Copycat IHOP Swedish Pancakes

Some of my best memories of my Grandmother, were in the kitchen. One summer growing up I spent a week with my grandparents and she taught me quite a few recipes. We baked cookies, made candy, pickles and my favorite was Swedish Pancakes. These pancakes were good for any time of day…breakfast, dinner…it didn’t matter! When I came across this recipe for IHOP’s version of this classic, it brought back such good memories that I had to share it with you all. Enjoy !!!

3 eggs
1 c. milk
1 1/2 c. sifted flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. cream (or milk)
2 tbsp. butter, melted
Confectioners sugar
2 c. lingonberry sauce (I use red currant jelly)

Beat eggs until very light. Then sift together the flour, salt and sugar.
Add half the milk and fold in flour, sifted with sugar and salt.
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 5-6 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 confectioners sugar.



  1. This recipe looks great, thanks for letting us have it, I enjoy your email and recipes, sure has helped with a lot of nice meals.
    Happy Holidays,

  2. Thanks for this recipe.. the grand kids loved them. They were certainly a treat for them.. Light and fluffy too..Goodbye Bisquick… ‘Have a wonderful Holiday Season..

  3. My Estonian mother-in-law used to make these as an afternoon snack, filled with whichever jam or marmalade she had on hand. I never got the recipe, so this one goes into my recipe box. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

  4. Thanks for giving this little Norse gal the true way to prepare a favorite lite dish. we serve then for a sunday morning breakfast which everyone gets at the table in a hurry when they know what will be served. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thank you so much for this recipe… The family loves Swedish Pancakes & lingonberrys
    Grate Recipe………….Good eating
    Papa Bill

  6. Hi there,

    I know this blog is not specifically about IHOP, but your readers should know that IHOP is being asked to begin a phase-out period of battery cage eggs with an introduction of cage-free eggs. Many of their competitors have been able to do it (Burger King, Denny’s, Brueggers, Quizno’s, Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants, Ben and Jerry’s, Hardees, four-hundred universities (the list goes on)). So the question becomes, “why can’t IHOP?”

    Consumers are not requesting that much from them, honestly. These are just basic humane standards of care. Cage-free systems offer hens a higher level of animal welfare than do battery cage systems. Making these transitions over time are very reasonable steps in the humane direction.

    Unlike battery hens, cage-free hens are able to walk, spread their wings and lay their eggs in nests. It is also extremely practical to still produce the same amount of eggs as would be produced in battery cage systems. Most importantly to the American population, the sanitary conditions are greatly improved in a cage-free system. Alarms should be raised over the severe food safety concerns involved with IHOP’s egg production. In the video of IHOP’s primary supplier, Michael Foods, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4YZt9zFMnY), one can see dying and decomposed chickens laying on the eggs.

    Evidence shows there is more Salmonella risk in caged flocks compared to cage-free flocks. In fact, factory farming is considered the reason Salmonella emerged as such a major egg pathogen in the first place.

    According to the CDC, eggs now infect 50,000-110,000 Americans every year. Data shows that operations which cram thousands of hens into tiny cages are not surprisingly up to 20 times more likely than cage-free facilities to harbor Salmonella infection.

    Please call IHOP at 1-866-444-5144 and politely ask them to begin the phase-out of battery-cage eggs.

    Thank you for your time.
    -Emily J. Spivak

  7. I can’t wait to tey these out!
    does anyone know how to make the IHOP stuffed french toast? That is my family’s all time fav but I have no clue how to make it!

  8. -Emily J. Spivak – Who cares??? This is a food site and eggs are food. Caged or uncaged. Sheeshhhhh, can’t get away from you bleeding animal rights squirrels anywhere! Top it all off, you write a friggin’ book for a comment!! Get a grip chick, go eat a cow.

  9. -Emily J. Spivak – Double That!! I also happen to think that CAGED RABBITS are BETTER than CHICKEN!! You should try one!!

  10. This is my favorite thing to have at IHOP!.. They do have excellent breakfasts but stink in the lunch/dinner area. I never seem to get enough of the pancakes with my order.. The pancakes are thin and not very filling. I’m happy to be able to try this recipe and eat as much as I’d like! lol.. They actually serve the pancakes with lingonberry butter… I found another site with instructions.. You just let butter soften and then add a few tablespoons of the butter in it. Refridgerate again so it’s hard then use a small scoop to put on top of the pancakes when serving!.. :) Can’t wait to try them!

  11. correction: add a few tablespoons of the lingonberry jam to the butter.. :@

  12. A touch of cardamom flavoring will make these more “Swedish” and even more delicious!! Just stir it into the batter before you are finished.

  13. Thank you! And for the health hazards of caged chickens…I buy cage free because of if I’m gonna eat a living food, I want it’s producer to be living free, but did not know about health hazards. And thanks for the red currant tip…that’s my favorite jelly anyway.

  14. As a foodie, I am concerned about where my foods come from; it goes hand in hand. (It’s also about being a responsible consumer) So thank for the info Emily, and thanks for the yummy recipe. These pancakes were exactly what I was looking for!

  15. If you don’t want to eat caged eggs then don’t! SHUT YOUR MOUTH ,we know ehat they so what!!!! Ppl have been doing it for years and years , give your mom a call and troll her about your issues ! Theses pancakes are great and that is what this was about not free range chickens, and I eat either one! Why? CHZ I like to eat!

  16. Who rattled your cage? Her opinion is just as valid as yours. fyi, I also only buy cage-free eggs; a little humanity goes a long way.

  17. I was wondering if any one has a copy cat recipe of IHOPS Country Griddle Pancakes? they had cream of wheat in the batter, I believe.. Thanks.

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