Nothing helps beat the Monday blues quite like pancakes do, amiright or am I right? Maybe even pancakes for dinner after a long, tiresome, snow-filled Monday. YES TO ALL THE PANCAKES AT ALL TIMES!!!! I honestly think if I were to have to choose 1 thing to eat for every meal for the rest of my life, it would have to be pancakes. I constantly crave them, and can you blame me? Who couldn’t love a towering stack of warm, fluffy, deliciousness PLUS all the toppings possibilities!? Just, just wow. I have no words. My love is indescribable. (And now I have writer’s block because I’m just daydreaming about pancakes, which apparently I have no words for).
Mmmmmm… *still thinking about pancakes*
OKAY. Snap out of it Bailey. Gotta share the deliciousness.
This recipe is near-and-dear to my heart because, well, it’s super healthy and packed with protein, but it’s made using Kodiak Power Cakes mix which is one of my all-time favorite pancake mixes! And no, this is not an ad, I have no affiliation with the Kodiak company (as much as I wish i did because then I could die a happy woman), I just have a tongue with taste buds that are huge fans of the stuff. Now I love Kodiak Cakes with a burning passion for two reasons (not including how unbelievably mouth-wateringly tasty it is).
Reason number 1: I remember it like it was yesterday. It was my first time shopping alone at Costco since I moved away from home for University. I thought to myself, “YES, finally, I can buy whatever I want, no parents here, just me and my food.” Let it be known that I should not have been shopping at Costco as a first year university student only looking to feed/supply for herself while living in a dorm room with a minuscule excuse for a fridge and negative storage space. Needless to say, I went a little crazy. I was well stocked for the entire year. One of the many, many items I purchased, none other than a giant box of Kodiak Power Cakes Mix, of course! This mix quickly become the only pancake mix I would eat because it tastes so freakin’ good and it was actually healthy?! Come on, how is that even possible? But it helped me get through many a stressful times during my first year of school and for that, I am forever grateful.
Reason number 2: it has no crazy additives! I actually understand every single one of the ingredients listed on the box and could literally remake it with things I currently have in my kitchen. Usually I steer clear from store-bought mixes due to additives that companies put in to make their products taste better or last longer, but not my good friends (JK I know none of them) over at Kodiak Cakes! Alllll good stuff, all the time. That’s what I’m talking about.
So now let’s get to talking about this recipe. For a while I was just making Kodiak Cakes from the recipe listed on the box, but as I got older (and was no longer confined to a dorm room), I began some experimentation. This is one of the many recipes I now crave constantly, so I thought I’d share it with you all. It’s dairy and sugar free (say whaaaaa?) and tastes like dessert for breakfast. I’ve actually made this exact recipe for a healthy dessert before, too so it could also be breakfast for dessert. You’ve got some protein in there, healthy fats, anddddd I’ve snuck in some sweet potato for added texture and health benefits. So on top of everything else you’re going to get some fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese AND some nice fluffy pancakes! Sound like a deal?
Now it’s time to cure the Monday blues! Go get yo pancake onnnnnnn my peeps.
Fluffy Chocolate Peanut Butter Kodiak Cake Pancakes
- 1 egg
- ½ cup + 1 Tbsp Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk
- 1 Tbsp Pic’s Peanut Butter + more for topping
- 2 Tbsp cooked, pureed sweet potato
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Hershey’s Natural Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup Kodiak Power Cakes Pancake Mix*
- Coconut oil for griddle
- Fresh chopped bananas
- Dark chocolate chips
- Heat your griddle over medium heat.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine your egg, cashew milk, peanut butter, sweet potato, vanilla, and coconut sugar.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together your cocoa powder and Kodiak mix.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
- Grease your griddle with some coconut oil and pour about ¼ – ½ cup batter on the griddle until all the batter has been used. Allow to cook until the tops of the pancakes are mostly covered with bubbles, then flip and allow to cook on the other side for another minute or two.
- Remove from the griddle and top with extra peanut butter, bananas, and dark chocolate chips.
* If not using Kodiak mix, you can sub your choice of flour in plus 1 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt. Please note different flours have different absorbency levels, so the amount of milk may need to be adjusted to achieve the right consistency.