Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Kefir Pancakes

Whip up a batch of these amazing pancakes, to add a little variety to your morning.


  • 1/2 cup oats, ground in blender or food processor (or substitute 1/2 cup flour)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk kefir
  • 1 Tbsp. melted coconut oil, sunflower oil, or grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • Chopped nuts (optional)


  1. In a bowl, mix together the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. In a blender, mix together the kefir, oil, vanilla extract, egg, butter, and honey or maple syrup.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until smooth.
  4. Stir in the chopped apple and until just combined.
  5. Drop 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot griddle, greased lightly with coconut oil or butter. Top the baking pancake batter with a few chopped nuts if desired. When the top of the batter is slightly dry (a couple of minutes), flip the pancake and cook on the other side.
  6. Serve warm.

At A Glance

YIELD: Makes 12 pancakes