This Shrove Tuesday, let’s make a pact: no extra bloody protein pancakes. For someday of the 12 months, we wish actual pancakes, made with sugar, flour and a great dose of flavour. But that doesn’t imply that they will’t nonetheless pack a severely nutritious punch – as these vegan kefir pancake recipe proves.
Kefir is a gut hero ingredient, with studies confirming it to be a stronger probiotic than yoghurt. It incorporates billions of stay micro organism and yeasts, and to incorporates the probiotic Lactobacillus kefiri – a strong antibacterial known to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria like E.coli and salmonella. It’s additionally backed with vitamin K2, which helps us to soak up calcium into the bone cells. Studies have proven that supplementing K2 has been proven to scale back your danger of fractures by as much as 81%.
Normally, vegans don’t get to take pleasure in all these advantages as kefir tends to be a dairy product. However, this recipe makes use of Cocos Organic Natural Kefir, however there are different vegan choices on the market together with The Collective Kefir’s coconut kefir drink or Biotiful’s choices. You can even make your personal kefir utilizing soy milk and ready-to-drink water kefir.
225g self-raising flour
2 tbsp golden caster sugar (or coconut sugar should you choose the style)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
30ml coconut oil (melted), plus additional for frying
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
400ml Cocos Organic Natural Kefir
Sift the flour into a big bowl earlier than including the caster sugar, baking powder and salt.
Mix collectively after which whisk within the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and 375ml of the coconut milk kefir.
Stir till you will have a easy batter, concerning the consistency of thick double cream. If it appears somewhat too thick, add the remaining kefir to loosen.
Melt somewhat coconut oil in a big frying pan.
Add a big spoonful of the batter for every pancake. You could possibly match two or three pancakes within the pan at a time.
Cook on a low warmth for as much as three minutes, or till small bubbles begin to seem.
Flip over the pancakes and prepare dinner for an additional two minutes or till pale golden and properly risen.
Transfer to a plate and prime with no matter you want. We love a drizzle of maple syrup, a dollop of coconut yoghurt and a load of recent berries.
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Images and recipe courtesy of Cocos Organic.