Happy Pancake Day from Yorlife Kefir

Yorlife Kefir Pancakes

After Christmas, Pancake Day has to be one of my favourite holidays.  Ok so it’s not technically a holiday but if I ever become PM you can bet your bottom dollar it would be one of my first acts- that and outlawing celery and making wearing crocs in public an offence but hey that’s not likely anytime soon.  So while we may not get a whole day off to enjoy the fluffy little delights that are pancakes lucky for us they are so quick and easy to whip up you can still enjoy them on Pancake Day and any day really!

And because we not only love pancakes but gut health too we thought you might like to try our kefir pancakes recipe this year!  You may not have thought of using kefir before but let me tell you- it is a GAME CHANGER.  The batter essentially rises itself due to the naturally fermented kefir properties and so your pancakes turn out fluffy and airy with the perfect amount of crispiness on the outside.  Trust us, once you have tried Yorlife pancakes you will not go back!



   1 Pint Plain Kefir- Buy it here

   2 Eggs

   4 tbsp Melted Butter

   2 tbsp Sugar

   450g Plain Flour

   2 tsp Vanilla Extract

   ½ tspn Baking Soda

   2 tsp Baking Powder

   Pinch of Salt

   4-5 tbsn Coking Oil

   Fresh fruit/Icing Sugar/Peanut Butter/Anything you fancy really to finish


To make Yorlife kefir pancakes, whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl.  Next warm up the kefir slightly in a pan and add to the egg mixture. Pop in the melted butter and mix everything well.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add them to the kefir and egg mixture. Quickly mix everything to combine, but avoid over mixing. If there are a few lumps left, don’t worry, they will disappear while cooking. Leave it to rest for 5-7 minutes.

The batter should be thick and resemble a consistency of thick yogurt.

Heat a frying with your preferred cooking oil over medium high heat. Place a tablespoon of batter into the pan (or use a fancy sqeezee bottle if you prefer) leaving space between pancakes. Switch the heat to low and cook until golden, turning once*


Serve with fresh fruit, a sprinkle of icing sugar or a drizzle of peanut butter or syrup- really you can finish these however you fancy- the weirder the better in our opinion and please do send us you Kefir pancake creations!!


Happy Pancake Day Kefir lovers! x

*While watching your friends/parents/significant others attempting “The Flip” is generally really entertaining kefir pancakes tend to require a more gentle touch so stick to a skillet for flipping!

Yorlife Kefir-Top Marks in Recent BRC Audit

Yorvale BRC Certificate

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the highest possible accreditation, a Double AA, in the exceptionally stringent British Retail Consortium annual audit.  This marks our 10th consecutive A Grade with the BRC.  The audit, which looks at all aspects of the company’s food safety and working practices, is notoriously challenging.  However due to our continued commitment to food safety and the exceptionally hard work of our team we came out of the day-long audit with the highest praise.

In recent years we have expanded, adding new buildings and storage space to our existing operation which is based on the family farm.  This included our yogurt room, opened last year, from which we make Yorlife, our award-winning line of kefir drinks as well as manufacturing yogurt for other national brands.  This expansion and the fact that the BRC have recently released a new set of guidelines meant the pressure to succeed at the audit was greater than ever.

We would like to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of our staff members who worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect and who continuously strive to ensure that the standards at our facility are maintained.

For more information about Yorvale, Yorlife or to become a stockist please don’t hesitate to get in touch.