Kefir Chocolate Chip Pancakes

kefir chip pancakes

What better way to start off a snowy morning than with chocolate chip pancakes? I wanted to give these pancakes an extra boost of nutrition with the Kefir. The pancakes turned out moist, sweet and delicious. They are filling, so no need for a snack an hour later!  The mini chips add great texture and taste to the pancakes.  If you have Plain Kefir, that can easily be substituted as well but would add some extra vanilla extract and sugar.

Kid Friendly Tips: The mini chips itself will make your kids want this special treat for breakfast. Have your child fold the chips into the batter and measure the ingredients. Talk about what “probiotics” are. My 4 year old know what that term means and that it helps “make your tummy feel better”. Mix it up by adding different flavor chips or fruit instead of chocolate chips. I haven’t tried it with any of the other flavors with Kefir but it might be worth a shot. Please reach out to me and let me know how it comes out.

Here is my recipe. Enjoy!

 

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3/4 cup of white flour
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 egg
1 cup of Vanilla Flavored Kefir
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of canola oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of chocolate mini chips

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1. Combine flour through salt in a bowl. Mix with a whisk.

2. Combine egg through vanilla extract in another bowl with a whisk.

3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until moistened.

4. Fold in mini chips.

5. Pour approximately 1/4 cup batter onto non stick pan and flip until golden brown on each side (in a large non stick pan can fit about 2 pancakes). Yields 6-8 pancakes depending on how big you make them.

Tip: While you are flipping pancakes keep the ones that are done on a cooling rack in the oven on low temperature. This will keep the pancakes nice, warm and crisp for when you are ready to serve.

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