I don't always make pancakes, but when I do, I prefer kefir chocolate chip pancakes. I love traditional pancakes, but kefir gives these an extra dimension of fullness. When making these pancakes, I also highly recommend experimenting with various flavored kefirs, such as strawberry or pomegranate. I don't think of pancakes as healthy in general, but this recipe calls for only 2 teaspoons of sugar. If you include chocolate chips, you don't even need to use maple syrup. Enjoy some orange juice or a coffee with these.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Add kefir and eggs; stir until batter is moist but still lumpy. Fold in chocolate chips.

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  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until golden on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 22.6g; fat 5.2g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 342.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2019
The pancakes tasted really delightful. They were fluffy, and the chocolate chips gave more flavor. I am looking forward to making this again. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/08/2017
I think buttermilk produces a better pancake... these were sour. Chocolate chips probably cover up the sourness but I left them out in the interest of health. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2017
I also added vanilla and substituted kefir for 2 cups plain Greek yogurt and 1.5 cups water. Even without the chocolate chips they were great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2016
Amazing fluffy pancakes. My daughter can't have traditional dairy but my homemade kefir seems to be okay. This is a great buttermilk pancake alternative that doesn't contain additional milk or butter. These are lighter and fluffier than the pancakes we used to make with milk. And WAY better than using Almond Milk! Next time I may add a small amount of Vanilla or Almond Extract for a subtle flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2018
These are absolutely delicious and are the only pancakes we now make at home! They are fluffy but have a nice chewiness to them. We add frozen blueberries into the batter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2017
These came out great. Made exactly as directed plus added 1/2 tsp vanilla. Used honey kefir. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/07/2017
I think buttermilk produces a better pancake... these were sour. Chocolate chips probably cover up the sourness but I left them out in the interest of health. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2019
Very good just the right sweetness. Cook up perfect. A favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2019
The pancakes tasted really delightful. They were fluffy, and the chocolate chips gave more flavor. I am looking forward to making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2018
I skipped the chocolate chips but made this otherwise exactly according to the recipe. My picky toddler inhaled three for breakfast. This is going into the regular rotation! Read More
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