Lemon and Raisin Pancakes

Try a twist on traditional American Pancakes by adding lemon zest and juicy raisins – Delicious.

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Try a twist on traditional American Pancakes by adding lemon zest and juicy raisins - Delicious.

It’s Shrove Tuesday (or Pancake Day as I prefer to call it) on the 17th February so I’m busy busy busy pulling together recipes for some of my favourite pancakes (including traditional pancakes), one of which is these Lemon and Raisin Pancakes.

Unfortunately this means that my mission to build my repertoire of healthy breakfast recipes has stalled after the banana and almond breakfast smoothie, but I’ll be back on it again soon, I promise.

Before I started cooking more I used to buy lemon and raisin pancakes ready-made from the supermarket and heat them up under the grill! Fortunately I’ve figured out how to make my own now, and I think these taste more delicious.

Try a twist on traditional American Pancakes by adding lemon zest and juicy raisins - Delicious.

The recipe is really simple, adapted from my Quick, Easy and Really Delicious American Pancake recipe. All you have to do it is add lemon zest to the batter, and add raisins during cooking. You’ll have a whole stack of pancakes in no time (although I may have gotten a little carried away with mine!)

Try a twist on traditional American Pancakes by adding lemon zest and juicy raisins - Delicious.

 

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Lemon and Raisin Pancakes

Try a twist on traditional American Pancakes by adding lemon zest and juicy raisins – Delicious.
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 200 g Self Raising Flour
  • 50 g Caster Sugar
  • 250 ml Milk I use skimmed but any is fine
  • 2 Eggs
  • Zest of 2-4 lemons I like my pancakes quite lemony so use 4, but you can use less if you prefer a subtler flavour
  • 120 g Raisins

Instructions

  • Sift the self raising flour (200g) into a large bowl
  • Add the caster sugar (50g)
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs (2 eggs)
  • Add the eggs and milk (250ml) into the flour and sugar and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  • Zest the lemons (2-4 depending on taste) and whisk the zest into the batter.
  • Heat a large frying pan to a medium heat and add the pancake mix.
  • Sprinkle a few raisins onto each pancake (I use about 10 per pancake).
  • Cook until bubbles are starting to form on the top and then flip and cook for another minute until the pancakes are golden brown.

Notes

I don't grease the pan as I use a non-stick pan and so it isn't necessary. However you may wish to use a little butter or vegetable oil to stop the pancake sticking.
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Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Have you tried this recipe?Please leave a comment and rating at the bottom of the page to let others know what you thought.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 4.9% | Vitamin C: 6.7% | Calcium: 10.8% | Iron: 9%
Any nutritional information shown is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Free From/Suitable For…

The ingredients I used to make this recipe are all free from the following allergens. However, please check any labels carefully for allergens you need to avoid as brands can vary and product recipes can change over time.

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Tree Nut-Free
  • Peanut-Free
  • Sesame-Free
  • Soya-Free
  • Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphite-Free
  • Fish-Free
  • Crustacean-Free
  • Mollusc-Free
  • Celery-Free
  • Mustard-Free
  • Lupin-Free

Try a twist on traditional American Pancakes by adding lemon zest and juicy raisins – Delicious.

 

15 Comments:

  1. These are really good and simple to make. My kids love them.

  2. Yum, yum, yum! I have just made these and they are truely delicious! I too used to buy the Tesco ones, but unfortunately our local Tesco hasn’t stocked them in months, and as I live on a wee island with only one Tesco store I can’t shop around. I am so happy to have found this recipe and I am delighted at how easy they were to make and how delicious they were to eat. Thank you so much!

  3. Hi Charlotte these look great tried the shop bought ones can’t wait to try these are they suitable for freezing thanks for all the great recipes .

  4. These taste fantastic! I’ve bought them from Tesco before but thought I’d try making them myself and they turned out perfect.

  5. Josephine Smith

    I just made these, wonderful! Thank you x

  6. I’m experimenting with pancakes as well at the moment, these look awesome!!! Pinned 🙂

    • Thanks for pinning. I hope your pancake experiments went well (although I haven’t seen a pancake day recipe appear on your blog so maybe not!)

  7. These look delicious. Love the idea of lemon and raisin. Will have to give these a go!

    • Thanks Ciara. I love the flavour combination although I really have Tesco to thank for the inspiration as if I hadnt tried their ready made ones I probably never have thought to make these.

      I hope you like them x

  8. These look and sound delicious! Homemade is definitely always best! I’m definitely going to try out this flavour combination soon.

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