You can make IHOP buttermilk pancakes just like they do—it is easy to do! We are proud of this long-awaited creation. Enjoy these famous fluffy pancakes at home!
Who doesn’t love a great big stack of IHOP’s famous pancakes? Now you can have these anytime without a long line. I sometimes know on the weekend the line can go out the door. When you make breakfast at home, the lines are short! Guess what, your food is just as delicious.
I love these pancakes they have a wonderful flavor, a little sweet, and the buttermilk gives them a big of a tang. They aren’t hard to make at all. Sometimes when I make a batch of these, I make some to stick in the freezer so I can enjoy them later. I lay pancakes on a cookie sheet and freeze them individually flat. When they are completely frozen, I move them to a single zip-top bag and I am set.
For making this recipe you can use a griddle or a large skillet. To make these I prefer a griddle because I can make a whole batch at once. Skillets work well, too! I like to heat my oven to around 200 degrees and pop the cooked pancakes on a cookie sheet and keep them warm until I have cooked all of them.
IHOP Buttermilk Pancakes
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk plus 2 to 4 tablespoons if needed to thin the batter
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus more for the pan (or nonstick cooking spray)
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- Syrup, for serving
- Place the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a bowl; Whisk them to mix. Add the buttermilk, oil and egg. With a spoon, mix all ingredients and beat until smooth. If batter seems to be too thick while you’re cooking the pancakes, add a little more buttermilk and mix well. Heat a skillet or a griddle over medium-low heat. Brush with a little oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pour in batter until it spreads to the desired size. Let the batter start to show small bubbles on top before you turn the pancake over to finish cooking. Turning pancakes is made much easier if you spray your pancake turner with a nonstick spray. The turner does not stick to the uncooked pancake batter when you are turning them. Cook the pancakes until golden on both sides. Serve warm with your favorite syrup. This recipe makes about nine 4" - 5" pancakes. Serve warm with your favorite syrup.