddddddddddddddd
IHOP pancakes.
John  
Submitted on: 03/15/13
This is the best recipe I had ever tried. They are as good if not better than IHOP. The secret is IHOP also add semolina flour in the mix. Try it and thank me too for it. LOL
Great
Celestial Fitness  
Submitted on: 02/24/13
I used lactose intolerance skim milk and coconut oil. Eliminated the buttermilk and regular oil and they were great:)
Perfect
Sam  
Submitted on: 02/22/13
These pancakes were extremely delicious! I used a previous commenter's suggestion and substituted the buttermilk with milk and vinegar-couldn't tell the difference!! These were perfect!!!!!
 
Submitted on: 02/09/13
The best, never will go to store to buy those ready ones. This recipe is great.
Absolutely The Best...
Babs  
Submitted on: 02/07/13
This is the best pancake recipe ever! They turned out light and fluffy and sooo good!
alex wilson  
Submitted on: 01/13/13
Living in the UK an 8 hour flight from my nearest IHOP I can enjoy a short stack of their famous pancakes here at home. One tip is to get the pancake griddle really hot before starting to cook. The first time I made these I mesed up a few pancakes by not having my griddle hot enough
Close, but not exact
K Williams  
Submitted on: 12/30/12
These were good, but the texture is not as fluffy & soft as are those at my local IHOP and the taste has a slight metallic element. They are more like a Denny's or other diner type pancake. They taste slightly better with only 2-1/2 tsp. of sugar.
Close but not quite
Jeremy Shadbolt  
Submitted on: 10/15/11
Try butter flavored oil instead of plain cooking oil. I have a pretty good idea that will make it just right..... Lol I ought to know......
Unbelievable !
Eddie  
Submitted on: 09/29/11
I'm seriously shocked, these pancakes were flat out amazing! As a kid growing up if Mom made pancakes they were from store bought mixes like Bisquick; so now at 29 I come across this recipe for homemade IHOP Pancakes and decided to try them - thank God I did cause the family loved them. I also gave the recipe to my Mom and after making them herself she apologized for ever using Bisquick. lol .. Make your pancakes from scratch. Follow these directions to the letter.
My opinion
Obeh  
Submitted on: 07/21/11
I think this smells exactly like the pancakes and taste really good but... I tasted the egg so I took out the egg at put 2 white and it was beautiful love it !! and taste good without vanilla but it taste good with it to :)
pretty good
Ashley Seman  
Submitted on: 03/13/11
The batter was pretty good and they turned out well but they were a little too fluffy. More than IHOP makes them otherwise as close as you can get for homemade.
Maddy and Anna  
Submitted on: 06/02/10
Great recipe, and as said below, you can make buttermilk with regular milk and lemon juice/vinegar. Our only problem was the first time we made it we had to put 2 cups of flour in... but that was not really a problem.
Jonathan  
Submitted on: 02/17/10
This is by far the best pancake recipe out there! I will no longer buy pancake mix from a box again. I know alot of people say add vanilla but honestly.. this recipe taste superb without it. Pancakes are my favorite food in the whole world and this tastes exactly like the pancakes they serve at restaurants.I'm now just having a hard time finding the IHOP syrup but now I just use generic brands.:) Thanks soo much for this recipe.
Don B.  
Submitted on: 02/15/10
This is one of our families favorite breakfast items. Top with some butter and homemade maple syrup and WOW, that's good eatin'!!!
Jennifer  
Submitted on: 11/24/09
LOVE this recipe! This was a big hit for me with my family. It really tastes like Ihop's pancakes. I added the vanilla, and I think that makes a big difference in the taste. This is a keeper!
Anonymous  
Submitted on: 07/27/09
Add 1 tsp. of vanilla. Awesome!
Josie  
Submitted on: 07/13/09
I'm usually not a pancake person, but I still thought these were AMAZING! If you don't have buttermilk lying around, you can substitute half milk and half unflavored yogurt or let the milk and a tablespoon or so of vinegar sit for a few minutes. I also added a capful of vanilla extract. Best pancakes I have ever made!
GG!  
