Learn to make my famous Kodiak Cakes Banana Muffin recipe using Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes protein pancake mix! These Kodiak Cakes Banana Muffins are high protein and low sugar compared to your average muffin. Weight watchers will love these delicious and healthy muffins – they're under 100 calories each! Get Kodiak Cakes instructions, nutrition information, substitutions for special diets (like no dairy) and more here!
Can I use Kodiak pancake mix in place of flour? As these Kodiak pancake mix banana muffins prove, the answer is usually yes!
The whole grain flour and protein powders in Kodiak mix work well as a substitute for flour. However, Kodiak Cakes pancake mixes have leavening (baking powder) and added sugar that regular flour doesn’t have. So, you may need to use less of these ingredients than you would if using regular flour.
Lucky you, with these banana Kodiak muffins, I did the kitchen experimentation for you. You can make these Kodiak Cake banana chocolate chip muffins if you’re feeling indulgent, or skip the chips if not. Either way, these banana muffins with Kodiak mix are pretty darn tasty, if I do say so myself.
Bananas are an awesome natural sweetener. If you have a sweet tooth, these banana protein muffins with Kodiak mix will help you satisfy that sweet craving. And you don’t need to add white sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, etc. to do it!
- 📋 Kodiak Banana Muffin Calories, Net Carbs, Protein
- ⭐ Benefits
- 🥘 Kodiak Cakes Banana Muffin Ingredients
- 🍽 Equipment
- 🔪 How to Make Kodiak Banana Muffins
- ️⏲ Cooking Time and Temperature
- ️🌡️ Leftovers
- 💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
- 👩🏻🍳 Other Muffin Recipes
- 🥞 Recipes using Kodiak Cakes Mix
- The Disclaimer…
- 📖 Recipe
📋 Kodiak Banana Muffin Calories, Net Carbs, Protein
How many calories are in a Kodiak banana muffin? One Kodiak Cakes muffin has 99 calories, 14.1 grams net carbs, and 4.1 grams protein. Nutrition information is for a banana muffin with no toppings. The Kodiak banana chocolate chip muffins have 116 calories, 16.3 grams net carbs, and 4.3 grams protein each.
Why make this Kodiak Cakes banana muffins recipe? Here are some nutrition benefits (and other advantages):
- Protein packed (compared to most muffins): These banana muffins are more protein dense than your average bakery muffin because the Kodiak mix contains wheat protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, and milk protein concentrate. That means you get more protein per calorie with Kodiak power cakes banana muffins. They offer approximately 4 grams of protein per 100 calories.
- Low sugar: The only added sugar in this recipe is from the Kodiak pancake mix itself. We don’t need to add maple syrup, brown sugar, agave, and so on because ripe bananas are so sweet.
- Loaded with fruit: Each Kodiak banana muffin contains ¼ of a banana. These muffins can be a good way to help increase fruit intake in picky eaters. Some kids are more likely to eat fruit in muffin form.
- Whole grains: Kodiak Cakes buttermilk mix uses a combo of whole wheat flour and oat flour. The result is a whole grain muffin that doesn’t have that overly healthy taste.
- Fast: You can mix up a batch of these Kodiak banana muffins in under 5 minutes. They only take 10-12 minutes to bake. This recipe is perfect for us busy folks!
- Low calorie: Weight watchers rejoice, these Kodiak mix banana muffins are under 100 calories each. If you have a weight loss goal, these muffins will be an easier fit than the typical 400-600 calorie bakery muffin.
- Delicious: Kodiak banana muffins make a delish pre or post workout snack, afterschool snack, or breakfast. Really, they’re perfect at any time of the day!
🥘 Kodiak Cakes Banana Muffin Ingredients
What do you need to make Kodiak Cakes banana muffins? Here's your shopping list:
- Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Buttermilk Flapjack & Waffle Mix
- Ripe Bananas
- Milk Powder
- Avocado Oil (or your favorite neutral cooking oil, like canola oil)
- Whole Milk
- Chocolate Chips (for topping, optional)
- Nonstick Cooking Spray
I recommend using the Kodiak buttermilk pancake mix because it’s one of their mixes that is lowest in added sugar. It has 2 grams of added sugar per half cup of mix (53g). These homemade Kodiak banana muffins with pancake mix contain less sugar than using the Kodiak muffin mixes.
You can find Kodiak Cake baking mixes at most major supermarkets in the U.S. They’re also available at Target, Walmart, Amazon, and big box stores like Costco.
Whole milk is best for this recipe, but you could also use 2% milk or unsweetened calcium-fortified soy milk. I would not use almond milk or oat milk because they contain less protein. Whole milk will provide a moister muffin, since this banana muffin does not contain a lot of fat otherwise.
As always, specific quantities of ingredients are in the recipe card at the end of the post!
Here is the kitchen equipment you need to make Kodiak Cakes banana muffins:
- Food Scale
- Light-colored metal muffin tin
- Paper muffin liners
- Toothpicks (to test doneness)
You’ll also need an oven (of course). I highly recommend using a food scale for the dry ingredients whenever you make baked goods. Using volume measurement (with measuring cups) for flour or Kodiak mix can lead to inconsistent results. This is because the same weight of flour can be packed down into different volumes.
🔪 How to Make Kodiak Banana Muffins
Time to learn how to make Kodiak Cakes banana muffins! Preheat the oven to 425F (218C).
This is a small batch of muffins, so you only need to put 4 muffin papers in your muffin pan. Spray the muffin papers with cooking spray.
In a medium-sized bowl, stir the Kodiak Cakes mix, milk powder, and cinnamon together. In a small bowl, mix the mashed banana, oil, and whole milk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir.
