Kodiak Cakes?

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    Sep 15, 2015 3:19 PM GMT
    So we bought this giant-ass box of protein-infused pancake mix at Costco. Why do I get the impression I'm going to need a steak knife to eat them, or possibly a Sawzall?

    Reviews are good, though. Anybody try them?

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    Sep 15, 2015 4:15 PM GMT
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    Do you de-fur them first?
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    Sep 16, 2015 12:32 AM GMT
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    Sep 16, 2015 11:11 AM GMT
    You bought them. Make them and tell us your opinion.
  • dbj404

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    Sep 16, 2015 6:48 PM GMT
    I haven't had the protein infused ones, but I've had the regular ones and made pancakes with them. They tasted really good. I recommend putting blueberries in them for blueberry pancakes.

    Enjoy!
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    Sep 16, 2015 7:49 PM GMT
    What you have pictured does not say anything about being infused with protein. Does it mention it somewhere else on the box?
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    Sep 17, 2015 3:40 PM GMT
    I like these

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    Sep 17, 2015 3:57 PM GMT
    LJay saidWhat you have pictured does not say anything about being infused with protein. Does it mention it somewhere else on the box?


    Sorry you're right, the photo I shared is not the box I bought. I didn't realize there was more than one kind.

    This is the one we got:

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    Sep 17, 2015 4:00 PM GMT
    dbj404 saidI haven't had the protein infused ones, but I've had the regular ones and made pancakes with them. They tasted really good. I recommend putting blueberries in them for blueberry pancakes.

    Enjoy!


    Was thinking the same thing! I have frozen berries for my shakes and have used Hodgson Mill's alternative to Bisquick (the latter has hydrogenated oil/trans fats in it, so we stopped buying it). The batter looks nasty but they sure were good.
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    Sep 17, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
    ShiftyJK08 said
    LJay saidWhat you have pictured does not say anything about being infused with protein. Does it mention it somewhere else on the box?


    Sorry you're right, the photo I shared is not the box I bought. I didn't realize there was more than one kind.

    This is the one we got:

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    The protein is in the egg. Pancakes are flour, baking powder, a liquid to mix it and some fat so they don't stick to the griddle.
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    Sep 17, 2015 8:08 PM GMT
    If you go to the website and read the ingredients they've added protein to these "protein packed" pancakes.

    Pancakes are a simple recipe when you make them from scratch. By weight the recipe is:

    2 parts liquid
    1 part egg
    1/2 part butter/fat
    2 parts flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Whisk together the wet ingredients, then mix it with the dry ingredients.

    A large egg is typically 50 grams so if you start with the egg's weight it's easy to adjust the recipe up. (I'm not sure if the baking powder and salt would increase linearly when you increase the other ingredients.)

    For the liquid you'd typically use milk but I like to crank up the richness in recipes by using the canned Carnation evaporated milk. You could also try using 2 eggs and reducing the milk by the appropriate amount (e.g., for 1 egg the total liquid of the egg and milk would be 150 grams; for 2 eggs it would also be 150 grams but you'd use 50 grams of milk instead of 100 grams.)

    http://www.amazon.com/Ratio-Simple-Behind-Everyday-Cooking/dp/1416571728/
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    Sep 18, 2015 2:08 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidIf you go to the website and read the ingredients they've added protein to these "protein packed" pancakes.

    Pancakes are a simple recipe when you make them from scratch. By weight the recipe is:

    2 parts liquid
    1 part egg
    1/2 part butter/fat
    2 parts flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Whisk together the wet ingredients, then mix it with the dry ingredients.

    A large egg is typically 50 grams so if you start with the egg's weight it's easy to adjust the recipe up. (I'm not sure if the baking powder and salt would increase linearly when you increase the other ingredients.)

    For the liquid you'd typically use milk but I like to crank up the richness in recipes by using the canned Carnation evaporated milk. You could also try using 2 eggs and reducing the milk by the appropriate amount (e.g., for 1 egg the total liquid of the egg and milk would be 150 grams; for 2 eggs it would also be 150 grams but you'd use 50 grams of milk instead of 100 grams.)

    http://www.amazon.com/Ratio-Simple-Behind-Everyday-Cooking/dp/1416571728/


    Cool, I'm sure this ends up being cheaper, too.
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    Sep 18, 2015 7:15 PM GMT
    ShiftyJK08 saidCool, I'm sure this ends up being cheaper, too.

    Probably. But just as or more importantly is that it allows you to experiment. You could substitute some buckwheat flour for some of the wheat flour. The instructions for the Kodiak Cakes say "just add water" which means that the fat is included (hopefully it doesn't go rancid if you let the mix sit for too long); instead of vegetable oil or melted shortening you could use butter. There are many possibilities.

    My dad, who loves to cook, for some reason loves to use Bisquick when making pancakes, biscuits, and dumplings, and every time he does I always notice the funky taste it has. Admittedly, biscuits are more work to make because you have to cut the butter into the flour.
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    Sep 18, 2015 7:31 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    ShiftyJK08 saidCool, I'm sure this ends up being cheaper, too.

    Probably. But just as or more importantly is that it allows you to experiment. You could substitute some buckwheat flour for some of the wheat flour. The instructions for the Kodiak Cakes say "just add water" which means that the fat is included (hopefully it doesn't go rancid if you let the mix sit for too long); instead of vegetable oil or melted shortening you could use butter. There are many possibilities.

    My dad, who loves to cook, for some reason loves to use Bisquick when making pancakes, biscuits, and dumplings, and every time he does I always notice the funky taste it has. Admittedly, biscuits are more work to make because you have to cut the butter into the flour.


    True! I've used buckwheat and brown rice flour before because we have a friend with celiac and we're always looking for thing we can feed him. I've also bought powdered buttermilk (I think following a "how to make a healthier version of Bisquick yourself" recipe).
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    Sep 19, 2015 5:54 PM GMT
    So did you try them? If so, how were they?
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    Sep 20, 2015 4:10 AM GMT
    I am 100% wheat free. No insulin spikes from wheat!

    I do make awesome coconut flour and almond meal flour waffles! (All from scratch)

    Seriously good with awesome tropical fruit toppings. All 100% sugar and wheat free. Unless, you add some real maple syrup.

    Want sum?
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    Sep 20, 2015 4:15 AM GMT
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    dbj404 saidI haven't had the protein infused ones, but I've had the regular ones and made pancakes with them. They tasted really good. I recommend putting blueberries in them for blueberry pancakes.

    Enjoy!


    Was thinking the same thing! I have frozen berries for my shakes and have used Hodgson Mill's alternative to Bisquick (the latter has hydrogenated oil/trans fats in it, so we stopped buying it). The batter looks nasty but they sure were good.


    Add freeze dried or dehydrated blue berries. Makes em perfect in a waffle!