Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Lemon Pepper Seasoning is a little bit zingy and a little bit peppery, and a whole lot delightful! Making your own lemon pepper is super easy and absolutely delicious. Making your own seasonings at home is a no-brainer, it’s fast, cheap, and better for you. Try some of my other favorite seasonings to make, Italian,…

Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Lemon Pepper Seasoning is a little bit zingy and a little bit peppery, and a whole lot delightful! Making your own lemon pepper is super easy and absolutely delicious.

Making your own seasonings at home is a no-brainer, it’s fast, cheap, and better for you. Try some of my other favorite seasonings to make, Italian, Taco, and Ranch Seasonings.

Lemon pepper in a glass jar with a wooden spoon.

Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Making your own seasonings has become something I love to do. From when I first tried it and realized how easy it was to do and then how much money I could save I have tried to make as many of my own seasonings as possible. From Fajita seasoning to my own Everything But the Bagel, it is easy and tastes amazing. This lemon pepper seasoning is no exception. You are going to love the intense lemon flavor and the nice bite of pepper that comes from this homemade seasoning.

I have actually had a hard time finding lemon pepper before and so this is a sure fire way to never be out of it again. Full of zesty lemon, pungent pepper, and then rounded out with garlic and onion powder, this is a win, win seasoning. Lemon pepper goes with so many things too. You can use it in so many ways. Another thing I love about making my own spices is I can customize for my families liking. More lemon, less pepper or vice versa, it really is the way to go! You have to try it!

What is in Lemon Pepper Season

Simple ingredients combine for out of this world flavor in this lemon pepper seasoning. With pantry staple ingredients you can make this season quickly!

  • Dried lemon peel: You can make your own and I’ll tell you how below.
  • Coarse black pepper: If you can use a pepper grinder to get the right consistency for your pepper.
  • Salt: Regular table salt or a coarser salt can be used.
  • Onion powder: A great flavor enhancer.
  • Garlic powder: Adds a wonderful taste that compliments the lemon.

How To Make Lemon Pepper

Super simple and absolutely divine! Combine lemon peel, black pepper, salt, onion and garlic powder. Use seasoning as needed on chicken, steak, seafood and fish.

Ingredients in lemon pepper in a bowl.

Homemade Dried Lemon Peel

This is super easy, and can even be made the same day as the seasoning if needed. Buying dried lemon peel can be more expensive than it’s worth, and can easily be made from lemons you have or already used.

  • Lemons: For drying lemons, I like to use organic lemons that haven’t been sprayed with chemicals if I can find them. If I can’t I thoroughly wash them and dry them.
  • Peel: There are two ways you can do this. You can use a sharp knife and carefully peel the lemon making sure to leave the white part or pith attached to the lemon. You do not want the pith in your peel. It will make it taste bitter. Or you can zest your lemon using a zester or a fine cheese grater.
  • Longer Method: Simply place your peels or zest on a plate spreading out as much as possible. Leave in a well-ventilated room where it can be placed in the sun and gets warm. It should take a few days for the lemon peel to dry out completely. The zest will be quicker, so check often.
  • Quick method: Spead the zest or peel on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in an oven that has been preheated to 180 degrees. It will take 25- 30 minutes to dry out. Once cooled it can be stored in an airtight container till ready for use. For the peel, you can grind it in a spice grinder when ready to use.
  • Dry: Make sure the peels or zest are completely dry so it will not mold.

How to Use and Store Lemon Pepper

This is a wonderful flavored spice that enhances your cooking in so many ways.

  • Add: Lemon pepper goes beautifully with just about any kind of meat. Add it Chicken, Steak, and Fish when you need a little something special.
  • Sprinkle: Enhance your popcorn, vegetables, and potatoes by sprinkling some over the top, or mixing it with melted butter and topping them.
  • Use: Create amazing pasta, soups, and potato dishes by adding this secret ingredient.
  • Dressings and Marinades: Add it to vinegar and oil for a homemade lemon pepper dressing. Swap it out for regular pepper in a marinade to add a whole new kind of wow!
  • Variations of Lemon Pepper: Mix and delete spices and herbs as desired. Omit salt if trying to go salt-free.
  • Store: Lemon pepper does best when kept in a tightly sealed jar away from heat or light. It should stay dry and cool. It will keep for up to 6 months.
Spooning out a Tablespoon of lemon pepper.

