Delightful light and soft lemon poppyseed hotcakes with blueberry sauce will most likely make your morning somewhat more splendid! Liberated from gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. Formula makes 6–8 medium flapjacks, so twofold on the off chance that you need more.
Lemon and blueberry must be outstanding amongst other flavor combos ever, beside strawberries and chocolate, chocolate and peanut butter, peanut butter and bananas, bananas and—we’ll simply stop there or this rundown could go on until the end of time!
The fragrant, tart juice of the lemon is a particularly pleasant difference to the sweet berries. It helps me to remember that mid year we spent numerous Saturday mornings picking berries at the blueberry ranch, picking some for the can and tidying a couple off on our shirts prior to popping them into our mouths en route… it’s truly too difficult to even think about standing up to.
The sauce is so straightforward. Only a couple small bunches of berries, some newly crushed squeezed orange, which normally improves just as adds a great flavor, a shower of maple syrup, and a little cornstarch slurry to thicken. I like my sauce to be more thick than runny. I find that it sits on the flapjacks rather pleasantly thusly, so I add the more noteworthy measure of cornstarch I list in the formula. Be that as it may, it likewise keeps on thickening as it cools, so on the off chance that you don’t plan to utilize it immediately, you might need to settle on less cornstarch. On the off chance that it gets excessively thick anytime, simply add a touch of water or squeezed orange to thin.
These feathery lemon poppy seed hotcakes and delectable blueberry sauce will certainly make your morning (or evening) somewhat more joyful! Would likewise be a decent sweet expansion to breakfast/early lunch this current Mother’s Day weekend! Appreciate, companions!
lemon poppyseed pancakes:
- 2/3 cup milk of choice, a splash more may be needed (I used almond milk)
- juice of 1 medium lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour or gluten-free all purpose, for gluten-free I use Bob’s Red Mill Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour or King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- zest of 2 small lemons, about 3–4 teaspoons
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, sugar, or other sweetener of choice
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil, plus extra for griddle
- 1 large egg or flax egg* (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup orange juice, about 2 medium oranges
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, or more to taste
- 1/2–1 tablespoon corn starch mixed with 1 tablespoon water (add the greater amount of cornstarch for a thicker sauce)
to make pancakes:
- Place lemon juice and milk together into a glass measuring cup or bowl and let sit while you prepare the pancake batter. Milk may curdle, but that’s fine.
- Into a large bowl, mix together flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest until well combined. Add sweetener, melted butter/oil, egg, vanilla, and milk/lemon juice mixture. Stir just until incorporated—don’t over mix. Depending on the flour you use, a splash more milk may be needed if the batter is too thick. Let batter rest for 2-3 minutes.
- Place a griddle or large pan on the stove over medium heat. Melt extra butter or oil in the pan to keep the pancakes from sticking. When the pan is hot, scoop batter onto griddle leaving 1-2 inches between pancakes. Flip when edges are set. Makes about 6-8 pancakes.
- Place 2 cups of blueberries into a large saucepan and stir in orange juice and maple syrup. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and add cornstarch mixed with water. Use less cornstarch for a thinner sauce, more for thicker sauce. Continue to stir until sauce has thickened. Add more sweetener, if needed. Can also add more orange juice or water, if mixture gets too thick. Serve sauce warm over pancakes. This blueberry sauce is also delicious with crepes, oatmeal, ice cream, or on top of yogurt!
- *Flax egg may make pancakes more dense.