A tasty and healthy snack – perfect for the whole family!
Pancake breakfast is a daily tradition in my household. If we’re going to be eating carbs, they might as well have some protein too, which is why I’m a huge fan of Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Flapjack & Waffle Mix:
They also make a variety of protein-packed muffin mixes, including Blueberry, Blueberry Lemon, Chocolate Chip, and Double Dark Chocolate. The Double Dark Chocolate, in particular, is absolutely exceptional. It’s my go-to for encouraging positive behavior in my children, and for my afternoon cup of tea (or coffee if it’s one of those days).
This recipe is from the back of the muffin mix box. However, in order to make the muffins healthier, I omit the 1/4 cup of oil that is in the original recipe. You don’t need it! Plus, it makes the muffins fluffier and lighter, so you won’t feel guilty about eating these. Grab those oven mitts and let’s begin!
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- For younger children you can use whole milk for the extra fat content. Otherwise any reduced-fat or nonfat milk will do.
- 1 bag of Kodiak Cakes Double Dark Chocolate Muffin Mix
As I mentioned earlier, Kodiak Cakes currently makes four flavors of muffin mix. You can try them all here:
Double Dark Chocolate and Blueberry Lemon are brilliant and guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth out there! Blueberry and Chocolate Chip are just ok – they’re a bit bland.
You’ll need a standard 12-cup muffin pan. I use this one from Anolon:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Step 2: Mix the ingredients
Add all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir vigorously until fully mixed.
Step 3: Divide batter evenly in a 12-cup muffin pan
Step 4: Bake for 13 minutes
The recipe on the box says to bake for 12-15 minutes. I’ve found that 12 minutes can leave some muffins a little too gooey, while anything over 13 minutes can overcook the muffins. You can always use a fork or knife to make sure the batter is fully cooked.
Step 5: Garnish and serve!
The muffins will need a few minutes to cool, so in the meantime wash and cut a few strawberries or raspberries. They’re the perfect fruit pairing for chocolate!
Did you try this recipe? How did it turn out? Let me know in the comments below!
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