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Our family is usually on the go in the evening at least two to three times a week. On nights Baby has karate, we’re typically not eating dinner until about 7:15. Once in a while to save a little time and craziness on the late dinner evenings my go to meal is pancakes. Breakfast for dinner usually calls for minimal prep time, but receives big cheers from the kids. Last week I surprised the kids with these sweet and fluffy Blueberry Kefir Pancakes and I immediately heard cheers that I was the Best Mom Ever!
DH has his go-to recipe for making pancakes from scratch so I decided to get a little creative and pump up the flavors with some smooth and tangy Lifeway Kefir. I liked adding the delicious blueberry profile to my pancakes without adding artificial sweetners.
Armed with my large griddle and spatula, I can make a mountain of pancakes and minutes. The Blueberry Lifeway Kefir provides a hint of sweetness and a layer of blueberry labor without being overpowering. My picky five-year-old devoured these pancakes without a hint of suspicion that they were good for him. I also can be confident substituting the kefir for milk in the pancake recipe knowing that Lifeway only uses milk from cows that free from pesticides, antibiotics, and synthetic growth hormones. I don’t have to sacrifice my family’s well-being to make dinnertime feel like a treat.
Making a mountain of my #KefirCreations pancakes is also a great way to save on my weekly meal budget especially when I have Lifeway Kefir coupons at my fingertips. I made so many pancakes there were plenty of extra to freeze and reheat for mornings later in the week.
Next on the agenda is to swap the leftover Blueberry Kefir with my son’s usual drinkable yogurt. Jed’s growing bones will definitely reap rewards from the benefits of Lifeway Kefir’s calcium, 11 grams protein and probiotics to keep his digestive health on track. His picky eating habits are quite the challenge sometimes.
What’s your favorite tip that helps you save time prepping for meal time?
- 1½ Cups of flour
- ⅓ Cup of sugar
- 3½ teaspoons of Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons of Canola Oil
- 1¼ Cup of Lifeway Blueberry Kefir
- ¼ Cup of Natural Vanilla Creamer
- Preheat electric griddle to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the egg, oil, vanilla creamer, and blueberry kefir.
- Lightly grease griddle if necessary for your model.
- Ladle approximately ¼ cup of pancake batter onto hot griddle and cook 2-3 minutes.
- When the top of the pancake appears slightly dry and bubbles have popped, flip pancake to cook on the other side.
- Serve pancakes with butter and your favorite syrup or glaze.