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IHOP Adds Sweet & Spicy Syrup: The First New Flavor In 30 Years

As long as I’ve been dining at IHOP, I’ve only seen a select handful flavors of syrup available for patrons to drench their pancakes in: Strawberry, Blueberry, Butter Pecan, and Original. Sometimes there’s also sugar-free, but we don’t talk about that.

For the first time in 30 years, IHOP has added a new flavor of syrup for patrons to enjoy.

Maple Sweet & Spicy Syrup is the newest offering from the chain, created to compliment IHOP’s new Kickin’ Maple Chicken BreakFEAST. It derives its heat from ancho, jalapeno and red chili pepper flakes.

The new entree features Buttermilk crispy chicken breast, drizzled with the new syrup. It also includes four strips of hickory-smoked bacon, two eggs, crispy hash browns, toast, and two buttermilk pancakes.

The new syrup will be available upon request at participating IHOP locations nationwide. As someone who definitely loves a little heat in his breakfast, this is a definitely must try for me.

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What's New

Trader Joe’s Has An All-New Ube Mochi Pancake and Waffle Mix

With this pancake cereal trend blowing up everywhere, pancake mixes are flying off shelves. If you happen to be near a Trader Joe’s, however, you might be lucky enough to spot something pretty unique in the offerings of breakfast cake batter.

A crazy cool new variation of pancake mix was just spotted at Trader Joe’s: Ube Mochi Pancake and Waffle Mix.

Spotted by Trader Joe’s aficionado with the apt handle @TraderJoesAficionado,  this brand new item draws inspiration from the popular purple yams known as ube most prominently used in Filipino desserts. Ube flour is combined with rice flour to create an extra chewy texture within these pancakes. Entirely gluten free, all you really need is flour, eggs, and butter.

Let’s be honest, there’s no way I’d make minis of these. I’d want to try fat stacks of them on my first go. Looks and sounds AMAZING.

You can find this Ube Mochi Pancake and Waffle mix at participating Trader Joe’s locations throughout the U.S.

Feature image courtesy of @TraderJoesAficionado
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Packaged Food

IHOP Is Developing A Pancake Cereal Called PANFLAKES

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The recent trend of creating “Pancake Cereal” by pan frying tiny bits of pancake batter, tossing it into a cereal bowl, and drowning it in syrup has become a booming sensation across social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok. People just love pancakes, and I for one concur.

Enter the International House of Pancakes, also known as IHOP, who’ve seemingly predicted the rise of pancake cereal for months now.

Not too long ago the brand released a line of Cereal Pancakes. IHOP told us that during that time, they were quietly working on a a cereal concept called “Panflakes” set to launch later in March, 2020.

With COVID-19 keeping everyone inside, that idea got shelved for a bit until the brand could further develop the recipe for this brave new world. However, with the immense popularity of this social pancake hack in recent weeks emerging, could this be the perfect time to launch Panflakes?

IHOP released the concept tease of the pancake box and their social channels took to them like, well, maple syrup to pancakes. I know, I’m better than that.

We’ll keep you posted as news breaks on these Panflakes. Until then, you’ve probably seen Pancake Cereal at least once a day on your social feeds. Get to the kitchen and make yourself some, at least until Panflakes become a breakfast reality.

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Restaurants

IHOP Introduces Massive Breakfast Feasts Delivered To Your Home

As amazing as American breakfasts are every morning, home cooks will attest that they are a HUGE pain to cook at times, especially if you have a large family to feed. Rather than being stuck doing an hours worth of dishes after a relaxing meal, wouldn’t it be easier to order out?

IHOP was wondering the same thing and is now offering a selection of Family Feast Meals that you can order and have delivered straight to your home.

There are four feasts customers can choose from depending on their cravings:

IHOP’s Breakfast Family Feast features 16oz of scrambled eggs, 4 servings of hash browns, 8 bacon strips, 8 sausage links and your choice of 8 pancakes, 8 French toast triangles, or 12 Belgium Waffle triangles.

The Pancake Creations Family Feast with Sausage or Bacon gives you 8 buttermilk pancakes, 4 servings of scrambled eggs and hash browns, 8 pieces of meat, and a choice of two pancake toppings. This includes glazed strawberries, blueberry compote, chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, vanilla sauce, mini cheesecake bites, Lucky Charms cereal, Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, and Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries cereal.

There is also a Lunch/Dinner Feast for those looking to step outside the warm comforts of breakfast foods which includes 16 pieces of buttermilk Crispy Chicken Strips with your choice of dipping sauce, a basket of mini churros and icing dipping sauce, and a basket of fries. You can, however, sub out the fry basket for buttermilk pancakes or Belgium waffles if you’re looking for that chicken and waffle action.

Customers can order their Family Feasts for an average price of about $24.99, though prices may vary depending on your location. IHOP is also releasing a new Classic American Breakfast sandwich too, for those looking for a lighter dining choice. All options are available for takeout, delivery, or curbside pickup.

