Friday, April 30

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

As I have said before, breakfast on the weekends is a real treat for us at the Pace house. I usually come up with a fun new recipe and try it out on the mornings I actually have time to piddle around and P sleeps in enough for me to get something real good fixed! Nothing is better than being in an apron at 6am, and I'm not joking when I say that!

I found this recipe on another blog- Naturally Ella and decided to "healthen" it up a bit even though it wasn't too bad to begin with. I used coconut oil instead of butter, something I have been experimenting with and impressed with. Instead of milk I used soy milk. I didn't add enough lemon peel for the taste to come out but I think next go-around I will add more and possibly some lemon juice? I figure this recipe could be modified quite easily and I really like how the batter is runny, a lot of healthy pancake batters are too thick for me. The results; quite fabulous! Sadly, I purposely doubled the batch so we would have leftovers and about the time I was cooking them is when the emergency room mishap happened. They were left on the griddle, half burned and half gooey, when I got home 3 hrs later! I'm pretty sure we will revisit this one soon!!

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Servings: 2 servings

1/2 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup white flour
1/4 cup flax seed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
3 tablespoons Poppy Seeds
Zest from one lemon can use more or less
1 cup milk (or soy!)

1/4 cup egg whites (or 1 egg)
1 tablespoon coconut oil

1. Whisk dry ingredients together in large bowl (including the zest and poppy seeds.) In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, and coconut oil. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until batter comes together and there are still a few lumps. Set aside and pre-heat griddle or a skillet over medium heat. Melt a small amount of butter in the skillet.
2. Spoon mixture into circles (depending on size of pancake you want) and cook until small bubbles. Flip and cook until both sides are slightly golden.

On a more disappointing note...Kaepo got caught with poppy seeds in his drug test....we are going to let him learn his lesson a few days and then bail him out....that scoundrel!!


  1. no recipe for the pancakes.... poor poor kaepo... I would like the recipe for the pancakes...pls

  2. oh my gosh!!! im a nerd, the recipe is actually for pancakes....i fixed the mistake! :)

  3. What if you added some essentail oil (lemon) to the pancakes?? I've been putting that in my water and it is yummy and good for your throat!!

  4. That sounds interesting, I may have to try that out!


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