February 19, 2010

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Only a few days left before National Pancake Day (hope you've all been preparing)! With the day getting nearer I wanted to share with you a couple of my favorite pancake recipes. The first one is a lemon poppy seed pancake. One of my favorite sweet treats is a lemon poppy seed muffin, so when I saw this recipe for the pancakes I just couldn't pass it up.

When I first started preparing for N.P.D. I started browsing around for some new, interesting pancake recipes. I have to be honest...pancakes don't normally give me a great thrill. When they're made like this, however, I could eat them everyday (ok maybe not every day, but a lot).The first place I started was bettycrocker.com because I knew she was bound to have something that would catch my eye.
The things I loved about this recipe were that I already had all of the ingredients and they were different and stood out (and the lemons...and the poppy seed). This is certainly one to add to the cookbook, a great Sunday rotation indeed. I urge you, go get a lemon, and poppy seeds if you don't have them already, and squeeze away. Mmmmm, you'll be delighted you did, plus lemons just look so happy! Go on, get started and enjoy!
Look at all the poppies, they're sooo cute! And there they are, all lemon-y and poppy-y. Goodness can you even stand it?!

Does it get any better than that? Light and fluffy and sweet. Go...go now, cook.

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes (adapted from bettycrocker.com)

2 Tbsp sugar
1 C sour cream
1/2 C milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp poppy seeds (don't skimp!)
zest of 1 lemon
juice of half a lemon
2 eggs

Heat and grease a griddle or large skillet. In medium bowl mix all ingredients until blended.

Pour slightly less than 1/4 cup of batter onto hot griddle. Cook until bubbles appear and edges are dry. Turn and cook until golden brown on the other side.

Serve with lemon-honey syrup and enjoy!

*FYI* These freeze remarkably well. Just lay them in flat layers separated by wax paper and freeze. When ready to cook simply pop them right into the toaster and you're good to go!


  1. Wow! You have a great blog - and I've seen several recipes I'd like to steal.

    My kids would love lemon pancakes - what a delicious idea.

  2. Thank you, makes me feel all warm and gooshy! The poppy seeds are what sold my little one, she was facinated!

  3. Thanks for posting this at the Saturday Night Fever link party. Hope to see you back on Saturday!


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