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#foodbeast Cravings FOODBEAST Recipes Video

Easy At-Home Pancake Mix Recipes, Including FUNNEL CAKE

Many of us are working from home these days and as all the days of the week seem to blend together, our meals might start looking the same after a while, too. If you’re one who wants to shake up a few things in the kitchen, Foodbeast has been challenging one another to come up with dope at-home recipes with a unified theme each week. This, week: PANCAKES.

Using Krusteaz, who offers a variety of baking mixes that will cater to your pancake cravings, we came up with five recipes that will change how you look at pancake mix.

Foodbeasts Oscar, Marc, Hunter, and Constantine took to their kitchens and came up with four very unique recipes that all incorporate Krusteaz pancake mix. This includes a fluffy omelet, a giant Instant Pot pancake, fish and chips, pancake swirls, and funnel cake.

Check out the video to try and make some of these amazing eats in the comforts of your own homes. As for myself, I’m pretty stoked to try out Constantine’s pancake battered fish and chip recipe sometime this week.

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13 Lockdown Recipes You Can Make And Stun Your Social Feed

Sure, we’re all stuck at home but think of it as us doing our part to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t spread to our local community. Yes, it’s making us a bit stir-crazy, but it’s what the world needs right now. Staying at home, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t live the life of a Foodbeast.

For those itching to create something unconventional and out-of-the-box in the kitchen while they’re self-quarantined, we put together a lockdown playlist of chefs, influencers, and home cooks who have been making some amazing things from the confines of their own home kitchens.

Top talent includes the personalities such as @TheVulgarChef, @NishCooks, @TheJoshElkin, @FitWaffle, and @TheNaughtyFork.

Some mouthwatering recipes you can expect to see are: a Bloomin’ Onion, banana bread, Hot Cheetos deviled eggs, cereal marshmallow bars, a 1o-minute baked potato, homemade McChicken, pasty pie in a mug, cheesy taco fries, mashed potato grilled cheese, pancakes from scratch, a Boiling Crab feast, and peanut butter Nutella s’mores.

Check out the video above and see what dishes you’d like to recreate in your kitchen. If this video inspires a Foodbeast-worthy recipe in your soul, DM us a photo!

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Fast Food Health What's New

IHOP Is The First Major Restaurant Chain To Add Gluten-Friendly Pancakes And Waffles

While there’s been a lot of buzz around eating gluten-free or without gluten at the local restaurant level, not many major chains have incorporated these options into their menus. IHOP, however, just took a big step forward in that regard, adding a permanent lineup of gluten-friendly pancakes and waffles to their repertoire.

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The new breakfast items are made with a base of rice flour, sugar, milk, and eggs, and are tailored to have IHOP’s recognizable buttermilk pancake flavor. While IHOP doesn’t call these gluten-free due to potential for cross-contamination in the kitchen, the batter is made with entirely gluten-free ingredients.

With these new gluten-friendly options, IHOP becomes the first major diner chain in the country to have such a dedicated menu. The only other major chain of comparable size and scale with similar options is Chick-fil-A.

Granted, those with Celiac disease will probably want to wait until IHOP dedicates specific griddle space to limit any chances of cross-contamination. For those without the condition that desire gluten-free foods, however, this is an addition that is readily available just about everywhere.

You can get the new pancakes or waffles on their own, or as part of a breakfast combo with eggs, sausage or bacon, and hashbrowns (which are also gluten-friendly). There’s also a menu of six burgers with gluten-friendly buns available for lunch or dinner.

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Shelf-Stable Pancake Batter You Can Pour Straight From The Bottle Now Exists

For those who don’t know how to create their own pancake batter or think it takes too long to use a powdered mix, making pancakes in the morning just got infinitely easier.

Photo courtesy of DreamPak

DreamPak just created a shelf-stable pancake batter they’re about to start selling by the bottle. It can last outside of the fridge (even after opening), and is safe to consume even before you pour it onto the griddle. Why you would chug straight pancake batter is beyond me, but if you’re down, so is this mix.

Each bottle contains enough batter to make 15 servings, though you can be creative with tiny pancakes discs or massive fluffy ones. So far, only a buttermilk flavor is available, but there’s potential for inclusions like chocolate chips in future iterations of the product. There’s always the ability to add your own flavors to whatever’s inside the bottle, but you’ll wanna check that those are shelf-stable as well before leaving the entire thing out.

For pancake enthusiasts, this might seem like too far a shortcut, especially if you prefer homemade batters that you can flavor and mix up the flours in. There’s also no egg or dairy in this product, according to DreamPak representatives, so anyone who craves those ingredients in their batter may find it a bit lacking.

Still, this takes pancakes in the morning to ultra-convenient levels it hasn’t been at before, since you can just wake up, turn the stove on, and start flipping pancakes as soon as your pan is hot. It’s also pretty useful for backpacking or camping trips since it can last without the need for fresh eggs or milk.

DreamPak will start selling these bottles in select grocery chains like Hy-Vee this coming March.