Whole grain healthy Lemon Cardamom Pancakes with cream cheese filling and strawberries

Lemon Cardamom Pancakes

Whole grain healthy Lemon Cardamom Pancakes with cream cheese filling are perfect family breakfast. These pancakes are light and fluffy, packed with delightfully zesty lemon flavor and many nutrients. Quick, easy and amazing! All natural and refined sugar-free. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 291 kcal
Author Natalie


For pancakes (makes 6):

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Coconut oil or cooking spray for coating the pan

For cream cheese filling:


  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add milk, maple syrup, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix until well combined. Add flour, baking soda, cardamom and salt. Mix to combine, then set aside.

  2. Heat a griddle or pancake pan over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray or coconut oil. For each pancake, drop ¼ cup of batter into the pan. Cook 1-2 minutes, until bubbles appear on the surface of pancakes. Flip carefully and cook another 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Make sure to coat the pan before every pancake or batch of pancakes to prevent sticking.
  3. Make cream cheese filling: Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well until smooth.
  4. Place one pancake, browned-sides down, on a plate. Spread cream cheese filling over the pancake. Place another pancake, browned-sides down, on top of the first pancake. Repeat with the rest of pancakes and spread.
  5. Serve immediately with fresh fruits. Drizzle with maple syrup if desired.

Recipe Notes

6 pancakes serves 4 people. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cardamom Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 815mg35%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 197mg20%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.