Friday, October 15, 2010

Perfect Pumpkin Pancake Tips from IHOP (and Now Being Served in October!)

To celebrate Halloween and the fall harvest, participating IHOP restaurants nationwide are serving their popular pumpkin pancakes this month. These look so delicious! Although their recipe is a secret, IHOP has these tips for making your own perfect pumpkin pancakes at home:
  • The batter -- Start with your favorite pancake batter recipe and simply add canned pumpkin pie mix.
  • Water temperature -- When preparing dry pancake mix, it is essential that the water is chilled to less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Use ice to bring the temperature of the water down.
  • Lumps are good -- Do not over-mix the pancake batter. Small lumps of flour are what make pancakes tall and fluffy.
  • Grill temperature -- Use a 350-degree grill and make sure there are no hot or cold spots that can affect cooking time.
  • Cook time -- The appearance is how you judge when a pancake is ready. When dropping the pancake batter, watch for bubbles to form and for the batter to have a dull appearance. This takes approximately 2.5 minutes. After flipping, cook approximately 2 minutes.
IHOP tops its pumpkin pancakes with creamy whipped topping. Yum!

Pumpkin pancakes will be available at participating IHOP locations throughout October in stacks of four (or two if part of a combo meal). For more information or to find an IHOP restaurant near you, please visit Become a fan of IHOP on Facebook at

DISCLOSURE: No compensation of any kind was provided for this post. I just wanted to pass along this delicious news!

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha, I am Australian and we eat pumpkin soup and the Americans think it is strange. But we think it is strange that the Americans eat pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake and now pumpkin pancakes!


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