IHOP Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

The IHOP Pumpkin Pancakes are one of my favorite pancakes from the IHOP. These pancakes remind me of pumpkin bread, which is moist and wonderfully spiced with cinnamon, clove, allspice, and nutmeg. Plus you get the added benefit of real pumpkin which gives your ordinary pancake a bit of heft making for a hearty breakfast.

ihop pumpkin spice pancakes on a plate.

When I go to the IHOP when pumpkin spice pancakes are on the menu, I always order them – they are one of my favorites. These pancakes remind me a lot of pumpkin bread, which is moist and pleasantly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. If you love pancakes (and who doesn’t?), real pumpkin will give your ordinary pancakes a bit of heft for a hearty breakfast. Now you don’t have to go out to IHOP for pancakes; you can make your own IHOP pumpkin pancakes at home with my copykat pumpkin pancake recipe.

Every year, diners at IHOP eagerly look forward to the return of their seasonal pumpkin pancakes. Now you don’t have to wait to go to IHOP in the fall – you can indulge your taste for pumpkin spice pancakes and bring fall flavor into your favorite breakfast at any time of the year. The combination of seasonings in these pancakes provides the perfect taste of pumpkin spice to start your day.

Pancakes are easy to prepare

Making pancakes isn’t that hard to do. Thankfully for beginner cooks, pancakes are very forgiving because it’s easy to adjust the batter. If your mixture is too runny, you can always add a little more flour. If your pancake batter turns out too thick, you can add a bit more buttermilk and you will be fine. Making pancakes isn’t really too difficult. The main difference between ordinary pancakes and pumpkin spice pancakes is that the pumpkin ones take a moment or two longer to cook.

You may never go to IHOP for pancakes again. Here are three more copykat IHOP pancake recipes you can make in your own kitchen. I would love to hear from you about your favorite pancakes, so leave me a comment.

Want to improve your pancake making skills? Read these two articles.

A Trick to Make Any Pancake Fluffier
5 Tips for Making the Fluffiest Pancakes

cooking pumpkin spice pancakes on a griddle

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Homemade copycat IHOP pumpkin pancakes topped with whipped cream.

These pancakes are absolutely delicious and so light and fluffy in the middle. Enjoy IHOP Pumpkin Pancakes all year round with this copycat pumpkin pancake IHOP recipe. Pumpkin spice pancakes will definitely become a family favorite. If you want, you can add a dollop of whipped cream to make them look more like IHOPs.

Love the IHOP? Try these IHOP Copycat Recipes

IHOP Buttermilk Pancakes
IHOP Bacon Temptation Omelet
IHOP Banana Caramel Pancakes

ihop pumpkin spice pancakes on a plate.

ihop pumpkin spice pancakes on a plate.

IHOP Pumpkin Pancakes

Enjoy IHOP Pumpkin Pancakes all year round with this copycat recipe. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: IHOP Recipes, Pancakes, Pumpkin
Servings: 9
Calories: 134kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teapoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 1/8 - 1/4 cup more if needed to keep batter thinner
  • 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin (pumpkin from a can will work)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a medium-sized bowl add flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda, whisk together with a fork to blend all of the dry ingredients. Add vegetable oil, slightly beaten egg, 1 and 1/2 cups of buttermilk and stir until mixture is just well blended. Add pumpkin, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice and stir until you have a uniform mixture. 
  • Heat a frying pan to a medium heat or use a griddle and heat to 350 degrees. Oil the cooking area slightly with vegetable oil, and then pour batter onto surface. I find about 1/2 cup of batter creates a pancake that is easy to handle. 
  • Flip your pancake over when you see the edges of the pancake become dry and small bubbles form on the uncooked side. After pancakes are flipped cook for another minute or two. Turning pancakes is made much easier if you spray your pancake turner with a nonstick spray. 
  • This recipe makes about nine 4" - 5" pancakes. Serve warm with your favorite syrup.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1505IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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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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Reader Interactions


  1. Diane Elmore

    Now to find a warm butter toffee sauce to pour over them and forget the maple syrup! Outstanding! I can taste it all now.

  2. Martin Vetere

    As a insulin dependent diabetic it is essential that carbs per serving are known. Am I to assume that each pancake provides 18 grams of carbs?

  3. Renee Kirker

    Made these this morning and they absolutely delicious. So light and fluffy in the middle. Best pancakes I ever had. Not quite as pumpkiny as Ihop, but still the best.

  4. TJ

    Hi there! I wanted to let you know I featured you on Sugar Blossoms today. Stop by and check it out! http://sweetsugarblossoms.blogspot.com/2013/07/plenty-of-pancakes.html

  5. Prayinmommy

    My kids and I loved it! And it wasn’t any more complicated than our regular pancakes from scratch. They were definitely moister than our regular cakes. I added whipped cream to make them look like IHOPs.

    • Stephanie Manley

      They really aren’t too difficult. I think the big difference is that they take a moment or two longer to cook.

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