Strawberry Pumpkin Waffles with Creamy Nut Butter Dip

Let’s get seasonally scrumptious with Strawberry Pumpkin Waffles! Made with Lifeway Kefir, this recipe is made with your health in mind.  They’re delicious on their own, but we’re taking it up a notch by adding our Creamy Nut Butter Dip. This smooth and rich topping enhances the flavor and boosts the nutritional profile of the dish thanks to the probiotics in Lifeway Kefir.

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 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 special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.

Prep Time: 15 mins Servings: 4-6


  1. First, preheat your waffle iron and spray with nonstick spray.
  2. For the waffles: Mix the pumpkin purée, Strawberry Lifeway Kefir, vanilla, and eggs/egg whites or egg replacer in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until thick and creamy. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the oat flour, coconut sugar/baking stevia, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. Stir well and sift completely until mixed throughly. Pour the liquid ingredients from step 2 into this bowl and mix everything together with your hand mixer until completely blended.
  4. Place the batter into the waffle iron and cook waffles until done. Place cooked waffles on a large baking sheet or pan lined with parchment paper while you cook the rest of them, and repeat with all the batter until done.
  5. To make the dip, just add the cashew butter, dates, maple or honey, Lifeway Kefir, and vanilla into a small food processor and blend until you get a nice creamy dip. Pour into a small bowl, and use as a drizzling sauce for your waffles.
  6. Top your waffles with the dip drizzled on top alongside the fresh strawberries, pumpkin spice, or whatever else toppings you like!