IHOP Country Griddle Cakes

IHOP Country Griddle Cakes are hearty pancakes, as there is a touch of cereal added to the batter. While they are no longer on the menu, you can recreate them at home. The cooked Cream of Wheat provides a wonderful texture in the IHOP Country Griddle cakes.

country griddle cakes with syrup on a plate

Over Fifty Years of Smile and Counting

International House of Pancakes began life in the suburbs of Los Angeles in 1958. Fifteen years later, a new marketing campaign introduced the acronym “IHOP” with its now-famous smile.

Today, IHOP is a nationwide chain that everyone is familiar with. It’s the place where people know they can enjoy a bargain breakfast at any time of the day. You can read more about the complete history of IHOP.

IHOP Country Griddle Cakes

Country Griddle Cakes are pancakes with a unique taste and texture. Cream of Wheat gives them a nutty flavor. They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

They are a little denser and heartier than regular pancakes. If you want light and fluffy pancakes then make some buttermilk pancakes.

About Cream of Wheat

Cream of Wheat is a brand name. It’s a product that contains farina, a type of porridge mix made from ground wheat kernels.

Apart from its color, Cream of Wheat looks similar to grits, which are made from ground corn. The ground wheat gives it a smoother texture. Cream of Wheat is full of vitamins and minerals. Find out the complete list of Cream of Wheat nutrition.

Country Griddle Cakes Make Awesome Leftovers

These pancakes are so delicious that you may not have any leftovers. However, you can make a big batch, let them cool, cover them individually with plastic wrap, and put them in the freezer.

Whenever you get the urge for a pancake, just pop one in the microwave for a minute or two. It’ll be as good as freshly made. And, talk about the easiest breakfast!

Both You and Your Kids Will Enjoy Breakfast

These pancakes are a good way to sneak in some healthier ingredients into foods that kids love. Even if you have a child that goes “ugh” if you try to get them to eat Cream of Wheat or drink buttermilk, they will always eat pancakes.

Serve these griddle cakes with your favorite syrup or add fresh fruit and a dollop of whipped cream. The tasty, crispy crunch of this pancake will put an IHOP smile on your face every time. Plus, now you and your family can have your pancakes and eat your cereal too!

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Vegetable oil
  • Egg
  • Buttermilk
  • Cream of Wheat
country griddle cakes ingredients

How to Make IHOP Country Griddle Cakes

  1. Place dry ingredients and oil in a medium-size bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. In a small bowl mix prepared cream of wheat with buttermilk. Stir until there are no lumps in the mixture.
  3. Add the egg and cream of wheat/buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until mostly smooth. The batter may be a little lumpy.
  4. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-low heat.
  5. Lightly oil the pan or use a cooking spray.
  6. Pour batter into the pan for the desired size of your pancakes.
  7. Turn the pancake over when the top of the pancake has small bubbles.
  8. Cook until the bottom of the pancake is lightly browned.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Recipe Tips

If you spray your pancake turner with a nonstick spray it helps prevent the uncooked part of the pancake from sticking to the turner and flipping the pancake is made much easier.

If your pan is oiled well, your pancakes should not be sticking.

If the temperature is just right your pancakes should have a beautiful golden color.

You can keep pancakes warm by putting them on a wire rack on a baking sheet and placing them in the oven on either a warm setting or the lowest temperature setting.

a stack of griddle cakes with syrup on a plate

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IHOP Country Griddle Cakes

You can make IHOP Country Griddle Cakes like they used to with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Country Griddle Cakes, Griddle Cakes, IHOP Griddle Cakes, IHOP Recipes, Pancakes
Servings: 8
Calories: 222kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus 1 teaspoon
  • 3/4 cup prepared cream of wheat
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 beaten egg

Instructions

  • Prepare cream of wheat according to the package instructions for one serving. You will need 3/4 cup to make the pancakes.
  • Place flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and oil in a medium-size bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix 3/4 cup of the prepared cream of wheat with the buttermilk. Stir to get any lumps out of the mixture.
  • Add the beaten egg, and cream of wheat/buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir to combine and until mostly smooth. The batter may be a little lumpy.
  • Heat a grill pan or frying pan over medium-low heat.
  • When the surface is hot, lightly oil it or use a cooking spray.
  • Pour the batter into the pan for the desired size of your pancakes.
  • Turn the pancake over when the top of the pancake has little bubbles.
  • Cook until the bottom of the pancake is lightly browned.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

If you spray your pancake turner with a nonstick spray it helps prevent the uncooked part of the pancake from sticking to the turner and flipping the pancake is made much easier.
If your pan is oiled well, your pancakes should not be sticking.
If the temperature is just right your pancakes should have a beautiful golden color.
You can keep pancakes warm by putting them on a wire rack on a baking sheet and placing them in the oven on either a warm setting or the lowest temperature setting.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 6.7mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. ADMM

    5 stars
    These were my favorite pancakes from IHOP and I am so glad that this recipe is out there as they are very delicious. Just a note to others, I have NEVER make the cream of wheat first, I mix the dry cereal in with the other dry ingredients and then add the egg, buttermilk and oil and they still come out fine. I have also substituted oat flour for the AP flour and they are a little denser but still very tasty. I have also used buttermilk powder (6 TBSP) to 1.5 cup of water and still great. These have become my go to pancake recipe.

  2. Mitzi Duncan

    5 stars
    These pancakes are better than I Hops
    They were golden and fluffy and I served them with sliced bananas and raw honey. So good!

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