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Kodiak Cake Muffins (Banana & Chocolate Chip)

Meet your new favorite breakfast: Kodiak cake muffins! This recipe brings a wholesome yet toothsome twist to the classic treat. 

Kodiak power cake mix, bananas, and chocolate unite to make healthy, protein-rich muffins.

Kodiak muffins with chocolate chips, filled with blueberries
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They’re a hit with both kids and adults and will disappear faster as you can make them.

Let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love These Kodiak Cake Muffins

These muffins will quickly become your new favorite treat for several reasons:

  • They’re fluffy and delicious. These muffins are a burst of flavor. They offer a perfect blend of sweetness and warmth. They’re soft, tender, and moist with a slightly crisp exterior.
  • They’re easy to make. These muffins are hassle-free. Kodiak cake mix simplifies the process, turning baking into a quick, no-fuss activity.
  • They’re full of protein-packed goodness. These muffins are filled with protein. They’re the perfect choice for a nutritious start to the day or a power-boosting snack.


Here’s what you need to make Kodiak cake muffins. Scroll down to the bottom for the detailed list with all the measurements.

  • Buttermilk Kodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix– This core ingredient not only lends a rich buttermilk flavor but also boosts the protein content. It’s the key to making your muffins delicious and nutritious.
  • Baking Powder – Kodiak Cakes Mix contains some leavening agents. But the added baking powder will ensure extra fluffy muffins.
  • Cinnamon – It adds a hint of warmth and spice, complementing the sweetness of the other ingredients.
  • Milk – It brings moisture to the batter, contributing to the muffins’ tender texture. Feel free to use any milk you have on hand.
  • Ripe Bananas – The riper, the better. Mashed bananas add natural sweetness and a moist crumb to the muffins.
  • Honey or Maple Syrup – Choose either to sweeten your muffins naturally.
  • Large Egg – Acts as the binder. It gives your muffins structure and ensures they hold together well after baking.
  • Vanilla Extract – A splash of vanilla enhances the muffins’ flavor and gives them a classic, sweet aroma.
  • Chocolate Chips – These little morsels add pockets of melty chocolate throughout the muffins. I use semi-sweet but feel free to use either milk or white chocolate.
Muffins with kodiak cake mix, chocolate chips and blueberries

How to Make Kodiak Cake Muffins 

Start your day right with these easy-to-make Kodiak Cake Muffins! Here’s how to make them:

1. Prep the oven and tin. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Ready a muffin tin with cooking spray or liners.

2. Mix the dry ingredients: Combine Kodiak Cake mix, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl.

3. Blend the wet ingredients: Whisk together the milk, mashed banana, honey, egg, and vanilla in another bowl.

4. Combine and add the chips: Mix the dry and wet ingredients until half-blended. Then, fold in the chocolate chips until just mixed.

5. Fill and bake: Distribute the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup 3/4 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

6. Cool and enjoy: Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Then, move to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve them warm or cold. 

Delicious homemade kodiak muffins, overhead view

Recipe Tips and Variations

Make the best high-protein muffins every time with these handy tips and variations.

  • Kick liners to the curb. These muffins tend to stick to paper liners, so it’s best to bake them directly in a greased muffin tin.
  • Don’t overmix! Mix the ingredients just until combined to keep the muffins light and fluffy.
  • Make miniature magic. Just adjust the baking time accordingly if you prefer mini muffins.
  • Get creative. Feel free to add fresh or dried berries or nuts to the batter. You can also mix it up with various flavored chips like peanut butter or butterscotch.
  • Ditch the egg. Flax eggs can work well in this recipe.
  • Go gluten-free. Choose the gluten-free Kodiak mix for a gluten-free option.
  • Mix up the milk. Any type of milk, including non-dairy options, works well in this recipe. You can even use Greek yogurt!
  • No bananas? Both sweetened and unsweetened applesauce are suitable replacements.
  • Have fun with flavors. Don’t be afraid to try different Kodiak mix flavors for unique tastes.
Stacked of homemade kodiak muffins with chocolate chips and blueberries

How to Store Muffins

Keep your Kodiak cake muffins fresh and delicious with these simple storage tips.

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To Store: Let your muffins cool down completely. Then, store them in an air-tight container or a resealable bag. They’ll stay fresh on the counter for 3 days or in the fridge for up to a week.

To Freeze: Once cooled, wrap each muffin tightly in foil or place them in freezer bags. They’ll keep well for up to 3 months.

To Reheat: Thaw the muffins at room temperature when you’re ready to enjoy them. Wrap each in foil and reheat in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes. They’ll taste as good as fresh.

Or, for a quick reheat, unwrap a muffin and microwave on high for about 30 seconds.

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Kodiak Cake Muffins (Banana and Chocolate Chip)

Course: Dessert, BreakfastCuisine: American


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These Kodiak cake muffins are packed with protein and flavor! The mix of bananas and chocolate chips simply can’t be topped.


  • 2 cups Buttermilk Kodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175°C) and lightly coat a muffin tin with cooking spray. Or add muffin liners and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the Kodiak Cakes mix with the baking powder and cinnamon until well blended.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk the milk, mashed banana, honey, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and gently stir with a spatula until about halfway blended. Add the chocolate chips and finish mixing until just combined and no flour streaks are visible.
  • Portion the batter into the muffin tin, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the muffins cool in the tray for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve warm or cold, and enjoy!


  • Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top of the batter before baking for added gooey goodness. 
  • Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans for crunch.
  • Kodiak Cakes Mix contains some leavening agents. But the added baking powder will ensure extra fluffy muffins.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

9 thoughts on “Kodiak Cake Muffins (Banana & Chocolate Chip)”

  1. So delicious! Boyfriend ate three for dessert right out of the oven! I had mine after a work out for breakfast! Pleasantly surprised they were not too dense or heavy.

    • Hi Tish, so glad you and your boyfriend liked the muffins.
      And I agree, the texture is a pleasant surprise!
      I need to try out some more Kodiak recipes 🙂

    • Hi Carol!
      There’s roughly 6-7 grams per muffin, but that will change depending on the type of milk 🙂


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