Breakfast

Lemon Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

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There is never a day in my life when I do not want pancakes or waffles. Every morning I wake up an think to myself, “pancakes sound amazing right now”. Unfortunately, I don’t eat them nearly as often as someone who thinks about pancakes every day should. Someday when I am rich, I most assuredly will have a pancake chef who will make me pancakes on a daily basis. Until that day, however, I will have to continue making my own pancakes on the occasional Sunday morning.

I do love making pancakes or really just a big breakfast on a Sunday morning. It’s always a team effort with my husband, and it is always worth the work that goes into it. I am notoriously awful at cooking pancakes (they are almost never round) so I make the batter, and my husband cooks them. Division of pancake responsibilities is probably the key to a successful marriage now.

I had some leftover pomegranate syrup from the cherry pomegranate rolly pollies that I made the other day and thought it would go well with some lemon pancakes. It was an amazing combination because the pancakes were not very sweet so it was a nice offset to the very sweet pomegranate syrup. These are the perfect Sunday morning treat, and they are very quick and easy to make!

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Lemon Pancakes
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 cup milk
2/3 cup sour cream
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 egg
2 Tablespoons melted butter

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

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Add the vinegar, milk and sour cream and whisk until combined.

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Add the lemon zest and juice and whisk together.

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Add the egg and melted butter and whisk until smooth. Add more milk if you think the batter is too thick or more flour if it is too runny.

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Heat a large skillet over medium heat and grease with cooking spray or butter.

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Use about 1/4 cup for each pancake and cook over medium heat until bubbles form and then flip. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

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Serve with pomegranate syrup (recipe here).

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