Kefir pancakes : tart and tangy

Hello all,
 We are making kefir and like most people who start this practice, we soon realized that we had a surplus of kefir accumulating. One use for this surplus is to freeze in ice cube trays and run thru a blender as an improv ice cream. This is great but could destroy the probiotic goodness I think. Personally I do not make fermented foods just for the probiotic goodness but I do it for the flavor as well. Remember that prebiotics are as important as probiotics and NEVER neglect or sacrifice flavor and feel that you need to eat just for health benefits!
 Kefir pancakes are another great way to use up that extra kefir. Tart and tangy and will shame your traditional buttermilk pancake taste exponentially.

Covered in honey these kefir pancakes will rock your world!
Covered in honey these kefir pancakes will rock your world!

Kefir pancakes that will rock your world!


Ingredients :

Servings : 8 6″-8″ pancakes

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose wheat flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups kefir
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons melted butter or 1 1⁄2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda or 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
Covered in honey these kefir pancakes will rock your world!
Covered in honey these kefir pancakes will rock your world!
NOTE: We had previously decided to make a no-baking soda or powder recipe and had seperated the eggs and fluffed the whites but at last moment decided to add the soda/powder but used same picture of the ingredients. Keep in mind this is not a recipe or cooking blog :)

Directions:
Mix the water with the kefir until the consistency is that of milk. It may take more or less water to do this.

The goal is to have 1 3/4 cups of kefir and water mix in a milk like consistency. We are after flavor here!

Batter should be as thick as pancake batter and will vary depending on consistency of your kefir/water mix!

Kefir pancakes
Great use for your extra milk kefir! Tangy and tasty! Makes buttermilk pancakes seem tame 🙂
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Cuisine: Kefir
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8-10 pancakes
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Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups all purpose wheat flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda or 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ cups kefir
  • ½ cup water
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons melted butter or 1 1⁄2 tablespoons coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Mix the water with the kefir until the consistency is that of milk. It may take more or less water to do this.
  2. The goal is to have 1¾ cups of kefir and water mix in a milk like consistency. We are after flavor here!
  3. Combine all dry ingredients and mix
  4. Add melted butter, eggs , vanilla and kefir to dry ingredients.
  5. Batter should be as thick as pancake batter and will vary depending on consistency of your kefir/water mix!
  6. Heat frying pan or griddle and use ¼ cup per pancake. Turn when sides lift with spatula

Please let us know how yours turned out by leaving a comment below,
Sincerely,
Mike and Sheila

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