I had to share this recipe for light, fluffy waffles that are soaked overnight in kefir! So, our family loves making and using milk kefir. My kids and I prefer it over yogurt. I completely stopped buying buttermilk and just substitute kefir in whatever recipe calls for it. We have made delicious muffins, biscuits, and pancakes. Until recently, I hadn’t tried using it in waffles, but my sister-in-law gave me a great recipe for Kefir pancakes that soak the flour overnight! I adapted it to make waffles and they are some of the best! Plus, I feel they are healthier because soaking the freshly ground wheat flour overnight helps reduce the anti-nutrients and improve digestibility. Here is a great video on Soaking Flour for Maximum Digestibility from the Healthy Home Economist.
Kefir Soaked Waffles
Combine and soak overnight 12 + hours
- 1 1/2 cups freshly milled flour
- 1 1/2 cups kefir
The Next Morning Add:
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 eggs (separated)
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Combine all ingredients just until mixed. Add batter to waffle baker according to manufacturers directions. Makes approximately 7 4×4 waffles.
Here is some great information on soaking beans, grains and flour at Whole Lifestyle Nutrition.