ihop style pancakes
How to Make IHOP-Style Pancakes at Home: A Step-by-Step Recipe Guide
Introduction: IHOP (International House of Pancakes) is a popular restaurant chain known for its fluffy and delicious pancakes. While you could go out to eat at IHOP, sometimes it’s nice to stay in and make pancakes at home. In this guide, we’ll go through a step-by-step recipe for making IHOP-style pancakes that are just as good as the ones you’d get at the restaurant.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until fluffy. Then add the buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract, and whisk together until well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and whisk until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in tough pancakes.
- Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter or oil to the pan.
- Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop the batter onto the griddle or skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, until bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancake.
- Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, until golden brown.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter or oil to the pan as needed.
- Serve the pancakes hot with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, whipped cream, or fresh fruit.
- To keep the pancakes warm while cooking, place them in a 200°F oven until ready to serve.
- If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute with regular milk and a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.
- For fluffier pancakes, separate the egg whites from the yolks and beat the whites until stiff peaks form. Then fold the egg whites into the batter just before cooking.
- Don’t overmix the batter, as this can result in tough pancakes. It’s okay if there are still some lumps in the batter.
Conclusion: With this recipe, you can make delicious IHOP-style pancakes right in your own kitchen. The key is in the buttermilk and vegetable oil, which give the pancakes a rich flavor and help to keep them fluffy. So why go out to eat when you can make pancakes at home that are just as good as the ones at IHOP? Give this recipe a try and enjoy a classic breakfast favorite any day of the week.