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Copycat iHop Pancakes

Copycat iHope Pancakes Recipe

I have tried A LOT of pancake recipes… and while this is not my PERSONAL favorite since it is not the most healthy…. I much prefer a whole grain pancake with some umph in fiber hah… but my kids lately have not been eating my healthier pancakes well… and since we are in the midst of starting our schooling back up. Having breakfast items they can easily re-heat and love, is a must. Last thing I need is to fight kids to eat stuff they don’t really like before a busy day of schooling. Its just not worth it. Those who like to battle that, feel free ;-) – I pass on that battle in the mornings.

So! I found a copycat iHop Pancake recipe OVER HERE… and tweaked it to fit our family choices a little bit more. Trust me though, its still amazing. MY KIDS LOVED THEM.


1 ¼ c. unbleached white flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. Baking soda
pinch of real salt
1 egg, beaten
1 ¼ c. buttermilk
2 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter
¼ c. honey granules (an unrefined sugar I get from Bread Beckers. Another option would be sucanat, honey or if you don’t mind, you can use regular white sugar… we don’t use white sugar in our home though, so honey granules it is. Raw sugar would work too btw.)


First start off making your buttermilk if you do not have any on hand. We never have buttermilk on hand… so I always make it. TO make it Pour the 1 1/4 cup regular milk (could be almond or cows milk) into a glass and add in a TABLESPOON of either white vinegar or lemon juice. I use lemon juice. Give it 5 minutes or so to sour… and there you go. Buttermilk :)

While the butter milk sits… In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients. So flour, powder, soda, salt and honey granules aka sugar.

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Once buttermilk is ready, melt the butter. Then crack the egg into the buttermilk (I do this to save on washing bowls)… Whisk the egg in with the buttermilk, then pour in the melted butter. Once combined pour all the liquid ingredients into the dry…

Whisk it til lumps are gone.

Then pour 3-4 inch size pancakes onto a heated griddle or skillet. I use a griddle mainly because of time constraints… I can whip together 16 pancakes in far less time on a griddle than I could a skillet pan. If you want a more fried taste to your pancakes though, drizzle EVOO onto your griddle before pouring the batter on. It taste great and gives them a crunchier edge.

My griddle I heat to 275F for those curious. Seems like the perfect temp for pancakes.


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*Reed’s nose is swollen in this photo. Can yall tell? :( He got smacked in the face the day prior. >.<**

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2 Comments on “Copycat iHop Pancakes

  1. This sounds really good! I am on search for a reall tasty and easy to make pancake recipe myself. But i have nit found any yet. My only problem is that i do not use butter or milk or soemthing like that anymore because of my allergy. Using almond milk is definitely an option. Usually when a receipe says butter i try to use vegan butter or use grape seed oil instead. I guess i will change to that in your receipe and see whether it will work out :-)

  2. Hey Jenny, I bet it work with those other ingredients. In fact you could prob replace the butter with coconut oil. I use almond oil often in our pancakes. This particular time I didnt.. but almost all my other pancake recipes I have and it doesnt seem to make much difference :)
    Let me know how they come out!

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