development – kefir blueberry & pecan spelt muffins

When my parents returned from their third trip to Costa Rica, they got sick shortly after being home.  For a while they figured they’d caught something on the plane ride home.  But after weeks and months, and lots of strange tests at the doctor’s office {seriously weird things}, they began trying a different approach.  My mom began including probiotics in her diet.  Mainly, she was drinking a lot of kefir.  At the time, you could only find kefir in specialty food stores. 

Recently, I’ve been seeing it stare at me in my local Store.   I wondered what it would be like to use kefir in some of our favorite foods.  So I bought some.  Since then we’ve made cookies pancakes, soup, and muffins.  Here is the muffin recipe:

kefir blueberry & pecan spelt muffins

3 c spelt flour
¼ c raw sugar
1 tbs baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 c kefir
2 tbs lemon juice
1 stick butter
1 ½ c blueberries
1/3 c coarsely crushed pecans

Mix all ingredients except blueberries and pecans.  If the batter is too moist, add another ¼ cup flour.  Carefully fold in the blue berries and nuts.  Bake in mini muffin pan at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

makes almost 2 dozen mini muffins.

 Do you use kefir in your recipes?  Which have you tried and enjoyed?

One thought on “development – kefir blueberry & pecan spelt muffins

  1. Great recipe! There is soo much you can do with kefir, and its soo good for you. I started giving it to my daughter for her intestinal problems, and now our whole family is drinking it every day.

    Very cool!

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