Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

From the Thistle Dew Inn in Sonoma California. Time is an estimate and the batter can be made the night before and stored in the fridge.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the Pancakes: Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Add eggs, sour cream, milk and water; beat just until blended, but still lumpy.
  3. Add lemon zest, lemon oil, poppy seeds and vanilla powder or extract; mix thoroughly.
  4. Let batter stand for 30 minutes (or cover and refrigerate overnight). Add more milk or water, if needed.
  5. Spoon batter onto a hot, buttered griddle or skillet and cook pancakes until browned on both sides. Serve with honey butter.
  6. For the honey butter: Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Slowly add honey, stirring constantly, until smooth and opaque. Remove from heat and cool slightly.


Most Helpful

Fluffy and beautiful. I love the picture with fresh berries. Even a half recipe makes plenty. I was excited to make these but the flavor was a bit flat. They seemed to be missing something, maybe about 1/4 cup sugar in the batter? I used more lemon zest (I have a lemon tree that's going crazy) and a bit more extract and didn't find them lemony at all. The honey butter was a nice touch and we served with additional honey. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama February 16, 2013

Very pretty and quite filling. I made half a batch and still ended up with a ton. I have to say that the honey butter makes or breaks these. Overall, very enjoyable breakfast. Thanks!

Burgundy Damsel March 18, 2009

These are wonderful pancakes CD. WE really enjoyed these, light, fluffy, tender pancakes. The lemon and poppyseed work really well together. The candied honey and butter sauce, takes this to the moon and back. I was unsure about the amount of baking powder, but it worked well. I can't wait to make these for my mom, she's going to love them also. Thanks so much for sharing.

Baby Kato February 26, 2008

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