Submitted on: 03/15/09
These were very good. Light and fluffy. I doubled the recipe and added 2 caps of vanilla extract. My husband thought they were delicious. I don't usually eat pancakes but tried these and thought they were delicious. We had these for our dinner last night, which was a big change.
Michael  
Submitted on: 02/07/09
OMG! this recipe is incredible! My mom told me to add just 1 cap-full of Vanilla Essence to it and i nearly cried. thats how good they are.
evelyn  
Submitted on: 01/11/09
I wasn't a big pancake fan until I made these. They are so light and fluffy. I will never use a box pancake mix again! My husband and kids request pancakes all the time now, even for dinner. I like them with lots of butter and warm syrup.
urbanadave  
Submitted on: 01/02/09
They are very good pancakes compared to Bisquick or any other box mix but they are still not IHOP Restaurant pancakes. You just can't do it the same at home.
Emma  
Submitted on: 11/28/08
These pancakes are a regular Sunday morning feature in our house now. We visited IHOP last year while on holiday in the US and whilst some here say they taste different they certainly transported all of us us back to the USA! Fab with a good blueberry jam.
ally  
Submitted on: 08/23/08
I'm sorry but I just don't think this recipe tastes anything like I HOP pancakces. This is still a fairly good pancake recipe in general but I love I-HOP pancakes and these just don't compare.
Linda  
Submitted on: 06/05/08
We love this recipe. I grind my own wheat to use for flour and these pancakes come out so light and fluffy.
Kalinda R. Jones  
Submitted on: 02/05/08
Excellent! I love the sweet flavor of this recipe which makes it different than other pancake recipes but very similar to IHOP's. I put the batter in the refrigerator and use it cold. This was great for those of us who love really thick pancakes.
Laura  
Submitted on: 12/23/07
These were great! The look on my sister's face when I told her she was eating IHOP pancaks was priceless. This will definitely be the recipe we use from now on.
MrTGardenCook  
Submitted on: 12/10/07
The wife of 32 years gave this a 5....lathered up with whipped cream and a couple dollops of blueberry compote and she was in Heaven.
Doug  
Submitted on: 11/18/07
I think everyone should have this recipe in their books. This is the best pancake recipe that I have every come across. I have never had IHOP pancakes so I can't compare. When I mad these for my family I was King for the night, I couldn't make them fast enough. I used 1 1/4 teaspoons vineager instead of buttermilk (this method was mentioned by a previouse review). I added some vanilla and a pinch of something secret. This is a recipe that you can hand down the generations. Thanks for making this one free.
Irene  
Submitted on: 09/29/07
This is an awesome, awesome recipe, this is the only one I will make now.
Kelley  
Submitted on: 09/24/07
We love these pancakes! We add a little extra water to the buttermilk for a thinner batter.
Dorrey  
Submitted on: 02/23/07
Wow. I made this for my boyfriend and his brothers (19 and 9 yrs old)... and they loved it. I followed Valerie's hint to add vinegar in the milk as a sub for buttermilk. Worked fine (I used white vinegar). Also, used 1% milk and mixed it all in my blender, dry ingredients first. Will be a staple in my house!
Valerie  
Submitted on: 02/08/07
Loved it! Folks have most ingredients to make this recipe on hand; with the exception of the buttermilk. A substitute for the buttermilk can be made by whisking 1 teaspoon vinegar(the orange color cider vinegar works best)into 1 cup of milk. This recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups of milk so add 1 1/4 teaspoons vinegar to the milk. Who wants to run to the store for buttermilk?
Kathie  
Submitted on: 01/02/07
Great recipe & just about as easy as any box mix. Just have to remember to bring home buttermilk... :-) Great recipe!
Tanya  
Submitted on: 12/10/06
I made these pancakes for my boyfriend this morning and he said they were just as good as IHOP pancakes. I don't think we will be going there for breakfast anymore...that's a good thing!
kathy  
Submitted on: 11/11/06
I've never had IHOP pancakes but this is the recipe I use all the time.
