Breakfast might just be my healthiest meal I believe that breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day so if I eat unhealthy, sugary, carb rich foods then I just feel blah and feel unsatisfied and hungry most of the day. I like to have protein rich foods to get me going and keep me full until lunch.
I was so excited to discover Kodiak Cakes pancake and waffle mix. I love pancakes. They are so fluffy and sweet but completely unhealthy. These Kodiak Cakes are high in protein. I figured I would try them but assumed I would hate them.
These are so, so, so good! They taste just as good as regular pancakes and add a little maple syrup on top for a clean sweeatener if you want. I actually don’t love syrup on my pancakes so I go without and still find them delicious.
Then I started getting creative on how to make them my own and add a little extra flavor. That’s when I decided to add banana. So delicious! What is even better is that they are super easy to make. I make them according to instructions (1 cup of mix to 1 cup of water). If you want extra protein substitute milk for the water. If you want even more then substitute 1 egg and milk for the water.
I want the extra protein so I add the egg and milk. When I eat these I feel satisfied and full until usually around 1pm for lunch.
For these pancakes I use:
1 mashed banana (I prefer a brown ripe banana for added flavor and sweetness)
1 cup of Kodiak Cakes pancake mix
1 cup of milk (I use almond or oat milk)
Optional: 1 scoop of collagen. I do this for added protein and for the muscle, hair, skin, nails benefit. Not necessary though and it doesn’t change the flavor.
Mix it all in a bowl until all ingredients are fully mixed together.
Cook over stove top in a pan or griddle. I turn the pan on and let it get hot while I mix all the ingredients. It cooks a more even pancake.
Yields about 4 pancakes.
Other options to add to this:
- Chocolate chips
- Carob chips
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Cocoa powder
So easy. So quick. So good!