Cinnamon Sugar Kodiak Cakes Muffins

I don’t know if you realized this yet, but I L-O-V-E Kodiak Cakes. I first heard about them on a Shark Tank episode (even though they ended up turning down the sharks), so when I finally found some at Target a few years ago, I was so excited. And y’all… from my first pancake I was hooked! 

I love that these mixes offer a healthier spin on your traditional baking mix. They use 100% whole grains, have no added sugar or preservatives, and only need water to make some delicious flapjacks and waffles. They have their original mix, but over the years have grown to include mixes like their Power Cakes mix with added protein (which is my faaave!), Gluten Free mix, Organic Oats mix and Superfoods mix. They also have all sorts of muffin mixes, dessert mixes (hellooo brownies), and oatmeal cups for breakfast on the go. I can’t wait to try them all! But, best of all, you can use the mixes for all kinds of different baked goods, from scones and quick bread to muffins and cookies. Kodiak Cakes has provided me with a quick and easy way to make some nutritious baked goods with ingredients I can trust, and a quality that is unparalleled. 

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So I’m sure it’s no surprise that when I found their Power Cakes mix at Costco, I didn’t think twice about adding it to my cart! I mean, a jumbo box of my favorite baking mix? Yes, please! 

The other day I had some friends come over to my new apartment, and when thinking of what to make, muffins came to mind. I’ve created all sorts of muffin recipes in the past, and wanted to do something a little different this time around. Cinnamon sugar came to mind, and so this recipe was born! After some taste testing with one of my best friends, a little refinement and lots of muffins later, I come to you with these ah-ma-zing Cinnamon Sugar Kodiak Cake Muffins.

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Seriously, they’re SO good! 

My favorite part? The cinnamon sugar on top. *heart eyes*
Pair these muffins with some eggs and fresh fruit in the morning for a nutritious breakfast, or heat up with a little butter on the inside for a midday snack! I’m sure you’ll love these muffins just as much as I do. ;)

Cinnamon Sugar Kodiak Cake Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Kodiak Cake Muffins

Ingredients

    For the muffins:
  • 2 cups Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 egg whites (or 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the topping:
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a muffin pan with parchment paper muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the muffin ingredients until a batter has formed.
  3. Evenly pour batter into each muffin cup, filling them almost to the top.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Lightly sprinkle the mixture over the batter in each muffin cup.
  5. Bake for 17 minutes, or until the muffins are firm to the touch and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 3 minutes in the pan, then remove and finish cooling on a cooling rack.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week!
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Looking for more Kodiak Cakes deliciousness? Check out my Peanut Butter Banana Muffins. You’ll LOVE them! 

Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
Have you ever tried Kodiak Cakes before?
What is your favorite muffin recipe?

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  1. Candy Kage

    August 2nd, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Making cupcakes or muffins is something we all enjoy. Grab and go which is perfect

  2. Mummy Confessions

    August 2nd, 2017 at 8:00 am

    These look so nice! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I need to try these as I love cinnamon!

  3. Jenna Urben

    August 2nd, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Yum :) I love muffins and love that you used almondmilk!

  4. Marta A Rivera Diaz

    August 2nd, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Never heard of Kodiak cakes, but these look fantastic!

  5. Amanda

    August 2nd, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Oh I have never heard of Kodiak Cakes. These look absolutely delicious. I will be making these every soon!

  6. Hava of Onlygirl4boyz

    August 2nd, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Omg these look amazing!!

  7. Victoria

    August 2nd, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I’ve been looking for a new dessert/ breakfast recipe: I love how it can double. These tasty things look like they’ll do the trick

  8. Ayanna

    August 2nd, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    These look yummy!!I’ve never heard of the Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix, but I will have to look for it on my next Target run.

  9. Dixya Bhattarai RD

    August 2nd, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    i have not even heard of kodiak cake mixes, need to check that out. i love all things cinnamon sugar,

  10. Felicia @ The Starving Chef

    August 2nd, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I’ve seen Kodiak brand around – certainly want to try it after reading this! My stomach is growling.

  11. Rachel Ritlop

    August 2nd, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Mmm anything cinnamon sugar is so delicious!

