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YIELDS:

8 servings

PREP TIME:

0 hours 5 mins

COOK TIME:

0 hours 20 mins

TOTAL TIME:

0 hours 25 mins

ingredients

4 Cups Kodiak Cakes Mix

2 1/2 Cups skim milk

1 Cup unsweetened applesauce

1 Tbsp. Cinnamon

1/8 Tsp. Freshly ground nutmeg

1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. Lankato sugar substitute

Pinch of kosher salt

Sugar free maple syrup (optional)

Fresh Apple slices (optional)

1 Tbsp. Land o ‘Lakes Light Butter

1/4 Cup toasted walnut pieces

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet (12×16) with nonstick spray.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the kodiak mix, milk, applesauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, Lankato sugar and the salt until combined.

3. Pour pancake batter into baking tray and spread evenly.

4. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until set.  You can check with a toothpick inserted into the middle of the tray.  If it comes out clean, the pancakes are ready.  If there is batter on the toothpick, let them cook another minute or two and test again.

5. While the pancakes are baking, make your topping.  Melt the butter in a large skillet.  Add the apples and a pinch of salt.  Saute for about a minute to soften the apples.  Add the nuts to warm through.  Add 2 tablespoons of the sugar free maple syrup to bring the whole thing together.  When everything is warmed through it is ready.

6. Remove pancakes from the oven, let cool about 2-3 minutes and cut into 4 x 4 inch squares giving you 16 pancakes.  Serve two per person.

7. Serve the pancakes topped with the warm syrup, apples and walnuts topping.  Serve extra warm syrup and butter on the side.  Enjoy.

NOTE: You know Kodiak Cake mix is a favorite of mine.  Packed with protein and whole wheat they are just plain good for you.  Using this mix as my base and lifting the flavor with spices and toppings, I’ve got a great, fast and easy way to serve breakfast or brunch to a group of family or friends.

I love the whole “applesauce, cinnamon and nut thing” so this is in regular rotation at my house.  The other thing I love about this is that I don’t have to stand over the stove making individual pancakes…this is one and done.

I’ll make a tray of these on the weekend and wrap up the left overs for midweek grab and go breakfasts.  I never have time during the week to make pancakes so taking a couple of these out of the fridge or freezer and nuking them for a minute gives me a warm, protein packed meal in minutes.

If you are freezing these; bake them, cut them and let them cool completely.  I put them in freezer bags in individual servings so they are ready to go.  They don’t last long but I’ve eaten them up to a month later and they were great.  To reheat them, just wrap in paper towel and put in the microwave for 30-40 seconds.  Top with syrup, butter and the fruit of your choice.  No time to sit?  Grab it from the microwave and go!

If you are a fan of Kodiak Cake Mix  or if you haven’t tried it yet, check out my post on my other favorite ways of using this mix: Top Three Recipes using Kodiak Cake Mix

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