Muffins made with protein pancake mix! Try these easy Kodiak Cakes muffins without banana for a simple and healthy snack.

kodiak cakes muffins made with applesauce on a white kitchen cupboard

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There’s nothing like a delicious, moist muffin to satisfy a snack craving.

And as a dietitian, I’m extra happy when that muffin is high in protein, low in added sugar, and super nourishing, too.

These Kodiak Cakes muffins made with applesauce tick all those nutritious snack boxes. They’re filling and nutrient-dense, and they’re super easy to make. And they’re extra delicious smothered with peanut butter… just so you know.

Learn how to make this easy sweet snack that’s perfect for meal prep!

kodiak cake muffins sitting on a white marble counter

Why you’ll love Kodiak pancake mix muffins

Healthy: Two muffins contains 12 grams of protein and very little added sugar. They’re filling and balanced, and much more blood sugar friendly than what you’d find at a bakery.

Quick: Making the batter takes just a few minutes, and then you leave them to bake. They couldn’t be easier!

Meal prep friendly: Make a batch of these Kodiak muffins on Sunday and you’ll have a tasty snack all week long.

Delicious: Made with applesauce, honey, melted butter, and milk, these simple muffins are moist and lightly sweet.

Ingredient notes

Here’s what you’ll need to make Kodiak Cakes muffins.

Ingredients for kodiak cakes muffins without banana displayed in small bowls on a white counter

Kodiak Cakes pancake mix: More specifically, you’re looking for “Kodiak Power Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix” in the Buttermilk flavor. This is a whole grain mix with extra protein, so it’s super nutritious.

Cinnamon and salt: For flavor. Feel free to add a little extra of both if you wish!

Baking powder: To help the Kodiak muffins rise.

Melted unsalted butter: I’ve actually used salted butter for this, and it’s still delicious. You can also substitute olive oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil.

Unsweetened apple sauce: This replaces the mashed banana you’ll find in many other recipes. It’s here for a little bit of sweetness and to provide moisture to the muffins. Make sure you’re getting unsweetened apple sauce.

Milk: I used 2% cow’s milk. I have not tested this recipe with plant-based beverages like almond milk, oat milk, or cashew milk.

Honey: I like the flavor of honey, but you can substitute maple syrup, agave syrup, table sugar, or light brown sugar.

Large egg: I have not tested this with a flax egg, but I think it would work.

Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract and vanilla paste both work. You’ll notice this recipe calls for a full 2 tablespoons for extra flavor, since the muffins aren’t super sweet. Use a good quality vanilla if possible.

How to make muffins with Kodiak pancake mix

Position your oven rack to the middle and pre-heat to 350 F. Prepare a muffin tray with liners. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together Kodiak Cakes mix, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Dry ingredients for kodiak cakes muffins in a glass bowl

In a large mixing bowl, add the remaining wet ingredients. Whisk until well combined and smooth.

Wet ingredients for kodiak cakes muffins in a large silver bowl

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir until just combined.

Ingredients for kodiak cakes muffins in a large silver mixing bowl with a wooden spoon

Scoop muffin batter into liners, filling each about 3/4 full. Make sure you’ve used all your batter.

Muffin tin with silicone liners, filled with muffin batter

Bake for 18-25 minutes or until muffins are cooked through. You’ll know they’re done when they’re lightly golden in color, and a toothpick comes out of the center clean with just a few moist crumbs.

Cooked kodiak cakes muffins in a muffin tray and on a white kitchen counter

Rest muffins in the pan for 10-minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Store for later or enjoy!

Optional mix-ins

I love these Kodiak cake muffins plain, but you’re welcome to add mix-ins too.

Try adding 1/2 cup of crushed walnuts, crushed pecans, or chocolate chips to the batter before baking.

Tip: Warm the muffins before serving and spread with butter or peanut butter.

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3 kodiak cakes power muffins stacked on top of eachother

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Storage instructions

Store your Kodiak Cakes muffins on the counter in an airtight container or plastic bag for up to 3 days.

To freeze, store in a freezer-safe plastic or silicone bag. Muffins can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

I do not recommend storing your Kodiak cakes muffins in the fridge. It changes the texture too much.

Helpful tips

The batter for these Kodiak muffins is thick. I’d recommend using a spring-loaded cookie scoop to fill your muffin tin.

Use silicone muffin liners to prevent sticking.

These muffins are on the paler side. Be careful not to over-bake them!

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kodiak cakes muffins made with applesauce on a white kitchen cupboard
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Kodiak Cakes Muffins (No Banana)

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Muffins made with protein pancake mix! Try these easy Kodiak Cakes muffins without banana for a simple and healthy snack.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups Kodiak Power Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix, Buttermilk flavor
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter, cooled
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Equipment

  • 1 12-cup muffin pan

Instructions
 

  • Position your oven rack to the middle and pre-heat to 350 F.
  • Prepare a muffin tray with liners. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together Kodiak Cakes mix, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients. Whisk until well combined and smooth.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  • Scoop muffin batter into liners, filling each about 3/4 full. Make sure you've used all your batter.
  • Bake for 18-25 minutes or until muffins are cooked through. You'll know they're done when they're lightly golden in color, and a toothpick comes out of the center clean with just a few moist crumbs.
  • Rest muffins in the pan for 10-minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Store for later or enjoy!
Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 157kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 322mg, Potassium: 110mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 145IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 123mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert, Snack