How to Make IHOP Red Velvet Pancakes

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IHOP Red Velvet Pancakes

This IHOP Red Velvet Pancake recipe is simple to make at home, since the dry portion of the mix can be prepared in advance, then mixed with the liquid ingredients when you are ready to cook. It’s as easy as using Bisquick, but with a chocolatey flavor and vibrant red color that is sure to wake your tastebuds in the morning.

IHOP has combined a traditional Southern dessert favorite with its classic buttermilk pancake in the restaurant's Red Velvet Pancakes. Pancakes are a breakfast staple at the International House of Pancake restaurant chain and this version adds to the many delicious flavors on their menu.

Serves: 8

Start to finish: 20 minutes


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Offered by IHOP Corporation
Customer service phone 1-866-444-5144[1]
Served as Breakfast entree, dessert
Main ingredients Flour, butter
Cooking method Pan fried
Similar to Red Velvet pancakes
Author Julie Clark

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IHOP Red Velvet Pancakes Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour[2]
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder[3]
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs[4]
  • 4-6 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Aerosol whipped cream, for garnish

IHOP Red Velvet Pancake Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened[3]
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract[2]
  • 3 – 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners sugar[5] (extra for garnish)

Recipe by CopycatRecipeGuide's Food Editors

IHOP Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, sugar, food coloring, and oil.[4]
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and use a hand mixer to blend the ingredients there are no lumps.
  4. Spray a medium frying pan with a coating of all purpose cooking spray or use a pan with a nonstick coating for easier cleanup.
  5. Place the frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into warm frying pan.
  7. Cook the pancake until bubbles appear over the entire surface.[6]
  8. Flip pancake to the other side and allow it to cook for a minute or two.
  9. Repeat until no more pancake batter remains.
  10. Stack 3 pancakes on a plate and drizzle with cream cheese icing.[3](recipe follows)
  11. To create a presentation like the one at IHOP, sprinkle confectioners sugar on top of the icing and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream.
  12. Serve while warm.

IHOP Red Velvet Pancake Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

  1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, vanilla, and milk for about 2 minutes, or until it is smooth.[2]
  2. Gradually add the confectioners sugar 1/4 cup at a time, beating until smooth after each addition.
  3. Additional milk can be added until the icing has reached the desired consistency.

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  • IHOP red velvet pancakes are a twist on the familiar breakfast comfort food. You can adapt this recipe to suit your dietary needs. For example, substituting whole wheat flour or gluten free flour.
  • If you want to skip making the batter from scratch, you can use 2 cups of Bisquick mix in place of the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.[7]
  • This recipe calls for buttermilk, also known as sour milk. If you do not have buttermilk, it is easy to substitute by placing one tablespoon of lemon juice, white vinegar, or cider vinegar into a measuring cup and fill with milk to the one-cup line. Allow this mixture to sit for 5 – 10 minutes before using in your recipe.[8] If you use recipes requiring buttermilk frequently, you could purchase powdered buttermilk. Depending on the manufacturer, it has a shelf life of 3 years to indefinitely.[9]

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