Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes



LOOOOVED These Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes!



I mean just look how incredibly soft and fluffy they are!


When I saw this recipe on pinterest a while back I just knew that I had to try them. I added meyer lemon zest and juice, but you can do regular lemons or leave it out entirely. These pancakes are perfection, so of course I had to pile on sweet strawberries and my favorite Buttermilk Syrup.


Speaking of buttermilk syrup. One of my very bestest friends has just revealed to me that she has never, ever had buttermilk syrup! I think I about died. WHO HASN’T?! Well, we will have to fix that, but in the meantime I think it would be best if you all take a moment to tell me if you too have never tried the syrup and leave a promise that you will try it within the next week. OR ELSE! (Well, obviously nothing will happen, but you will most likely find that your life is missing a little something. Just throwing it out there that your week may suck without trying this syrup.)


Recipe adapted from  Picky Cook


Do Poppy Seeds Have Any Nutritional Value?

Poppy seeds are an excellent source of calcium, and a good source of iron.

Poppy seeds contain 5 grams of protein and nearly 6 grams of dietary fiber per ounce.


Will Poppy Seeds Cause a Positive Drug Test?

In most cases, consumption of poppy seeds in foods will not cause a positive doping test.

However, poppy seeds can contain traces of morphine that wouldn’t get you high but could show up on a drug test.

It can’t be predicted how long the morphine from poppy seeds will stay in your system.

Work place drug testing policies have been revised because of this factor.


Can You Substitute Regular Lemons for Meyer Lemons?

Meyer lemons have a milder flavor than regular lemons.

You can substitute regular lemons for meyer lemons in most recipes.


Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

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Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: 300 + Back to School Recipes Every Kid Loves
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 1960kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


Recipe adapted from Picky Cook

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • zest of 4 Meyer lemons
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, eggs, butter, lemon zest and poppy seeds.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. The batter should be a little lumpy.
  • Heat a griddle pan to medium heat and add a little butter.
  • Spoon 1/4 Cup of the batter onto the pan and cook until the bubbles on the top begin to burst.
  • Flip the pancake and cook until set.
  • Serve with fresh berries and Buttermilk Syrup


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1960kcal | Carbohydrates: 314.1g | Protein: 63.6g | Cholesterol: 452.7mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 97.9g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes”

  1. I have never tried Buttermilk Syrup, that I'm aware of. Must be a Utah thang. LOL

  2. LOVE buttermilk syrup. I have never been a fan of maple syrup. All growing up I thought I hated pancakes and waffles, when in reality I just hated maple syrup! Buttermilk is the only way to go!