IHOP Cinn-A-Stack Pancakes Recipe



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon Swirl Filling:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp ground cinnamon (adjust to taste)

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or maple syrup)


1. Make the Pancakes:

  • Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Combine: Gradually add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined (don’t overmix).

2. Make the Cinnamon Swirl Filling:

  • In a medium bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until well combined.

3. Cook the Pancakes:

  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease with butter or cooking spray.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the griddle for each pancake.
  • Immediately swirl about a tablespoon of the cinnamon filling on top of the pancake.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until bubbles form on top and the pancakes are golden brown.

4. Make the Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • Beat softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  • Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Stir in vanilla extract (or maple syrup).

5. Assemble the Cinn-A-Stacks:

  • Stack 3-4 pancakes on a plate.
  • Drizzle generously with the cream cheese glaze.
  • For a classic IHOP touch, you can add a final swirl of the cinnamon filling on top.

Enjoy! These pancakes are best served warm and fresh.


  • For extra fluffy pancakes, let the batter rest for 5-10 minutes before cooking.
  • Don’t overmix the batter; a few lumps are perfectly fine.
  • Use a measuring cup or scoop to get even-sized pancakes.
  • Adjust the amount of cinnamon in the filling to your liking.


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