Cinnamon Bran Kefir Pancakes

I could not come up with a proper name for these pancakes.  I renamed them so many times, I’m exhausted.

  • whole wheat bran kefir pancakes.
  • wheat bran kefir cinnamon pancakes.
  • wheat bran kefir pancakes.
  • whole wheat bran kefir and cinnamon pancakes.


But finally I somehow just shortened the name to include all three of the main ingredients.

I wanted to healthify the usual pancake and add more nutritious goodness this time.  So I added and omitted the usual ingredients and the result was even better than what I was expecting.

I added cinnamon, and lots of it, to complement the earthy flavor that wheat bran tends to have.  And I added Kefir which is a major source of protein and calcium.  Then I let the batter rest while I completed my morning workout.

A 30 minute pilates workout.  Phew!

Then I ran to the kitchen, heated up the griddle, flipped them, buttered them, and dressed them in honey.   And I’m still quite shocked at how beautifully they puffed and browned.

These are by far, the most amazing HEALTHY pancakes I’ve ever made.  I capitalize the word healthy because usually when pancakes are healthy they just taste well — healthy.  Well these taste healthy, true, but good healthy!  In fact, they’re the most fluffy and moist pancakes I’ve ever made!

You should have seen me eating these pancakes.  I looked like a cartoon character.  I seriously did.

Cinnamon Bran Kefir Pancakes

Yields 4 pancakes


  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unprocessed wheat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup kefir
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon oil


Adapted from: Girl Farm Kitchen



Step 1
Whisk flour, wheat bran, baking powder, and salt together. Add oil, egg, and kefir. If too thick add water, a tablespoon at a time until right consistency. Batter should be thick but thin enough to pour onto griddle.
Step 2
Let batter rest 1 hour in the refrigerator. Or overnight if making ahead of time.
Step 3
Measure 1/4 cupfuls and pour onto lightly greased nonstick skillet or electric griddle preheated at 300F. Cook on both sides as always, flipping over when top starts to bubble or browned on the other side.
Step 4
Serve warm with butter, maple syrup, honey, etc.


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