Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day. For many, it can seem that there just isn’t time for a homemade breakfast. But by keeping some cultured food in the fridge, or preparing the night before, it is easy to start the day with cultured foods.

1. Create Cultured Breakfast Smoothies

Yogurt, kefir, and buttermilk make an excellent base for the every popular smoothie. Why are smoothies so loved? Perhaps because they are easy to make, provide a medium for incorporating endless varieties of foods and supplements, and can be adapted to any taste or diet.

2. Make a Cultured Parfait

A parfait looks fancy, but is simple to assemble. Layer homemade yogurt, fruit and granola, cereal or alternative for a tempting breakfast for the whole family.

3. Add Cultured Fruit

Culture fruit to add to any breakfast, for a probiotic boost. Applesauce is the classic choice. Or try culturing fruit syrup for pancakes, waffles, or a topping for yogurt.

4. Add a Homemade Spin to a Bagel

For those who begin every day with a bagel and cream cheese, homemade sourdough bagels are fun and easy to make. Top with some homemade cream cheese. Both can be made the weekend before to keep mornings running smoothly.

5. Perfect Pancakes and Waffles

Pancakes and waffles are a beloved part of breakfast. To make the morning less rushed, allow sourdough to do the work! Mix up some batter the night before, then all that’s left is cooking the batter.

6. Muffin Anyone?

Muffins can be made with nearly any ingredient on hand. Try a sourdough muffin recipe for muffin that will win over even the pickiest of the breakfast crew!

7. Pour Some Porridge

A hot bowl of porridge is the perfect way to warm up before facing the day. Cultured porridge cooks quickly, leaving more time to enjoy breakfast! Top with yogurt, sour cream, or lacto-fermented orange marmalade for a special treat.

8. Try Some Savory Recipes

Many people think sweet for breakfast. But savory foods provide a concentrated source of nutrition for an energized start to the day.


No matter what the schedule or time of year, cultured foods can be a part of any breakfast.