What are Kodiak Cakes? Why do I need a list of Kodiak Cake recipes?
To put it simply, they are a brand of whole-grain, protein-filled pancake and waffle mix that people are using to make cakes, cookies, and protein balls as well as pancakes and waffles.
Why is there so much fuss about them among the health and fitness community?
Well, because they use whole grains instead of refined flour or even whole wheat, they are much healthier and nutritionally dense.
However, you do need to be careful and read the ingredients as some flavors can have much more added sugar than others.
So you want to try out these Kodiak cakes but don’t know where to begin? Here are 24 Kodiak cake recipes.
A high-protein muffin with sprinkles? That’s right. If you want to keep your protein intake high but also satisfy your inner child, this recipe is 100% for you. You’re using applesauce as a binder and sweetener in this recipe, to cut back on the added sugar. And incase you’re wondering where you can pick up a box of this magic pancake mix, Costco stocks Kodiak Cake mix to the max.
Fall season is full of deliciously warming flavors, pumpkin spice being the most notorious. However, it’s not traditionally a season to keep your fat or sugar levels low! This gorgeous recipe bumps up your protein, and satisfies your seasonal cravings, all while keeping the empty calories way down low.
If you can be bothered with the hassle of rolling the individual protein balls (see, this really depends on my mood), this recipe is truly where it’s at. The ingredients are so pure, you don’t even need to cook them. I Heart Naptime has you mixing Kodiak Cake mix with peanut butter, honey, vanilla, oats, and chocolate chips. Protein balls also freeze really well, which helps if eating all the balls in one day is an issue for you.
Chocolate chip cookies are one of life’s greatest pleasures. A simple cookie, but it brings so much joy to people of all ages. Summer Yule kindly hands out a recipe using Kodiak Cake mix so you get that tasty hit but filled with whole grains and protein instead of white flour and sugar.
Mug cake is a darn fine invention. If you haven’t had time to bake a batch of cakes, or you prefer not having a dozen muffins nearby to tempt you, a mug cake is ideal. Momma Fit shares how to use Kodiak Cake mix to whip up a cake in a mug for a cozy night in.
For that sweet but substantial breakfast, Summer Yule shares how to use Kodiak Cake mix to create blueberry muffins. They are the perfect breakfast or snack, and because of the ingredients will keep you going much longer than a regular blueberry muffin.
If you need something even sweeter than a blueberry muffin, check out this chocolate chip muffin recipe from Greens & Chocolate. Sometimes you know you need to be healthy and eat something with protein to actually fuel your body, but you also crave a bit of sweetness in your life. If that’s you, this recipe is the answer.
These drop biscuits come straight from the Kodiak Cakes Blog, and are akin to quaint English scones you eat with freshly pressed jam. Super simple, it’s just combining the Kodiak Cake mix with milk, sugar, and butter. It’s quite a thick batter, but not so thick it won’t literally ‘drop’ from the spoon onto the skillet to agreeably cook into a biscuit.
Another flavor of fall. Apple cinnamon closely follows pumpkin spice when it comes to autumnal flavors. Lane Bakery shares how to incorporate cinnamon and apples into delectable muffins.
10. Low-Calorie Kodiak Cake Chocolate Cookies
Not chocolate chip but full-blown chocolate cookies. Health Beet has you covered if you just need that chocolate hit, but definitely don’t need the calories!
A high-protein donut recipe anyone? If you don’t like donuts, you just need to get out of the kitchen because it’s criminal. Family Cookbook Project shares how they’ve managed to make this high-fat, sugary indulgence into a substantial and justifiable snack!
Never feel guilty for having waffles for breakfast again. Snack Girl reveals how using Kodiak Cake mix instead of flour ups the nutritional value of your waffles, so it is actually a great way to start your day and fuel your body!
Is there any glutinous breakfast Kodiak Cake mix cannot create? Tone and Tighten share a fantastic recipe for cinnamon vanilla pancakes. The cinnamon and vanilla add a perfect amount of sweetness without sugar, giving your sweet tooth an acceptable hit without the crash.
There is something nostalgic about oatmeal in cookies, maybe reminding us of childhood when our moms were desperately trying to add something of nutritional value to our snacks? Susie Q boosts the nutritional value of these cookies with oatmeal and Kodiak Cake mix, giving an abundance of whole grains per cookie.
How good do these sound? So good they should be in a bakery and not your kitchen! Thanks to Nourish Schnucks all that can be changed and you can bake an unlimited amount of these out-of-this-world maple brown sugar oatmeal cookies. Oh and without the guilt because they are all whole grain!
Sometimes you need something a little bit more dense than a muffin, and that’s where protein bars come in. Fueling a Southern Soul fuels every soul with this delicious blueberry protein bar recipe. The egg whites and collagen peptides are where all the extra protein comes from.
If rolling balls isn’t your jam, or you’re just not in the mood for it, these no-bake peanut butter bars are the perfect compromise. All of the benefits of the no-bake balls, but without the hassle of actually rolling them. Kodiak Cakes shares this recipe, which uses their very own whole-grain oats.
Banana muffins are a staple home baked good. They always turn out great, and use up all the bananas no one wanted to eat. The real upside to banana muffins is that the bananas are so naturally sweet, you don’t need a whole lot of added sugar. Summer Yule shares a fantastic recipe where each muffin is only 116 calories but offers over 4 grams of protein.
Summer Yule comes through again with another high-protein recipe, this time for cornbread. It might not have bananas as a natural sweetener but cornbread doesn’t need to be particularly sweet. Each serving has over 10 grams of protein!
Who doesn’t love a traybake? And who doesn’t love PB&J? Project Meal Plan also thought this and concocted this delightful recipe where you can enjoy this timeless combination in the form of a high-protein slice, rather than as a sandwich.
Of course, the mix is traditionally used as a pancake mix, but Kayla Girgen RD comes up with the idea of using it to create baked pancakes versus a griddle. This is a much better way of feeding a crowd than having to fry up each pancake individually on a griddle. Prepare the batter, pour it into a baking dish, and voila, slice them into ‘pancake squares’ for brunch.
And I'll leave you with the full recipe for my Kodiak Cakes Pumpkin Spice Muffins!
21 Delicious Kodiak Cakes Recipes
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup liquid egg whites I use the one in carton
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- ⅓ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- ½ cup milk I used skim milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1.5 cup kodiak cakes pumpkin mix
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- Pumpkin seeds for topping optional
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray a regular sized muffin tin with cooking spray.
- In a bowl whisk your egg, egg whites and brown sugar together. Mix in your apple sauce, milk and vanilla.
- Mix in your kodiak mix, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and pumpkin spice and stir well. Fold in your chocolate chips.
- Divide batter over your 12 muffin cups, place a few pumpkin seeds on top and bake in oven for 20 minutes.
- Makes 12 muffins at 3 smart points each (2 points plus, old WW program)
- Nutritional info per muffin.. Calories 89...Fat 1.9g...Sat fat 0.9g...Carbs 13.8g...Fiber 1.2g...Sugars 7.2g...Protein 4.2g
- *Note - If you can not find kodiak pumpkin mix you can either use the regular buttermilk kodiak mix or flour and add in extra pumpkin spice and/or nutmeg and cinnamon, the muffins will still turn out but definitely increase your spices to your liking.