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Simple and Fluffy Lemon Pancakes

Light and fluffy lemon pancakes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fluffy pancakes, lemon pancakes, old fashioned pancakes, pancakes
Servings: 10 pancakes
Calories: 160kcal
Author: tastesofthyme


  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • zest of one lemon


  • In a large bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, olive oil, sugar and lemon zest.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Preheat your pan over medium heat. Spray with oil if needed. Pour 1/2 cup of pancake batter in the pan and cook until air bubbles pop up at the top. Then flip the pancake and continue cooking until cooked all the way through, usually another 30-45 seconds.
  • To keep the pancakes warm wile cooking them all, place on a plate and cover loosely with foil. Serve the lemon pancakes with fresh fruit, whipped cream and syrup!


To make these simple and fluffy lemon pancakes gluten free, substitute an all purpose gluten free flour for the regular flour. 
Add in some blueberries for blueberry lemon pancakes!