Cooking With Dough

Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

Who doesn’t like pancakes… I mean really, how can you go wrong on a Sunday morning making a big fluffy stack of flapjacks?!  I must say it is easy to get into the habit of using Bisquick instead of making them from scratch, but I am telling you it is so worth the extra few minutes, especially if you make them a little gussied up like these Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes for instance ;-)



2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. baking soda

1 ¾ cup milk

1 egg

2 tsp. vegetable oil

3 tbsp. butter, melted

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Zest and juice of one lemon

1/3 cup poppy seeds


In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and set it aside.

In a large bowl whisk together the milk, egg, vegetable oil, melted butter, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, and poppy seeds; once combined add in the bowl of the dry mixture and mix just until combined, do not over mix!

Heat a large pan over medium heat, add in some butter or cooking spray to grease the pan before cooking the pancakes. Once the pan is greased and hot pour in desired about of batter depending on the size of pancakes you would like; once you start to see bubbles form on the top of the batter(about 2-3 minutes) flip the pancake and continue to cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Continue this process until all pancakes have been made.

Serve with fresh slices of lemon and a sprinkling of powdered sugar and top with your favorite syrup!