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You might be wondering what Cinco de Mayo is and why it has become such a popular holiday here in the United States. Well, the short answer is Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla which occurred on May 5, 1862. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily celebrated in the city of Puebla and is a point of pride for the city, given Mexico’s improbable victory over France at the time. Here in the United States, however, Cinco de Mayo has turned into a major celebration of Mexican culture and heritage!

In the spirit of cultural mashups—and to give you a few ideas on how to celebrate one of our favorite holidays—we're sharing three Kodiak Cakes-infused Cinco de Mayo recipes the whole family will love!


If you’re looking for a fun, unique way to kick off Cinco de Mayo, you can’t go wrong with our simple, yet delicious, Breakfast Tacos Recipe. The combination of fresh vegetables, black beans, and 100% whole grains from your favorite Kodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix makes these tacos a nourishing, delicious way to start the holiday. The best part about this recipe is it can be easily modified for lunch or dinner by substituting scrambled eggs with anything from shredded chicken, ground beef, or vegetables for a vegetarian-friendly option.


Kodiak Cakes Churro Waffle Bites Recipe is a must-try after-school snack or finger food for your Cinco de Mayo party, and it takes just ten minutes to prep and cook. Simply heat a few of our Buttermilk & Vanilla Power Waffles in your toaster until each waffle is golden brown, then brush with butter and coat in a sugar, cinnamon blend. Serve with a maple syrup dipping sauce to add an extra sweet touch to this already delectable snack. The best part is there’s no greasy deep frying required!


The best part of any celebration, Cinco de Mayo or not, is dessert—and this Tres Leches Cake Recipe is no exception. If you don’t already have one, you’ll want to pick up a box of our Buttermilk Power Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix. After baking your cake for 30-45 minutes, let it cool completely before poking holes into the cake using a fork. Then, slowly pour a combination of condensed milk, evaporated milk, and whole milk over the cake for a moist, delicious dessert that’s the perfect finishing touch to your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

How do you plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year? We want to hear about it! Share your Cinco de Mayo celebration with us on Instagram and Facebook by tagging @kodiakcakes. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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