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Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Citrus Syrup


Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes

Need something for your Galentines Day Brunch, or to up your brunch game in general?  This recipe is for you.  The best part is, all you need is your favourite pancake mix, lemons, and chia seeds.

Lemon Chia Pancakes with Citrus Syrup

An easy riff on your favourite Lemon poppyseed baking. Chia seeds add some extra nutrition with the delicious lemon flavour you love.

Serves 2-4
1 cup pancake mix,
Juice of 1/2 lemon,
1/2 cup water,
2 Tbsp chia seeds,
1 egg

Whisk egg and water and lemon juice, then add to pancake mix and chia seeds.  Cook over medium heat in a frying pan and enjoy!  Serve with regular syrup or make a simple citrus syrup.

How to Make Simple Citrus Syrup

My citrus syrup recipe comes as the result of making candied citrus for the lemon cake I made last month.  To make yours, boil 1 cup of granulated sugar and 3/4 cup of water in a sauce pan.  Reduce to a simmer and cook thinly sliced lemons, limes, and oranges for 15-18 minutes.  The limes cook the quickest, so you may want to take them out as early as 10 minutes.  The leftover liquid is wonderful on pancakes, in salad dressing, or for part of a cocktail.

If you’re making candied citrus, let the fruit dry out on parchment paper overnight.  Put them in more granulated sugar for a pretty look.  For more details, check out this post on candied citrus by Our Best Bites.

There you have it.  A beautiful and easy recipe for your next brunch.

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Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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