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Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

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These pancakes are bright, zesty, sweet, and fluffy!
Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

It’s time to up the pancake game. Make your family happy on those lazy Sunday mornings with these Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes made with Greek yogurt. They’re so bright, zesty, sweet, and fluffy that they will be asking for seconds, so you may whip up a double batch!

Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Ingredients For Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

  • All-purpose flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Poppy seeds
  • Greek yogurt
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Lemon juice and zest
  • Pure vanilla extract

Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

How To Make Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

  1. Whisk the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds together in a large bowl.
  2. In a second large bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, milk, butter, eggs, lemon juice, zest, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and gently mix until just combined, making sure there are no dry patches of flour in the bottom of the bowl. Do not overmix.
  4. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-low heat and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Pour about ⅓ cup of batter into the skillet and cook for 2-3 or until bubbles appear on the surface.

Flip and cook for 2 minutes on the other side, or until fully cooked and golden brown on both sides. Spray the skillet with cooking spray before cooking the next pancake.

Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Can These Pancakes Be Frozen?

Yes, they can. Let them cool down completely to prevent them from sticking to each other, and place them in a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze them for up to 3 months and reheat them in the microwave.

Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

These pancakes are bright, zesty, sweet, and fluffy!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 PANCAKES
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Skillet or griddle
  • Rubber spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain nonfat
  • 1 cup milk, 2%
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted but not boiling hot
  • 2 large eggs
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Whisk the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds together in a large bowl.
  • In a second large bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, milk, butter, eggs, lemon juice, zest, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and gently mix until just combined, making sure there are no dry patches of flour in the bottom of the bowl. Do not overmix.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-low heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • Pour about ⅓ cup of batter into the skillet and cook for 2-3 or until bubbles appear on the surface.
  • Flip and cook for 2 minutes on the other side, or until fully cooked and golden brown on both sides. Spray the skillet with cooking spray before cooking the next pancake.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 5mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Add Frui To The Batter?

Yes, you can. After the batter is mixed, you can gently fold in blueberries or chopped strawberries.

How Do I Keep Pancakes Warm?

Preheat the oven to 200 F and place the pancakes inside on a baking sheet.

What Toppings Work Well With These Pancakes?

You can top them with whipped cream, syrup, honey, lemon curd, or fresh berries!

How Do I Avoid Dense Pancakes?

Do not overmix the batter. This is key to fluffy pancakes. Mix it gently just until you see no more dry patches of flour. A few lumps are ok!

Can I Prepare The Batter The Night Before?

It is not recommended. The acid in the lemon juice reacts with the baking soda to produce air bubbles, but if you let the batter sit for too long, the reaction reaches its peak and the bubbles burst, producing flat pancakes instead of light and airy ones.

What If I Don’t Have Whole Wheat Flour?

You can use only all-purpose flour, and these pancakes will be even more light and airy.

How Can I Make Sure The Pancakes Are Fluffy?

Check your baking powder and soda to see if they haven’t expired.

What If I Don’t Have Greek Yogurt?

You can use regular yogurt or sour cream in the same amount. You can even use buttermilk, but if you do you may need a bit more flour.

How Do I Know When to Flip The Pancakes?

When bubbles appear on the surface and the edges look slightly golden and dry, it’s time to gently and swiftly flip the pancakes.

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