Kéfir Pancakes
 
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Kéfir is a fermented milk drink similar to a thin yogurt that is made from kéfir grains and milk. When used in pancakes, it adds flavour. Note: this recipe does not use any baking powder. Kéfir is acidic, so only baking soda is added. Mix the wet and dry ingredients for a short period, as the baking soda/acid bubbling comes quickly. A long mix drives the bubbles out.
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Recipe type: Pancakes
Serves: 8 or 16 (4") Pancakes
Ingredients
2 Cups Batter
  • 1 cup (125 g) Flour
  • ¾ tsp (6 g) Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp (3 g) Baking Powder (optional)
  • ¼ tsp (2 g) Sea Salt
  • 1 cup (240 g) Kéfir plain
  • ¼ - ½ cup (60-120 g) Milk
  • 1 (50 g) Eggs
  • 1½ TBSP (25 g) Unsalted Butter, melted OR Sunflower Oil
  • ½ tsp (3 g) Vanilla extract
  • For griddle surface Non-stick Spray or vegetable oil
4 Cups Batter
  • 2 cups (250 g) Flour
  • 1½ tsp (11 g) Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp (5 g) Baking Powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp (3 g) Sea Salt
  • 2 cups (480 g) Kéfir plain
  • ½ - 1 cup (120-240 g) Milk
  • 2 (100 g) Eggs
  • 3 TBSP (45 g) Unsalted Butter, melted OR Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tsp (5 g) Vanilla extract
  • For griddle surface Non-stick Spray or vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Turn on griddle. Heat until drop of water sizzles
  2. Griddle - 350°F/180°C/Gas 4 - Moderate to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5 - Moderately hot
  3. In a large bowl, whisk dry ingredients
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk kéfir, eggs, milk, butter and vanilla extract
  5. Add ALL of the wet mixture to dry and whisk, but not too long.
  6. Apply non-stick spray or oil to the griddle.
  7. Pour ¼ cup batter to make 1 pancake. If the batter is thick, spread out with bottom of ladle.
  8. Bake on side until many bubbles appear on surface and the edges are set, about 2-3 minutes
  9. Holes will appear, pop and not fill in.
  10. Flip over and bake until bottom golden brown, about 2 minutes
  11. Remove and serve
Recipe by On Bread Alone at https://onbreadalone.com/recipes/kefir-pancakes/