Blueberry-lemon poppyseed pancakes with lemon yogurt creme and maple syrup

Classes started yesterday and they all seem interesting so far! I got into the Biochem lab and it might just kill me. And my GPA. My game plan is to obsessively read the lab manuel before each lab and literally picture myself doing the experiment step by step. It’s the only way to reduce my klutziness. On my About Me page, it says that I am interested in going into researching phytochemicals and antioxidants. While this is true, I am very interested in that, I am not so sure that it is realistic. If my performance in Ochem lab is any indication of my lab skills – I should probably aim for a different profession. Here’s to improvement! But seriously, I have been thinking about med school and becoming an endocrinologist in the last few months. I really loved biochem and systemic physiology and I can see myself incorporating my passion for nutrition into treating patients as an endocrinologist. They deal with metabolic disorders and any health problem related to hormones (aging, reproduction, thyroid, etc). Merh. I don’t know.

On a lighter note, spring quarter has brought floods of people to the gym. I think the realization that swim suit season is fast approaching has got about 1/3 of the student population crammed into the singular weight and cardio room at any given time. It is a zoo. Boo.

LOOK AT MY BOMB BREAKFAST.

Easily my best breakfast of March.

Usually my pancakes don’t have the right texture, so I rarely make or blog them. These, however, came out flawlessly. They are fluffy, lemony and lightly sweet, not too wet, not too dry, with big chunks of blueberries. The lemon creme and maple syrup compliment one another fabulously.

Recipe: Serves 1

1/4 cup whole wheat white flour

1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp poppy seeds

pinch salt

1 egg

a bit less than 1/4 cup milk

1/3 of a lemon peel’s zest

handful blueberries

1 tbsp cream cheese

1 tbsp greek yogurt

1 tsp lemon juice

maple syrup

coconut oil

Directions

1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, poppy seeds, and salt in a bowl. Combine the egg, milk, and lemon zest in another and mix well.

2. While stirring, pour the wet into the dry until it has reached the desired consistency (smooth & pourable, not pasty or drippy). I had about 1-2 tablespoons of extra liquid (this is the downside of cooking for one). Fold in the blueberries.

3. Place a pan on the stove at medium low heat and grease with 1-2 tsp of coconut oil. When the oil is hot, pour in the batter.

4. Cook until bubbles have risen all over the pancake. Flip and cook until golden.

5. Meanwhile, combine the cream cheese, lemon juice, and yogurt in a dish. Stir well.

6. Layer your pancakes with lemon yogurt creme and top with maple syrup, extra lemon zest, and blueberries. Enjoy!

Make me.

Benefits:

Blueberries * have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of all fruits and veggies. Their anthocyanidins counteract free radicals, which damage cells and tissues. One study demonstrated that blueberries improve memory and learning capacity in aging animals. They also protect against all forms of cancer, especially colon and ovarian cancer.

Lemon * a great source of vitamin C. Lemons also aid in digestion by stimulating and activating certain enzymes!

Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism. The egg white has 6 grams of complete protein!

Whole wheat flour *  when you choose white flour over whole wheat flour, you are losing over half of the B vitamins, fiber, folic acid, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, copper, and iron. Whole grains reduce your risk for diabetes and have also been linked to weight loss and maintaining a lower BMI.

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27 thoughts on “Blueberry-lemon poppyseed pancakes with lemon yogurt creme and maple syrup

  1. Lab classes always make me cringe because I’m klutzy and terrible at breaching the physical and theoretical gap. Picturing yourself doing it step by step really is the best solution I’ve found.

    Those pancakes are gorgeous, btw!

  2. Wow, these pancakes look unbelievably good! I really like your creme recipe idea as well.

    That’s funny that so many people are coming into the gym now, as warmer weather makes want to avoid the indoors as much as possible. As soon as warm weather hits, I’d much rather be biking than working out in a gym.

  3. Woah. You do know these are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen- pancakewise. Wow.

    Amazing. They look SO GOOD and I love the fact that you straight-up wrote: “LOOK AT MY BOMB BREAKFAST.” Seriously, it is bomb. 😉

    Blah, I hate when the gym is crazy crowded. I avoid Monday and Wednesday mornings at mine for that reason. Good luck…

    Oh and good luck with choosing a profession. That’s the toughest part of life. lol I still need one! But I think that if you just follow the path that YOU want, you’ll be happy and make a huge difference in the world.

    I have experience working with endo’s and really, a lot of them don’t know much about proper levels of hormones or think outside the box to fix them- if you do go that route, or any medical route, PLEASE learn to keep an open mind (not just go by the book) and look at symptoms.

    Ok, wow, rant over. lol sorry!

  4. Those pancakes are ridiculous! If you don’t go on to be a doctor, you could always open a restaurant with your kitchen wizardry. I’m glad your classes seem interesting. I know that I always ended up doing the best in the classes that intimidated me the most at the beginning. When you know it’s going to be tough, you can be prepared to give it your all. I love that I get to follow along in your life and can’t wait to see what you end up deciding to do!

  5. these look SO good!!! Hahaha your comment made me laugh girl- i am SO glad we eat similar! yeah people prob think im sucha freak with some of my meals, im so glad you understand! 🙂

    1. Totally. And I love that we both resist the fad to eat super low cal diets. Sometimes it’s hard – but it’s so mch healthier and conducive to a Strong and sexy body!

      Sent from my iPhone

  6. must make these this weekend. must make these this weekend.

    just gotta keep repeating that.

    i’ve got 4 tests coming up next week. these pancakes are bound to give me some brain power and motivation lol!

  7. These do look flawless. So good that I want to make them first thing in the morning. Thank you for sharing, my friend. After such a long and hard week, it is good to visit the blogs that I love. I hope you have a safe and happy weekend.

    1. Yes, let blogs take you away from all your troubles and thoughts for a while each day… Bathe in their simplicity and light heartedness.All my love and strength,Lauren

  8. Ugh, there’s a reason I never took math/science classes in college (passed out of them with AP exams and I majored in English/French haha). Good luck!! I hope it DOESN’T kill you or your GPA.

    And man does that breakfast look AMAZING!!! Can you come make that for me?! Please?? 🙂

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