Kefir Chocolate Chip Pancakes


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 dozen


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups kefir

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 ounces chocolate chips, or more to taste (Optional)


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

151 Calories
5g Fat
23g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 5g
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 127mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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