Copycat Chocolate Power Cakes Waffles and Pancakes

Have you seen the news that Kodiak Cakes is coming out with two new flavors of their Power Cakes? Double chocolate and crunch peanut butter are set to release nationwide, according to what I’ve seen floating in the interwebz, on April 17th. So what do you do if you just can’t wait? If impatience gets the better of you?

You can make your own! No waiting required, no buying of mixes. You also don’t have to pay the outrageous prices that they charge for trendy mixes with added protein. I’ve already hacked and copycatted the Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix and now I’ve made my own chocolate version. Simple as can be.

I’ll actually paste the original recipe below instead of just linking it. It will save you a click and a trip. To make the chocolate version, just add 1 Tbsp (5g) of baking cocoa to each serving of the mix. So 1/2 cup (53g) of the basic mix below + 1 Tbsp (5g) of baking cocoa, 1 cup (106g) of the mix + 2 Tbsp (10g) of baking cocoa, and so on.

Power Cakes Pancake and Waffle Mix Chocolate Power Cakes Waffles

  • 3 cups (360g) white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup (90g) vegan pea and rice vanilla protein powder
  • 5 Tbsp (30g) ground flax meal
  • 2 Tbsp (24g) sugar
  • 2 Tbsp (24g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) salt

Mix all of the ingredients well to combine. Store in a tightly sealed container or zip top baggie for up to 6 months. You can also store it in the fridge or freezer. Makes approximately 4 1/2 cups of dry mix.

To use, mix 1/2 cup mix (53g) with 1/2 cup non-dairy milk for each serving. Depending on the size of your waffle iron or pancakes, you’ll get 2-3 per serving.

Makes ten 53g servings of dry mix at approximately 198 calories each – 13g protein, 32g carbs, and 2g fat.  There are also 6g of fiber and only 2g of sugar in my version.

I used Orgain Very Vanilla which is a vegan pea and rice protein blend, but you can also do this with your own dairy based protein powder. Keep in mind that diary protein is less absorbent than vegan so go slowly with adding water as you may not need as much liquid. One of the best things about this is that I only need one mix and can make different flavors by adding cocoa power or PB2 to the batter.

If you buy the pre-made flavors, you’re stuck with that flavor. I like variety along with saving money. 🙂 You can also do this with the real Kodiak Cakes mix instead of waiting for the national release of the new flavors. Waffle on!

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