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This week I got a really fun package delivered to my house. The amazing team over at Kodiak Cakes sent me a box of their pancake/waffle mixes to review. And they gave me free coupons so you can try them, too! I had heard about Kodiak Cakes (mainly via Kath’s blog) a number of time over the past couple years. Now that I’ve tried the mixes for myself, I’m ashamed it took me so long to buy a box on my own. Here are my thoughts…

My initial observations:
-I was really impressed with the ingredient list on both mixes. There weren’t any mystery ingredients, I knew what everything on the label was and the ingredients were real food (whole wheat flour, skim milk powder, etc.)
-The directions looked super simple. All the box required you to do was add water and stir until combined! At the end of the week our pantry and fridge are usually pretty empty, so knowing I can make these without eggs is a huge bonus. Plus, the directions call for 1 cup mix to 1 cup water. I loved that the ratio of mix to water was 1 to 1 so I could make as many or as few as I wanted without having to do a lot of math. Hey, I never really liked math!
-The calories were right in line with what I would expect for breakfast. One serving (made with 1/3 cup mix and 1/3 cup water) had 130 calories, just a little less than my typical bowl of oats!

After making the pancakes, here’s what I thought:
-I was right about it being super simple to prepare and cook. Maybe I’ll even get Joe to make breakfast a few days a week using the Kodiak Cakes.
-The pancake itself was really big and hearty! The box says one serving is two smaller pancakes. I opted to make one larger pancake (pictured above) and it really was large, not some wimpy little pancake that wouldn’t fill me up.
-The texture was as good as it gets. A lot of times I will make homemade whole wheat pancakes, but even I have to admit that my homemade pancakes just don’t have the fluffy texture that these pancakes have. They were amazing!

Bottom Line: Kodiak Cakes are a great, healthy alternative for time-pressed cooks who still want to enjoy a fun and tasty breakfast.

So, let’s get to the giveaway: Kodiak Cakes sent along four coupons for a free box of Kodiak Cakes. To enter, leave a comment below telling me your favorite type of pancake or your favorite pancake topper (mine is peanut butter!) I’ll pick four winners and announce the winners on Monday!

Happy Friday!
Madison

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  • Alex

    Buttermilk pancakes are the best. Buttermilk makes everything better! I also love nut butter as a topping!

  • Lauren

    my favorite pancake is made of one lemon chobani + 1/2c flour + 1 egg, and my favorite topper is yogurt and fruit! would love to try Kodiak Cakes

  • Kristina

    My favorite everyday pancake is a banana whole wheat pancake with peanut butter and just a touch of real maple syrup on top. My mom sometimes makes pancakes with bananas foster (sans ice cream) as a topping for brunch on special occasions, though, and that is definitely my favorite.

  • Liz

    I’m also a peanut butter gal. I’ve never been a fan of soggy, syrup pancakes!

  • KatieH

    I love pancakes made with pumpkin…. to top them off I chop up some toasted pecans and throw them in warmed up syrup. Delicious, especially in the autumn and winter!

  • Sarah

    I love drenching pancakes with syrup and Nutella… how naughty is that!?!

  • Jessica Honcoop

    At our house we love to put chocolate chips into our pancakes!

  • Katie

    warmed up homemade strawberry jam :)

  • Kristen B

    I’d love to try the Kodiak Cakes mix! My favorite pancakes are blueberry + lemon zest or almond butter and banana :)

  • Heidi McCuddin

    Pancakes are such a comfort food with me. Love all flavors and variations. I like to mix maple and fruit syrups for my topper.

  • http://twitter.com/KristinskNook Kristin Darhower

    I love putting jam on pancakes. Strawberry and apricot are my favorites!

  • Shannon C

    apple butter is my favorite topping! Never head of Kodiak Cakes before, would be fun to try!

  • Katie

    I love blueberry pancakes with some good, real maple syrup!

  • Rachel V

    I’ve been wanting to try those and my favorite topping is definitely peanut butter!

  • Andrea

    Yum! My favorite pancakes are SO easy, healthy and taste amazing: they have whole wheat flour, rolled oats and yogurt.

  • Kristel

    I loooove blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes on Saturday morning. Yuuuum!

  • Holly

    I love to top my pancakes with bananas and maple syrup.

  • Cara Robles

    My Dad’s pancakes are my favorite–filled with bananas and pecans and topped with peanut butter and maple syrup. Or if I’m feeling really indulgent, stuffed with chocolate chips!

  • disqus_oVxdGgZYdu

    I love pancakes with maple syrup!

  • Lexi

    I would love to try Kodiak cakes! My favorite pancake topping is peanut butter with slivered almonds, cinnamon and caramelized bananas… So good!

  • Alicia H.

    I love my pancakes classic with maple syrup

  • Randi Durham

    Peanut butter, honey and ripe banana mixed together is the best pancake topping!

  • Maggie Michalczyk

    A spoonful of blueberry greek yogurt!

  • Cellabella

    Butter and maple syrup!

  • Madeline

    I love pancakes with bananas, blueberries, and a drizzle of maple syrup :)

  • Libby

    awesome! You totally had me at the part about it being a 1:1 ratio…so easy! My favorite pancake topper is a little coconut oil instead of butter..yum.

  • Leah

    I love banana pancakes with peanut butter on top!

  • greensnchocolate

    I’ve been dying to try these too! My favorite pancakes are fluffy yogurt pancakes, topped with maple syrup :)

  • Molly

    Choc. Chip pancakes!!