Happy WAFFLE Day!
Or you know, just Wednesday…but go with me on this one…it deserves a bit of dramatism, becaaaaaaaause I made WAFFLES!!
If you’ve been around for a while, you know of my battles with Willy the Wafflemaker. If you’re new to these parts, let me just say the he and I have a very give and take relationship…as in I give everything I’ve got and in return, he takes all my confidence.
But I’ll be darned if I let him take my BREAKFAST!
Yeah, you know that little bit of anxiety all us foodies get when cracking open an avocado…just praaaaaaying that we got a good one? Well, I get that same feeling whenever I lift the lid of my waffle iron. So obviously, when Kodiak Cakes, a company that makes all-natural breakfast and dessert mixes, contacted me asking about doing a review on their flapjack and waffle mix, I totally FLIPPED! 😉
I actually tried their whole wheat mix for the first time a few years ago and fell in love immediately with one of my favorite recipes, Easy Protein Pancakes! I still can’t believe a just-add-water mix can taste like it was made from scratch! Since I still wasn’t back to my pancake groove when these babies arrived, I decided it was time to muster up some courage and whip up a waffle! And
much to my wonderment, it went well it came out FANTASTICALLY! 😉
I know, I know…I was just singing pumpkin praises yesterday, but when you still have half a pineapple to eat just days before you leave for vacation, it’s perfectly acceptable to slide back into a summer for a moment…plus, this is just my way of celebrating a certain someone who will be honeymooning at the beach this time next week! Congratulations, Melissa! I made you a waffle…but I eated it! 😉
Pina Colada Waffle
Prep Time: 2-3 minutes
Cook Time: 5-8 minutes
Keywords: waffle iron breakfast coconut milk
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1/3 cup Kodiak Cake Flapjack & Waffle mix
- 1/2-1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1/3 cup coconut milk (plus 1-2 Tablespoons if using protein powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1/4 teaspoon rum extract (optional)
- Toppings: Coconut-flavored Greek yogurt, diced fresh pineapple, and dried coconut chips
1. Plug in waffle iron and allow to come to temperature, coat with non-stick spray.
2. Combine all ingredients in a small bow and stir well.
3. Pour mix into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s directions.
4. Transfer to a plate, add toppings, and be whisked off to your own tropical paradise…your cabana boy (or girl) will be with you shortly! 😉
I wasn’t feeling protein-powdery in particular (ha! bonus points for accidental alliterations…and AGAIN!) so I went without, but if your feeling perky, feel free to pack a little pump into your pina pa-waffle! 😉
These mixes are incredibly versatile and are just the ticket for when you want more of a gourmet feeling breakfast in the middle of a busy week. And, since they’re made only with ingredients you can pronounce, it’s a breakfast you can feel good about!
Now for the BEST part: Kodiak Cakes was gracious enough to send me not one, not two, but FOUR coupons for a FREE box of one of their mixes and I’m giving you a chance to win them today! Open to anyone everywhere…just do me a favor and check this list to be sure they’re available in your area first! Giveaway will end Wednesday, October 16 at midnight (CST). Winner to be announced later that day!
Disclaimer: I was sent this product free of charge, but all the opinions expressed are of my own. I was in no way compensated for this review.
I love putting Greek yogurt, fruit and nuts on my waffles!!! Creamy, crunchy and sweet 🙂
Oh yes, I am a HUGE fan of multiple textures in a dish…hence the reason I’m obsessed with the coconut chips right now! Haha!
Pina Colada is one of my favorite smoothie flavors of all time.
I hear about kodiak cakes all of the time on blogs like Kath Eats. They make such good-looking breakfasts!
KODIAK CAKES ARE AVAILABLE IN CANADA NOW!? Checking Winners and Homesense this weekend!
I’m a bit of a pancake purist – a bit of butter and maple syrup works best for me!
And a separate bowl for dipping of course! 😉
Lately, I’ve been reallllly craving a wafflewich. Take two waffles, stuff some cheese, potatoes, and other delicious things between them, then press it all together in a delicious waffle sandwich. I know you’d approve ;).
You had me at cheese! Gosh, it’s been forever since I’ve had a wafflewich, though my last one was a thing of beauty…pumpkin waffles, bacon, and chocolate sauce! Hashtag mouthgasm! 😉
I LOVE Kodiak Cakes!! LOVE! And my favorite topping (for anything bread-like) is always peanut butter and banana. There’s just nothing better!
Mmmm this looks so yummy! I legit thought it was waffle day I was like oh no I need to make some…hehe.
Pina colada waffles sound amazing! I had pina colada ice cream this past weekend and was reminded what a great flavor combination it is. I actually just won a coupon for a box of these from Kim’s blog and i’m really excited to give these Kodiak cakes a try.
That’s awesome! Congratulations on winning…definitely a worthy prize! I’ve tried a lot of pancake/waffle mixes over the years and this brand is by far my favorite!
These look amazing and I have always wanted to try this mix! I hear so many people raving about it AND i haven’t had waffles in about as long as i hadn’t had pancakes until i made yours! oops! i would top my pancakes with melted raspberries because i love raspberries muahahahaha or else i would do pumpkin because it seems as though i am a bit addicted these days 😉
Aren’t we ALL? Tis the season to sport our “squash glow”! 😀
i usually just do some FROG jam or some kind of preserves with a little maple syrup. not a risk taker!
Can I just say that I love you for having FROG jam in your fridge?! 😉
PB or AB to top!
That waffle looks so flaky and just the right amount of crunchy! Yummmmmmm
I love Kodiak Cakes pancake mix! It’s awesome with some pumpkin and cinnamon added to it.
I love greek yogurt on my waffles and pancakes!
I hold my breath when I open my waffle maker too!
Haha!! I saw the same waffle fail pic on Janetha’s Instagram the other day and I was like, “Finally, I’m not alone!” We should obviously start a support group of some kind… 😉
Haha I love that comment about cutting into an avocado- SO true!! The same goes for squash- I’m always praying its extra orange on the inside! These waffles sound insane- how am I only JUST hearing that rum extract exists??
Omg girl, there are SO many extracts/emulsions out there that I never knew of until recently! Rum, butter, coconut, lavender…I even scored one at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago that’s cream freakin’ cheese! 😯
I love using peanut butter thinned out with almond milk, or a protein powder glaze on top! 🙂
Ohh girrllll~don’t do this to me! I seriously kind of want to get a waffle maker now–and this feeling has been slowly building up, haha. I love Kodiak cakes as they have such a perfect texture!
It took me something like two years before I finally broke down and got myself a waffle iron…and I have to say, even with the waffle fails, it was the best $20 ever spent! 😀 And I couldn’t agree more….I’ve tried a lot of different mixes in the past, but none of them came out as fluffy/crispy as the Kodiak mix!
love adding maple syrup and some sort of nut butter to my waffels!
My favorite toppings are definitely chocolate and peanut butter!
I have always wanted to try this mix ever since it became popular in blog world, but my stingy college student ways have prevented me from making the purchase ha. That waffle looks delish!
SWEET MOTHER! I just checked the list of places to buy these beauties, and apparently Canada is on board! YES! I’ve been hearing amazing things, but keep forgetting to pick up a box when I’m down in the States. Putting that on a PostIt so that I don’t make the same mistake again. Best pancake topping? Always, always maple syrup 😀
Nothing better than waffles or pancakes on a Sunday morning 😉
mmm chocolate chips(:
I am so boring!!! Syrup & cinnamon! 🙂
You say boring…I say classic! 😀
i wish those were GF> i’m so friggin envious. they look glorious!
Hmmm, I wonder if that’s something they would look into…especially with all the blog-love these things get! I promise that if I ever get the hang of making them ALL by myself, I’ll whip you up the fluffiest gluten-free waffle you’ve ever seen! 😉
My favorite pancake/waffle toppings are chocolate chips and/or nut butter!
Rum extract? Wouldn’t plain ol rum be fine too? Or would that set the waffle maker on fire? 😉 I battle with my waffle maker too, but I think mine is the cheap Target $8 cousin of Willy, so even more disastrous possibilities.
I haven’t had a good waffle in a looooooooooong time.
Hahaha! Now THAT would be a waffle winner for sure! And yeah, I got Willy on clearance…maybe that’s his problem! He’s got abandonment issues! Ha!
I’m cryinggggg I need a waffle maker!!! I feel like it would be such a great investment 🙂
I got mine for about $20 and even though he gives me a run for my money sometimes, it was definitely worth it!
Favorite topping is this blueberry bourbon syrup my mom makes. 🙂
Oh my GOSH!! That sounds incredible! I would put that sauce on everything! Lol
We must have been on a waffle vibe- I made a batch two nights ago to suffice a craving.
Pina colada waffle is the best excuse to get some booze early in the a-m- love it!
Although I am yet to name my waffle maker…
Ha! Yeah, I kind of have a thing for naming appliances/gadgets…My camera is Nikki…as in Nikki the Nikon! Haha!
I JUST bought a waffle maker last weekend and I am loving it!!!
Ingredients I can pronounce and cabana boys; sign me up please.
These waffles look fantastic. I love the use of pineapple and rum extract! You are a kitchen genius and even though I just finished the last of my pizza, I now want breakfast. Waffles to be exact. These waffles.
One of my favorite waffle toppings is a banana (smashed & melted in the microwave) mixed with some yogurt and peanut flour!
I LOVE melted banana too! But must admit…. it smells like ass. haha 😉
Thank goodness some things taste a lot better than they smell! 😉
Bahahaha! What?! You know now I’m going to have to melt a banana just so I can sniff it! Lol
dang chickadee, that looks awesome!! I’m very late to the waffle game as I just got a maker about a month ago. My kids LOVE the waffles I’ve been churning out, but they also sit there and stare at me because it only makes one at a time. The pressure!!
The rum extract sounds gooood in this. I love me some rum. I mean, extracts. 😉
I would LOVE to try these! Sounds so yummy! 😀
I love waffles topped with nut butter, fresh fruit, and pure maple syrup!
I just tried my first box of Kodiak Cakes mix a few weeks ago and I loved it – I was so shocked at how good it tasted for a healthy boxed mix! I haven’t tried it as waffles yet, but I’ll have to do that next.
I have been dying to try this mix! I LOVE putting bacon, PB, banana, and some maple syrup on top 🙂 YUM.
That is one of my FAVORITE combos! Gotta love a little sweet and salty action in the morning! 🙂
My favorite toppings are fresh fruit and a whole lot of maple syrup!
Peanut butter/almond butter or fruit and a sprinkle of powdered sugar are definitely my favorite toppings! But, I’m not going to lie, I don’t think I’ve ever met a waffle & topping combo that I didn’t like!
Uhm, omg, at least now I know what i’m going to make for breakfast. Those look so freaking good.
And I keep it simple with berries and a bit of syrup!
maple syrup all the way. also melted coconut butter or almond butter or peanut butter or sunflower butter…I could go on and on hahaha.
They don’t have them in Australia #SadFace!!
These look all kinds of delicious anyway! Plus it allowed me to sing to you via twitter 🙂
Aww, bummer!! But I did enjoy the song…even if my Twitter page ate it! Not sure why, but tweets keep disappearing lately! 😯
I was wondering why my hilarious tweet didn’t get a response from you 😉 hehe
Maybe you have gremlins in your twitter. Or it could be time for a password change in case the spambots have gotten to you.
Hmm, I just changed my password about a month ago, but you never know…ok, off to think of a spinoff of my current one so I don’t forget it! #storyofmylife Lol
My favorite toppings are peanut butter and banana slices!
Healthy me likes to put blueberries and greek yogurt. Not so healthy me is all about the chocolate chips and whip cream and strawberries.
Haha! Love it! And now your not so healthy self is making me want some whip cream! 😉
awwww, Willy the waffle iron pumps out some seriously awesome waffles! Love your pina colada idea! Seriously mouth-watering!!
I *love* these mixes, but it’s been forever since I’ve had them! I love putting mashed fruit on waffles or maple nut butter sauce on pancakes (mix maple syrup, a teaspoon of nut butter and milk of choice to a syrupy consistency).
Crap on a cracker did I SERIOUSLY miss waffle day?! Noooooooooo
Guess I’ll just have to make up for it today 🙂
Well, according to Google, I think we both missed it…August 24, 2013…which was ALSO national peach pie day! 😯 I swear there are so many food holidays! It’s hard to keep them all straight!
Not really a topping, but chocolate chips in pancakes/waffles are the best, and of course topped with syrup.
Well, I must say that I’m quite glad to know that I’m not the only one who must fight the waffle iron to get my fair share of breakfast. My waffles used to always resemble a pile of twigs. Thankfully, my mom got me some waffle plates for my panini press, and now I can make waffles that actually look like waffles!!!
I love the tropical twist! Anything tropical is a win in my book 🙂 Now I just need a sunny, tropical beach to eat these waffles on… that’s only a flight away, totally worth it for one breakfast 😉
Oh and my favorite waffle topping is good ‘ole coconut butter!
My favorite pancake and waffle topping is to heat up frozen blueberries with vanilla, chia seeds, and a bit of cinnamon, a big dollop of greek yogurt, and a drizzle of almond butter. Holy yum!
Love kodiak pancakes topped with peanut butter and egg yolk! Yummmmm 🙂
ive never made homemade waffles so i dont have a favorite recipe but this would go a long way in helping!
I love waffles but I always forget about making them, as I think they take too much time. My waffle machine is not the greatest and I get frustrated with it, too, thus it stays in my pantry most of the time!
I’ve heard of Kodiak pancake/waffle mix but haven’t tried it yet. I’ll have to get a package the next time I head to the store. Peanut butter and honey is the best topping!
Aww, they don’t take so long…dust off that waffle iron, girlie! And seriously, I’ve tried a lot of pancake/waffle mixes, but none have been able to hold a candle to the Kodiak brand! The consistency is perfect! 🙂
Greek yogurt with waffles is AMAZING! Usually I get the fruit-on-the-bottom kind (like 0% cups of Chobani) and skim just the yogurt off without mixing. It’s not as sweet, so it’s like cream cheese almost, but fruity flavored 🙂 And still pretty thick like cream cheese! Then I take the remaining “fruit” at the bottom of the cup, add water, heat it up a little so it’s like warm fruit syrup and drizzle it on top. Yum! And of course toasted walnuts or almond slivers on top. It makes all the difference.
My favorite topping is peanut butter!
Favorite waffle and pancake topping… Sunbutter mixed with cottage cheese and jelly!!! So, so good! 😉 on days I’m feeling less cottage cheesy, I opt for just plain sun butter or white chocolate peanut butter (PB&J Co)!
I love bananas and pb..never gets old!
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