Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries

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Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries-a stack of these pancakes will brighten your morning! 

Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love these light and fluffy pancakes!

I’m excited to share that in 2014 we are partnering with Land O Lakes® Butter as part of Kitchen Conversations. Kitchen Conversations is all about sharing recipes and tips and includes some amazing food bloggers including my friends Ree Drummond from The Pioneer Woman, Jenny from Picky Palate, Bridget from Bake at 350, Brenda from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles, Sommer from A Spicy Perspective, Julie from The Little Kitchen, Jessica from The Novice Chef, and Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas. It’s quite the crew!

My first recipe for Kitchen Conversations is all about simple goodness. To me, pancakes are the definition of simple and good. We’ve been eating a lot of pancakes at our house. Pregnancy has me craving pancakes like crazy. I eat them for breakfast, as a snack and for dinner. Josh and Caleb were humoring my craving for awhile, but I think they were getting sick of having pancakes all the time. I went three whole days without eating pancakes, but then I caved. I told them too bad, I am making pancakes.

My boys were on board with my pancake idea because I made special pancakes, Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries. They were so good, they couldn’t resist. 🙂

Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com I want a BIG stack!

Josh ended up helping me make my pancakes. He gathered all of the pancake ingredients while I focused on the strawberries.

Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

I bought a basket of strawberries at the store because they looked super sweet. Well, they weren’t very sweet, but I didn’t let them ruin my day. I decided to roast them to bring out the flavor.

Roasted Strawberry Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Plus, Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes!

I squeezed fresh lemon juice over the strawberries and sprinkled them with turbinado sugar.

Roasted Strawberry Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com So easy and so good!

I roasted them in the oven until they were nice and juicy! Mmmm! Now they were perfect!


Josh had a stack of Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes ready for me by the time I pulled the strawberries out of the oven.

Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

I topped my stack of pancakes with Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil. I love this butter product because it has only three ingredients: sweet cream, canola oil and salt. Plus, I love how easy it is to spread! It melted into the hot pancakes and made them extra tasty!

Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com LOVE these pancakes!

Next, I added a few big spoonfuls of roasted strawberries. I also sprinkled a few extra chia seeds on top. If you haven’t tried chia seeds before, you are in for a real treat. They are similar to poppy seeds, but are a great source of fiber, protein, omega fatty acids, and calcium. I like to add chia seeds to my oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, and pancakes! I’ve even made Chia Seed Jam! You’ve gotta try chia seeds and you’ve gotta try these pancakes. They are SO good!

And now I am craving pancakes all over again! Good thing I put some Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes in the freezer! I think I will eat a stack today!

Think spring and make Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries. They are heavenly!

And come back on Wednesday because I will be sharing my trip to The Pioneer Woman’s Ranch!

Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love these healthy pancakes!

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Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries

Light and fluffy lemon pancakes with chia seeds and topped with roasted strawberries. A great way to start any day!
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  • For the Roasted Strawberries:
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries hulled and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw
  • For the Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes:
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup Land O Lakes® unsalted melted butter cooled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil for serving


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar. Toss to combine. Pour strawberries on a greased baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes. Stir the strawberries and roast for an additional 7-10 minutes, until the strawberries are soft and juicy.
  • 2. While the strawberries are roasting, make the pancakes. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest. Rub together with your fingers until lemon is fragrant.
  • 3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar/lemon mixture, baking powder, soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not over mix. Gently stir in the chia seeds.
  • 3. Heat a griddle or pan to medium low heat. Coat with cooking spray. Drop about a ¼ cup of batter onto heated skillet. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Continue making pancakes until the batter is gone. Serve warm with Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil and roasted strawberries.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I could definitely eat pancakes for every meal…especially when they are lemon and roasted strawberries! Those strawberry pictures are just gorgeous Maria! I love the Kitchen Conversations idea…so fun! Pinned

  2. Congrats on working with Land O Lakes. I love their products. This recipe looks so good and is a reminder that I need to use more chia seeds (considering I have a huge jar in my pantry). Pinning!

  3. Pancakes are one of those meals I would eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I wasn’t forced to have a few vegetables in my diet 😉 And you’ve totally nailed it with this one, Maria. This combo is to die for – and that strawberry sauce on top is heaven. I can’t wait to give these a try (and adapt them to be gluten-free!). Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Those pancakes look fantastic, Maria! And those roasted strawberries…oh my, they are making me salivate.

  5. I prefer fruit instead of syrup on my pancakes so this is definitely happening on a Saturday morning soon.

  6. I loved these pancakes, Maria – they’ll definitely be gracing our table in the future! Was so fun to see you this past week!

  7. These pancakes were perfect, Maria! You know, I’ve never had chia seeds in anything other than trail mix. I’m going to start adding them to my pancakes now. And those roasted strawberries…divine!

    So happy to see you…and baby pea!!! It had been WAY too long! Can’t wait for MN!

  8. How did I never think to do the lemon/poppy or chia seed thing with pancakes? These look incredible — and perfect for the start of spring. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. How bout some real butter – grass-fed – Kerrygold? This is a healthy fat friendly choice. Canola oil is not. I will give it a go with sprouted whole wheat flour. The concept is awesome, thank you for this.

  10. I LOVE roasted strawberries especially this time of year when they aren’t quite there yet! Had them yesterday on your lemon ricotta pancakes:) and I put them in my yogurt parfaits in the morning – ummmmm!

  11. I just bought more syrup at the grocery store today because I wanted to make homemade pancakes this week, I was just going to search for a recipe and then saw this in my bloglovin feed. Your a mind reader! Already got chia seeds can’t wait to try Maria! Pinned!

  12. These look simply delicious, I can’t wait to try them! Your pictures are beautiful too. Thanks! – Sally

  13. I hate when I get a basket of strawberries that taste bland! But I love the idea of roasted them to bring out the flavor! Sounds like the perfect breakfast on a weekend!

  14. I had never had chia seeds before I tried your pancakes at the ranch, and now I LOVE them! I bought a bag of them when I got home and have been putting them in everything =)

  15. Love the flavor combo of lemon + roasted berries. How delicious! Sounds like you had a blast on your trip to the ranch!

  16. Yum! I love chia seeds but only really ever use them in smoothies. I love the idea of baking with them but what I love most about this is the roasted strawberries.. Lovely, simply lovely.

  17. I’m craving pancakes now! If I hadn’t just eaten I’d be making these RIGHT now. These look fantastic!!

  18. I made these today with a slight variation. I couldn’t get white whole wheat flour where I live nor can I eat white flour due to a strict diet for medical reasons so I used Wholemeal flour. I thought they were yummy! Just delicious 🙂 This was a nice treat as I have been craving pancakes! Thanks 🙂

  19. Hi! I was looking through your recipes and decided to make the lemon chia seed pancakes this morning. I didn’t have time to roast strawberries, but the pancakes came out fluffy and so delicious!

  20. Nice and simple idea. I did something similar, but with whipped cream in the middle and strawberries on top. Real masterpiece. Thanks

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  22. Will you help me find a way to make these with gluten free flour and non-dairy products? They look sooooo good and I love lemon and strawberries! And it’s been sooooo long since I’ve eaten pancakes! I’m eating gluten free because that almost always means wheat free which means less insulin resistance which means lower A1C levels which means I can brag that I’m a Type 1 Diabetic who is in “control” (as far as that goes, lol!). I hope you  can figure out this puzzle! I’m looking forward to the results!