Meyer Lemon Pancakes


Breakfast & Brunch High Altitude No Seed Oils Spring Winter | Published March 27, 2022 by Mimi Council

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This easy recipe for Meyer Lemon Pancakes uses a simple pancake batter with the addition of Meyer lemons for a light and sweet pancake that will be a hit at your Sunday brunch!

If you love making pancakes, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes, French Vanilla Blueberry Pancakes, or try making some homemade pancakes for your pup with my Blueberry Pancakes for Dogs!

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Sweet & Tart: I love Meyer lemons because they are both sweet and tart, but they favor the sweet side. That's different than traditional lemons! If you're unfamiliar with the difference, check out my post Difference Between Lemons and Meyer Lemons for in depth explanation.

Light & Fluffy: Just like traditional pancakes, these Meyer Lemon Pancakes are light and fluffy! They almost seem even lighter than classic pancakes because of the light and sweet lemon flavor.

Easy AF: These Meyer Lemon Pancakes are easy AF! If you've made regular pancakes, you can make Meyer Lemon Pancakes! I just add Meyer lemons to a simple pancake batter. This makes them seem fancy, but they are incredibly easy and, of course delicious!

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Ingredients

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Organic Meyer Lemons

Frontier Co-Op Organic Lemon Flavor

Organic Olive Oil Cooking Spray

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Small Pot

Mixing Bowl

Whisk

Cast Iron Skillet (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off your order!)

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a small saucepan, add the butter and melt completely. Remove from heat.

Step 2

In a large bowl, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, and sea salt and whisk together. Add the egg, milk, lemon juice, lemon flavor, and lemon zest, and whisk to combine completely.

Step 3

Slowly add in the melted butter, whisking to combine completely.

Step 4

In a large skillet over low to medium heat, grease it well with canola oil cooking spray. Use ¼ cup to drop the pancake batter into the skillet. Wait for the top of the pancake to start bubbling, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook until done, about another 1 to 2 minutes on the second side. Repeat until batter is gone.

Step 5

Serve immediately with fresh blueberries and maple syrup.

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Tips

  • If you don't have salted butter, and only have unsalted, just add ¼ teaspoon of fine sea salt to the recipe.
  • If you don't have Meyer lemons, you can can make this recipe with regular lemons as well. They will just have a slightly different flavor that is a little more tart, but they will still be amazing homemade lemon pancakes.
  • I always use an organic olive oil cooking spray for pancakes. This is because pancakes take time and patience, and if you are using butter to grease the pan, the butter can start to brown, which will alter the flavor. If you don't have an organic olive oil cooking spray, just a little bit of organic olive oil will also do the trick – or even organic coconut oil.
  • Pancakes take patience! Make sure to be patient with them, and cook on low so they don't burn.
  • I served these with blueberries but you can also do raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, whipped cream or anything else you like!

Topping Ideas

  • Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries
  • Maple Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Whipped Cream
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FAQ's

Can I use regular lemons?

Yes, you can definitely use regular lemons in this recipe. The pancakes will have a different flavor than if you use Meyer lemons, they will be a little more tart than sweet. But, they will still be delicious!

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes! You can make the pancake batter ahead of time if you want. Make it the night before and just cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out. You can just pull out the batter in the morning and you'll be ready to start flipping pancakes.

What can I serve these with?

I love topping pancakes with blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, or bananas! And of course butter and maple syrup are a must! If you wan to add protein to your breakfast, serve with my Fluffy Scrambled Eggs or Everything Bagel Turkey Breakfast Sausages.

How should I store leftover pancakes?

If you have leftover pancakes (is that a thing?) you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Meyer Lemon Pancakes

Mimi Council
This twist on classic pancakes uses Meyer lemons for a light and citrusy take on a favorite brunch item! Try these Meyer Lemon Pancakes with fresh fruit for a delightful spring brunch.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Makes 8 pancakes
Calories 228 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, add the butter and melt completely. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, and sea salt and whisk together. Add the egg, milk, lemon juice, lemon flavor, and lemon zest, and whisk to combine completely.
  • Slowly add in the melted butter, whisking to combine completely.
  • In a large skillet over low to medium heat, grease it well with olive oil cooking spray. Use ¼ cup to drop the pancake batter into the skillet. Wait for the top of the pancake to start bubbling, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook until done, about another 1 to 2 minutes on the second side. Repeat until batter is gone.
  • Serve immediately with fresh blueberries and maple syrup.

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 340mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 421IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 1mg
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