I don’t make pancakes too often in our house. During the week, we are usually in a rush to get ready, and on weekends, hubby is usually in charge of breakfast, and his specialty is eggs and toast!
But the boys have been begging me to make pancakes lately. So I recently made some Fluffy Kefir Banana Pancakes for breakfast, and we all loved them!
I recently found Olympic Dairy’s NEW Organic Vanilla Kefir at the supermarket, alongside their strawberry and plain flavours. I’ve always been curious about kefir since I’ve heard so much about it!
Kefir is a probiotic, fermented milk that contains 2 billion probiotics (per 250ml) and is great for healthy digestive flora. Olympic Kefir is organic, contains 10 different bacterial cultures, and is low in fat with only 1% M.F.
I was a little skeptical at first because I wasn’t sure what the kefir would taste like, but once I opened up the bottle, I was pleasantly surprised! It smelled and tasted so good and was refreshingly smooth! The vanilla flavour was amazing.
I’ve heard of adding kefir to cereal and smoothies, but I wanted to try it in pancakes. I substituted the buttermilk for kefir, and it worked great! The pancakes were so fluffy and very filling. Normally my boys can eat 3 – 4 pancakes in one sitting, but they were full after just 2! And I love all the healthy probiotics they are getting without even knowing it.
We added some warm blueberries on top so that we didn’t have to use much syrup! I bet these would be great with strawberries too.
We also got to try the Olympic Organic Probiotic Yogurt (we chose the blackberry flavor since that is my boy’s favourite fruit) and the Olympic Krema Greek Style Vanilla Thick and Rich Yogurt! The yogurt was so creamy and delicious, my boys and I loved it. We always have Greek yogurt at home because of it’s high-protein.
As a mom, I love that all of Olympic products are made with 100% natural ingredients! And being Canadian, I also like that they are made right in Delta, B.C.
If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious pancake recipe, then I hope you try my Fluffy Kefir Banana Pancakes! My boys are already asking me to make them again.
I encourage you to check out the Olympic Dairy website for some delicious farm-to-table recipes;, you won’t be disappointed! I think the Lemon Yogurt Scones will be next on my list of breakfasts to make for the family!
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Ultima Foods, the opinions and language are my own.