His story is just as sweet as his pancakes.  

March 15, 2019
IHOP

IHOP’s new Oreo Oh My Goodness pancakes are the ultimate indulgent kids’ food—so it shouldn’t come as a shock that they were invented by a 6-year-old.

Brody Simoncini, 2019’s IHOP Kid Chef Champion, is the mastermind behind the recipe: two hot, fluffy Buttermilk pancakes made with Oreo cookie pieces, cupcake icing, and whipped topping.

For Simoncini, the pancakes have a very special meaning.

The Massachusetts first-grader was born with a rare abdominal wall defect that required a feeding tube for the first few years of his life. When it was finally time to learn to eat on his own, Oreo cookies were the first solid food that his family chose to give him.

WATCH: How to Make Oreo Pancake

Proceeds from the pancakes will go to a good cause: $1 from the sale of every Oreo Oh My Goodness stack will benefit the IHOP Free Pancake Day Charity partners, which include Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“We’re thrilled to announce Brody Simoncini as this year’s IHOP Kid Chef Champion,” said Stephanie Peterson, IHOP’s head of communications, in a statement. “Brody created an out-of-this-world recipe with his Oreo Oh My Goodness pancakes and we can’t wait for guests to try them. For the first time ever, the winning Kid Chef creation will be featured on a limited-time menu at IHOP restaurants nationwide. Not only are these pancakes delicious, but they also do a lot of good for our charity partners since $1 from the sale of every Oreo pancake stack and combo benefits our Free Pancake Day charity partners, including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”

The pancakes will be available at IHOP locations nationwide from February 25 to April 14.

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