 
Submitted on: 11/04/06
I had hated pancakes my entire life until an IHOP restaurant opened up near our home and I fell in love. This recipe is it! The only thing I added was a teaspoon of vanilla flavoring. Also, these freeze extremely well. Just individually wrap in plastic wrap and place in a large freezer bag. When time is short and you crave pancakes, just unwrap a couple and microwave for about a minute. Great job on this recipe.
Gloria  
Submitted on: 08/11/06
I have been trying to immitate this recipe since first visiting IHOP 4 years ago. Now I have the recipe and we had them for breakfast this morning. Awesome! Delicious!
Jorinde  
Submitted on: 06/13/06
Hey everyone, I loved the pancakes at ihop when I was over in the states (I'm from Belgium) and was looking for a recipe when I saw this one. Jamie Oliver, the British chef, usually tells you to beat the egg white first and then mix it with the rest of the dough. You'll find that the pancakes become very fluffy.
Pamperedliz  
Submitted on: 05/27/06
Almost like IHOP. My buttermilk was a little old and the pancakes weren't as fluffy as IHOPS - but they were pretty darn close.
mailgirl  
Submitted on: 04/15/06
Excellent. !!! I add one peeled and grated apple and a few dashes of cinnamon to the recipe. EVERYONE loooooves them. Thanks for a terrific recipe. Can't say if they are anything like IHOP's since we don't have the chain here in Canada but they're better then our local chain(Golden Griddle).
Sophia G.  
Submitted on: 04/10/06
Awesome recipe. I make these almost every Sunday. I use Splenda instead of sugar and they are just as great. When they are to thick, I add a little water. My husband loves these.
nancy  
Submitted on: 03/27/06
Had to add a little more buttermilk the mix came out a little thick otherwise nice taste and texture.
Lilly and Marcela from Costa Rica  
Submitted on: 03/04/06
They are great.. We love this recipe! We bring them to the office to have a nice breakfast on Saturdays. Just add some strawberries and bananas in the same plate.
ldybug170  
Submitted on: 02/21/06
This recipe is awesome!!! My husband never would eat pancakes from home...only when we went to IHOP. He ate three when I made this recipe!! Even my son who hates pancakes, had one!! Thanks so much!!!
Marlene  
Submitted on: 02/21/06
This is a very good recipe. But I had to add about 1/4 cup extra flour, as the batter seemed too runny. I also added 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Otherwise they were light and fluffy and very tasty!!!
teresa  
Submitted on: 02/07/06
These are wonderful. Hard to stop eating them. Add a bit of cocoa and you have chocolate pancakes. Add a bit of choc. chips and whip cream and you have a wonderful breakfast or dinner. My teens love them and they are very PICKY.
Lindsey  
Submitted on: 01/22/06
These were so good they didn't need anything on them. They were almost like cake. Great recipe.
linda  
Submitted on: 01/08/06
This recipe is amazing. Absolutely the best!!!!
This Recipe Rocks!  
Submitted on: 01/06/06
I tried this, after using mix after mix, and it is by far the best recipe that I have ever heard of!
Jane  
Submitted on: 01/04/06
Made this recipe one long weekend for 8 people on a camping trip... they ALL said they were the best pancakes. My boyfriend, who said that he normally does not like pancakes, LOVED these!
Vessa from Norway  
Submitted on: 01/02/06
Theee cloned pancakes LOOK and taste like American Pancakes should! I have tried so many recipes on American Pancakes, but they never become thick enough or taste right. Also, these taste DELICIOUS topped with Pancake syrup! I can't wait to serve these to my family and guests! Thank you a million for this recipe!!!
Anonymous  
Submitted on: 12/19/05
Yum, awesome pancake recipe. And if you think about it, not any more work than using a baking mix. Can't wait to try the apple pancake now, love that too!!!
Delores  
Submitted on: 12/13/05
I didn't think they tasted like IHOP pankcakes at all. Although the recipe is good, it isn't IHOP. I think Krusteaz buttermilk box pancakes are a closer match and a lot less hassle.
V  
Submitted on: 12/12/05
This is the only pancake recipe I will ever use! I loved it and I can not wait to share this with everyone! Thank you so much!