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Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Lemon Pepper Seasoning is a little bit zingy and a little bit peppery, and a whole lot delightful! Making your own lemon pepper is super easy and absolutely delicious.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon pepper, lemon pepper seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 53kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried lemon peel
  • 1 Tablespoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Combine lemon peel, black pepper, salt, onion and garlic powder. Use seasoning as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6983mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg
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It’s time to level up your pancake game! This Homemade Blueberry Syrup is fresh, delicious, free of artificial sweeteners and SO versatile! It only takes minutes to put together and will taste better than anything you can find at the store! Top pancakes, waffles, crepes, or other baked goods with this syrup for extra sweet and fruity flavor. You can even add this syrup to our Homemade Lemonade to create the perfect summer drink!

This Blueberry Syrup has become a HUGE HIT in my family and my kids love putting it on everything. You can switch out the blueberries in this recipe for raspberries or strawberries to create a variety of syrups for a breakfast à la IHOP! The possibilities are endless and I know you’re going to love having this syrup on hand in your kitchen!

Easy Homemade Blueberry Syrup Ingredients

The best part about this Homemade Blueberry Syrup is that it only requires 4 simple ingredients to make! Make this syrup in no time!

How to Make Blueberry Syrup from Scratch

The steps for making this syrup are so easy, even the youngest cooks in your house will be able to help! Mix this syrup up in minutes along with this pantry staple pancake mix to pair with for a perfect combination breakfast!

  1. Whisk: In a medium saucepan, add your sugar, cornstarch, water, and lemon juice and whisk together.
  2. Boil: Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture to a boil and add in your blueberries.
  3. Simmer: Simmer for 4-5 minutes until the blueberries burst and the syrup begins to thicken.
  4. Serve: Remove from heat and serve.
Boiling and simmering the blueberry syrup.

The Best Blueberry Syrup Tips

Here are some tips to help you perfect your blueberry syrup! And if you are a big fan of blueberries like me, you have got to try our amazing Blueberry Banana Bread and Blueberry Pie Muffin Bread with Lemon Glaze!

  • Blueberries: Ripe blueberries will be large and plump and slightly gray on the outside. Make sure they are dark blue all around the berry- any signs of red could mean they are not ripe yet and will be too tart.
  • Temperature: Make sure not to cook your mixture on too high of heat. Simmering allows it to keep moisture while creating the perfect syrupy texture.
  • Texture: If you do not want fruit pieces in your syrup, you can use a sieve or strainer to make it thinner.
  • Fruit Substitutions: If you want to make your syrup with bigger fruits like strawberries, crush the fruit or put it through a food processor before adding it to your sugar and water mixture.

Blueberry syrup in a measuring cup.

What to Serve with Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Blueberry Syrup with breakfast foods is a classic. Try serving it over my German pancakes! You can also add it on top of cheesecake and cheesecake bars for some extra decadence. Blueberry Syrup is sooo good for so many different things- in drinks, as a salad dressing, or even to drizzle on mini fruit pizzas! It is a delicious staple that you’re going to LOVE!

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Storing Your Homemade Syrup

You can store your Homemade Blueberry Syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for about one week. You can also freeze your syrup to make it last for months! Allow one inch of space in your container when freezing as the syrup will expand. When you’re ready to use it, let it thaw in the fridge for a few hours before consumption.

  • Refrigerator: Store in the refrigerator for about 7 to 10 days in an airtight container or jar.
  • Freezer: This will freeze for 3 months in an airtight bag or jar. When reheating, slowly warm up, stirring occasionally.
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Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Homemade Blueberry Syrup will be the best addition to your breakfast lineup. It is sweet, decadent, and you will want to put it on everything!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry syrup, homemade blueberry syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 74kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries*

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan add sugar, cornstarch and water and lemon juice and whisk. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and add the blueberries.
  • Simmer from 4-5 minutes until the blueberries burst and it starts to thicken. Remove from heat and serve.

Notes

*Frozen will work too

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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