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With the return to school just two weeks away, I am trying to get back into a routine so it will be smooth sailing for Chewsy Kids. Breakfast is one of the hardest parts of my morning routine and I always feel like I’m in a rush. So I’ve been experimenting with different quick breakfast recipes to make our mornings more smooth.
Muffins are really quick and can be frozen so my thought is if I make them ahead and freeze them, I can just pop a few in the microwave in the morning and we can be on our way. I used Lifeway Kefir probiotic smoothie for #CollectiveBias in this recipe to add even more benefits to my breakfast routine.
In culinary school we took all kinds of classes, but heavy emphasis was placed on French Cuisine, which in case you haven’t heard, is super rich thanks to staple ingredients like pork fat, butter, and cream. Crazy delicious right? Right, but not exactly what you want to be forming your meals around on a regular basis. So these two chefs are trying to still enjoy the foods we love but in a way that is better for us.
The guys in the house love blueberry muffins. In all transparency, I JUST started eating blueberries this year. I know, where have I been? In my #KefirCreations, I replaced the heavy cream I would normally use in their favorite muffins with Lifeway Kefir Cultured Milk Smoothie, and was able to still deliver on great tasting muffins. The kefir made them a little tart, it has a tanginess similar to yogurt but they were still light and delicious. Lifeway Kefir contains 12 live and active probiotic cultures that support the immune system and balance digestive health. It’s also gluten-free and 99% Lactose free. If you want to try it you can sign up HERE for coupons. Plain is available and they also have great flavors like strawberry, blueberry, and peach!
Kefir Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Makes 1 Dozen
1 Stick of Unsalted Butter, melted
1c. Lifeway Kefir Milk Smoothie
1Tbsp. Lemon Zest
1tsp. Lemon Juice
1/4tsp. Vanilla Extract
2Tbsp. Baking Powder
1 1/2c. All Purpose Flour
3/4 tsp. Salt
1c. Blueberries, fresh
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix Eggs, butter, kefir, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla and sugar until combined well.
- In a separate bowl mix baking powder, flour, and salt.
- Add dry ingredients slowly, to the wet ingredients until just mixed. do not overmix or your muffins will be heavy and dense.
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Pour in prepared muffin pan and bake for 15-18 minutes.