IHOP Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Yields: About 8-10 pancakes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes


Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk (or see substitution below)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (plus extra for the pan)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (frozen blueberries work but may release more liquid)
  • Butter and maple syrup, for serving


  • Mix the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix the wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Combine batter: Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently whisk until just combined. Don’t overmix, as a slightly lumpy batter is okay.
  • Fold in the blueberries: Carefully fold in the blueberries, trying not to crush them.
  • Cook the pancakes: Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Brush with a bit of melted butter. Pour about ¼ cup of batter per pancake onto the hot griddle.
  • Cook until bubbly: Cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side, or until bubbles form on the surface and the edges begin to set.
  • Flip and finish: Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve hot: Serve immediately with a generous pat of butter and plenty of maple syrup.


  • Buttermilk substitution: If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make your own by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 cup of regular milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes to curdle slightly.
  • Adjusting sweetness: If you prefer sweeter pancakes, increase the sugar to 2-3 tablespoons.
  • Frozen blueberries: If using frozen blueberries, don’t thaw them. Fold them in frozen to prevent them from bleeding too much color into the batter.
  • Pancake perfection: The first pancake is often a test. Adjust the heat as needed if they’re cooking too quickly or slowly.

Enjoy your delicious IHOP-style blueberry pancakes!


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