Meyer Lemon Pancakes- A Gluten Free Recipe

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Here is another recipe that I created when our neighbor’s Meyer lemon tree had a big harvest a couple of years ago.

If you have never tasted Meyer lemons, they are a cross between a lemon and an orange.  The juice and skin are much more mild and less tart than a regular lemon.

If you find Meyer lemons in a grocery store, the season usually starts in December but now I am seeing them available almost all year around.

The price per pound seems expensive but if you divide it out per lemon it’s not too bad.  Even regular lemons are more expensive now!

If your local store does not carry Meyer lemons, a wonderful online source for Organic Meyer lemons is Birch-Hill Organics in California.  They were nice enough to donate a box of their Meyer lemons for my giveaway that just ended January 31st.  The smallest box that they sell is 7 pounds of lemons for $45, but that includes shipping.  The Meyer lemons that I just worked with here in Arizona averaged about 5 per pound, so if the lemons from Birch-Hill are the same size you will get about 35 lemons.  If that is more than you can use (you can always freeze the zest and juice like I do), you could go in with a friend or two on a box.  You will love them when you try them!

This recipe (and all of my Meyer lemon recipes) will work with “regular” lemons, you will just need to adjust the lemon juice and zest quantity down and maybe add some more sugar to taste.

The first time that I made these pancakes I got the lemon and the sugar right, but the pancake was flat and heavy tasting. 

I added in the step of beating the egg whites to soft peaks and that did the trick!

Even though I use a lot of Meyer lemon juice in this recipe it does not take as much sugar as you would think.  I use 1/4 of a cup plus 2 Tblsp. of sugar and it makes about 24 small pancakes.

This batter does not keep overnight because of the beaten egg whites.

If you do not have an issue with gluten, I’m sure this recipe would convert fine to “regular’ flour.

I shared this recipe with Foodie Friday at Designs By Gollum, Fight Back Friday at Food Renegade. Food On Friday at Ann Kroeker, Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack, Gluten Free Wednesdays at The Gluten Free Homemaker

8 Responses to Meyer Lemon Pancakes- A Gluten Free Recipe
  1. Dakota
    January 20, 2011 | 10:13 am

    I’ve never thought of lemon pancakes…they sound delicious!

  2. ~Really Rainey~
    January 21, 2011 | 1:50 am

    I live in Arizona and we are picking lemons like crazy right now… Other citrus too… this recipe sounds amazing! Thank you so much!


  3. Mary
    January 21, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    I love lemon recipes and although I haven’t tried a Meyer lemon I would sure love to try them. Thanks! Can’t wait to try the pancake recipe.

    Mary L

  4. Andrea
    January 21, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    Thanks for your comment Mary! Now you will have to watch for Meyer Lemons in your store- you will love them!

  5. Andrea
    January 21, 2011 | 1:54 pm

    Hi Rainey! Thanks for the comment! Check out all of the other lemon recipes that are on the Meyer Lemon giveaway post- you should find more to play with there too. I researched the Internet for quite a few hours to come up with the list.

  6. Meg
    January 22, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Yum! I passed this on to a friend who has a daughter with Celiac’s Disease. She loves it!

  7. Andrea
    January 22, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Thank you Meg! I appreciate it!

  8. Linda
    April 17, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    Lemon pancakes sound delicious, Andrea!

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