A few days ago, I came home to a lovely surprise of a box full of flapjack/waffle, cookie, and brownie mix from Kodiak Cakes. Anyone who’s lived with me in the past year will know that I get to reap the perks of keeping a food blog. I get a bunch of random free products from seasoning to loaves of bread, to even pomegranate juice. I’ll never discriminate against anything free, but I’m also very picky in posting reviews of products. In fact, this is the first product review that I’m going to post because the flapjacks that I made with their mix were just so darn good!!
Flapjacks are simply thick pancakes. But in the UK, they’re these wonderful, melt in your mouth, sweet bars of oat, chocolate, and golden syrup. Waitrose had the best flapjacks ever.
Back to Kodiak Cakes though. They’re a family operated Utah-based company that works to make healthier mixes. People have actually written about losing up to 50 pounds by eating their pancakes (sans syrup) each morning in place of their usual Egg McMuffins and what not. It’s actually really impressive how Kodiak Cakes has been able to produce a 100% whole grains pancake mix and all you have to do is add water (?!). Yep, they didn’t lie either. No eggs, no sugar, no milk. Nada.
Their website has a few recipes that incorporate the use of their mixes. I used the Holiday Flapjack Recipe (actually, all I did was add in the orange juice) but needless to say, I really loved the way the pancakes turn out. The one immediate noticeable thing I noticed was how fast the pancakes rose on the skillet. It’s so fluffy that I could imagine myself sleeping on a bed of of them, in a cloud of light and airiness. You also really don’t need to serve them with syrup. They end up naturally sweet from the honey in the mix. A bit of powdered sugar didn’t hurt though. I could literally eat these without any toppings in my car on the way to work.
Kodiak Cake Flapjacks
1 cup Kodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix
½ cup orange juice (freshly squeezed is always better)
½ cup water
Using two full oranges, take a spoon and dig the innards so that you get all the juice and pulp out. If you’re not a big fan of pulp, you can use a strainer to drain the liquid, but if you add the pulp, you can’t really taste it (plus it provides a nice source of fiber). You may need more than two oranges, depending on how big your oranges are.
Combine the mix, the orange juice, and water in a bowl using a rubber spatula. It should only take 6-7 folds. Don’t over fold/mix or else you’ll end up with deflated pancakes.
Cook pancakes like you normally would. Serve with sliced strawberries and powdered sugar.
And if you have nothing better to do with your strawberries, indulge yourself in some splashing?