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I love creating healthy recipes for my family, and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we try to start each day with good-for-you food. Adapting a recipe to make it healthier is easier than you think. For these Kefir muffins with oats and berries I started with this yogurt muffin recipe., and then made a few changes…
These muffins have probiotic properties with Lifeway Kefir; plus whole wheat flour, steel cut oats and fresh berries! It’s a complete, healthy breakfast in a muffin wrapper. I can feel good about starting our day with a muffin packed with so many good foods. Lifeway Kefir is a smooth, tart, refreshing cousin of yogurt, often thought of as the “Champagne of Dairy.” It gives the muffin a very fruity flavor and adds moisture to make them soft and delicious. Originating in Eastern Europe over 2000 years ago, kefir’s probiotic cultures have long been enhancing feelings of well-being. Lifeway Kefir contains 12 live and active Probiotic cultures that support the immune system and balance digestive health. It is naturally Gluten Free, 99% Lactose Free and contains No Artificial Sweeteners and is rich in Calcium. Lifeway also only uses milk that comes from cows that are not treated with pesticides, antibiotics, or synthetic growth hormones. The cows are grass fed and GMO free. It’s great just in a glass too, so enjoy a glass of Kefir with your Kefir muffins!
I just recently discovered steel cut oats… have you tried them? The look is more like cream of wheat than traditional oatmeal, but they are actually really great for muffins. The oats are cut smaller, which works great in the muffin mix.
Stir in the berries last. If using frozen berries make sure to soak up the extra moisture before adding to the mixture.
You will have enough kefir muffin batter to fill the 12 cups almost full. I wasn’t sure how they would rise, so I didn’t fill so full. They rise less that white flour muffins, but are still light because of the oatmeal.
here are a couple of other healthy breakfast options that you can find on my site: