Wake up your sleepy taste buds with a hot stack of these zingy paleo lemon pancakes, complete with the wholesome crunch of tiny poppy seeds.
This breakfast recipe is sure to brighten any weekend morning when you have a little extra time to futz around the kitchen in your house slippers and whip up a batch of these easy-to-make gluten-free hot cakes.
I think you’re gonna love the refreshing lemon taste of these, balanced nicely by the earthy crunch of poppy seeds. It’s a healthy and fragrant little twist on traditional pancakes the whole family will love.
Only the good stuff goes into these, starting with eggs, a banana, gluten-free flours, and touch of honey you can omit if the banana you use is very ripe.
Because of their natural ingredients and lack of all-purpose flour, these pancakes will be somewhat dense although they do rise a little – but they’re definitely not the light and fluffy kind you’d get from a Bisquick box.
Just a few cooking tips for you:
First, you don’t want an overly hot grill – set your burner or flame to low or maybe medium low for these. Your cooking surface should be just hot enough for a drop of water to quickly bubble away.
Be sure to use a little coconut oil before each pour – just a sprinkle to lightly coat the cooking surface is all you need to assure these won’t stick when you wiggle your spatula underneath each pancake.
And finally, pour less batter and spread it out more. So start with a shorter pour of batter, then use the back of a spoon to spread the batter out another 1/2-inch or so in all directions. The pancakes will cook more evenly for you that way. And to make these easier to flip, keep the pancakes about the same diameter as your spatula.
These lemon poppy seed paleo pancakes are excellent topped with fresh seasonal fruit, or of course the traditional splash of pure maple syrup is always a winner.
Have leftover cooked pancakes? Lucky you – they’ll freeze nicely. You can also double your pancake batch, and freeze the extra pancakes individually so you can start out your busy weekday mornings with a little bite of sunshine.
Enjoy, and as always, let me know what you think!