Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kefir pancakes

My new favorite recipe for pancakes is kefir pancakes. Well the previous one, contained farmer's cheese (such as Lifeway), so... sort of kefir pancakes as well. there is just a general consensus about the great texture of the kefir pancakes. They are fluffy, moist and very soft. Anyway, I used this basic recipe to make about 10 mini pancakes, enough for 2-3 servings:


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3/4 tsp of baking soda (possibly not the same one that you keep in the fridge to get rid of smells)
  • 1 cup of kefir
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract (not artificial flavor)
  • A pinch of salt 
  • Butter or vegetable oil for the griddle
  • Syrup and/or fresh fruit to serve

Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Lightly beat the egg and stir in the wet ingredients. Incorporate them into the dry ingredients. You will see some activity due to the kefir and the baking soda reacting.

Pour about 2-3 tbsp on the pre-heated, lightly greased skillet to form the mini pancakes, as many as you can fit on the skillet. Wait until bubbles form to the top of the pancakes, flip them and gently press them so the heat ca go all the way through. After 2-3 minutes pile them on a plate and serve with syrup, syrup butter and fresh fruit.  

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