Kefir is a fermented milk beverage that contains three times more beneficial bacteria and yeast than regular yogurt. The yeast in the kefir slowly works overnight to leaven this gluten-free batter giving this cake a wonderfully light crumb!
Benefits of Kefir
Kefir is a rich source of protein, calcium, and B vitamins. It is more powerful than yogurt. Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria, but kefir can actually colonize the gut. Remember, all disease starts in the gut, so we want to have beneficial bacteria growing there. Kefir’s strong antibacterial properties also protect the gut from various harmful bacteria.
Although traditional dairy products can cause inflammation in the body, fermented dairy products can potentially protect against cancer. Many people who are lactose intolerant can often digest kefir because it contains a lower amount of lactose and as well as enzymes to digest it.
Kefir can also be made from coconut water which works great in this recipe if you have a dairy allergy. It’s easy to make at home too.
Baking with Kefir, does kill some of the healthful bacteria, but most of the beneficial nutrients still remain.