Blackberry and Bacon Toast

For this #ToastTuesday, we’re cravin’ bacon with a health-conscious twist. 🥓 We’re spreading our delicious #smallbatch Lifeway Farmer Cheese and blackberry compote on toasted sourdough and topping it off with a few strips of air-fried turkey bacon for a sweet/savory combination that cannot be beat. Our Lifeway Farmer Cheese gives this #recipe a boost of #protein and #probiotics. The blackberries add fiber and vitamin C. Throw in walnuts, honey, and fresh mint for added flavor, and you’ve got a masterpiece on your hands. Is this bacon you hungry?

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.

Prep Time: 10 mins Servings: 2


  1. Toast your bread to your liking
  2. Over medium heat, add blackberries, cane sugar, and honey. Heat until mix becomes a jam.
  3. In your air fryer, add your strips of turkey bacon and heat to 350 for 12 minutes or until bacon crisp is to your liking.
  4. On your toast, layer Farmer Cheese, blackberry jam, bacon, and top with walnuts, honey, and mint.
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