Shortly after we started our blog, I wrote about homemade pancake mix so that you could have the ease of a mix, at a fraction of the cost. They are good, but I like sweet pancakes. And by "sweet," I mean really sweet. So I jumped online and found a copycat recipe for IHOP's pancakes. I don't eat at IHOP, so I don't know how they actually compare to IHOP's pancakes, but I do know that they are delicious...if you like sweet. For the most part, I left the recipe as is, but did make a couple slight changes.
Sweet Buttermilk Pancakes
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (or 1 1/4 Tbsp. vinegar mixed with enough milk to make 1 1/4 cups)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add egg, buttermilk, canola oil, and vanilla. Mix until combined, but there are still a few small lumps (you don't want to overmix).
|Dry ingredients added right into wet.|
Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat and grease with a little oil. Pour or ladle desired amount of batter onto griddle or skillet and cook until the edges start to look done. Flip and cook about 45 seconds longer, or until second side is done and golden brown.
|Another perk to mixing it in a measure cup/bowl is that you can easily pour the batter right into the pan.|
|The edges look like this when it's time to flip.|
|Perfectly golden brown!|
Furthermore, it just so happens that tomorrow is National Pancake Day and IHOP is serving free pancakes!! While they are free, IHOP asks that you consider leaving a charitable donation. You can get all of the scoop here!