Liza  
Submitted on: 12/06/05
Got this recipe from one of your books. This is my staple pancake recipe, I don't add as much liquid (I like a thicker pancake), but any way you make it is great.
ashes  
Submitted on: 11/29/05
THESE ARE THE BEST PANCAKES I'VE EVER TASTED IN MY LIFE!!! NOT EVEN JOKING....YOU SHOULD ALL TRY THIS WONDERFUL RECIPE:)
Melissa  
Submitted on: 11/23/05
OMFG THESE ARE THE BEST THINGS EVER INVENTED BY MAN!!!!!!! (always put their strawberry syrup on them....) i am obsessed with these pancakes....i've been there 3 times a day once just to have the pancakes!!!!!! EVERYONE SHOULD EAT THEM!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IHOP!!!!!
Tania  
Submitted on: 11/21/05
I got this recipe from the website years ago and it is my staple pancake recipe on a well used piece of paper. WE LOVE IT!!! Thanks for putting out the great recipes!
Elizabeth Golden  
Submitted on: 10/30/05
These are the best pancakes...just like IHOP. I even found strawberry syrup which made them even better!!! Thanks!!!
Teresa  
Submitted on: 10/22/05
Out of this world, to say the least! No pancake mix can compare-we make up several of these "mixes", except for the milk/oil and even take them camping. Delicious!
Ellen  
Submitted on: 09/19/05
I didn't know anyone could make pumpkin pancakes. I can't wait for the holiday season to start because I now know I can go to IHOP and have delicious pumpkin pancakes. They are fluffy and have such a great taste.
Stephanie  
Submitted on: 09/15/05
This recipe was soooo wonderful. I never knew pancakes could be so good!
Chrissy  
Submitted on: 09/08/05
My family owned an IHOP... here is the other part of the secret.. Do not try to get out all the lumps. mix it gently until moistened.. then let the batter rest for an hour or so. When making the pancakes.. poor the batter on a medium-hot griddle and when many bubbles form and the edges begin to get dry looking flip gentley and DO NOT PAT DOWN
Amber  
Submitted on: 09/06/05
I have always had trouble making great pancakes but not anymore! These are great pancakes!
Lisa  
Submitted on: 08/30/05
I make these a lot for years, they are the best. I like my pancakes a little thinner so I add an extra 1/4 cup of buttermilk, other than that they are the BEST!!!!
Maggie Hall  
Submitted on: 08/28/05
I used to ba manager at IHOP so I can vouch for this one... this is about as close as you can get. While I was working there I got sick of eating pancakes and actually lost weight. But since I've left, I missed them terribly. Now I can have them anytime I want. Yay me!!! By the way, IHOP uses Old Fashioned Maple Syrup. I don't know who produced it for them, but if you find a brand that calls it Old Fashioned, chances are you'll be pretty close. Here's another little hint, They are awesome with extra butter and with HOT syrup instead of cold or room temperature syrup. Happy Weight gaining all!!!
I.H.O.P. FANATIC  
Submitted on: 08/25/05
Love love love these pancakes, they are sooo good. I love I.H.O.P. so much and these are just like 'em. All I need now is to know what syrup they use cuz Aunt Jemimah just doesn't cut it.
Julie Smith  
Submitted on: 08/02/05
Huge hit! Yummy! I make them always the night before... I also add a 1/2 tsp. of almond exctract as well as 1/2 tsp of vanilla! I also throw in a bag of frozen blueberries! Yum-yum-yum!
Erica  
Submitted on: 08/02/05
My daughter and I make these pancakes almost every morning they are the best!
Eileen  
Submitted on: 07/31/05
My favorite pancake recipe! Light, fluffy and delicious!
Anonymous  
Submitted on: 07/22/05
they were real good. Everybody should try them! Real fluffy! Great Job !
Kathy Moore  
Submitted on: 07/20/05
My daughter wants these constantly... This is the best pancake recipe in the world.
Sammy  
Submitted on: 07/19/05
These are the greatest - I've used this recipe for several years and everyone loves them. Thanks!