Springtime on a Plate, Lemony-Split!

Happy Pancake Sunday lovelies!

I hope you are all having a great weekend. Unfortunately, Tennessee has been hit with quite the cold front this weekend so BB and I decided to skip the
Rivers & Spires Festival…they closed my wine tent early anyway…boo!

Actually, I spent most of the day yesterday in sweats, wrapped in a fleece blanket, holding a mug of hot tea. I became pretty spoiled over the last few weeks while we enjoyed cloudless skies and 80 degree days, but sadly, this morning the sun was nowhere to be found…just an ugly gray sky to wake up to.

So what did I do?

I brought the sunshine BACK…

with a stack of pancakes that just screamed springtime!

I woke up early yesterday morning, before BB (seems to be somewhat of a trend here lately…stupid internal alarm clock), so I decided to make the most of it:

I answered all of my emails and made a bazillion different folders for all the ones I refuse to delete, caught up with a few of my favorite bloggers,
and wasted about an hour of my life on Facebook (typical).

While catching up with Lauren, my fellow Pancake Sunday enthusiast, I saw that she made these Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes and from that moment I could NOT get the thought of fluffy poppy-seeded lemon pancakes out of my mind.

Am I the only one who immediately thinks of the poppies scene in The Wizard of Oz every time I look at these cute little things?

Let’s hope I don’t get randomly drug tested this week! πŸ˜‰

Anywho, back to the pancakes!

Since it was strongly suggested to top these babies with strawberries AND I’ve been craving them for WEEKS now, I ran to the store this morning and picked up a pint (they may not be in season, but they are perfectly delicious!) and I’m SO glad I did…the combo was fantastic!

In true Heather-fashion, while I was at the store, I picked up about $80 worth of other things (all things I did indeed need) but in true absent-minded Heather-fashion, once I got back to Casa de Broccoli, I realized…

I FORGOT the lemons!

Of course, that just gave me a reason to open up this little gem for the first time:

Never fear, Stevia is heeeeeeeeeere!

Instead of adding the lemon zest AND the sugar to the recipe, I subbed in 1/2 teaspoon (making 1/2 the recipe) of the new lemon-flavored stevia from NuNaturals (be on the lookout for a full review/giveaway in the future!)

And the result?

Even healthier lemon-flavored pancakes with zero sugar…according to fatsecret.com, I saved 62 calories and SIXTEEN grams of sugar per serving!

To keep up with the low sugar theme, I had an idea for what to top my stack of cakes with:

Lemon-Vanilla Protein Sauce
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder + 5 drops lemon-flavored stevia + water to thin

You have GOT to try these pancakes…if you don’t have the lemon-stevia (yet), then use lemon zest and vanilla stevia, but seriously, just make these NOW!

Do you like lemon-flavored treats?
While I’ve never understood the fascination with lemon pie, lemon bars, or lemon cookies, for some reason you throw some lemon in a batch of muffins, bread, or in this case, pancakes, and I’m ALL over that stuff!

What did you have for breakfast this Sunday morning? Any other Pancake Sunday celebrators out there?

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17 Responses to Springtime on a Plate, Lemony-Split!

  1. Those look insanely good. I will most definately be making those! Thanks heather

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      You are very welcome Krystal! Always glad to share the news when I stumble across a delicious (and easy) recipe! πŸ™‚

  2. Missy says:

    That’s too funny – I saw poppy seeds on the spice isle yesterday and all I could hear in my nutty head was, “Poppppiiiesss, popppiieess” *cue wicked witch voice*!! So yes, I do it too!
    No breakfast here – got up too late and had to mad dash get ready for church and hit the door. The lemon stevia looks great – I think it’d be very good in plain chobani for sugar free lemon!
    Been cold here too so I am about to make some coffee.
    Have a great rest of Sunday!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh, I’ve been thinking the SAME thing about the yogurt…and hey, mix in some graham cracker crumbs and you’ve got yourself a lemon “pie” πŸ˜€

      Tisk tisk on missing breakfast…my heart aches for the loss of eggs, bacon, oatmeal, yogurt…oh the pain!!!! That’s why I always carry a stash of bars/trail mix/cereal in my purse!

  3. Lemon-blueberry muffins are awesome! I’ve never had a lemon bar, and the only lemon pie I’ve had was actually lemon-soup-in-a-pie-crust {the only time Alton Brown has ever failed me}
    Everytime it’s Sunday I get a bit closer to pancakes after seeing yours..one of these days I’ll fall over the edge!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Lemon soup in a pie crust? Hmmm…interesting Alton, very interesting…

      I always forget how well blueberries and lemon go together…as soon as blueberries are in season, I am totally making some lemon blueberry pancakes! Don’t let me forget!

      And c’mon…entertain me…at LEAST make some protein pancakes (just add water mix + protein powder + water = easy peasy!)

  4. We’re your ears burning today? Sarah (from the smart kitchen) and I were hanging out and talking about how awesome you are πŸ˜‰

    For breakfast, I had a delicious egg white omelet during our VA Bloggers brunch! I wish you were in Virginia!!!!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awww, I wish I was in VA too! I love you ladies! So glad I was on your minds…especially over breakfast food! Lol

  5. i love your pancake sundays! everytime i see your instagram pics of pancakes i want to run to the kitchen and make some for myself πŸ™‚

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you, Nastassia! I have been drooling over your muffin pics as well! Those raspberry hazelnut ones you posted today look amazing!!

  6. Lou says:

    I think you’ve convinced me to get some of this lemon stevia… man I love NuNaturals, they really have some great products, huh?

    AWESOME flavour combo too, lemon and strawberries just sing when they are together πŸ˜‰

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      They really do! It took me a while to give them a try since I had a bad experience with a different brand of stevia (HELLO aftertaste! Ick!), but I love how pure theirs taste!

  7. Haha that sounds like something I would do – I always go to the grocery store to buy one thing, buy a million other things, and then forget to buy the one thing I was there to buy! πŸ˜›

    When I’m making fruity baked goods, I tend to lean towards banana and apple based desserts… but I still love lemon flavoured ones too! Lemon meringue pie in particular. πŸ˜€ These pancakes look awesome!

  8. Oh …. wow. Dying to try that sauce!!

  9. Dudette says:

    Oh, this is so great, shall be part of my ‘pancake tuesday’ tomorrow.

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