Kefir is a fermented milk drink that is thinner than yogurt but packed with millions of probiotics that are great for your gut health. Perhaps you’ve seen kefir on the shelf in the dairy aisle next to the milk and the yogurt, but you’ve never taken the leap and put a carton of it in your shopping cart. If you’re curious how you can make it a part of your routine, start with breakfast.
Think of kefir as a drinkable, pourable yogurt that can replace regular yogurt in recipes like overnight oats, smoothies, coffee cake, and breakfast bowls, or makes a great substitute for buttermilk in your fluffy morning pancakes. Plus, kefir has a tangy flavor that adds just the right oomph to whatever you’re mixing up for breakfast. Check out our guide to 12 kefir recipes for breakfast and get your morning off to the best and most delicious start.
Raspberry Kefir Overnight Oats
A blend of kefir, almond milk, rolled oats, chia, fresh raspberries, and just a dash of sweetener makes for a healthy, nutritious breakfast that’s made the night before and ready the moment you open your fridge.
5 minutes 300 calories Easy
Kefir Breakfast Bowl
Instead of waiting overnight for this breakfast bowl to come to fruition, this healthy protein-packed breakfast is ready to go in a matter of minutes.
5 minutes 310 calories Easy
Berry Kefir Breakfast Smoothie
A breakfast the whole family can enjoy, this breakfast smoothie is rich in probiotics and has a creamy texture your kids will love.
5 minutes 454 calories Easy
Strawberry Kefir Smoothie
Packed with gut-friendly probiotics, this strawberry kefir smoothie is a quick and easy breakfast treat that will satisfy your morning hunger and your sweet tooth.
5 minutes 112 calories Easy
Mango Turmeric Overnight Oats with Kefir
If you’re a fan of golden milk, now you can have it in creamy overnight oats. Packed with probiotic kefir and anti-inflammatory turmeric, these overnight oats are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast on a busy morning.
5 minutes 195 calories Easy
Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce
Decadent pancakes are entirely possible without the use of buttermilk. Instead, substitute in dairy-free kefir for fluffy, hearty pancakes with a sticky sweet blueberry sauce on top.
15 minutes 250 calories Easy
Apple Pie Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal
Sometimes you crave apple pie in the morning. These things happen. Make apple pie breakfast appropriate with these overnight oats that are loaded with nutrients and probiotics for an indulgent breakfast that’s actually healthy.
10 minutes 378 calories Easy
Kefir Coconut Probiotic Bowl
Give a little life and color to your breakfast with this bowl filled with powerful superfoods, probiotics, healthy fats, and plenty of fuel for a productive day ahead.
5 minutes 300 calories Easy
Fluffy Blueberry Kefir Pancakes
Subbing out buttermilk for vanilla kefir in these pancakes results in fluffy, thick pancakes that are also packed with probiotics so you can eat a whole stack of these and keep your gut happy.
20 minutes 121 calories Easy
Banana Blueberry Kefir Smoothie Bowl
This sweet and creamy smoothie bowl can help improve digestion, boost your immunity, and add healthy bacteria to your gut microbiome for a breakfast your body will really appreciate.
10 minutes 450 calories Easy
Overnight Einkorn Coffee Cake
Make this coffee cake on a Sunday night for a light, sweet breakfast treat to go along with your morning coffee every morning of the week.
7h 22m 320 calories Easy
Green Kefir Smoothie with Granola
Packed with spinach, banana, kefir, avocado, flaxseed, and granola, this is the smoothie you get when you picture the ideal healthy morning smoothie.
5 minutes 332 calories Easy