Protein-Packed Chocolate Banana Kodiak Cake Muffins

If turning protein pancake mix into chocolate cake is wrong, I don’t want to be right! Kodiak Cake mix is my secret weapon (well, not so secret anymore) shortcut to taking care of overripe bananas and breakfast for the week, all in one go. Just like you can make cookies or brownies out of cake mix, playing with the ratio of wet to dry ingredients in pancake/waffle mix works just as well.

I first found a variation of this recipe on a Facebook post by Kodiak Cakes, and I kept losing the screenshot I took on my phone. After being severely disappointed by Kodiak Cakes’ microwaveable muffins, I thought I’d give a semi-homemade version a shot. I use the Kodiak Cakes whole grain buttermilk powercakes – each serving has 14g of protein, so I don’t feel as bad about eating cake for breakfast 🙂

Like most muffins I make frequently, these freeze and re-heat well in the microwave. I usually freeze half the batch, so a semi-healthy chocolate fix is always 30 seconds away! If I’m not in a rush when making these, the even lazier path is to pour into a 9×5 loaf pan and bake for longer (until a toothpick comes out clean), for thicker slices of “chocolate banana bread.”

If you can’t find Kodiak Cake mix in your grocery store (I get them at Giant), you can order them from Amazon. They are definitely more expensive than your average pancake mix, but I’d take protein-packed chocolate muffins over a protein shake any day!

Protein-Packed Chocolate Banana Bread
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    Servings
    12 muffins
    Servings
    12 muffins
    Protein-Packed Chocolate Banana Bread
    Print Recipe
      Servings
      12 muffins
      Servings
      12 muffins
      Ingredients
      Servings: muffins
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
      2. Mash bananas with a fork, then stir in the applesauce, honey, and coconut oil.
      3. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined.
      4. Add remaining ingredients, using a spatula to wipe down sides of bowl until dry ingredients are no longer visible.
      5. Line 12-cup muffin tin with liners or spray with cooking spray; divide batter evenly and top with chocolate chips.
      6. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If you're short on time, grease and pour into an 8x8 pan and adjust baking time as needed. Cut into squares to serve.

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