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Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

  • Author: Alice Pagès
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 14 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes are light, fluffy, bursting with lemon and coconut flavors. Perfect for a delicious summery breakfast!


Units Scale
  • 200 g all-purpose flour
  • 30 g cornstarch
  • 30 g desiccated coconut, shredded
  • 50 g almond meal
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 280 ml almond or dairy-free milk
  • 140 g soy or dairy-free yogurt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar
  • Zest from one lemon


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, coconut, almond meal, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, oil, sugar and lemon zest. Add the milk and whisk to combine.
  3. Pour the wet preparation into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and gently stir with a spatula until just combined. Don’t over mix the batter or your pancakes won’t be as fluffy!
  4. Grease a large griddle or pan with cooking oil or vegan butter, and preheat over medium heat. Once hot, spoon 1/4 cup of the batter on to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes until bubbles form at the surface, then flip to the other side and cook for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Repeat the process with the remaining pancake batter.
  5. Serve warm with thick dairy-free yogurt, coconut chips, extra zest and a drizzle of caramel sauce.


  1. These pancakes are best enjoyed warm right after baking. Cooled leftover pancakes stored in an airtight container will keep in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Quickly reheat the pancakes in the toaster before to enjoy.
  2. Do not overmix your batter or your pancakes won’t be as fluffy! Mix your batter to combine, and that’s it. A few lumps are okay.
  3. For the best vegan caramel sauce, check out this or this recipes.

Keywords: pancakes, lemon poppy seed, lemon poppy seed pancakes, breakfast, brunch