These colorful Kodiak Cakes Muffins are the perfect treat to brighten up your day! Add these to your breakfast spread or enjoy them as a cheery afternoon pick-me-up. Subtly sweet, fluffy, and moist, these muffins are as adorable as they are delicious!
Whole grain Kodiak pancake mix is used as the base, making this recipe quick, easy, and protein-rich. Unsweetened applesauce and skim milk help to lighten up this recipe, which makes 12 muffins at just 2 Weight Watchers points each.
Why you should try this recipe
These Kodiak cakes muffins have big appeal for children and adults alike! Easy to whip up and low on WW points, these colorful muffins are a sweet treat that won’t compromise your weight loss goals. You’ll love them because they’re:
- Quick and easy: Using Kodiak cake mix helps keep this recipe a short story. From the box to your plate, these little beauties are ready in just 20 minutes!
- Light and cheery: Perfect for celebrations or simply to brighten up your meal prep, the sprinkles in these muffins bring so much joy! Plus, they’re delicious.
- Lightened-up: Coming in at just 2 WW points and 104 calories, these muffins are low in sugar and big on nutrients, with nearly 5 grams of protein!
Ingredients in Kodiak Cakes Muffins with Sprinkles
Made with simple ingredients available at your local grocery stores, the muffin batter comes together super fast and tastes dreamy! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 cup milk (I use skim, but whole milk or buttermilk would also work)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1.5 cups Kodiak cakes pancake or waffle mix (Available at your local Costco)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup sprinkles
- 2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 12-hole muffin tin and cupcake liners (optional)
How to make Kodiak Cake Muffins (step by step)
Now that you have your ingredients, let’s walk through the simple steps of this rainbow muffin recipe.
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or coconut oil.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and add in brown sugar.
- Mix in the apple sauce, milk, and vanilla extract with a spoon or spatula.
- Stir in the Kodiak flapjack mix and baking powder; keep 1 tbsp of sprinkles aside for topping, and fold in the rest.
- Divide batter evenly into your 12 muffin liners (if using), use the remaining sprinkles on top then bake in the oven for 18 minutes.
- Cool muffins on a wire rack before serving
How many Weight Watchers Points are in Kodiak Cakes Muffins?
As the recipe is written, these light and fluffy muffins come in as follows:
- Eggs = 0 points
- Unsweetened apple sauce = 0 points
- Brown sugar = 5 points
- Skim milk = 1 point
- Vanilla = 0 points
- Kodiak Cakes Flapjack or Waffle Mix = 11 points
- Baking powder = 0 points
- Sprinkles = 5 points
- Cinnamon = 0 points
- Total 22 points / 12 servings = 2 points per serving
The points in the old system are as follows:
- Personal Points- 2-3 depending on your 0PP foods
- Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 2 using WW recipe builder
- Smart Points- (green) 3 using SP calculator
- Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator
Variations and substitutions
I love the light, vanilla flavor of these muffins as they are, but it’s also SO easy to make swaps that fit your dietary needs and flavor preferences. Here are some ideas:
- Non-dairy milk: If dairy isn’t an option for you, swap out the milk for oat, coconut, or almond milk. Soy milk would also work.
- Refined sugar-free: To lower the points even further, try swapping out the brown sugar for an alternative sweetener like maple syrup, honey, or stevia.
- Fun add-ons: If sprinkles aren’t your thing, you can try adding sliced almonds or walnuts, blueberries, lemon zest, or chocolate chips.
- Alternatives to apple sauce: In place of apple sauce, you could use mashed bananas, greek yogurt, or even peanut butter.
- Egg-free: Omit the eggs and add an additional ½ cup of milk or replace the eggs with flax eggs.
- Gluten-free: Use a 1:1 style gluten-free flour mix.
Tips and Tricks for Kodiak Sprinkle Muffins
- Check for doneness: Stick a muffin with a toothpick to make sure they’re fully cooked. No wet batter should come out on the toothpick.
- Batter consistency: Muffin batter ranges from thin and runny to very thick. Generally, the thinner the batter, the lighter the muffins will be when baked.
- Storage: The muffins store well in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days or keep them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
If you love these Kodiak power cakes muffins, give my double chocolate espresso oatmeal muffins,my blueberry muffins, and my maraschino cherry muffins a try too!
Kodiak Cakes Muffins
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 cup milk *I used skim
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1.5 cups Kodiak cakes pancake mix *see picture
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray a regular 12 hole muffin tin.
- In a bowl whisk your eggs and add in brown sugar.
- Mix in the apple sauce, milk and vanilla.
- Stir in the Kodiak mix and baking powder, keep 1Tbsp of sprinkles aside for topping and fold in the rest.
- Divide batter evenly over your 12 muffin cups, use remaining sprinkles on top then bake in the oven for 18 minutes.
I made these this morning. They are VERY good! Thanks for sharing.
So glad you enjoyed them 🙂
These are AMAZING! Bring out the little girl in me with the sprinkles as I enjoy Funfetti cakes ect. Such a nice break from bananna, nut and oat bran stuff! Thank you Kate and congratulations on your 50 lb loss. I have many more pounds to go but WW freestyle is making it a lot easier.
Thank you Karen, you got this!! So glad you enjoyed the muffins, yay for sprinkles 🙂
Love your muffin recipes! I have the Kodak buttermilk protein mix, can I use that one instead. Thanks
Hi Nancy, that is the one I used 🙂
Loved this revipe but hadto bake for 27 minutes until they were fully baked- definitely not a problem. Will definitely try again.
Hmm that’s weird, mine would have burned if I left them long, ovens can vary though, glad you enjoyed them
Love your banana free recipes. Not because I don’t like banana’s, but because I am allergic to banana’s. Thanks for these other options to make baked goods.
