Harry's Favorite Better than IHOP Multigrain Pancakes

By • April 12, 2012 • 16 Comments


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Author Notes: IHOP Multigrain Pancakes. My husband's favorite. Sometimes I hate that I'm such a food snob, but really, I can't stand to go there. So, in self defense, I've created this recipe, an adaptation of Mark Bittman's Basic Pancakes in "How to Cook Everything." So there. I've said it. I'd rather make pancakes at home than go there again.drbabs

Food52 Review: "These pancakes were light and fluffy with a wonderful nuttiness and
just the right amount of sweetness. Unlike a lot of other multi-grain
breads, these were neither dense nor heavy, but so very soft. I had
them with maple syrup and they made for a delicious and healthy
breakfast! I used a half cup measure to make the pancakes (they came
out to about 6"" in diameter) and I got 6 out of the entire batch of
batter. The only thing is, I am not sure if 6 pancakes are enough to
feed 4 hungry people, given how good these are!"
Madhuja

Serves 4 hungry people

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, whirred in a food processor till they're the consistency of flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts or pecans, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 ripe banana, pureed into liquid
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • butter for the griddle or frying pan (Optional--you might not need it if you use a nonstick pan, but it definitely improves the taste.)
  • warm maple syrup, confectioner's sugar and/or jam for serving
  1. Heat your oven to 200 (for holding the pancakes). In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, wheat germ, nuts, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the liquified banana, milk and vanilla extract, and beat the eggs into the mixture till fully blended. Pour into the dry ingredients and fold gently till just blended. Add a little more milk if the batter seems thick. Let the batter sit while you and heat a griddle or large frying pan (I use a non-stick pan) over medium low heat.
  3. Melt about a teaspoon of butter in the pan. When the foam subsides, ladle in the batter, making the pancakes any size you like. Adjust the heat so that the bottom browns in 2-4 minutes. Flip when they're cooked on the bottom and cook the other side.
  4. Serve immediately or hold in the warm oven till all pancakes are cooked. Harry likes his with maple syrup. I prefer mine with piles of confectioner's sugar. The kids like strawberry jam. Your choice.

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about 1 year ago Michael

These sound great I plan on making them for my future wife

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about 1 year ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

How nice! I hope you both enjoy them.

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almost 2 years ago amgchem

These sound yummy, I am hoping to try them before Tuesday

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almost 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks, I hope you enjoy them!

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almost 2 years ago healthierkitchen

This sounds great and I know my daughter will love these! I hope to make them soon.

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almost 2 years ago healthierkitchen

Delicious! We made them for breakfast today for a rainy day treat. We're on Harry's team - maple syrup!

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almost 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So glad y'all liked them!

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about 2 years ago LE BEC FIN

so happy to see another multigrain pancake recipe! yay! mine is similar but diff- cornmeal, orange, berries, and i leave my oats chopped for texture.
yours in multigrainness!
mindy

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about 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Hi Mindy! Yours sounds great! I use cornmeal sometimes, too, if I have it, and sometimes berries. Have a great day!

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about 2 years ago arielleclementine

haha! love your note and completely agree! these sound outrageously good!

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about 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks, Arielle!

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about 2 years ago aargersi

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Dr B does it again! The liquified banana is a stroke of genius! Stay Away From IHOP!

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about 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Oh, thanks Ab! I'll do ANYTHING to stay away from there. :)

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about 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Love it, drbabs. I like that you use bananas instead of oil! Those IHOP pancakes are my favorite. Great minds think alike. I made a version of them yesterday. Husband liked them but I thought they were not as good as IHOP, so I probably won't submit.

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about 2 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Oops--I hope I didn't hurt your feelings. I'm not sure if mine are as good as IHOP, but at least I don't have to go there. Do submit! We could have an IHOP pancake bake off!

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about 2 years ago mrslarkin

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haha! No feelings hurt!! We go there maybe once a year, if that much.

Maybe what I was missing from mine was the IHOP brewing coffee and sickly-sweet sugar-syrup smell in the air? And a side of bacon. ;)