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Kodiak Cakes: Pancakes (and Waffles) that Pack in the Protein

Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix Ingredients: 100% whole grain wheat flour, 100% whole grain oat flour, wheat protein isolate, brown sugar, whey protein concentrate, milk protein concentrate, buttermilk powder, leavening, sea salt

I’d been hearing about Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix for a little while before finally picking it up in the store. What appealed to me most (besides the fact that we’re talking about waffles and pancakes here), was the higher protein content of this product and the potential to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, any morning of the week, while offering me a better balance of nutrients.

Kodiak Cakes was started by Jon and Joel Clark, who began selling their mom, Penny’s, pancake mix to friends and neighbors as kids. In 1995, Jon decided to try and turn the (very) small family venture into an actual business and market their natural and wholesome products to a wider audience. It wasn’t until 2012 that Kodiak Cakes became a household name after landing in Target stores. There was a failed Shark Tank pitch in 2014, but the attention garnered from that appearance sent sales soaring and their Power Cakes were launched shortly thereafter.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy taking the time to make pancakes from scratch on a slow Sunday morning, but for a “just add water” option with real ingredients, fiber, moderate carbohydrates and more protein than your average pancake, I am a fan! Oh, and they taste great. They’re everything you want from a hearty, whole grain flapjack and more.

Because the recipe couldn’t be simpler, it makes it easy and fun to customize your flapjacks or waffles from there. You can make it with milk and/or an egg for an additional 4-7 grams of protein. And the flavor options are endless–chocolate chip, berry, pumpkin spice, banana walnut–choose your own adventure. Because I am too excited about the beginning of the fall season, I’ve been adding cinnamon and thinly sliced local apple to mine. Fry up some Stone Cross Farm bacon and brew a pot of locally roasted coffee, and you have yourself an amazing Tuesday morning breakfast in approximately 30 minutes (and that’s if you are taking your time). You won’t even need a nap afterward!


Kodiak Cakes has a huge range of products to choose from. Your Co-op is currently carrying dark chocolate and buttermilk Power Cakes mixes, brownie mix, and toaster waffles in dark chocolate and buttermilk. Find them now in the bulk/baking aisle (aisle 4) and with our frozen foods (aisle 5).