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Kodiak Cakes Muffin Recipe with Peanut Butter

Having healthier snacks at home is always helpful and this Kodiak Cakes muffin recipe is more than that. They are a great option for a quick breakfast on those busy mornings or even as a dessert on a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

Chocolate Peanut Butter
Kodiak Cakes Muffins

I love making a batch of these yummy muffins and freezing them in order to save on time. They’re incredibly moist, hearty and liked by both adults and toddlers. Don’t forget your chocolate chips!

Why Kodiak Cakes mix?

The best thing about Kodiak Cakes is the type of company they are. Authentic through and through and based in the United States. They said it best about their culture, “wholesome folks, hard work and whole grains.” Their buttermilk powercakes mix is 100% whole grains and you can truly taste the difference. You can find more information on their company here.

This Kodiak Cakes muffin recipe is one that can duplicated regularly to give you the same satisfaction. It also can be a wonderful addition to a breakfast grazing board shown here.

Ingredients for Kodiak Cakes Muffin Recipe

Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix– This one is your main ingredient that sets these muffins apart from any other muffin. You can pick a giant box of this at your local Costco and have enough to last you over holidays. If you’re only looking to make a smaller batch, it’s carried at your local grocery store.

Here is where you are going to subtly add in extra protein to your muffins without even trying hard. This Kodiak mix is made of whole grain wheat flour and the best part is how versatile it is. One day, you could make waffles the next muffins.

Just an FYI, since you are using kodiak pancake mix, you will not need to add baking soda or baking powder. It’s already added for your convenience.

Almond milk– Any other type of milk a great alternative, but I have found the best results with unsweetened almond milk. It gives these muffins moisture.

Egg– This helps your muffins rise, adds moisture and binds all the ingredients together.

Sweetener– You can use maple syrup, honey or even brown sugar. Some people like to omit this if they are trying to cut down on sugar intake.

Applesauce– Using applesauce with no added sugar adds moisture without adding saturated fats. It often replaces butter or oil, however, in this case, it adds moisture and sweetness with natural sugars.

Vanilla extract & Cinnamon– These flavors jazz up what would otherwise be regular muffins.

Peanut Butter– Creamy peanut butter adds richness and flavor to your delicious

Chocolate Chips– I personally love the mini chocolate chips since they are easier to eat.

Pro Tip; If you have your eggs and milk at room temperature, it allows for a smooth batter that traps air. Once baked, the air expands making your muffins fluffier and lighter.


1.) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your muffin tin with liners or grease a muffin tin with nonstick spray

2.) Add the Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix to a large bowl and add your cinnamon, set aside

3.) Combine all your wet ingredients (almond milk, egg, sweetener, vanilla extract, peanut butter and applesauce)

4.) Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix

5.) Fold in your mini chocolate chips (save a few extra for the top)

6.) Divide your batter into the muffin cups (they’re going to look pretty full)

7.) Sprinkle some chocolate chips to the tops of the muffins

8.) Bake for 20-22 minutes. You can check if they are done if you insert a toothpick and it comes out slightly moist.

9.) Allow your muffins to cool by placing them on a wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.

Use a silicone tray for easy muffin removal and easy clean up.

Equipment Needed to Make Kodiak Cake Muffins

Large mixing bowl

Medium size mixing bowl

Large spoon

Muffin pan or muffin liners. Cupcake liners work just as well; however, you may need to spray the inside down a little before putting the muffin batter in them. I have found the silicone muffin liners and silicone muffin trays have been wildly helpful in preventing the muffins from sticking.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store these muffins?

Store in an airtight container for optimal freshness. They will be good for about a week or two.

What are some other add-ins to enhance the flavor?

Personally, I love a good chocolate peanut butter rendition of anything, but here are a few ideas. You can use ripe bananas for a peanut butter chocolate banana flavor. Mashed bananas are going to add a little bit of sweetness and moisten your muffins. Frozen blueberries are also a tasty option to add. Don’t let thaw otherwise it will be a mushy and watery mess.

You can also switch the applesauce for some Greek yogurt if you wanted even more protein intake.

Lastly, you can use nuts of your choice. I love a good walnut in baked goods since it’s easy to bite into.

What peanut butter is best to use in muffins?

Normally, I would promote the use of organic, good-for-you healthy peanut butter, however, the separation of oil and nut butter is too much for the mix. I recommend using creamy regular peanut butter, nothing fancy.

As you can see, you can make this Kodiak Cakes muffin recipe in bulk and freeze or make just 12. Making muffins for neighbors is always a great way to socialize. There’s just something about baking something and offering it to others to make you feel better about anything. Have fun baking and enjoy the muffins!