Friday, May 1, 2009

IHOP Pancakes

Living in one of the most segregated cities in the U.S., there are 2 places where you'll find an equal mix of people.

IHOP and Walmart.

Nothing like good deals and pancakes to bring the world together.

It's amazing that people gladly pay about $3.99 for 3 pancakes which cost pennies to make.

Not that I have anything against IHOP. I just know that for my family of 4 to eat there, it's going to end up costing us close to twenty bucks.

These homemade pancakes really do taste like IHOP pancakes. (But I won't vouch for them having any nutritional value.)
Cost: Home
Convenience: Home
Taste: Equal
Health: Store (only because you'll eat fewer in the store than at home!)
Homemade wins. I can make these in less time than it would take the waitress to serve us. It's a two-step recipe, which always appeals to me. My family devours a whole batch in record time. I don't make them regularly since they're not too healthy, but they are a good treat on a Saturday morning.

IHOP Pancakes (about 20 pancakes, 15 min)

1 c flour
1/4 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 heaping tsp baking powder
1 c milk
1/4 c oil
1 egg

1. Combine dry ingredients.
2. In separate bowl, whisk together milk, oil, and egg. Slowly whisk together dry and wet ingredients until combined. Do not overmix. Batter should be slightly lumpy.
3. Heat skillet to 375. Pour 1/4 c batter onto skillet. Flip pancake when edges are brown and batter is bubbly.

*Use a nonstick skillet or griddle. Do not grease it. If you grease it, the pancakes will not look like IHOP pancakes.
*Great with chocolate chips

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