Dec 16, 2011

Lemon Poppy seed Pancakes & OXO Give-a-way!

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Oxo (the makers of numerous ergonomically friendly kitchen and household products) sent me one of their newest items – the Egg Beater to try out! 

I’ve never owned a hand-held egg beater before – and now I’m wondering why!   It is really smooth and easy to quickly mix up this batter (and I’ve also tried it with some scrambled eggs).  Like their other products that I own – the handle is really big and comfortable.  My favorite part is that it comes apart really easily to put into your dishwasher (I hate hand-washing anything).  It is perfect for eggs, batters and small batches of whipped cream.  I’m hoping to get plenty of use out of it in the future – there are lots of times I really don’t need to drag out my stand mixer or even my hand-held electric one.  So this is the perfect alternative.  

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Do you want to own one?  Lucky for you OXO also sent me an Egg Beater to give-a-way to one of my readers!  

Please leave a comment in this post (no Anonymous comments) telling me what your favorite breakfast item is?

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I don’t want to forget to tell you about these pancakes.  They are the perfect alternative to your usual breakfast, in case you are in a rut.  The lemon zest really makes these taste lemon-y and the poppy seeds give a bit of texture to the pancakes.  I topped them with some sliced strawberries mixed with a bit of maple sugar – which was a nice complement to the lemon flavor in the pancakes.   I definitely plan to make these again soon! Enjoy!

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Full Disclosure: I was provided the Oxo Egg Beater for free as part of the Oxo Blogger Outreach program.  However, the opinions in this post are completely mine.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup milk
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil, plus more for cooking
  • Strawberries and sugar for topping (optional)


1. Combine the milk and lemon juice in a measuring cup, set aside for 5-10 minutes.

2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a bowl, set aside.

3. In a separate bowl combine the milk (now its actually buttermilk), egg, oil, lemon zest and poppy seeds.  Mix thoroughly to combine.

4. Stir all the ingredients until they are just combined.

5. Heat your skillet or griddle to medium and add a bit of oil. Pour about 1/3 of a cup of batter into the skillet.  Wait until the pancake bottom is deep golden in color, then flip with a spatula and cook the other side until golden and cooked through. Repeat with the remaining batter. 

6. Serve with strawberries, if desired.

Source: adapted from Picky Cook

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  1. My favorite breakfast items are eggs, and then pancakes. I make pancakes in so many flavors (gingerbread, pumpkin, sweet potato, zucchini, peanut butter-banana, apple, etc.) but I've never done lemon poppyseed! It's a new one for me to try.

    I want to find more Buffalo area food bloggers. I see that the Boston area ones get together every December for a cookie swap and post about it. It looks and sounds so fun!

  2. French toast on thick bread is my favorite breakfast.

    ljyoung85 at

  3. Those pancakes sound delicious! I am a big fan of an egg scramble with sausage, potatoes and lots of peppers and onions!


  4. Baked french toast is the perfect brunch item. You make it the night before, then just throw it in the oven 30 minutes before your guests arrive. I'm all about the make-ahead brunch!

  5. My favorite is french toast for sure!!!

  6. french toast, with cinnamon sugar and no syrup

  7. I love egg type dishes. My go-to items would be quiche, frittata, or even just eggs with toast...and bacon!

  8. I love french toast but we tend to eat pancakes with bacon more often than not!

  9. I love pork roll, egg, & cheese on an everything bagel. I don't get it very often, so when I do, it's amazing!
    A close second would be potato pancakes...yum

    angeljaime3082 at

  10. Sourdough french toast, with powdered sugar (only, no butter or syrup), and link sausage!

    jlystad at

  11. Homemade Eggs Benedict!
    erinmarshmanzempel at gmail dot com

  12. Swedish Pancakes are my all time favorite! I use my great-great grandma's recipe!

  13. My favorite breakfast foods are... Fried potatoes, homemade toast in the oven and eggs yum! I also love cheesy potatoes :)

    Ps. Emmy wants these pancakes, he just saw the picture :)

  14. My favorite breakfast item is French Toast!

  15. My favorite breakfasts (there isn't just one item) are home fries with carmelized onions, omelettes, frittatas - okay I admit I just love food -D

  16. My favorite breakfast food is french toast with cream cheese and strawberries on it. Delicious! Of course, I haven't met too many breakfast foods I don't like!

  17. My favorite breakfast items are french toast and pancakes always with a side of turkey bacon.

    vmagee at cox dot net

  18. Greek yogurt with fruit is my favorite breakfast. I recently made pumpkin pancakes that were a nice change. I'm looking forward to trying these lemon poppyseed ones!

  19. My favorite breakfast is an omelet with eggs from my chickens, some local cheddar and sometimes some of our goat cheese on top. (I am also pro ketchup.)

    Mmmm... and a glass of unfiltered apple juice. OK, now I'm hungry.

  20. I love the yummy breakfast burritos that jay makes for us. They have scrambled eggs, salsa, veggie sausage and cheese on a tortilla shell. Yum!

  21. Chai Tea French Toast with Fresh Strawberries! (Maybe throw some chocolate in there somewhere too with a chocolate croissant or a few dark chocolate almond butter cookies!)

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  23. I liked fried polenta with maple syrup on top, or blueberry pancakes with maple syrup.

  24. For special breakfasts, I started making a Yukon Gold Potato Fritata with Turkey Ham, red peppers, Egg Beaters, fat free milk and fat free Cheddar, it's delicious!!!!