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M is for Melon

L is for Lemon

This is a part of our month-long Eating the Alphabet ProjectClick here to learn more about the book and project, and to see a list of all the recipes and activities.

Lemon-Blueberry Pancakes

adapted from King Arthur Flour.

Makes 10-12 5-inch pancakes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • Extra oil or nonstick spray for the pan
  1. Zest lemon, then halve and juice.
  2. In a bowl combine eggs, milk, vanilla, honey lemon zest, and lemon juice. Whisk until very frothy, about 2 minutes. Stir in oil.
  3. Stir together flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in to wet ingredients until just combined. The batter will be rather lumpy, but that's just fine. Allow the batter to sit for a few minutes while the skillet or griddle heats. 
  4. Heat a large, lightly-oiled skillet over medium-low heat (or griddle to 350 degrees Fahrenheit). Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto skillet for each pancake, and top with 1 tablespoons blueberries. Cook 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and cook until other side is golden, about 2 minutes. 
  5. Serve with butter and maple syrup, or top with a glaze of a bit of lemon juice, powdered sugar and milk!

    Lemon Blueberry Pancakes


Lemon Juice Invisible Ink 

This activity is part art, part science and a whole lot of fun.



  • 1 lemon
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • bowl for lemon juice
  • paintbrush
  • cardstock
  • iron and ironing board


  1. Slice the lemon and squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl.
  2. Using the paintbrush, paint a picture on the paper.
  3. Allow the paper to dry.
  4. Adults only! With an iron on medium-high heat, iron over image. The heat will cause the lemon juice to slowly turn light brown, so that the image will be visible. 

    Lemon Juice invisible ink


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