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Light and fluffy lemon poppyseed pancakes with hints of lemon and poppy seed crunch. Naturally gluten-free, Paleo and grain-free.

Lemon poppyseed pancakes with strawberries on top.

I’ve got some fun and delicious breakfast plans for you. These healthy lemon poppy seed pancakes! They are light and fluffy, with hints of lemon juice and poppy seed crunch. I mean, who wouldn’t want lemon poppy seed muffins in a Paleo pancake form?

Especially when they are naturally gluten-free and grain-free, and especially (and most importantly) because they are so yummy!

Try my Lemon Turmeric Dressing with Mint or Healthy Lemon Ginger Turmeric Salmon if you like recipes with lemon.

What makes this recipe work

  • They are great for those following a gluten-free, dairy-free or Paleo diet.
  • Its a fun way to play with lemon poppyseed flavor.
  • They are easy to make and made with healthy ingredients.
Gluten free lemon poppyseed pancakes stacked on top of each other.

Recipe ingredients

  • banana– make sure the banana is ripe.
  • eggs– these help bind the batter together.
  • maple syrup– this adds a nice natural sweetener.
  • lemon– this is the star of the show! You’ll need lemon juice and lemon zest here.
  • baking soda– this helps the pancakes rixe.
  • almond flour– make sure to use blanched almond flour because it has a more refined texture.
  • tapioca flour– this is used for gluten-free recipes to get good texture in baked goods.
  • coconut flour– this balances out the flours used to result in better texture.
  • poppy seeds– these help give the classic flavor to lemon poppyseed recipes.
  • almond milk– make sure to use one without added flavors or sugars.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Step by step instructions

  • Mix the banana, eggs, maple syrup, lemon juice and lemon zest in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix the baking soda, almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, and poppy seeds.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones and mix. Then add almond milk and mix again. I recommend letting the batter sit for a few minutes at this point to let the flours absorb the batter a bit. 
  • Then, cook your pancakes!

Other pancake recipes you’ll love:

Paleo banana pancakes

Paleo blueberry pancakes

Paleo pumpkin pancakes

Greek yogurt pancakes

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4.41 from 5 votes

Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes (Paleo, Gluten-free)

Servings: 5 pancakes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
Lemon poppyseed pancakes with strawberries on top.
Light and fluffy, with hints of lemon and poppy seed crunch. These taste like lemon poppy seed muffins in Paleo pancake form. Naturally gluten-free and grain-free.

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, mix the mashed banana, eggs, maple syrup, lemon juice, and lemon zest together with a whisk or fork until very well mixed.
  • In another bowl, mix together the baking soda, almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, and poppy seeds.
  • Pour the bowl of dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix. Add 1/4 cup of almond milk to the batter and mix. Let the batter sit for a few minutes.
  • Then, heat some oil in a large pan over medium heat. I found a little bit higher than medium heat to be best, but not medium-high, though this will depend on your stove. Put 2 Tbs sized spoonfuls of the batter onto the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes per side, flip, and cook for another minute or so.
  • (note: cooking time may vary depending on your stovetop)
  • Yields 5 pancakes, this could serve 1-2 people.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 165mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 105IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Paleo
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21 Comments

  1. These look amazing! I love lemon and poppy seeds together, I don’t know why… it’s just the perfect combo for me! I’ve never tried this combo in pancakes though, but I need to because these look like the perfect way to start the day!

  2. These look and sound delicious! My family loves pancakes, so this would be a nice change in flavor for everyone. I never thought to use anything like lemon or poppy seed and can’t wait to try it.

  3. ah how much I love finding new healthy recipes! 🙂 Poppy seed banana pancakes sounds soooo good! I am from Poland and we have this delicious poppy seed cake ! I feel like I am gonna fell in love with your recipe! 🙂

    1. Thanks Ada! What is the poppyseed cake?? My grandparents were from Hungary and made the most delicious Makosh poppyseed roll. SOO good!

  4. Yum! I love various pancake recipes with the little differences! It gives me some great ideas for how to expand my kids’ palate! Thank you for sharing!4 stars

  5. I am a huge lover of pancakes as you can see on my last blog post! Loving the paleo version! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Hi Dominique! I found your blog via Facebook. I’ve always struggled with paleo recipes (and motivation to care about said recipes). But pancakes as waffles have been like the Mecca of paleo recipes. To find a good one is gold! I’ll try to find time to try this one! Thanks!

    1. Hey Jessica! I have been on a Paleo waffle roll lately, check out some of my more recent Paleo waffles recipes, they are my favorite!!