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Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 and 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds


  • Mix together the sugar and lemon zest with your fingers until well combined and fragrant. Set aside.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Add in sugar and lemon zest. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, combine milk and vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk in egg, melted butter and vanilla.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients all at once and whisk until well combined and there are no lumps.
  • Mix in lemon juice and poppy seeds.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 or 1/2 cup measures of the batter into the hot skillet and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook the other side until browned.