Pancakes have a rich history dating back centuries, a comfort food enjoyed across cultures and continents. Originating from ancient civilizations, pancakes have evolved to suit different tastes and styles, becoming a staple in countless breakfast tables around the world. In this recipe, we infuse a burst of zesty flavor into traditional pancakes with a tangy Fresh Lemon Glaze, adding a delightful twist to the classic breakfast fare. The combination of fluffy pancakes and the citrusy punch of lemons make these pancakes an invigorating and refreshing way to start your day!
Why You Should Make This Recipe
Making these pancakes is super easy and it makes your breakfast exciting! Imagine having pancakes that taste sweet and a little sour from the lemon – it’s a delicious combination. This recipe is great for everyone, whether you’re a pancake pro or trying it for the first time.
Everything you’ll need
Whether you’re a pancake aficionado or a novice in the kitchen, this delightful and easy-to-follow recipe will make you a breakfast hero. Here’s everything you’ll need to make them:
- Pancake Mix: A premade mixture of flour, baking powder, and other ingredients that simplifies pancake prep.
- Milk: Adds moisture and richness to the pancake batter.
- Eggs: To provide structure and help bind the pancake batter together.
- Lemon Zest: The outer peel of a lemon, grated to add a burst of lemony flavor.
- Lemon Juice: Infuses the pancakes with a tangy, citrus taste.
- Sugar: To enhances the sweetness and adds a slight caramelization to the pancakes.
- Butter: For flavor and to create a tender texture in the pancakes.
- Vanilla Extract: Adds a sweet and aromatic taste.
Step #1: In a mixing bowl, combine the pancake mix, milk, eggs, lemon zest, sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until just combined and no large lumps remain. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
Step #2: Place a non-stick griddle or pan over medium heat and allow it to preheat.
Step #3: Pour a ladleful of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
Step #4: In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice and a bit of lemon zest with powdered sugar until you get a smooth glaze consistency.
Step #5: Stack the pancakes on a plate and drizzle the lemon glaze over the top. Serve warm and enjoy the citrusy goodness!
This Fresh Lemon Glaze Pancake recipe promises a delightful breakfast that will make your morning brighter. The tangy lemon glaze takes the traditional pancake experience to new levels, leaving you wanting more with each bite. Enjoy this burst of sunshine on your plate!
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This Fresh Lemon Glaze Pancake recipe promises a delightful breakfast that will make your morning brighter. The tangy lemon glaze takes the traditional pancake experience to new levels, leaving you wanting more with each bite.
- 2 cups pancake mix (store bought or homemade)
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- lemon zest
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 tsp salt
Make the Pancake Batter: Mix the pancake mix, milk, eggs, lemon zest, sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl until it's smooth. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Heat Up the Pan: Put a non-stick pan on medium heat and let it get hot.
Cook the Pancakes: Pour a bit of the batter onto the pan for each pancake. Cook until you see bubbles, then flip and cook the other side until it's golden brown.
Make the Lemon Glaze: Mix lemon juice and a little lemon zest with powdered sugar in a small bowl until you have a smooth glaze.
Serve and Glaze: Stack the pancakes on a plate and pour the lemon glaze on top. Eat them while they're warm and enjoy the lemony taste!
*Nutrition information is only a rough estimate.