These pancakes are so flipping good! We’ve modified your traditional Saturday morning breakfast and made it vegan with a prebiotic fiber boost. By eliminating the eggs and substituting Lifeway Oat in place of buttermilk, we’ve developed a recipe that is plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free, but still light, fluffy, and delicious. Topped with a drizzle of maple syrup, fresh bananas, and juicy blueberries, this tall stack of homemade vegan pancakes is a healthier way to start your day.
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.Prep Time: 10 mins Servings: 2-4
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 scoop vegan protein powder
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth
- On a non-stick skillet over medium heat, add 1/4 cup batter and cook until edges are golden brown (about 2-3 mins each side).
- Top with your favorite toppings, we topped ours with maple syrup bananas, and blueberries.