Divide the Kodiak Cakes banana muffins batter evenly between the four prepared muffin liners. Top each muffin with chocolate chips (if using).
️⏲ Cooking Time and Temperature
Kodiak Cakes Banana Muffins bake for 10-12 minutes in oven preheated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218C). The muffin tin should be on a rack about one-third of the way down in the oven.
After baking, check the Kodiak banana muffins for doneness by inserting a toothpick in one of them. The toothpick should come out clean or with small crumbs. If the toothpick is wet with batter, the muffins have not been fully cooked.
Cool the muffins on a baking rack for 30-60 minutes before putting in the fridge. Enjoy these Kodiak Cakes banana muffins fully chilled for the best texture.
Kodiak Cakes banana muffins can last up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and put them in an airtight container to keep them from getting stale.
You can also freeze these banana muffins. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in a freezer bag with the air pressed out. To thaw, put the muffins in the fridge for 1-2 days.
💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). I typically give recipes with flour the bump to level 3. That said, I would consider these Kodiak banana muffins a better fit than most muffins if your goal is weight loss.
First off, these are whole grain muffins with higher protein density than your average muffin. Fiber and protein are two food components that may help you stay full on fewer calories. This can make it easier to maintain the calorie deficit needed for weight loss.
Second, these banana Kodiak Cakes muffins pack a lot of fruit into a small muffin – ¼ of a banana per serving. Fruits and vegetables are good food choices if you want to lose weight (and they are nutritious options in general).
Finally, this recipe is for a small batch of reasonably-sized muffins. Each banana muffin is under 100 calories, and you can eat the whole batch for under 400 calories. It should be easier to portion control these compared to those giant 500-600 calorie bakery muffins.
So, that brings me to an important question: Are Kodiak Cakes muffins good for you?
Honestly, I can’t answer that question because I don’t know you and what your needs are. If you have celiac disease, these gluten-containing muffins are not a healthy choice for you. If you don’t have special dietary needs, I would consider this recipe a more nutritious choice than most baked goods.
That said, there was a class action complaint made against Kodiak Cakes accusing them of deception regarding certain health claims. I want to clarify here that recipes made with Kodiak Cakes are usually low in protein compared to protein group foods. Also, meals made with minimally processed whole foods will often be a more nutritious choice than muffins.
Kodiak Buttermilk Power Cakes mix is not gluten-free, so try Kodiak Cakes Frontier Oat Mix as a gluten free alternative. You can experiment with that mix in this recipe to make your Kodiak Cakes banana muffins gluten free.
This is a Kodiak Cakes banana muffin recipe without egg. You can try using a flax “egg” (flax meal mixed with a little water) to make recipes that use egg egg-free.
Kodiak Cakes buttermilk pancake mix is not vegan, so you’ll need to use Plant Based Kodiak Cakes mix instead. You’ll also need to substitute soy milk and soy milk powder for the dairy. I haven’t tried these swaps, but I think it’s a worthy experiment.
Don’t like bananas? No problem! Check out this recipe for Kodiak Cakes muffins without banana. They’re really delicious and easy to make!
Bananas, Kodiak mix, and milk are not low carb foods. However, with under 15 grams of net carbs per serving, you could fit the occasional Kodiak banana muffin into a relaxed low carb diet. For keto, you would need a different recipe that uses low carb flour instead of Kodiak mix, and banana extract instead of banana.
If you lost your packaging, this info can be tough to find! Here’s the power cakes muffins recipe from the back of the Kodiak Cakes box. (Also, please try my recipe below because it’s delicious without the brown sugar.)
👩🏻🍳 Other Muffin Recipes
Love muffins? Here’s what to make next:
🥞 Recipes using Kodiak Cakes Mix
Wondering what to make with a box of Kodiak pancake mix? After making my Kodiak Cakes Banana Muffins, try one of these Kodiak Cakes recipes:
All recipes on this website may or may not be appropriate for you, depending on your medical needs and personal preferences. Consult with a registered dietitian or your physician if you need help determining the dietary pattern that may be best for you.
The nutrition information is an estimate provided as a courtesy. It will differ depending on the specific brands and ingredients that you use. Calorie information on food labels may be wildly inaccurate, so please don't sweat the numbers too much.
For more information on how the three recipe levels may help with a weight management goal, refer to my overnight oats no sugar post. Let's get cooking!
Kodiak Cakes Banana Muffin Recipe
- 43 grams Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Flapjack & Waffle Mix, buttermilk flavor (about 6.5 tablespoons)
- 1 medium banana, mashed (5-6 tablespoons, use a very ripe banana)
- 12 grams instant dry milk powder (2 tablespoons)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1½ tablespoons whole milk
- ½ tablespoon avocado oil
- cooking oil spray
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips (optional, for topping)
- Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C).
- Put 4 muffin papers in your muffin tin. Spray them with cooking spray.
- In a medium-sized bowl, stir the Kodiak Cakes mix, milk powder, and cinnamon together. In a small bowl, mix the mashed banana, oil, and whole milk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir.
- Divide the batter evenly between the four prepared muffin liners. Top each muffin with chocolate chips (if using).
- Bake muffins for 10-12 minutes on a rack about one-third of the way down in the oven.
- After baking, check the Kodiak banana muffins for doneness by inserting a toothpick in one of them. The toothpick should come out clean or with small crumbs.
- Cool the muffins on a baking rack for 30-60 minutes before putting in the fridge. Enjoy these Kodiak Cakes banana muffins fully chilled for the best texture.