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Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

March 8, 2016

Spring into action with these Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes! A pancake recipe made with wholesome ingredients that will make you feel good about your next brunch.

Spring into action with these Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes! A pancake recipe made with wholesome ingredients that will make you feel good about your next brunch.As many of you know, my goal was to avoid winter in Toronto for as long as humanly possible. So far, a trip to California and Mexico has eliminated a solid 2.5 weeks of this dreadful season, and now I leave for Arizona on Friday. Woah is me…my life is so hard.

I don’t know why I thought that somehow returning home from Mexico in March would mean that I skipped winter entirely but the snowstorm pounding down outside has made it pretty clear that I was mislead. Nevertheless, I’m hoping these Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes will bring a little sunshine into your life and add a spring in your step as winter continues to rear its ugly head.

Watch me whip up these delicious Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes over on YouTube!

It’s crazy to think that just a week ago I was walking along the streets of San Miguel (recap to come!) with Linley, discussing how I think I’m a much better person in the Spring/Summer. There’s something about feeling the sun on my back (with SPF of course…) that just makes me a nicer, more patient person. The things that seem to set me off in the winter just don’t even matter once the temps pick-up.

Lin is the total opposite of me. She actually prefers the winter, which is a concept that completely fascinates me. She was explaining to me that winter feels like the perfect time to look inward, nest and not feel selfish about wanting to focus on you and your relationships. But we both agreed that as someone who spends far too much time looking inwards, it’s probably best that I not live in a place with endless winter…ahem Canada.

Spring into action with these Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes! A pancake recipe made with wholesome ingredients that will make you feel good about your next brunch.I also just get so sick of winter foods like 2 weeks in. I should add that this does not include soup, which we all know I eat year-round. Butternut squash loses its novelty when it’s the only fresh vegetable in the supermarket.

Even finding lemons can be challenging! While in Mexico I was blown away how accessible lemons and limes are. You’re like out of the cool kids club if you don’t have at least 3 lemon trees growing in your yard. Meanwhile, I have to store hop to find organic lemons and I’ve got a 50/50 shot of them not browning.

Oh and see those those fresh raspberries in the background? Those cost me $8 AND were shipped from you know where…Mexico.

Clearly, the solution to all of my problems is to move to Mexico but until that happens I’ve got my Simply Organic Lemon Flavoring to get me through my sorrows…


Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 pancakes depending on size 1x



  1. In a large bowl combine oat flour, baking powder, and poppy seeds.
  2. Add in almond milk, applesauce, egg, lemon flavoring and maple syrup
  3. If batter is too thick add in a bit more almond milk, but batter should NOT be thin like crepes.
  4. Spray or melt coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  5. Add a 1/3 cup of batter to form pancakes.
  6. Cook until all bubbles have popped (about 3 mins) & flip over for 1 min. Repeat until all batter is used.
  7. Serve warm with maple syrup, nut butter or berries.

Spring into action with these Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes! They're made with wholesome ingredients that will make you feel good about your next brunch recipe.

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  • Reply
    Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It
    March 8, 2016 at 7:42 am

    These look so lemony and divine! Lemon poppyseed-flavored things are the best for springtime and warmer weather. 🙂 Thanks for sharing Davida <3 I'll be making these this weekend!!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 8, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Is it the weekend yet?! Hehe I need this weather to start heating up!

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    Alysia at Slim Sanity
    March 8, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I’m a fall weather person. And unfortunately we don’t get much of that in Texas! Luckily I prefer summer over winter too 🙂

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    March 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Pancake master.

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    March 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I hate both extremes, but I LOVE the sun! It’s a great time to wear shorts and crop tops! Anyways, these pancakes look awesome because I love poppyseed pancakes and lemon-flavored things!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Sun changes everything, eh? I’d take a sunny winter day over a rainy summer day I think!

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    Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet
    March 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    These totally remind me of the giant, planet-like poppyseed muffins that I used to eat from Costco. Ultimate childhood fave. Can’t wait to re-create that joy with these pancakes!!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Ohhhhhh a costco hack! I didn’t even realize I was doing that 😉 Glad I could help!

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    March 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Perfect Poppyseed Pancakes…LOVE! I haven’t had a lemon poppyseed in so long…I always love to have them in the form of muffins…As far as weather, let us just say that I am beyond ready for warmer temperatures and it wasn’t even a bad winter here on the east coast! 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 13, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Ugh the worst! Island life is so much better in the summer 😉

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    March 8, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Ahh I love your videos ♥︎ And I know I would love these pancakes. I don’t really know if I’m a cold or hot weather person… I’m going to say hot though, because I love being outside. It’s a different story when it’s SO hot that my face hurts as soon as I walk outside.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 13, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      I’d take that over a frozen face, which is how I feel all winter long wahhhhh! Thanks for the support, gorgeous! Hope all is well with you!!!

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    rachel @ athletic avocado
    March 8, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I’m totally a warm weather person and I can totally understand why you’ve been taking trips to warm places! At least these pancakes trick you into thinking it’s spring outside 😉

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    March 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Great recipe! However I have a lemon tree and I would like to use lemons instead of the flavoring. How many lemons or juice from do you recommend ? Love the simplicity of this :).



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    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
    March 9, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Totally a warm weather person! I like the winter when the first (not massive) snowfall comes, but then it turns all brown and gross and I am over it. Lakes, camping, and sun, count me in 😀
    Love lemon poppyseed ANYTHING, and I love using lemon extract to boost flavor.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Lakes, camping and sun in the canadian wilderness? Even better! Best be seeing you this summer!

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    Liora (Allthingsloveli)
    March 10, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    i am 100% a warm weather person, and the weather this week has been amazingggg. Too bad I haven’t been able to spend much time outside 🙁

    These pictures are absolutely incredible! And those raspberries! They look so vibrant and delicious I’m not even surprised they were 8 dollars. I cant wait until summer fruits! I actually just read that raspberries have more fiber than apples, I had no idea.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 13, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      That is so interesting! I never knew that! Hope you’re able to get outside a bit more! The weather is getting so much better 🙂

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    March 11, 2016 at 4:37 am

    I am a sun-lover. Of course I prefer milder/warmer weather, but the past couple of summers were too warm (around 36-38 C), and that kind of weather is only good if you are sea-side, relaxing and sipping lemonade. But if you have to be in teh city and go to work, that is sweaty-hot. If there is sunshine, I can live with the cold winter/autimn/spring days. But I like it if you don’t need to put on scarf, gloves, winter coat in order not to freeze. A light sweater/blazer/jacket for windy or nightttime is what I prefer.

    I love the combination of lemon and poppy seed, they represent the taste of spring/summer perfectly. And those raspberries! gorgeous! I’ll have to make these this weekend 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 13, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Yeah that may even be a little hot for me haha. But honestly, if I could wear shorts and a T from day to night, I would be thrilled!

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    Silvia Ribas @RibaswithLove
    April 8, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    YES, thumbs up for this awesome video + recipe! I haven’t had pancakes for ages but you just made me so want them… This is an easy quality recipe that one must try. Thanks 🙂

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    September 22, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Oooh, I *have* to try this recipe! When I was younger and lived at home we’d have pancakes like this in the afternoon, with just a little melted butter on top and served with a cup of tea.

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