If you love your IHOP pancakes, then you definitely love these – so get in here. Although i’m not a fan of IHOP (my IHOP days are long gone), I love my pancakes thick and fluffy. There’s absolutely nothing better than rich pancakes.
Growing up in Nigeria, I wasn’t exposed to the thick, fluffy, rich pancakes. What we have in my opinion is a stretchy, flat doughy pancake, similar to the Kenyan Chapati, but not even close.
I think our pancakes are a copycat version of the British pancakes, but we arn’t quite there yet. I love the British pancakes, but not so much the Nigerian ones, so we are obviously doing something wrong.
When I’m not in the mood for the British style pancakes, I more than often opt for these yummy thick stacks. I’d pair them with butter and plain maple syrup or go the extra mile with some strawberries and cream or have them with some homemade strawberry syrup. Regardless, these pancakes are always a hit, so I’ve decided to share my homemade remedy for buttermilk pancakes. Now you can skip those long IHOP lines and make your own pancakes in the comfort of your home *HOORAAAAY*
1 1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
5 tbsp butter (melted)
1 1/3 cup buttermilk
Extra butter for frying
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix until well incorporated
Melt butter in microwave, then combine with buttermilk
Separate egg yolk from egg white, and add egg yolk into buttermilk mixture
Whisk egg white lightly with a fork until bubbles start to slightly form
Add buttermilk mixture into the dry combination. Mix lightly with a spatula or wooden spoon – do not over mix
Add in egg white and mix lightly again
Heat a non stick pan and dust lightly with butter
Pour about 1/3 cups of batter in hot pan and fry about two minutes just until pancakes begin to bubble, then flip over and cook until done.
Note: Fry pancakes on medium-low heat to avoid them burning.
Also, when you flip the pancakes over, avoid patting them down with your spatula, as this flattens the pancakes.
Enjoy warm with your favorite topping xoxo