Lemon Poppy Seed Oatcakes for One

After exploring every oatmeal option to use my lemon extract, I had to move on to the next format: pancakes.


I’m so glad I discovered how to make these single-serving pancakes. It’s wonderful to have pancakes in the morning without standing over the stove, flipping extra pancakes for half an hour. Also, these oatmeal pancakes treat me without ripping my stomach apart. My body hates Bisquick!

Now, I’ll be honest, these pancakes are perfectly tasty but not overly sweet. I included an optional sweetener in the ingredients list for those of you who know you have a sweet tooth. No judgment. πŸ™‚

Lemon Poppy Seed Oatcakes for One

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 1

~10 silver dollar pancakes

What you'll need:

    For the oatcakes
  • 2/3 cup rolled or quick oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 2/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 overripe banana
  • juice of one lemon (~3 tbsp), or 1 tsp lemon extract
  • rounded 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave (optional)
  • For the Lemony Banana Butter
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1 tsp lemon extract (or 2 tbsp lemon juice)
  • tiny pinch of salt

How to make it:

    For the oatcakes
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add extra liquid if necessary (just a tsp or so at a time). It should have the consistency of paint. πŸ™‚
  2. Heat a griddle pan over medium low heat.
  3. When griddle pan is ready, spray with nonstick cooking spray (it only needs a little bit!), and use a large spoon or a small scoop to pour pancakes onto the griddle. I made small pancakes, so I used a large soup spoon, and it worked perfectly. Generally, don't go any bigger than 1/4 a cup, but I find that too big still.
  4. When bubbles have formed at the top of the pancake, flip over and cook for another minute. Repeat until all the batter has been used!
  5. Top with a cashew cream, coconut whipped cream, coconut butter, lemon curd, lemon glaze (powdered sugar mixed with lemon juice), nondairy yogurt, OR the Lemony Banana Butter.
  6. For the Lemony Banana Butter
  7. Mix all ingredients in a blender (needs to be small, like a Magic Bullet).
  8. Taste. If you still taste banana, add a touch more lemon extract.
  9. Pour onto your pancakes!


About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

12 Responses to Lemon Poppy Seed Oatcakes for One

  1. Paul says:

    Woaah these look amaaaazing!! But how many poppy seeds did you put in it?

  2. Delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I tried these they turned out horrible! They fell apart and would were plain mush! Dont try these!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Damn, the only day I should have one in my fruit basket, I have no banana left! Any idea of a substitute? πŸ˜€

  5. Do you think it will work with almond milk?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I’m Cat from Portugal and I’ve just ate them for breakfast πŸ˜€ I loved them and as I didn’t have poppy seeds I made them with tbsp of a blend of miled lineseed, goji berries, chia, etc. They turned out great even without the extra sweetener! I recommend with vanilla yogurt topping.
    I’ve been a fan of you for a very long time I’ve tried lots of your recipes πŸ™‚

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