Last year I made these pancakes on valentines day and they turned out so good that we decided to make it a tradition. They are light, fluffy, and full of flavor. If you're looking for a simple but adventurous way to dress up traditional pancakes, then this recipe is for you! They are perfect for a special occasion such as valentines day, or even just a nice weekend treat. All you need in addition to these delicious pancakes are some berries for topping- yum!
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Yields: 8 pancakes
- 2 cups pancake batter of your choice
- 1 tsp pure almond extract
- Juice and zest from 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 cup poppy seeds
- 2 cups raspberries or blueberries
- Lightly grease a skillet and set it at medium heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together pancake mix according to the directions on the package.
- Once the pancake batter is smooth, pour in the almond extract and squeeze the juice from half a lemon into the batter. Next, zest half the lemon into the batter and add the poppy seeds. Stir everything until just combined.
- For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the lightly greased & preheated skillet. Cook until the top is bubbly- about 3 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 2 minutes before removing from the skillet. Repeat until you run out of batter.
- While the pancakes are cooking, lightly mash up 2 cups of raspberries or blueberries then set aside.
- When you're ready to serve the pancakes, top each pancake with 1/4 cup of gently mashed berries- serve and enjoy!
- We use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix , although any pancake mix will work.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- Reheat for 20- 30 seconds in the microwave.
- We have used frozen berries as well as fresh berries before. Both taste great, just make sure to thaw the frozen berries before making the pancakes. You may have noticed I didn't thaw them and mash them up before taking the pictures! I didn't do that step because I made these pancakes for Brian to take to work with him all week and didn't want the pancakes to be soggy from the berry "syrup."