Protein Breakfast Pancakes

These pancakes are so flipping good! We’ve modified your traditional Saturday morning breakfast and made it better with a prebiotic fiber boost thanks to whole grain oats. We also used Lifeway kefir instead of buttermilk to offer a healthier protein option. Topped with a drizzle of maple syrup, fresh bananas, and juicy blueberries, this tall stack of homemade pancakes is a great way to start the day!

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 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 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.

Prep Time: 10 mins Servings: 2-4


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth
  2. 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).
  3. Top with your favorite toppings, we topped ours with maple syrup bananas, and blueberries.