Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

lemon poppy seed pancakes


Youguys! We used to make this every Sunday morning until our Church got moved to an earlier time slot, and then we didn’t have time to make them anymore. I’d sort of forgotten about them, but we made them last night for dinner and we remembered how insanely delish they are. We just had to share the recipe. They are too darn good. And fancy, too, even though they are so easy. The only obscure ingredient it calls for is lemon extract, which we always have on hand anyway because we love lemon flavored everything. But mostly these puppies. Enjoy!


Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
Serves 4
A delicious variation of pancakes. They are so flavorful and fluffy! Fancy enough for your Sunday Brunch but easy enough for your weeknight breakfast-for-dinner meal.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 1/2 cups milk
  2. 2 tablespoons vinegar
  3. 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 4 tablespoons melted butter (I use applesauce instead!)
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 2 cups flour
  9. 4 tablespoons white sugar
  10. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  11. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  12. 1 teaspoon salt
  13. 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  14. cooking spray
  1. powdered sugar
  2. syrup of choice
  3. lemon wedges
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together milk, vinegar, lemon extract and lemon juice and set aside for 10 minutes to curdle.
  2. Whisk in eggs, butter and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. Add them to the milk mixture and whisk until the batter is mostly lump free.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and ladle 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto skillet.
  5. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear.
  6. Flip and cook for about 1 minute more.
  7. Serve with your choice of toppings. We love to sprinkle powdered sugar over them and squeeze lemon wedges on top! Would pair great with a fruity syrup as well.
  1. When I bake waffles or pancakes I substitute any oil or melted butter for the same measurement of applesauce. It literally tastes exactly the same to us but cuts the calories and fat way down. The texture may be changed just a tad, but it is still delicious and totally worth it!
Adapted from TTV78
Adapted from TTV78
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