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Water or Milk? How to Prep Your Morning Stack

With Kodiak, all you need to enjoy a hearty, frontier-style breakfast in minutes is a box of mix, milk,  water, or an alternative base (your choice!), and a heated skillet — although toppings and mix-ins are always an option for another layer of texture and flavor. With that said, there are several factors that may influence your choice in adding milk or water to make your flapjacks.

Not sure whether to use water, milk, or a milk alternative like almond, coconut, oat, or soy? Our Kodiak Kitchen put our Buttermilk Power Cakes to the test to break down the nutrition, taste, and texture profile behind a few popular options. Here’s what we discovered:

  • Texture and taste make a difference. When you’re craving a creamy, fluffy, and nostalgic buttermilk flapjack breakfast, using regular milk is the way to go. Whole milk gives your flapjacks a slightly sweeter taste, as non-fat milk tends to highlight the sourness of buttermilk ever so slightly. 
  • Protein-packed breakfast is in your hands. One of the major benefits of using milk of any kind instead of water is the added protein, which may more may not give you bear-like strength. Our Power Cakes Flapjack & Waffle Mix is crafted to deliver 14g of protein per serving when using water. Many milk alternatives increase the protein depending on the milk. Whole or non-fat milk delivers a whopping 17g per serving!

  • You can get a delicious taste without the sugary waste. If sugar tends to be the first ingredient you look at on a nutrition label, then we’d suggest opting for water or unsweetened almond or coconut milk as none of these options will hike-up those sugar levels. 
  • 100% whole grains sustains and satisfies your appetite. While water and soy milk have a more neutral flavor than alternative options, rest-assured that no matter what source you use, our Kodiak mix will deliver the delicious taste of 100% whole grains with every bite. 
  • Cows don’t taste like oats, almonds, or coconut and neither does the milk. Oat milk is the sweetest of the milk alternatives because it features a naturally occurring sugar that provides a slight hint of caramel. Almond milk provides more of a nutty flavor while coconut milk adds a refreshing taste. 

How to you prefer to make your flapjacks or waffles? Share your tips and tricks with us on Instagram by tagging @kodiakcakes

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