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Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Our baby must really like pancakes because I have been craving them lately. We have been making pancakes on a regular basis for breakfast and dinner. They taste good anytime of the day:) Josh always hopes I will ask for our decadent cinnamon streusel pancakes, but I like to save those for special occasions, not every day cravings:)  We recently made Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce for breakfast and we all loved them-baby included:)

I recently discovered Green Valley Organics Kefir and I am in love. It is a great source of calcium, protein, and has 10 live & active cultures. It is also gluten free and lactose free. It is made from 100% farm fresh organic milk from local Humane Certified dairy farms. I like to drink kefir for breakfast when I am in a hurry. The Blueberry Pom Acai flavor is amazing! I also like to add plain kefir to my smoothies.

I was curious to see if kefir would work in whole wheat pancakes, so we gave it a try. We substituted the buttermilk for kefir and it worked wonders. The pancakes were fluffy, hearty, and filling. We topped them with blueberry sauce and gobbled them up. These Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes are delicious and nutritious.

If you are looking for a new pancake recipe that is good for you and still extremely tasty, try our Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes. I know we will be making them again-the baby is already asking for them:)

We have a special Green Valley Organics giveaway today! Trust me, you want to enter, their products are amazing. I love their kefir, yogurt, and sour cream. For details and to enter, please read below.

Giveaway:

For a chance to win an insulated grocery tote (approximate value $30), filled with a variety of Green Valley Organics lactose-free yogurt, sour cream, and kefir, please leave a comment on this post.

For additional entries, leave separate comments for each of the steps listed below.

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This giveaway will be open until Tuesday, June 7th at 8pm MST. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Please make sure you leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Good Luck!

*Green Valley Organics is providing this giveaway, but our opinions are our own.


Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Yield: 6-8 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup plain kefir, plus 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blueberry Sauce:
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons corn starch

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

2. In a large glass measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together kefir, canola oil, egg , and vanilla extract.

3. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Stir gently with a spatula until combined. Don't over mix.

4. Heat a griddle pan or non stick skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 of a cup of pancake batter onto the hot griddle pan, spacing out the pancakes a few inches from each other. When the pancakes start to bubble up, flip and cook until pancakes are lightly browned.

5. To make the blueberry sauce:
Cook blueberries, agave or honey, water, and corn starch on medium heat for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve warm over pancakes.

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321 Responses to “Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce”

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    Amilia Nimblett — June 3, 2011 @ 3:59 am

    Those look great! The give-away sounds very fun :)

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    Marilyn — June 3, 2011 @ 6:01 am

    I’ve never tried kefir before, but your rave review of Green Valley Organics has me interested. And pancakes always interest me. :-)

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    Eri — June 3, 2011 @ 6:09 am

    Looks great! I love kefir, too.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 3, 2011 @ 6:11 am

    I’ve never tried kefir but now I’m so curious! These pancakes look amazing… I love blueberry sauce:-)

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    I love kefir and I make my own coconut milk countertop kefir. SO EASY but would love to try this one!

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    Andrea Scoville — June 3, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    YUM!!! Thanks Green Valley Organics!

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    I like you on FB

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    I like them on FB

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    twitter following them

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    Kalee — June 3, 2011 @ 6:48 am

    Mmmm, can’t wait to make these!

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    Keri — June 3, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    This looks like an awesome new recipe for me to try on a nice relaxing Sunday morning!

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    Sarah @ Recipe Love — June 3, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    Those look so delicious!

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    Sarah @ Recipe Love — June 3, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    I’m a facebook follower!

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    Sarah @ Recipe Love — June 3, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    I liked Green Valley Organics on facebook

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 3, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    i’ve never tried kefir but have always been curious…it’s one of those things where i see it at the store all the time but get too scared to buy it in case i don’t like it!

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    Katie — June 3, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    Those look good… and I want to win :)

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    Amber F. — June 3, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    I am lactose intolerant, so I would love to try the kefir!

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    Emily — June 3, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    Oh my! Those pancakes looks super yummy:) I love to buy organic food but sometimes it is just so expensive! I would love to try some of that Green Valley Organic yogurt. I love yogurt!

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    Marilyn — June 3, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    I’m a facebook user. I’ve never tried Kefir. Thanks for introducing it to me.

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    Arica Saltzman — June 3, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    Ooh! These look so good! I cant wait to try these! Thanks for sharing!

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    Kalyn — June 3, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    I would love that stuff! I am lactose intolerant, and I really miss dairy sometimes!

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    Jennifer — June 3, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    These look yummy. We will have to give them a try for sure. I love all of your recipes!!

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    Jenn A — June 3, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    I’ve been wanting to try kefir for a while now. I’d love to win!

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    Mary — June 3, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    My son is going to love that blueberry sauce!

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    SeeNikkiCook — June 3, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    cool, use of a product. I had to Google kefir–I had not heard of it before..the history on Wikipedia was really cool!!!!

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    Sarah G — June 3, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    Looks wonderful!

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    Sarah G — June 3, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    I “liked” Green Valley Organics on Facebook

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    Sarah G — June 3, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    I also “liked” Two Peas on Facebook :-)

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    Sara — June 3, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    These look awesome…I love blueberries! However, I would have to try and figure out a way to make these gluten free so I could eat them :)

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    kelley — June 3, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    I love kefir and we drink it regularly in our house but I’ve never cooked with it- I’ll definitely give it a go. Such a cute story about the little one craving pancakes! :)

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    kelley — June 3, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    I just “liked” green valley on Facebook and twitter. I’ve never seen them in Whole Foods before but am excited to learn more about them!

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    Erica — June 3, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    The pancakes are BEAUTIFUL! I love pancakes for dinner- so yummy. And the sauce makes them absolutely gorgeous. I’ve never had Kefir but would LOVE to try it. A great giveaway :)

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    Sarah J — June 3, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Would love to win!

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    brandi — June 3, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    That little baby boy has good taste! These pancakes look delicious. I love using yogurt/kefir buttermilk in pancakes and especially biscuits.

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    brandi — June 3, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    i like Green Valley on FB

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    brandi — June 3, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    and follow on twitter. i love their products!

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    brandi — June 3, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    and like Two Peas on FB :)

    Happy Friday!! Hope you guys have a great weekend

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    I love blueberry sauce. This looks like an awesome and filling breakfast.

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    Angela — June 3, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    I’d love to try out some new foods like these. Plus, an insulated grocery tote would be incredibly helpful in this blistering heat!

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    Amber — June 3, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    I have never even heard of kefir…sounds interesting!

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