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Light & Fluffy Lemon Pancake Recipe

Light & Fluffy Lemon Pancake are the perfect combination of tender, light, and bursting with a smooth lemon flavour!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 2 cups buttermilk you can use regular milk in a pinch!
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 6 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted & cooled to room temperature


  • Whisk buttermilk, vinegar, and lemon essential oil together in a medium bowl and set aside. Whisk dry ingredients together in another medium bowl. Whisk the egg and melted butter into the buttermilk mixture until well combined. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the milk mixture in carefully. Gently whisk together until just combined. It's ok to have a few lumps remaining. Do not over mix! Over mixing will produce a tough and chewy pancake.
  • Heat a griddle or skillet to about 370. Pour the batter onto the skillet, using a 1/4 cup measuring cup for each pancake. Flip when large bubbles begin to appear. Cook the second side until golden brown. Serve warm with toppings of choice. Homemade raspberry jam with powdered sugar is divine!


Serving: 141g | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.6g | Protein: 8.1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 8.1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 2.3mg