We've become huge fans of the yogurt-like drink called kefir.
It is praised for it's probiotic content and ability to soothe the stomach and improve overall digestion.
If you're lactose intolerant, fear not, the fermentation process removes the lactose in the milk leaving you with lots of good bacteria to heal your microbiome (gut!).
We actually love it so much we began making our own to save on cost and trips to the grocery store.
I ordered my kefir grains (the starter culture) from Culture For Health and the process of "activating" the grains is super simple.
In addition to biscuits and pancakes, kefir is an excellent addition to smoothies, including our favorite Vanilla-Peanut Butter-Chia Smoothie.
I hope you enjoy these biscuits as much as us. They are absolutely wonderful in flavor as well as filling and nourishing!
Einkorn Kefir Biscuits
Makes 8-10 biscuits
2.5 cups flour (use einkorn or spelt)
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 T sugar (I used coconut sugar)
1 stick butter, shredded
1-1 1/4 cups full-fat kefir (plain, no sugar added; if you make homemade kefir and it's on the thick side, you might need to add more)
1. Preheat oven to 375. Place flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl. Mix well.
2. Shred stick of butter into flour mixture with cheese grater (my favorite kitchen hack!). Mix well into flour mixture.
3. Pour 1 cup of kefir into flour, gently mix together.
4. Add remaining 1/4 cup of milk if needed. I always recommend mixing it together well with 1 cup of liquid before adding more as it's easy to add too much liquid!
5. Place dough on a floured counter. Flatten dough gently to about one inch thick. Cut biscuits with a small glass cup or biscuit cutter of sorts (do not turn the cutter as you are cutting the biscuit, this makes the biscuits not rise as well).
6. Place biscuits in a greased cast-iron skillet (or a cookie sheet if you don't have a skillet).
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden on top. I will sometimes add a piece of aluminum foil on top towards the end if they are getting too done on the top and not yet cooked all of the way through in the center.