Sometimes it seems like the beginning of fall can be even busier than the end of summer!  We headed to the lake cabin 2 weeks ago as I mentioned to celebrate my husband’s 30th birthday and we had a blast but felt like we needed a vacation from our vacation when we got home!  I love getting together new groups of friends and cooking and cocktailing together.  Everyone pitched in to help in the kitchen and I followed through with making those Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes I told you about awhile ago.  They were just as wonderful as I had hoped they would be!

Light and fluffy pancakes with a subtle lemon essence and a nice crunch from the poppy seeds, made for perfect pancakes in my book.  We topped them with some pure maple syrup, made some bacon to offset our sweet breakfast and poured up some mimosas to sip along with them.  This recipe was great for a weekend crowd because it made about 20 pancakes.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast, Pancakes
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Serves: 20 pancakes
LIght and fluffy pancakes with a subtle lemon essence and sprinkled with poppy seeds
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
  1. Heat a nonstick griddle or grill pan over medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and lemon zest.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and poppy seeds. Add lemon sugar and mix.
  4. In another medium bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and melted butter and whisk together.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix well to combine.
  6. Use a ½ cup measuring cup to pour pancakes onto griddle and cook until bubbles form over entire surface, then flip. Cook another 2 minutes or until cooked through. Repeat with remaining pancake batter.
  7. Serve with warm maple syrup (blueberry syrup would also be delightful with these pancakes).
  8. Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker

combine dry ingredients

combine wet ingredients

mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients

pour batter onto hot griddle, cook until bubbles form then flip and cook on other side


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5 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    These look amazing, I love the lemon and poppy seed combo!


  2. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    These are some beautiful pancakes!


  3. Anna @ hiddenponies
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    So glad to hear these were as good as they sounded! I’ll have to give them a try.


  4. The Teen Princess of Buttermilk Springs
    Oct 09, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    Lemon Poppy Seed! in pancakes? This princess has got to try! The pictures look beautiful!

    Check out my blog! 🙂

    May all your cooking adventures be majestical and royal,
    The Teen Princess of Buttermilk Springs


  5. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
    Oct 09, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Mm, I love lemon poppyseed-anything! These pancakes look beautiful!


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