Strawberry Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

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April 19, 2021
Carole Jones
 Last weekend, my hubby and I drove to Minneapolis for an evening of outstanding comedy with Jim Gaffigan.  We both love comedians and it was wonderful being able to walk in the doors of the Orpheum theater and not have to worry about the content of his show.  I wish more comedians would follow Jim’s example and create shows that are extremely smart without being offensive.  If you haven’t read his book “Dad is Fat” yet, you are missing out on the most honest book on parenting I have ever read.
As a food blogger, I was surprised and thrilled when his whole show revolved around food.  Who knew I would pee my pants from laughing so hard at jokes about his hatred of fish?  Seriously.
Strawberry Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes
Mr. Gaffigan would love these pancakes.  Not a trace of fish to be found in them.  Do you think I could convince him and his family to swing by one Saturday morning for a Jones family breakfast?  Maybe a breakfast with all six of our crazy kiddos would convince him that life with five kids is actually quite calm.
These pancakes surprised me a bit when I first tasted them.  They were quite tart compared to what I was expecting, but once I poured on that amazing strawberry syrup, they were 100% completely perfect.  Not too sweet and balanced perfectly with that great lemony tartness.  My kids RAVED about them and I’m sure I will be making them a few more times before strawberries go out of season again!
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Strawberry Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

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  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 1/2 Tb poppyseeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C sugar
  •  juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg, divided


  • 1 1/2 C fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tb honey


  1.  Prepare the syrup by combining all the syrup ingredients in a medium sauce pan.  Heat over medium heat and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.  Remove from heat and blend until smooth. You can keep the syrup warm on the stove over low heat.
  2.  Preheat a large skillet over medium low heat and spray with cooking spray.  In a large bowl combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, lemon juice and zest.  Add the buttermilk, vanilla and egg yolk and whisk until smooth.  Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet.  Combine just until incorporated, the batter should still be lumpy.  Beat the egg white until stiff and gently fold it into the batter.
  3.  Pour 1/4 C of batter onto preheated skillet and cook on both sides for 1-2 minutes each side.  Serve with the warm syrup, additional fresh strawberries and a dollop of whip cream if desired!
  • Author: Carole


  • Serving Size: 2 pancakes
  • Calories: 450
  • Sugar: 56g
  • Sodium: 239mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 83g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

1 comment

Minnesota Prairie Roots
10 years ago

I don’t typically like pancakes. But I think even I would eat these. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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