IHOP's Fall Pancake Lineup Includes Caramel Apple a La Mode

The latest winning Kid Chef recipe boasts warm cinnamon apples & a scoop of ice cream.

Courtesy of IHOP
Courtesy of IHOP

Your favorite chains have already declared it fall—whether the temps actually agree with that statement or not. DQ rolled out its seasonal Blizzard lineup, Starbucks ushered in the season with its PSL, and now, IHOP is debuting its fall-inspired pancake menu. 

The breakfast giant, touted for its impressive selection of sweets and savory dishes alike, is unleashing four limited-edition pancake flavors to get the Halloween season going early this year. The chain is adding Caramel Apple a La Mode Pancakes, Reese's Pieces Pancakes, Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, and a Scary Face Pancake.

Here's the full lineup, per a spokesperson: 

  • Caramel Apple a La Mode Pancakes: The official IHOP Kid Chef Winner recipe includes apples, caramel, even a scoop of ice cream atop your pancakes.
  • Reese's Pieces Pancakes: The most important meal of the day calls for a stack drizzled in chocolate and peanut butter-flavored syrup and finished with a healthy portion of Reese's Pieces.
  • Pumpkin Spice Pancakes: The Pumpkin Spice Pancakes are just what you'd expect—i.e. the perfect blend of real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg topped with whipped cream.
  • Scary Face Pancake: Features whipped cream, cookies, and candy corn, if you want a full-blown sugar rush for breakfast. 

The Caramel Apple a La Mode Pancakes are the result of IHOP's latest Kid Chef competition, with eight-year-old acute disseminated encephalitis patient Rayaan officially crowned winner for his warm, cinnamon-spiced apple, caramel-drizzle, vanilla ice cream topped stack. The recipe will hit IHOP restaurants nationwide beginning September 13, with $1 from sales going towards the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Megan Schaltegger is a staff writer at Thrillist.