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




Layered Oreo and Cream Cheese Pancakes

Layered Oreo and Cream Cheese Pancakes

4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1  tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup crushed Oreo cookies

1 cup cream cheese
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup crushed Oreo cookies
powdered sugar to taste

In a mixing bowl, add flour, milk, whole eggs, sugar, vanilla, baking powder and Oreo cookies and mix until ingredients are well combined.

In a separate mixing bowl, place cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and combine until cream cheese is soft. Using a 4 ounce  ladle, place pancake mix on a low heat griddle for approximately 3 minutes on each side.

Layer filling on top of one pancake, and top with a second pancake. Garnish with crumbled Oreo cookies and powdered sugar.

Paradise Pancakes

IHOP New Items:

  • Strawberry Passion Fruit Pancakes: Cheesecake filling sandwiched between two buttermilk pancakes topped with strawberries, passion fruit drizzle and whipped topping,
  • Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes: Buttermilk pancakes filled with sliced bananas, drizzled with butter rum sauce and topped with toasted macadamia nuts and whipped topping
  • Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes: Grilled pineapple between two buttermilk pancakes topped with butter rum sauce, a maraschino cherry and whipped topping

Availability: Through July 31, 2016

Swedish Pancakes

IHOP Restaurant Copycat Recipe

1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, beaten until very light
1 cup milk, divided use
1/2 cup cream (or milk)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups lingonberry sauce (You can use red currant jelly)
confectioner's sugar

Then sift together the flour, sugar and salt; set aside.

Combine the eggs and half the milk. Fold in flour mixture then add remaining milk, cream and butter. If consistency is too thick, add more milk.

Using a hot griddle, ladle the batter onto the griddle creating a 5 to 6 inch diameter. These pancakes are thin and will only need a minute or two on each side.

Place 2 tablespoons of lingonberry (Swedish cranberries) sauce on center of pancake and roll up like jelly roll. Serve sprinkled with confectioner's sugar.

IHOP Banana Syrup

IHOP Copycat Recipe

1 very ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon dark molasses
1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce to a simmer and continue heating and stirring until you reach desired thickness. Serves 4.

IHOP Bakeshop Favorites

Beginning April 11, 2016 guests visiting their local IHOP restaurant will encounter the sights, scents, and sweetness of their neighborhood bakery when the breakfast leader brings innovative new twists on fresh bakery favorites.

Each of these Bakery Favorite items – perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – was inspired by the flavors and nostalgic memories of delicious bakery treats like yummy cupcakes, warm cinnamon rolls, and rich red velvet cake.

The lineup of Bakery Favorites are: 

NEW! Cupcake Pancakes – IHOP restaurants' signature buttermilk pancakes filled with festive rainbow sprinkles, then topped with cupcake icing, and whipped topping.

NEW! Red Velvet Crepe – A delicate, chocolaty crepe filled with IHOP restaurants' sweet cream cheese, drizzled with cream cheese icing.

Cinnamon Swirl Brioche French Toast – Thick slices of Brioche French toast topped with rich cinnamon roll filling and delicious cream cheese icing.

Guests can enjoy their choice of a Bakery Favorite item any time of day as part of a sweet and savory combo with eggs, made to order, their choice of IHOP restaurants' signature hickory smoked bacon, pork sausage links or a slice of perfectly grilled ham, and golden hash browns.

Bakery Favorites will be available at participating IHOP restaurants between April 11 and June 5, 2016.

New Menu Items at IHOP

IHOP New Items:

  • Blackberry Cheesecake Pancakes: Buttermilk pancakes topped with blackberries and cheesecake
  • Strawberries & Cream Pancakes: Buttermilk pancakes topped with vanilla bean mousse, glazed strawberries and whipped topping
  • Sweet Peach Praline Pancakes: Buttermilk pancakes topped with peaches, whipped topping and candied pecans coated in brown sugar glaze

Availability: Until June 4, 2017


IHOP Restaurants Introduce Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice 
Bakery-Inspired Breakfast Items

Known for revolutionizing breakfast favorites, IHOP restaurants is using popular bakery flavors as inspiration for its latest line-up of limited time menu delights. ‘Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice,’ a trio of offerings that blends craveable ingredients into freshly made signature IHOP dishes like French Toast and waffles, is available all day, every day — and as part of a combo meal with choice of eggs, bacon, sausage or ham, and more — now available at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide.

The mouth-watering Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice lineup includes:

  • Sticky Bun Waffle: Two thick Belgian waffle triangles drizzled with sweet maple glaze and topped with honey glazed pecans.
  • Red Velvet French Toast: One slice of rich, chocolaty, cake-like French Toast topped with cream cheese icing.
  • Cinnamon Roll French Toast: One warm cinnamon roll dipped in batter and grilled before being topped with cinnamon roll filling and drizzled with cream cheese icing.

