Chocolate cakes – trying a HEALTHY version!

I’ve been trying to embrace this health craze. Less fat, more protein — pancakes, waffles, cakes – NOTHING is the same anymore. Lately, the talk of the town is the Kodiak Cakes brand. Different people I spoke to were raving about their high protein pancakes. Delicious and kept them full until 1 pm. Of course, I asked, “What are you talking about?”

I like to eat pancakes / waffles occasionally, so was not up to speed on this Kodiak Cakes brand. Turns out, Kodiak Cakes, has been around since 1995. The company was started by Joel Clark based on his mother’s buttermilk flapjack mix. They are located in Utah. Due to funding the company was slow to take off, but now it has and it’s the latest craze.

It’s an interesting story, you should read about it. Joel Clark was even on Shark Tank in 2014; however, he did not accept a deal with any of the Shark Tankers. That show though introduced his product, people were interested and sales took off at Target. 14 grams of protein per serving does sound good, right!

I bought a box of Kodiak Cakes and made pancakes. I have to say, they had a great chocolate taste. This chocolate mix though, I felt was heavy and the texture was more like a cake than a fluffy pancake. I found a recipe for using the Kodiak mix to make little muffins. I decided to make mini cakes instead. They are cute looking, but the recipe I used was not good. The texture of the cakes were so dense. I went by the reviews and they were saying how “fantastic” their muffins were.

Imagine a cake with these ingredients (too much protein): 1 cup Kodiak mix, 4 eggs, 1 cup unsweetened applesauce or 4 smashed medium bananas. Mix, cook at 350 until done.

Baking is about experimenting. We win some, we lose some, but we don’t give up.

I’m on a quest to make these little cakes healthy and delicious. I just need to fine-tune the recipe.

If you haven’t heard of Kodiak Cakes give them a try. They have all kinds of flavored mixes. You can’t go wrong! High protein, just add some fruit, light syrup – you’ll be in breakfast heaven!

12 thoughts on “Chocolate cakes – trying a HEALTHY version!

    1. If you go, buy a box. They are good and the protein fills you up. I’ve made pancakes and waffles with the mix. We do feel better when we eat cleaner… WELL, you know what I mean, can’t add a big slab of butter on the pancakes anymore UNLESS I am out with friends at a restaurant! 🙂

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      1. My throat closes, though my allergy is far less severe than my sister’s; she’s landed in the hospital several times before the allergy was diagnosed. Other families also have trouble with soy. Betty Crocker is mostly soy free. Aunt Jemima is a soy free pancake mix. Soy is a great antistick oil (candies like chocolate contain it and cooking sprays). It’s also a light flour, so it’s often used in bakery items.

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    1. If you find it, PLEASE try it as a pancake mix FIRST. That’s what they were originally meant to be… THEN, of course, they start branching off with other products. They are really good as pancakes, not as fluffy as buttermilk pancakes, because they are packed with protein, but very nice when you add berries on top with syrup. You’ll feel like you’ve had a decadent breakfast.

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  1. We’ve had Kodiak Cakes in our pantry for a while now. As one commenter says, it’s a struggle with the soy (my wife has an allergy) so we often revert to our preferred Krusteaz brand. But for a “healthy” approach to breakfast carbs they’re pretty good!

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