How to Make Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes (like IHOP)





Introduction: How to Make Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes (like IHOP)

In this video I shoe you how to make pancakes like IHOP buttermilk pancakes at home. 

I've personally have tried making buttermilk pancakes with little success in making them fluffy until I uncovered three very important steps.  I guarantee that if you follow this recipe and my instructions below, you'll have super fluffy pancakes that taste almost identical to the IHOP Buttermilk Pancake.

Don't miss the three tips that I share with you through the process.  If you skip the three steps you will not have Fluffy IHOP Pancakes.

1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 cup vegetable  oil (I use olive oil)
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg (slightly beaten)
1 1/2 cup buttermilk (1/8 - 1/4 cup more if needed to keep batter thinner)

Preheat a frying pan or griddle.  If you are using a griddle, preheat to 375 degrees.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and sit aside.

Put egg and sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer or wire whisk until the egg is light, fluffy, and will nearly stand on it's own.

Mix the vegetable oil (I use olive oil), milk, and vanilla gently into the egg.

Now mix in the dry ingredients being careful to leave a little bit lumpy.  If you mix until smooth, your pancakes will be thin and tough.

Let Stand for 5 - 10 minutes.

Pour batter onto griddle to desired size and turn pancakes when air bubbles come to the top and burst.  Turning pancakes is made much easier if you spray your pancake turner with a non-stick spray. The turner does not stick to the uncooked dough of pancake when you are turning them.

This recipe makes about nine 4" - 5" pancakes.

Serve warm with your favorite syrup.



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    So, yesterday I made the written recipe without Baking Powder because I had run out. I also used a buttermilk substitute: For every cup of buttermilk you need, put 1T lemon juice in a measuing cup, then add just enough milk to make a cup. They were tasty and held together well, but they were as flat as a spatula. So today, I followed the recipe in the video. Five cups of flour is entirely too much. I didn't have confectioners flour, but I sifted the regular flour. The batter was entirely too thick, looking nothing like the video even after waiting 10 minutes. It made 1-inch thick pancakes that didn't spread at all on the griddle. So I added another cup of buttermilk - finishing off the entire quart. Still too thick. Then I added another 1/4 C olive oil. Still too thick. Next time I will follow the written recipe, use real buttermilk and the baking powder that I omitted the first time.

    I love I-Hop pancakes and just found yours on the Web. I'm going to try it this morning. I see that this recipe makes 9 pancakes. I want to make more so that we can have leftovers. One person here - pamg27 - said it was a wet mess when she doubled the recipe. I will follow the recipe exactly, this time, But for next time - I assume they will be great - I would like to know from DiveDaddy03, what is the recipe if I want more pancakes? If I want to double the recipe, for example, how would I go about it to avoid the wet mess? Thank you.

    I love the simplicity of the video; especially the cat checking in to see if it's ready...too cute. I notice in the video it calls for five cups of flour; however the recipe says 1 1/4 cup. 1 1/4 c double is 2 1/2 cs so in order to get 5 cups it's suppose to be 2 1/2 cs double. I double the recipe and it was a wet mess. But that's the fun of cooking you get to do it all over again until you get it right. I will definitely make these again. Thanks for the video!

    These don't work well as blueberry pancakes, just so you guys know

    I just did it here in Costa Rica and it's an amazing recipe. You are right about not missing the tips.

    Whoops should say American Style Pancakes. I lived in England and abroad and what are called pancakes are often closer to crepes.

    I only use this recipe now, it's great!

    Nice write up, I've never been able to get my pancakes to fluff up. Thanks for sharing.

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    I'm glad I could be of assistance! :) Hopefully the video wasn't too much of a drag and you enjoyed it. Thanks for watching. Please like, comment, and share. Wayne, SC

    I didn't watch the video, my Internet is too slow most of the time for videos.
    I just liked that you had good grammar, and your instructions were easy to follow. :)

    For somebody to say that my grammar was good is a huge compliment. Grammar is not my strongest attribute and I've been working on it for quite some time. Thank You! Wayne