Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

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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.


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.

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Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

4 from 1 vote
6 -8 pancakes


  • 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


  1. 1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. 2. In a large glass measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together kefir, canola oil, egg , and vanilla extract.
  3. 3. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Stir gently with a spatula until combined. Don't over mix.
  4. 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. 5. To make the blueberry sauce:
  6. Cook blueberries, agave or honey, water, and corn starch on medium heat for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve warm over pancakes.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

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

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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! 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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 🙂

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

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

  9. I’ve never tried kefir – these pancakes look scrumptious so I’ll have to try them. Thanks!!!

  10. I have not tried Kefir. Trying to make a lot of changes so this looks great!!! Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes! Love trying them!

  11. Thanks so much for sharing! Your recipes always look amazing and I am excited to try this one. I have never tasted kefir and I can’t wait to check it out.

  12. I’ve never tried (or heard of) Kefir before, and it doesn’t sounds like something I’d be able to find where I’m currently living, so this contest is perfect!

  13. This recipe looks really yummy! I love using Kefir in my smoothies, I will have to try using it in this pancake recipe.

  14. YUM! We love pancakes on the weekends! And blueberries! and kefir! What a great idea to combine them all!!! We will be trying these tomorrow!

  15. this sounds fabulous! i keep hearing great things about Kefir but haven’t tried it yet. this would be a fab opportunity 🙂

  16. That blueberry sauce looks delish! I think my little family could eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!

  17. I would love to try all their products, yummeeee, the pancakes sound and look so good, pick me pick me pick me, would be so so grateful to get these goodies, love your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. See. I told you that babies love pancakes. I have had Kefir before and I like to add it to things like smoothies. I never thought about using it in pancakes! I’m going to have to try these. That picture is making my mouth water.

  19. That blueberry acai Kefir sounds so so good! I need to try it! My mom is obsessed with Kefir, so whenever I go home for a few days, I indulge… Great post!

  20. Those pancakes look amazing. I didn’t know Kefir was that healthy, but I’ve been seeing it in all the grocery stores around me recently. I think its time for me to try it!

  21. I’d love the opportunity to introduce some healthy options to my family. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Mmmmm these look delicious and I recently committed to searching for delicious but HEALTHY recipes such as this one 🙂 Thanks! Can’t wait to give these a try!

  23. never heard of this company until i saw on another blog last night – would love a chance to try their products.

  24. Yum! I’ve been craving pancakes like crazy too! Especially cottage cheese pancakes 🙂 These look wonderful.

  25. These pancakes are so cool! I saw some kefir in the grocery store the other day and wished that I had some sort of recipe for it–love this one! Plus those blueberries look amazing!

  26. Though we’ve heartd of it, we’ve never tried kefir. In fact, I don’t know that they sell it at our regular grocer. Something to check tomorrow…
    Can I substitute it for yogurt in baked goods?

  27. I’ve only tried kefir a few times but I really enjoyed it! I always forget to buy it though. I’m going to add it to my shopping list!

  28. Yum, that blueberry sauce looks amazing!! And I’d love to try kefir…I’ve seen it in the store, but haven’t been brave enough to try it yet!

  29. I love this brand! I have been eating the yogurt for a few months and I think it is the best yogurt on the market, lactose free or not. I would love to try thier kefir.

  30. I have to be honest, I’ve never heard of Kefir, but it sounds like a fantastic product! I’m a huge pancake lover and anything that doubles as a pancake ingredient and a breakfast on its own, has me hooked 🙂

  31. Lately, I’ve been trying to introduce new and healthy items into my diet. I recently tried almond milk and have become a huge fan, especially in my smoothies. I would love to try kefir, too!

  32. These pancakes look fabulous and guilt free way to enjoy a delicious Sunday breakfast! Thanks for such a great giveaway! I also have to say your coconut cookies were a huge hit at my house! I’m trying your chocolate pudding cookies next, with Reese’s Pieces instead of Easter candy.

  33. I adore kefir! I’d love to win this.

    These pancakes look incredible! Yum! I’ve been eating a lot of blueberry French toast lately.

  34. YUM!! I had kefir one time while traveling in Asia. Certainly did not have the variety of flavors I’m now seeing in the grocery story. Would love to try it again!

  35. My stomach is grumbling right now! The pancakes look so wonderful and the fact that they are healthy is an added bonus! Congrats on being preggo!

  36. I’ve never tried kefir before but it sounds good and these pancakes look like the perfect sweet and healthy way to start the day!!

  37. I’ve never tried Kefir, but having read all the great things about it, I am definitely going to have to try it….especially in these pancakes!

  38. Those pancakes look delicious. I’ve never heard of kefir before, but being lactose intollerant I think I need to do some looking into it. Thanks for sharing the information about it.

  39. I haven’t heard of Green Valley lactose free kefir before. Sounds great! I’ve followed them on twitter, Facebook, I already follow two peas and their pod on FB, and now I’m leaving a comment! Hope I win!!

  40. I’ve been a fan of Two Peas and Their Pod on FB for quite a while! Love when new recipes pop up in my news feed. 🙂

  41. I am having lactose issues myself.. and would love to try an alternative to milk. I have never heard of Kefir, I wonder if i can buy it locally.

  42. I LOVE this recipe for keifer pancakes!!! I individually freeze them and take them to work. They keep me satisfied throughout the morning!

  43. I just made these for myself. They’re FANTASTIC. I had them with raspberry jam instead of the blueberry sauce just because I didn’t have any blueberries or agave to use.. Still wonderful! ^.^

  44. A friend told me about your site and in less than 20 seconds I knew I would like your recipes.

    I have “liked” your site and Green Valley Organics on FB

  45. Your pancakes look very yummy. But mine didn’t turn out so good. I followed the recipe exactly but the batter turned out very thick so I had to add more kefir. Then the pancakes did not cook through, they were wet in the middle. Maybe, it’s because of the type of flour I used.

  46. Never had anything but buttermilk pancakes in my life. But this morning I was out of buttermilk and we don’t drink milk anymore, so I was wondering if Kifer could replace buttermilk in a recipe. Sure enough, I used your recipe and it was light and fluffy. The probiotics in the kifer are so healthy for you. I will make the switch from now on. Thanks for your post.

  47. This is a super yummy recipe! I used brown sugar in place of regular. And used a little less honey in the sauce. Best pancake recipe yet, and the sauce was so good!

  48. My daughter loves kaifer products. And she will be up any minute so I am going to serve her the whole wheat pancakes made with kaifer in place of butter milk.
    She will love her breakfast today.
    I always have kaifer products in my fridge ever since our grocery store started carrying them.

    Thanks for posting the recipe. Sounds very delicious.

  49. Love the recipe and your products. So nice to be able to have some dairy again. Really appreciate the probiotics aspect too.

  50. Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone
    and tested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop,
    just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
    I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  51. 4 stars
    I make my own kefir, and was looking recipes since my grains are so prolific. This is a great one. I added nutmeg to the pancakes, and thyme to the blueberry sauce. Love it! Thank you!

  52. I’m 8 years too late on this, but just wanted to comment that this is a great recipe! I just made it with pomegranate kefir and was 2 tablespoons short. I also used 2 tablespoons of sugar instead of 1.5 The results were good nonetheless.

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