I recently tried Kodiak Cakes pancake mix (Power Cakes, Protein Packed) and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I’ll make pancakes for breakfast once in a blue moon, but this mix boasts 14g of protein for 3, 4-inch pancakes…so I wanted to give it a try. I prepared the batter with milk (which brought the protein up to about 18 g) and a little cinnamon and they came out great! A healthier alternative if you enjoy a classic pancake breakfast every once and a while.
I decided to make muffins using what was left of the pancake mix and added my own fall flare to the recipe listed on the box. Here’s my recipe:
Pumpkin Power Cake Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes flapjack mix
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup non-fat or 1% milk (I used 0% fat fairlife milk)
- 1/4 cup butter, softened (not melted)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix until smooth. Grease muffin tins with cooking spray. Fill muffin tins 3/4 of the way full with muffin batter. Bake for about 14-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins.
Nutrition Information: 1 muffin – Calories: 139 cal Total fat: 5g Saturated fat: 3g Sodium: 148mg Carbohydrates: 19g Dietary fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g Protein: 6g – calculated via MyFitnessPal
Pumpkin Power Cake Muffins: Tara Tested, Tara, family, and friends approved! At the request of a colleague of mine, I made these muffins without banana and used pumpkin instead. The flavor worked well with the cinnamon and created a moist texture in the muffin. The original recipe calls for 2 cups of the Power Cake mix, but I was running low and decided to use old fashioned oats to make up the difference. If you are after a lighter, more airy muffin, you might want to use regular or whole grain flour. I am happy with how these came out and look forward to experimenting with different variations and recipes! Dark chocolate chips, walnuts, and peanut butter anyone??