The IHOP family restaurant chain has been serving a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner selections for nearly 50 years. Offering 14 types of pancakes as well as omelettes, breakfast specialties, burgers, sandwiches, salads, chicken and steaks, IHOP's diverse menu appeals to people of all ages. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, California-based International House of Pancakes, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IHOP Corp. As of September 30, 2007, the end of IHOP Corp.'s third quarter, there were 1,328 IHOP restaurants in 49 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and Mexico. This site will provide you with restaurant news and copycat recipes for IHOP




Fresh Fruit Pancakes

IHOP is celebrating summer 2014 with three new signature pancakes featuring the seasonal fruits.
  • Blueberry Cannoli Pancakes: Buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberry compote and a sweetened ricotta cheese.
  • Raspberry Peach Pancakes: Buttermilk pancakes topped with sweet peaches & drizzled with a raspberry sauce.
  • Strawberry Banana Cream Pie Pancakes: Buttermilk pancakes layered with banana cream, topped with glazed strawberries & sliced fresh bananas.

IHOP Copycat Recipe

Start by making  IHOP's BASIC BUTTERMILK PANCAKES. Then add the topping of your choice.

Blueberry Topping
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries, thawed (drained, if needed
1 teaspoon brown sugar (not packed
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 

Cannoli Topping
1/4 cup light/low-fat ricotta cheese 
1 no calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia
1 drop vanilla extract 

Blueberry Topping:  Place the blueberries in a large microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray. Stir in 2 teaspoons water. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cornstarch, and stir to coat. Microwave for 1 minute, or until hot. Stir, and spoon over pancakes. 

Cannoli Topping: In a small bowl, mix ingredients all the ingredients together. Spoon over blueberry topping. 

Skip both the blueberry and cannoli toppings. Top the pancakes with canned peach slices (packed in juice, and then drained), and drizzle with a sauce made from raspberry preserves mixed with a little water.

Just mash some very ripe banana into the cannoli topping, and spread between the pancakes. Then replace the blueberry topping with sliced strawberries gently coated with strawberry preserves, plus banana slices.

Notes: Finish off your creation with some whipped cream.

IHOP always features a variety of pancakes based on fresh fruits. And you can do the same at home when planning your IHOP inspired pancake creation. 

  • Spring is berry season so you might see Sweet Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Double Blueberry, Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake or Strawberry Passion Fruit pancakes on the menu.

  • The Summertime menu might feature Banana Macadamia Nut, Pineapple Upside Down, Banana Split, South Pacific Pancakes  

  • The flavors of Fall are all about apples and pumpkins so you might see Caramel Apple, Cinnamon Apple Coffeecake, Pumpkin Praline or Cinnamon Stack Pancakes.