Power Cakes Pancake and Waffle Mix

I think by now everyone knows how much I love my waffle iron. I use it for falafel waffles, cake mix waffles, pocket sandwiches and more. Yes, sometimes I even use it for plain old waffles. If you’re part of the IIFYM (if it fits your macros) scene, you’ve most likely seen waffle creations using a high protein mix called Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes.

It’s some pretty good stuff and you can now find it in many grocery stores. Unfortunately it’s dairy-based so that leaves The Kid out with her allergy. I also don’t like using those kinds of mixes in the same waffle iron that I use for her. It’s not worth the risk. Since I had so much success with the Lenny & Larry’s copycat cookies, I figured this might be worth a try as well.

Power Cakes Pancake and Waffle Mix Power Cakes Pancake and Waffle Mix

  • 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.

The nutrition for 53g of the Kodiak Cakes version is pretty close to mine at 14g protein, 30g carbs, 2g fat, 5g fiber, and 3g sugar. You can dress them up with all kinds of toppings. I had waffles this morning with cacao nibs and coconut flakes.  There are also plenty of recipes in the interwebz for muffins, pancakes and other Kodiak Cakes fun.

I used Orgain Very Vanilla which is a vegan pea and rice protein blend. I haven’t tried this with a dairy based protein powder, but the original version is made with a whey protein blend. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work in this version. Keep in mind that diary protein is less absorbent than vegan so go slowly with adding water as you may not need as much.

If you try a different variation, please leave a comment so we know what works well. I’d also love to hear what you did with your waffles and pancakes. If you’re interested in working with me to get meals together fast while working towards your health goals, I’d love to chat. Drop me an email, or come on over to Facebook and ask a question.

Are you wondering what else you can make with the pancake and waffle mix? Check out these recipes:

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