When the kids can’t decide between pancakes and cereal for breakfast, compromise by making Pancake Cereal. It’s easy to prep, made with kefir, and so much fun to eat. Our batter is made from three simple ingredients: pancake mix, plain kefir, and an egg. Prep by squeezing the batter into coin-sized circles on a greased pan. Once the mini pancakes reach a golden brown color, flip them to the other side. Adding kefir to the batter gives each mini pancake a fluffy, cloud-like consistency. We topped our bowl with berries, butter, and maple syrup, but don’t be afraid to get creative and decorate your pancake cereal with toppings of your choosing. The possibilities are endless!
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 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-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 unique trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates that are a source of fiber that are naturally found in a variety of plant foods[b]. 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 systems. Lifeway Oat contains both prebiotics and probiotics for optimal gut and brain health.
Servings: 1 - 2
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Pancake Mix or your favorite option
- 1 tbsp. melted butter or plant-based butter
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup Plain Lowfat Kefir
- Follow instructions on pancake mix.
- Place mix into a squirt container and pour out about a tablespoon size of pancake mix onto a lightly greased pan or griddle on medium heat.
- Cook on each side about 2-3 minutes each.
- Place in bowl with fruit of your choice, butter, and syrup.