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Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp sugar, pure cane; or coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large lemon, or two small; zest and juice


  • Preheat your griddle to the manufacturer’s instruction for pancakes. If using a skillet, when ready heat skillet over medium – medium high heat.
  • In a medium to large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder, set aside.
  • Add milk, vanilla and lemon juice to the dry mixture, mix just enough to combine. Add in poppy seeds and lemon zest, give a final quick mix, don’t over mix. Batter will foam up looking light and airy, this is a normal reaction. Let the batter rest for about 7 minutes. This step is important and will result in fuller looking pancakes. Give batter a quick stir before scooping.
  • You may or may not want to grease your griddle lightly with coconut oil, or other oil of choice, depending if your griddle is non-stick or not. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop batter and place on the griddle, cook for about 2 – 2 ½ minutes, or until underside is golden, flip and cook another 2 – 2 ½ minutes.
  • Serve with pure maple syrup. Fresh strawberries are a perfect accompaniment and will add some freshness.
  • For added lemony flavor, use a little extra lemon or a ½ teaspoon of lemon extract. If you’re in a pinch and don’t have lemons on hand, use 3 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice instead.