I have been enjoying learning more about fermented foods and how they are beneficial to our family. We started brewing Kombucha because G man was having digestive issues and had researched the benefits of probiotics in our food. From there, I began making yogurt to save money and homemade yogurt is better for you and tastes delicious! A good friend shared some milk kefir grains with me last Saturday so I have been making milk kefir for a week now. I mostly used it in smoothies this week, although Adam mistook milk kefir for coffee cream one day. He called me to let me know the cream “was sour.” Haha!! Now I am labeling the kefir so we won’t make that mistake again!
I like putting the milk kefir in smoothies but I also wanted to begin using it in recipes. I found a great website that lists 80 different ways to use milk kefir. The list is great but I also wanted to use it in foods that we eat regularly. During the week, we eat oatmeal most days for breakfast. On Saturdays, the kids like for us to make pancakes or waffles. So this past Saturday I made buckwheat pancakes and I substituted milk kefir for the buttermilk. It was so delicious!