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:)

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Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

4.77 from 13 votes


  • 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. 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 ¼ 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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  1. 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.

  2. These pancakes look fantastic! I will make them this weekend. I’ll have to check out Keffir too – lactose free options are always a plus.

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

  4. Have you ever made your own kefir? I used to make water kefir, but never did milk. One day, when I have time again, like, oh 18 yrs from now… 🙂

  5. 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! ^.^

  6. I love that these delicious looking pancakes have Kefir in them. I’ve been trying to use more Kefir in my baking, and just made brown rice waffles with kefir this morning! My son actually at them too:)

  7. oh yum! I’ve never thought of adding kefir into my pancakes….. I also just posted up a pancake recipe today… but I’ve gotta try this 🙂 Perhaps tomorrows breakfast!

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. The blueberry sauce looks wonderful!! I haven’t had pancakes in awhile and I’m going to make these right away!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

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

  15. These really look yummy! I truly enjoy bluebery sauce, so am looking forweard to trying these real soon!

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  17. Wow! I made these for breakfast this morning and they are fabulous! So light and fluffy! And I had no idea that blueberry sauce was so easy to make. It was so delicious! Thanks so much.

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 5 stars
    I just started making my own milk kefir, and wanted to try making pancakes with it. These are very light and delicious, something you don’t always get with whole wheat flour. The blueberry sauce is easy and good, too. I’ll be using this recipe again!

  21. 5 stars
    5 stars! Delicious pancakes & healthy too! I had fresh blueberries that I just added to the pancakes ‘cause I’m lazy! Great way to use my homemade kefir!

  22. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. I make these all the time. Always looking for great recipes that used kefir, as I have loads ( make my own).

  23. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. I make these all the time. Always looking for great recipes that used kefir, as I have loads ( make my own).

  24. 5 stars
    I’ve read this blog and it made cooking pancake very easy for me. I’ll recommend using this site for all your recipes.

  25. 4 stars
    They were full of flavor. For the kefir, I used our fresh, daily made kefir. I thought it was a little dry and doubled the oil. I added blueberries directly to the batter and put in two scoops of protein powder. It’s one we will do again!

    1. 5 stars
      I added 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt this time. It’s perfect. I wouldn’t change anything with it now.

  26. 5 stars
    I got an over abundance of kefir (love it) and was trying to find another way to use it. I found and tried this recipe. Very good pancakes. Will definitely make again. I think I’ll even make up a bunch and freeze them like another review mentioned. Thanks.

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