Lemon Pancakes with Lemon Syrup

Lemon syrup is easy and fast to make.  Recipe for Lemon pancakes with lemon syrup for breakfast.

lemon pancakesHaving a dog is like having a two-year old.

They never eat when or what you want them to, bath time is a huge mess, you have to clean up disgusting poop messes, and they never clean up their toys.

I’m so sick of stepping on dog toys, I can’t stand it.

I wish I could figure out how to train him to put his own toys away.  We keep a basket on the floor in the living room with his toys.  I have picked them all up, and then watched him drag every single toy out of the basket and scatter them around the living room within 10 minutes.  It’s enough to make me a cat lover.

Wait.  What am I saying?!  That’s crazy talk, I take it back.

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One of the worst times for having a little dog around is when I’m preparing meals.

The dog, naturally, wants to sniff everything.  He tries to climb on the counters (fortunately, he is too small).  He gets into the trash can.  He stands right by my feet so he can eat everything I drop.

I’ve stepped on him more than once.

Which is why pancakes are such a fantastic dinner choice.  There’s no chicken or bacon or cheese to make the dog crazy, and the kids love having pancakes.

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Our family has loved this lemon syrup for a while now.  It’s one of my favorite creations.  We’ll put it on just about anything.

Lemon pancakes just seemed like an easy choice to compliment the lemon syrup.

I also considered adding some fresh herbs to these pancakes, maybe rosemary or thyme, but in the end… I forgot.  Dang it.  Next time I make them, I’m adding some rosemary.

I wonder what the dog will think of that?

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Lemon Pancakes with Lemon Syrup
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Lemon Pancakes with lemon pancake syrup.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 10 pancakes
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 T. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup water
  • peel of one lemon
  1. For pancakes, combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Add oil, egg, milk, and lemon juice and zest, and mix well. It's okay if the batter is a little lumpy.
  3. Butter a warm griddle, and drop batter onto pan, making each pancake about ¼ cup of batter. Let cook until edges are brown and dry. Flip pancakes and cook the other side.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare syrup by placing sugars and water in a pan, and heating over high heat, stirring occasionally. Remove peel from lemon in large chunks, and add it to the syrup.
  5. Bring to a boil, and let boil 1-2 minutes for thin syrup, 3-4 minutes for thicker syrup.
  6. Remove lemon peel pieces with a spoon and discard.
  7. Serve warm pancakes with butter and warm lemon syrup.

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17 thoughts on “Lemon Pancakes with Lemon Syrup

  1. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Lemon syrup?! Brilliant! This is the second lemon pancake post I’ve seen today and now I’m crazing them like nobody’s business. I need to make these stat. Now that I’m a dog owner, I can totally relate to everything you wrote in this post. I get super annoyed and frustrated sometimes by my Abby but in the end, looking at her adorable face just melts my heart. Damn cute dogs.

  2. john@kitchenriffs

    We’re cat lovers, and let me tell you – cats can act just like your puppy! At least kittens can. Plus because they can jump, you definitely have to train them not to jump on counters. They’ll do it anyway when you’re not looking. 😉 I love the idea of lemon pancakes. When we have pancakes, it’s usually for dinner (we’re not that hungry in the morning). Anyway, fun post – thanks.

  3. Carla

    See I never had this problem with Murray. Well unless there was butter or bacon involved. If you left butter on the table and turn around, next thing you know hes licking the whole thing. Brat. You should totally trade the dog in for a cat 😉

    Love the lemon-ness of everything! I always stick with chocolate chip but can definitely change my routine with these a bit.

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  9. Kiki

    I made both the pancakes and the syrup and they were absolutely delicious!! My mouth is water as I look up the recipe to make it again. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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