Lemon & Poppy Seed Pancakes

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Lemon & Poppy Seed Pancakes

  • Author: NZEggs

Description

Looking for a tasty brekkie recipe to get you egg-cited for the weekend? You’ll love these delicious lemon and poppy seed pancakes!


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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup poppy seeds
  • 1 ½ lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Separate the eggs, placing the whites into a stainless-steel bowl and the yolks into a separate mixing bowl. Use an electric beater to whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. 
  2. Add the poppy seeds, lemon zest and juice, milk, and vanilla to the egg yolks, then whisk to combine.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar into the egg yolk batter. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter using a spatula.
  5. Warm a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Melt one tablespoon of the butter, then gently ladle out a large serving spoon of batter into the pan. When bubbles appear, very gently flip the pancakes, making sure to turn the heat down a bit if the pan starts smoking too much. You don’t want your pan too hot, to ensure your pancake cooks all the way through without burning.
  6. Cook the pancakes in batches of 3, using a tablespoon of butter for each batch.
  7. Serve warm on large plates, topped with honey and fresh fruit or yoghurt.

 


Notes

  • Keep pancakes warm in a preheated oven at 100°C until all pancakes are cooked.
  • We served our pancakes with a drizzle of warm honey, but maple syrup is a classic alternative.
  • We use baking powder and baking soda in our pancake recipe to ensure lift and rise, and extra fluffy pancakes.
  • Add a dollop of thick natural yoghurt to the top of your pancake stack for a delicious, creamy topping.
  • The milk in this recipe can be replaced with a dairy-free alternative such as soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, or rice milk.
  • Try adding a cup of chopped fresh berries to your mixture for tasty, lemon berry pancakes.
  • No poppy seeds? No problem! These can be left out, or substituted with black sesame seeds for an extra nutty flavour.
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Posted on

November 4, 2020