Inspired by the cosmos, these Cosmic Kefir Doughnuts are covered in an activated charcoal glaze with edible glitter. Using whole wheat flour and coconut sugar, this recipe is a healthier twist on the classic doughnut recipe. These wondrous treats give us the taste of the cosmos without having to travel to the stars.
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You 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 immunity, improve 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 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.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive system.Servings: 6
- ½ cup Vanilla Lowfat Kefir
- 1 ½ cup unbleached whole wheat flour (sifted)
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup virgin, unrefined coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp Plain Lowfat Kefir
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp activated charcoal powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Silver Sanding Sugar & Silver Jewel Dust
- Preheat your oven to 350°F
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
- In a smaller bowl, cream the sugar with the coconut oil. Add the kefir and the eggs and mix well.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir just until mixed (the batter will be thick).
- Transfer the batter to a piping bag or a large freezer bag (cut off one corner to make a piping bag). Pipe the batter into a mini doughnut pan.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Add all dry ingredients into a bowl. Mix in the kefir until you reach a smooth consistency.
- Eggs: Crack one whole egg into the wet mixture, crack the second egg and separate the whites from the yolk. This will allow you to have one whole egg and one with just whites.