Every once in a while I like to have a few pancakes. So, I have them. Kodiak Buttermilk Power Cakes is my preference with a little doctoring. If you mix their mix with only water, you may find them flat and disappointing. However, with a few extra ingredients, they are quite palatable to the taste. And, with only 3g of sugar and plenty of fiber, you should not have any spikes in your blood sugar or insulin. Your pancreas should behave itself. I will give them a little spray of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and Log Cabin brand sugar free Maple Syrup. If you get gastro-intestinal problems from sugar alcohol, you might leave this syrup alone.
The beauty of getting creative in the kitchen is you can take any dish and improve on it. Which is what I have done with the Kodiak Cakes. You might like my way of preparing them, or you may prefer another way. Here is how I prepare them for myself and I will give another idea which is also quite good too.
Kodiak Cakes, David’s Way
- 1/2 cup Kodiak Buttermilk Power Cake mix
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, today I used Muscle Tech brand which is really good. Premier makes a great whey protein powder too.
- 2 tbsp Chocolate PB2
- 2 eggs
- I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray
- 1/4 cup sugar free Log Cabin Maple Syrup
This makes 6 to 7 pancakes depending on how big you make them.
Simply whisk the ingredients together in a bowl while you have a non-stick skillet heating over medium heat. Pour mix into the heated skillet and cook until the bubbles which appear on top begin to burst. Then flip and cook for until done.
I like to give them a little spray of the I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and then use about 1/4 cup of the syrup. Most of the time, I use plain PB2 instead of the chocolate, but either way is good. When I use the plain PB2, finely diced apple or dehydrated cranberries (Craison’s) make a great addition.
As served, this meal equaled 15 Weight Watchers Smart Points, or 573 calories, 14.5g fat, 45.7g carbs and 57.6 g of protein. These pancakes make a fantastic high protein meal after my grueling session under the iron at my gym. And best of all, they do not cause me to get any cravings for carbs afterwards.