Birthday Cake Protein Kodiak Pancake Cereal
Check out this high protein version of the latest food trend, Pancake Cereal! Made with Kodiak mix and cake batter flavoring, you’ll get 14 grams of protein per bowl!Jump to Recipe
I admit. I am a food trend band wagon girl. I’m highly influenced by what other people are eating!
So, I knew I had to try “pancake cereal!” At first I thought it would be too labor intensive, but I was wrong! It was actually quick and easy. (For a recipe for low calorie pancakes, this is my most popular recipe!)
Pancake cereal is just pancakes, but made into very small, cereal size pancakes. Some people will eat it out of a bowl, and put milk on top, similar to what they would do with any cereal.
But, I actually don’t care for milk on my cereal. In fact, although I eat a truck load of dairy a year, in the form of yogurt and cheese, I actually don’t like drinking milk. I am 47 years old, and I have never in my life put milk on cereal.
I DO put yogurt on my cereal though. A LOT! Or, I just eat cereal more like a snack, rather than a bowl of breakfast food.
So, that’s what I did with these cereal pancakes. I snack on a lot of them, and I also eat them with yogurt.
Because pancakes are so carb heavy, I love to buy high protein cereal from the store, like the Kashi brand protein cereal. But, it’s not cheap! And, it usually has 11 grams of protein per bowl, or less!
This protein cereal has 14 grams of protein for the bowl, and is so much more affordable!
How to make pancake Cereal:
First, to make this pancake cereal healthier, lower in calories, and higher in protein, I decided to use my favorite Kodiak Mix. (see my chocolate kodiak cakes here!) When you only add water to 1/2 cup of Kodiak mix, you’ll get 190 calories, 14 grams of protein, 30 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fat. And, you’ll want to know this if you are like me, and intend to eat the entire batch.
I have seen some food bloggers make this by portioning out small tablespoons of batter onto a skillet. But a much easier way, and a way you’ll be able to get smaller pancakes, with less hassle, is to use a squeeze bottle.!
This was the ticket! Once you drop all your pancake batter onto your pan in tiny drops, and the bottom starts to cook, you just stir it around with a spatula, as if you are making stir fry or something. Easy peasy!!!
So, for the ingredients for the pancake cereal, I used the
- cake batter flavoring (McCormick brand I found at Walmart), and
- 1/2 cup of kodiak mix, and
- enough water to let it freely squeeze through a small squeeze bottle.
- and sprinkles of course!!
I didn’t stir the sprinkles in. Instead, I sprinkled after the pancake cereal was cooking on a skillet.
If you have ANY chunks, your squeeze bottle lid may explode when you squeeze. Just sayin.. it happened to me.
So, the final recipe had 190 calories, 14 g protein, 30 g carbs, and 2 g fat.
What do you think?? Worth it, or too big of a hassle?
Birthday Cake Protein Kodiak Mix Pancake Cereal
- squeeze bottle
- 1/2 cup Kodiak Pancake Mix
- 1/2 cup water *only enough water to make batter runny
- 1 teaspoon cake batter flavoring
- 1 tablespoon sprinkles
- Whisk Kodiak mix with water, until runny. Add cake batter flavoring and stir.
- Pour pancake batter into a squeeze bottle. Heat a skillet on medium heat. spray with cooking spray.
- Once skillet is hot, Using the squeeze bottle, squeeze small drops of batter around the skillet.
- Sprinkle tops of batter with sprinkles. (yes, after they are in the skillet, and the tops are still doughy)
- When the edges start to look brown, and the batter bubbles, use a spatula to 'stir" and get the mini pancakes to flip over.
- Once cooked on both sides, slide into a bowl. Top with yogurt, milk, or even whipped cream!
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Love this idea but it would probably be a Sunday morning kinda meal for me. 🙂 excited to try it!
Haha!! Yeah, definitely something for a lazy Sunday!!
How have you been Traci? I love seeing you pop up in my instagram. I cant’ believe how long we’ve known each other, yet have never met up in real life. We really need to do that!