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Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Looking for a fun, flavorful and fruity breakfast? Then you have to make a stack of these delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes. The whole family will love them.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Poppy Seed Pancake Recipe, Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
Servings: 10
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Allison


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds
  • 2 Tbs granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbs unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, poppy seeds, sugar, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, egg, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry until combined, but do not overmix, if it is a little lumpy that is okay. Let the bowl sit on the counter for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Pour 1/4 - 1/3 cup of the batter onto the hot skillet, spread the batter out a little on the sides.
  • Let cook until you start to see bubbles forming in the center of the pancake, about 3-4 minutes, flip the pancake over and cook an additional 2 minute or until cooked through in the center.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a small bowl.
  • Serve the pancakes with the glaze and/or maple syrup.


  1. Fresh lemon juice is preferred but you can use bottled lemon juice if necessary.
  2. We like to add lemon zest as it gives added flavor but you can omit this is you don't have lemons and only bottled lemon juice.
  3. You can double this recipe to serve more people or have some to store for later
  4. The pancakes can be frozen, see my tips above on how to do that.
  5. Add some blueberries to each pancake if you want a lemon blueberry mixture.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 2mg