I’m a major fan of pancakes and waffles. Since it’s fall season, this pumpkin Kodiak protein waffles recipe is the perfect way to start the day. They are packed with protein so they will keep you feeling full longer.
You should never skip out on breakfast. Food is what fuels your body for daily activities and working out.
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Starting the day with a waffle or macro-friendly french toast is a great way to kick off your day. You will get a good combination of protein, carbs and healthy fats, depending on your waffle toppings.
Why use Kodiak waffle mix?
Cinnamon oat Kodiak cake mix is a staple in my house. I add different ingredients to switch it up from bananas to sweet potatoes, like in this recipe.
These pumpkin waffles are filled with plenty of pumpkin flavor. They also are loaded with whole grains and protein for the perfect satisfying and healthy breakfast.
Kodiak Cakes waffle nutrition
The various Kodiak Cakes pancake and waffle mixes have different nutritional profiles. Here’s some of the nutrition information for the Cinnamon Oats mix:
- 190 calories per half cup of dry mix: A half cup of all purpose flour provides approximately 220 calories. The mix is a slightly lower calorie option.
- Low fat waffle mix: You’re getting 2 grams of fat and 0 grams of saturated fat per ½ cup of dry mix.
- 100% whole grain waffle mix: The first two ingredients in this mix are whole wheat flour and whole grain rolled oats, which means you’ll get lots of fiber in each serving.
- Protein: You get 14 grams of protein per half cup of dry mix. One-half cup of whole wheat flour contains only 7.9 grams of protein (and none of it is high-quality dairy protein like in the Kodiak mix).
You’re also getting the added benefits of pumpkin. It is a nutrient dense food that is low in calories, packed with nutrients and a good source of fiber.
Kodiak waffle mix: I used the Cinnamon Oat Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Flap Jacks and Waffle Mix to make this recipe
Protein powder: I used Optimum Nutrition protein powder
Canned pureed pumpkin: Don’t grab pumpkin pie filling by mistake, which has added spices and sugar.
Ground pumpkin spice
How to make pumpkin Kodiak protein waffles recipe
Combine the Kodiak cakes waffle mix with protein powder in a medium bowl.
Add in the canned pureed pumpkin, egg whites, white and pumpkin spice.
Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick spray and scoop the batter on.
Cook waffle until done.
Add your favorite toppings like syrup, whipped cream, mini chocolate chips or berries.
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can use 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon each nutmeg and allspice. Or you can simply sub the pumpkin pie spice with cinnamon.
Because of the pumpkin, these waffles are softer than most. If your waffle iron has heat settings, I suggest using medium-high heat and allow the waffle maker to fully heat. Bake the waffles until they are crispy on the outside – they take a little longer than regular waffles.
Toppings for pumpkin waffles
While I love to eat our waffles with white chocolate chips and almond milk whipped cream, there are lots of fun topping to try. You could even set up a waffle bar for a special occasion.
- Powdered sugar. Dust it over the top with a sifter or spoon.
- Chocolate chips. I prefer the mini chocolate chips. White chocolate chips for these waffles.
- Whipped cream. You can add a dollop of whipped cream for the ultimate topping.
- Chopped pecans. Love that nutty flavor and added crunch!
- Almond butter or peanut butter.
- 35 grams Kodiak cake mix
- 6 grams protein powder
- 50 grams egg whites
- 60 grams pureed pumpkin
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 tsp pumpkin spice
- Spray waffle iron with cooking spray and scoop the batter on
- Cook until waffle until done.
- Add your favorite toppings like syrup, whipped cream, mini chocolate chips or berries.
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can use 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon each nutmeg and allspice.
Want to store for later?
Refrigerator: The cooked waffles will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days. Let them cool completely before you store them in a large zip-top baggie or another airtight container of your choice.
Freezer: You can freeze leftover waffles for up to three months. Store them in a freezer safe bag or container with the layers separated with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together.
How to reheat: Reheat the waffles in the toaster or toaster oven for about 5 minutes and until they’re hot and crispy.
What kind of protein is in Kodiak Cakes?
The Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes flapjack and waffle mix contain a blend of three different proteins: wheat protein isolate, whey protein concentrate and milk protein concentrate.
Are Kodiak Power Cakes Waffles gluten free?
This waffle recipe made with the Cinnamon Oat Kodiak waffle mix is not gluten free. The first ingredient in the mix is gluten-containing whole grain wheat flour.
What to serve with waffles?
These easy pumpkin waffles pair well with a variety of breakfast sides including eggs, fresh fruit, bacon, sausage or ham.
This pumpkin waffle recipe makes fluffy delicious waffles, filled with warm spices and loaded with pumpkin flavor. This recipe is macro-friendly an easy breakfast to throw together.