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Grinch Pancakes

Grinch Pancakes - green buttermilk pancakes with cream cheese frosting, green whipped cream and red heart sprinkles.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Grinch Pancakes, IHOP Grinch Pancakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 16 pancakes
Calories 222 kcal
Author Melissa



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups buttermilk divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon green gel food coloring


  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • green gel food coloring


  • red heart sprinkles



  1. Heat electric nonstick griddle to 250 degrees and adjust as needed.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a smaller mixing bowl, combine butter, eggs, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Use remaining buttermilk to adjust consistency as needed. Stir in green food coloring a little at a time until desired color is reached.

  3. Pour pancake batter onto griddle using a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Cook 5-7 minutes, or until bubbles start to form and edges are set. Flip and finish cooking.


  1. Beat together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar, then add milk until a spoonable consistancy is reached.

Whipped Cream

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk cold heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Add green food coloring a little at a time until desired color is reached. Transfer to piping bag fitted with open star tip. You can also use a plastic baggie if you don't have a piping bag.

  2. Assemble pancakes by spooning glaze on top, then adding green whipped cream and red heart sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts
Grinch Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 309mg13%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 487IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.