  12. thesophiadiaries

    August 2nd, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Omg, these totally look so yummy!!! And they look healthy ;)

  13. Whitney S.

    August 2nd, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I’m addicted to cinnamon sugar… it’s sooooo good!!

  14. Suzanne

    August 3rd, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I need to make these! We love Kodiak Power Cakes. So yummy!

  15. Jazzmine Woodard

    August 4th, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    These look wonderful, Becca! Thanks for sharing! I’ve pinned for later.

  16. Jessica Bradshaw

    August 12th, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Yummy!! These look so good. I am all about cinnamon muffins. Even better that they are better for you.

  17. Jennifer

    April 24th, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Is there a reason you use just the egg whites instead of whole eggs? I don’t like to waste the yoke, so could I do two eggs instead of three whites?

  18. Happily the Hicks

    May 3rd, 2019 at 9:01 am

    You can definitely use whole eggs instead of egg whites! I’ve done it both ways :) I would recommend exactly what you said- two whole eggs instead of 3 egg whites.

  19. Krist

    June 4th, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Love this recipe looks amazing! I’m new at baking so i don’t have cupcake pan can i use a bread pan instead of making cupcakes? Also just curious about how many calories/ cupcake?

  20. Happily the Hicks

    June 25th, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    You can definitely make this in a bread pan I’m not sure how much longer you’d need to bake it, but I’d put it in for about 35 minutes, then check on it to see how it’s going. :) And I don’t count calories so I don’t know what the calorie count per muffin is. So sorry!

  21. suzanneholt

    June 29th, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    These look so good! What a great breakfast meal prep for the week!

  22. Happily the Hicks

    July 2nd, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I agree!! Muffins are PERFECT for meal prep!!

  23. Vanessa

    June 29th, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Do you use this base for any other recipes?

  24. Happily the Hicks

    July 2nd, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    By “base” do you mean the Kodiak Cakes mix? If so, then yes – here’s a peanut butter banana recipe I did that is SO yummy. :)

  25. Suzanne

    July 1st, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    These muffins are delicious! My kids absolutely love them. Thank you for sharing!

  26. Happily the Hicks

    July 2nd, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Aww YAY!! I’m so glad you and your kiddos love them. :) I need to make them again for my little man.

  27. Mali

    July 14th, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Yum. Thank you. I calculated the calories using MyFitnessPal. Total was 1,034 calories (86 per muffin). For total recipe: protein 64g, carbs 175g, fiber 21g, Sugar 60, fat 11g.

  28. Happily the Hicks

    August 2nd, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for doing that :)

  29. Claire

    September 2nd, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Tempted to try and add carrots or zucchini/squash into this recipe

  30. Happily the Hicks

    September 3rd, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Yes!! You should. If you do, let me know how it turns out! :)

  31. Liz

    April 7th, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Can you make a coffee cake instead if muffins with this recipe?

  32. Happily the Hicks

    April 16th, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    That’s such a great idea! I’m sure you can. Just put it in an 8×8 pan and bake until cooked through. Let me know how it turns out! Yum!

  33. Christal

    April 10th, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    These look amazing & will happen soon! Just wondering if I can use whole milk instead of almond milk? Also, what do you think about throwing in some diced apple?

  34. Happily the Hicks

    April 16th, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Yes you TOTALLY can! And oh my yes – diced apple would be sooo yummy. Let me know how it goes using that in the recipe!

  35. Amanda @blackbeanqueen

    April 10th, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Have you tried these with flax egg instead of regular egg? I was planning on making them with the new plant-based kodiak cakes mix and a flax egg! Hope you are staying well during this strange time. :)

  36. Happily the Hicks

    April 16th, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you! We are hanging in there:) And I haven’t, actually. I’d love to hear how it goes if you do try it because I’m sure more people would like to know!

  37. Amanda @blackbeanqueen

    April 16th, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    I will! I plan to try the recipe with the plant-based kodiak cakes mix & flax egg in the next few days ☺️

  38. Happily the Hicks

    April 16th, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    I can’t wait to hear how it goes!!

  39. Nina

    June 8th, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    How many does this recipe make

  40. Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2020 at 7:38 am

    It makes a dozen!

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I'm a sinner saved by grace who loves staying active and eating healthy. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Isaac, and I'm mama to James and an adorable puppy named Lillie.

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