Stack of Green Kefir Kale Pancakes
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Kale Kefir Pancakes

Vibrant green pancakes packed full of nutrition that are naturally gluten free. They go wonderfully well with a spicy tomato sauce and fried or grilled halloumi slices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: British
Keyword: green, kale, pancakes, vegetarian
Servings: 16 pancakes
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Choclette


  • 300 ml kefir , buttermilk or sour milk
  • Large handful of kale (about 75g) - washed with excess water shaken off
  • 100 g rolled oats
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 large egg (I used a duck egg)
  • 150 g flour – half wholemeal spelt , half buckwheat (but most flours would do)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • good grinding of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil for frying


  • Blitz the kale, oats and salt with the kefir in a power blender until you have a smoothish and bright green batter. I used my Optimum G2.3 for 90 seconds.
  • Add all the other ingredients except for the coconut oil and blitz for a further 20 seconds or until everything is well mixed.
  • Place a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat and add a little of the coconut oil.
  • Pour dollops of batter into the pan, making sure there is room for them to spread. How many you get in will depend on how big the pan is.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes or until bubbles start to rise up in the batter, then flip over and fry for a further 3 minutes.
  • Stack on a plate and put in a warm oven until all of the pancakes are cooked.


If you need the pancakes to be gluten free, ensure the oats and baking powder are gluten free.
If the batter is a little too runny, leave it to stand for half and hour and it should firm up.
Each batch of pancakes will take about 6 minutes to cook. The total cook time will depend on how big your pan is and how many pancakes you can fit into it.
Pancakes can be frozen and reheated in a toaster or a warm oven.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.8g | Protein: 11.7g | Fat: 9.8g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 7.9g | Sugar: 4.7g | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg