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DIY Kodiak Flapjack Mix

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DIY Kodiak Flapjack Mix | Yea Yea Pueblo

The beginning of this story is set on the baking aisle of a chain grocery store. My search for a healthy pancake mix brought me there, and there I stood, comparing labels and looking over long lists of ingredients. When I picked up a box of Kodiak Flapjacks my search was over. Made from whole ingredients, and balanced to keep you from enduring the harsh crash that comes after indulging in an overly-sweet breakfast, these pancakes blew every competitor out of the water.

DIY Kodiak Flapjack Mix Recipe | Yea Yea Pueblo

DIY Kodiak Flapjack Mix | Yea Yea Pueblo

DIY Kodiak Flapjack Mix Recipe | Yea Yea Pueblo

Fast forward to the second part of my journey where I’m at my fourth or fifth grocery store, searching high and low for the best price on Kodiak Flapjacks. Prices range from $6-$8 a box here around South Puget Sound. Our upcoming move to Alaska, and its promise of higher prices for everything, has me worried about the totals at the cash register on my weekly shopping trips. At each grocery store, I reactively pulled at my collar, which seemed to tighten every time I saw the price tag of my favorite pancakes. They’re definitely worth the price, but my small family needs to save money. That’s why we went with the Ninja instead of the Vitamix blender recently, and why I just can’t justify an $8 box of pancake mix. There had to be another way, I thought to myself. Then I found that other way.

Make my own pancake mix! Why didn’t I think of it sooner?!

I searched high and low, much like I did for a reasonably priced box of Kodiak Flapjack Mix, to find a recipe for pancake mix that was comparable to my beloved Kodiaks.  After two rounds of pancakes from this batch of Pancake Mix, my husband and I are convinced this recipe fits the bill.

Whole Wheat & Oat Pancake Mix Recipe:

Ingredients:

MIX 

4 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 1/2 cups old-fashioned or rolled oats

3 tablespoons baking powder

3 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 cup vegetable oil

PANCAKES

1 cup homemade mix

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup greek vanilla yogurt (or plain, for a savory version of these pancakes)

1 large egg

DIY Kodiak Flapjack Mix Recipe | Yea Yea Pueblo DIY Kodiak Flapjack Mix | Yea Yea Pueblo

Instructions:

MIX

1. Grind the oats in a food processor until they’re chopped finely, but don’t go as far as turning them into powder.

2. Put the flour, oats and all other dry ingredients into a mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix on slow speed and very slowly drizzle the vegetable oil into the bowl while the mixer is running on low.

3. Store mix in an airtight container in fridge or freezer. This will keep indefinitely.

PANCAKES

1. Whisk one cup of pancake mix with 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of greek yogurt, and one large egg.

2. Allow batter mixture to sit for 20 minutes at room temperature, this allows the ground oats to soak up the excess liquid. The mixture may seem runny before this time has lapsed.

3. Using an ice cream scoop, or 1/4 cup measuring cup, spoon out the mixture onto a warm griddle (350F) or pan. I have an electric stove, and I find that pre-heating my enamel cast iron pan on medium helps tremendously.

4. When pancakes are bubbly around the edges, flip. Cook until golden brown.

Notes:

-Yields 5-8 pancakes per cup of mix.

-Adapted from King Arthur Flour – Homemade Whole Wheat Pancake Mix Recipe.

-The oats photographed are whole oats, they have not yet been processed. When yours have been through the food processor, they should be roughly 1/4 their original size. I hope that helps.

-Your pancake mix will end up crumbly with some smaller than pea-sized chunks.

20 Comments

  1. these look so delicious! you’re killing it with the food posts lately.

    • Ahh! Thanks, Hollie. I love positive feedback 🙂

      • Crystle, your pancakes look great, and so much healthier than my Bisquick ! So glad you seem to enjoy the kitchen, lucky for your husband and mine !
        ~xo~Oma

    • Thanks, Stephanie! There were glitches galore in the old format, hopefully those are long gone. 🙂

  2. Laura Laura

    I’ll be making these on our vacation…they look so hearty and delicious! I wanted to share that I found the step where you mix the dry ingredients with the oil in the mixer to be unnecessary and it just dirtied more dishes for me. I simply stirred the oil in with a wooden spoon, and then mixed it more thoroughly with my hand. Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Thanks for the info, Laura! I’m guilty of relying heavily on my mixer, and I’m pretty bad about having a huge pile of dirty dishes at the end of any recipe. This one is no different. Hope you have fun on your vacation!

  3. Elizabeth Elizabeth

    After discovering Kodiak Flapjacks at Target…they are DELICIOUS….but expensive, so glad you made a homemade version definitely making these to save money!

    • Crystle Crystle

      Yeah! Do try it out! — This reminds me, I need to make another round of this today. It’s such a great mix to have on hand.

  4. Velda Velda

    Are you sure about the 1 C oil?

    • Crystle Crystle

      Yes, absolutely. You’re mixing over 8 cups of dry ingredients, and you won’t add any more oil to the pancakes when you prepare the mix for cooking. It absorbs very quickly, too!

  5. Tani Tani

    Does it have to be vegetable oil or could you replace with coconut oil for an even healthier option?

    • I haven’t tried using it in this recipe, but I don’t see why you couldn’t use coconut oil. Be sure it’s blended in to the mix really well while in it’s warmed liquid state because when you store it in the fridge, it will solidify. If you try it, let me know how it goes!

  6. I’m so excited to try these. I’m going to make the dry ingredient mixture today. I’ll probably use olive oil instead of vegetable oil because I generally don’t keep vegetable on-hand. may also try coconut oil. one question – I did buy the pastry flour, but wondering what the difference is between the pastry flour and regular whole wheat… Has anyone tried it with something else? If so, how did it go?

  7. Talli Talli

    Thanks!! made this recipe today and it was great! well I made the mix a few days ago and made some today…never had the kodiaks but these were good! I added some extra sugar because I added plain greek yogurt and didn’t want them to be too savoury but they didnt really need that much extra….also I used a pretty fine ground whole wheat flour instead of the pastry flour…

  8. Zimms Zimms

    So excited to find this recipe! But do you know how they compare protein-wise to the power cakes?

    • I’m not too sure. You may be able to plug the ingredients into a recipe nutrition calculator and compare that way.

  9. Alexandra Esarey Alexandra Esarey

    These look wonderful! One question: in one place you day to use 1/3 cup greek yogurt, in another it is 1/2 cup. Which is the correct amount? Thanks!

    • Hi! I’m very much a ‘estimator’ when it comes to cooking and baking. Start with 1/3 and add more if necessary. I hope that helps (and sorry, if it doesn’t). Cheers!

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