Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

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So, I have a cat named Kikko.  She is seriously the most adorable ball of fur you’ll ever see in your life!  We named her after the soy sauce (Kikkoman) because on top she is an all black cat, but she is white on her stomach and paws, kinda like rice!  Here’s what she looks like:

kikko

dawwww, so cute right?  Can’t do anything wrong?  Well, okay there’s one thing she does that’s not so cool….she pees EVERYWHERE, primarily on our bed, when clearly she has a litterbox to do that.  We even spent money on an automatic litterbox so it would be perfectly clean for her—nope, still feels like the bed is a safer option.  Luckily we have a mattress pad to keep the mattress pee-free, but still not the best way to wake up.

The reason I mention this is that after a very long and busy week, Charlie finally has the chance to get some sleep and we go to bed all comfy and relaxed….and at 5:30 am Kikko decides to pee right in Charlie’s area, while just looking at him in the eye.  ….let’s say it was not a pleasant surprise.  Eek.

I decided I’d do what a good girlfriend should do—-make a delicious breakfast!  I was turning through my recipe books and thought this would be a perfect way to temporarily forget about the cat peeing this morning.

Now of course, being half awake I was missing a very important ingredient for pancakes: eggs!  Silly, Sara….but they actually tasted pretty good without eggs!  Everything is pretty foolproof, but next time I make this I might try adding a little more sugar….it was a bit on the tart side.

This got the Charlie approval, so I hope all of you decide to make this for a special breakfast of your own sometime!

YIELD: 8 pancakes

TIME: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp poppyseeds (I eyeballed how much….depends how many poppyseeds you want!)
2 Tbsp lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

DIRECTIONS
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.  Mix sugar and lemon zest in a small bowl and crush until sugar turns a soft yellow/becomes fragrant.  Add sugar mixture to dry ingredients and add milk, melted butter, egg, lemon juice, and oil.  Add poppyseeds and stir; cook on a buttered skillet until golden brown on both sides.  Serve with butter, syrup, and fresh fruit if desired.  And of course, bacon.  Duh.

Hope y’all enjoy!

xoxo, Sara

adapted from here

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