By now, your favorite insta wellness influencer has probably piqued your interest about kombucha—and if you’re reading this, you’ve probably also already tried kombucha tea. But have you tried baking with kombucha?
If your brain just did a record scratch and rewind, don’t worry. Cooking with kombucha is still catching on as a trend. People who love the benefits of fermented tea are discovering that their favorite baking recipes are even better with kombucha! The reason is simple: Kombucha’s symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) lends itself to baking in a “boochiful” way.
Before you bust out the mixing bowls, fire up the oven and start baking with the ‘booch, it’s important to start small. You can’t turn a regular recipe into a kombucha recipe just by adding probiotics or fermented tea! Bringing SCOBY to the party is going to make your recipe behave differently, so you’ll need to make adjustments.
We recommend starting with something simple like a muffin recipe. Why? Muffins are simple and hardy—AKA, really difficult to mess up. Plus, what better way to start your day than with a kombucha-powered muffin that’s good for your brain and your gut?
Here’s a yummy muffin recipe to get you started, featuring our fav super-healthy, extra-delicious vegan probiotic drink.
Plan for 5-minute prep time, 15-minute bake time. This recipe makes 12 standard-sized muffins (5-5.5cm diameter).