For close to 60 years, IHOP has been bringing guests together to enjoy moments with family and friends over made-to-order breakfast foods and more, including world famous Buttermilk Pancakes, served all day, every day. Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice bakery-inspired favorites will be available at IHOP restaurants through April 10, 2017.


IHOP New Items:

  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pancakes: Chocolate pancakes topped with crushed peppermint, white chocolate chips and a dark chocolate drizzle, finished with whipped topping
  • Eggnog Pancakes: Eggnog cream with cinnamon and nutmeg layered between buttermilk pancakes, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, butter rum sauce and whipped topping
  • Pumpkin Spice Pancakes: Pancakes made with pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg covered with whipped topping
  • Roasted Turkey and Fixings with Bacon Mashed Potatoes: Carved roasted turkey breast topped with gravy and served with cornbread stuffing, new bacon mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and a side of lingonberries
  • Frosted Mint Hot Chocolate: Hot chocolate flavored with mint syrup and finished with whipped topping
  • Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate: Hot Chocolate with toasted marshmallow syrup finished with whipped topping and cocoa powder

Availability: Through Jan. 1, 2017


IHOP New Item: 

  • Criss-Croissants, 27 layers of croissant dough cooked in a waffle iron and stuffed with a choice of salted caramel and banana, strawberries and sweet cream, and spinach and roasted pepper

Availability: Through Sept. 25, 2016


IHOP New Item: 

  • Double Dipped French Toast: Brioche dipped in vanilla batter and then in a coating of cornflakes and oatmeal, then griddled, available in blackberry & vanilla or banana, peanut butter & chocolate flavors

Availability: Until April 20, 2016

IHOP New Items:

  • Banana Bread French Toast: Banana bread with cinnamon bits dipped in vanilla French toast batter, grilled and topped with caramel sauce, powdered sugar and whipped topping
  • Pumpkin Spice Waffle: Belgian waffle made with pumpkin and sprinkled with pumpkin spice sugar and whipped topping
  • Chicken & Pumpkin Spice Waffle: Belgian waffle made with pumpkin, topped with pumpkin spice sugar and candied pecans, served with fried white meat chicken
  • Pumpkin Waffle Sundae: Pumpkin Belgian waffle topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, candied pecans and pumpkin spice sugar
  • Roasted Turkey & Fixings: Sliced roasted turkey breast topped with gravy and served with cornbread stuffing, Parmesan mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and a side of lingonberry
  • Caramel Bon Bon Pancakes: Buttermilk pancakes layered with dulce de leche cream and topped with caramel sauce and whipped topping
  • Pumpkin Coffee: Arabica coffee with pumpkin syrup, topped with whipped topping and pumpkin spice sugar

Availability: Through Jan. 3, 2016

Red White and Blue Pancakes

The Red White and Blue Pancakes at IHOP are buttermilk pancakes with glazed strawberries, blueberries and topped with whipped cream. To make these at home you can buy canned strawberry and blueberry pie filling and a can of whipped cream.

Fruit and Streusel Crepes

Fall is here, and IHOP restaurants are starting the season off right with their new Fruit ‘N Streusel crepes. This latest culinary innovation from the iconic breakfast brand takes their popular Sweet Cream Cheese Crepes, layers them with your choice of delicious fruit toppings and sprinkles them with crisp and buttery cinnamon streusel crumbles.

The bits of streusel is a crunchy, buttery topping, made by combining brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, flour, graham cracker crumbs, honey and whole grain rolled oats – provide a craveable texture and flavor complement to IHOP restaurants’ delicate crepes.

Guests can choose to enjoy this creative new treat in three different flavors at participating IHOP restaurants:

  • Berry Berry: A delicate crepe with signature IHOP sweet cream cheese filling. Topped with blueberries, glazed strawberries, and sprinkled with cinnamon streusel topping.
  • Sweet Peach: A delicate crepe with signature IHOP sweet cream cheese filling. Topped with sweet peaches and sprinkled with cinnamon streusel topping.
  • Strawberry Rhubarb: A delicate crepe with IHOP’s signature sweet cream cheese filling. Topped with delicious glazed strawberries & rhubarb bits then sprinkled with crunchy cinnamon streusel topping.

Guests can enjoy Fruit ‘N Streusel Crepes alone as an entree or as a combo with eggs, done the way they like them, their choice of crispy bacon, pork sausage links or a slice of grilled ham, and IHOP restaurants’ signature golden hash browns, at participating restaurants.

Fruit ‘N Streusel crepes will be available at participating IHOP restaurants until November 8, 2015.