It’s not a Thanksgiving without homemade kefir biscuits. Try a healthier version made with our plain kefir to add the flaky texture without the extra oil. Best paired with kefir butter, fresh local honey, or homemade jam – the options are endless!
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.
How to Eat More Prebiotics:
To optimize the environment for probiotics, it’s recommended to consume an accompanying prebiotic. Synbiotics are foods or supplements that contain both prebiotics and probiotics. Don’t let the name intimidate you, it’s very simple. If you’re making kefir smoothies (a source of probiotics) or pouring it over granola and fruit (source of probiotics), you’re eating a synbiotic meal.
Foods that contain prebiotics include fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Simply pair them with probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, miso, tempeh, or kefir.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 9 tbsp chilled butter, divided
- 1 cup Plain Lowfat Kefir
- Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Sift together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Cube the butter mix it into the dry ingredients using the pulse mode in a food processor or slowley mix with mixer. Mix until it becomes crumbly.
- Mix in 1 cup cold kefir, just until the mixture is moistened. The dough shouldn't be overly wet but, slightly sticky.
- Roll or pat out on a lightly floured surface about 1 inch thick. Cut into rounds using a 2-inch cookie cutter dipped in flour.
- Place biscuits 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Brush the tops with melted butter. Bake at 450°F for 13-15 minutes until lightly golden and puffed.
- You can brush with more melted butter after removing from the oven. Serve & Enjoy!
- Can replace kefir with our Plain Plantiful