Yay, so glad you are enjoying them 🙂 I try to keep a balance between muffins/loaves with and without them
As one of your banana hating followers I want to say thank you!!! I have 2 boxes of mix that will be muffins in the very near future.
Yay 🙂 you are welcome, I have many banana free muffin/loaf recipes, take a peek 🙂
I made this yesterday and omitted the sprinkles as I didn’t have any on hand ?, and added 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips. They turned out beautifully. Crubed my muffin craving and only 3 freestyle sp! It’s a win, win!
Thank you for sharing your recipes! They help so much!
Sweet!! I think I will try them with chips one day too 🙂 So glad you enjoyed them
Hi. I just made these and it says they are 4 points each
Hi Natalie, if you are using the numbers in the nutritional info posted you can’t as that includes all ingredients (eggs and apple sauce are zero foods) I built this in the WW recipe builder to get the freestyle points .. I usually leave a *note “this includes all ingredients” in the info
Mine are in the oven right now! Cant wait to try them!!
Awesome, I hope you love them 🙂
I made these and they are excellent! Thank you for taking the time to share this recipe with us.
Hi Katie, so glad you enjoyed the muffins they are one of my new favorites 🙂
Can kids eat this kodiak mix?? I cant wait to try these
Sure they can 🙂
I’ve made these several times and my family and I love them. Today I made them with chocolate sprinkles instead of
rainbow ones. While they are not ass festive looking they sure were tasty! Thanks for this recipe
Mmmm love chocolate sprinkles 🙂 so glad you enjoy the muffins
Any recipes for icing for the muffins?
Hi Pat, no I just use the good stuff outta the tub haha, just a little ..you’d be surprised how far 1/2Tbsp goes when you just put a pinch on each
Can you sub anything for the milk?
you could use almond milk if it is a dairy issue
I have made these several times and love them! I found out the hard way though that they should be refrigerated if you plan to keep them for more than a few days. Super easy and they make a great snack.
So glad you enjoyed them Ashley, yeah most of my baked goods should be kept in the fridge or frozen, just due to ingredients used
I am so happy I found your blog and Instagram! These are currently in the oven and my 5 year old is ecstatic lol. I actually got 16 muffins out of the batter, so they are only 1 point each 🙂 I also ran out of unsweetened regular apple sauce, but I had some unsweetened strawberry apple sauce. So used 1/3 cup of each.
Wow that is awesome they are only 1SP 🙂 and I love the idea of using the strawberry applesauce, I must try that! I hope your little one enjoyed them, and you too 🙂
Would the consistency of these be favourable if I added grated zucchini nd blueberries?
They definitely would be denser but you can give it a try 🙂
I love these! My son and I are trying to find healthier choices for snacks and these ate fabulous for that! Thank you for sharing!! ?
Hi Tina, so glad you both enjoy them 🙂
I just realized I order the “Buttermilk” of the mix. Any idea if this will have a huge effect? Thanks!
I buy the buttermilk protein packed, the high protein one has fewer points
Are these full size muffins or mini muffins? It didn’t say and as I am making them now i am using mini and it is maki g way more than 12. That is why i ask if it should be fill sized?
Hi Luan, Instruction number 1) “spray a regular 12 hole muffin tin” so no they are not mini
I used the dark chocolate kodiak mix! It was yummy!
Thanks for sharing! Do u keep them in the fridge?
Yum, love the chocolate mix too 🙂 They are best in the fridge for a few days or freeze them
Thanks for a great recipe. I will apologize in advance because I plan to use it as a “base” for super high protein muffins I make for my husband. He eats one every day for lunch. I usually use one with a pumpkin base adding vanilla protein powder, chia seeds, spices, vanilla and dried fruits. The goal is definitely NOT WW points but a healthy, following muffin meal. I thank you for a new starting point for variety for the man I cherish! ?
Hi Gina…Awww I love how much love you have for him! The muffins sound awesome, thanks for sharing!
I made these today. I used mini chocolate chips and I used a mini muffin pan. It made 24. I used everything and even put the recipe in my WW recipe builder. It came out with 2 points a piece. There’s no way they should be 2 when yours is 2.. right?
Hi, chocolate chips are quite high in points so depends how many you used, and what program are you following, these are 3SP on green
I’ve been on a rough baking streak and needed this win! They are delicious! And I scanned my ingredients into the recipe builder and mine came out to 2 points on green, which makes them even tastier. 🙂 I followed the recipe exactly, including the 18 min. baking time. Thanks for this!
Awesome, so glad you enjoyed them and yay to 2 points 🙂
I made these this morning. They are not as pretty as yours because I probably didn’t properly ‘fold in’ my sprinkles. So my cupcakes are light brown in color, and I accidentally used a whole cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Despite my mishaps – they still turned out nice. Not super sweet like you said but I may add some fruit and a little syrup, and I have a yummy breakfast or snack on hand for those sweet cravings. Thank you so much for your hard work!!
Hi Georgia, so glad you enjoyed the muffins, I love the idea of adding fruit 🙂
These muffins are so good, whether or not you are on WW. I bake these all the time. Sometimes vary the extract, using coconut with coconut flakes, maple extract with a few walnuts etc. also almond poppyseed. Very versatile and tasty! Thank you for the recipe!
Yum, your additions sound delicious! So glad you enjoy them 🙂
These sound amazing could you make them in a donut pan?
Sure, I don’t see why not, happy baking!
I made these tonight and they are great! I accidentally only used 1 cup of the Kodiak mix, and they still turned out good – just a little soft. I bet they’d be perfect with the full amount. I also swapped out the vanilla extract for cake batter extract and it was amazing. Tasted just like a funfetti boxed cake mix!
I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the muffins 🙂