Are you looking for an easy, high-protein breakfast recipe that tastes delicious and is ready in less than 20 minutes? Here's a new twist on one of my go-to recipes: a berries and cream pancake skillet!
Berries and cream pancake skillet
If you're new here, let me begin my saying that I love pancakes. One of my favorite ways to make pancakes is with Kodiak Cakes mix. The mix makes cooking pancakes easy, nutritious, and delicious. Instead of standard flapjacks, I've been loving pancake skillets.
This berries and cream pancake skillet is a twist on my easy protein pancake skillet. It's the same delicious breakfast packed with protein, but instead of chocolate chips and peanut butters, this is made with berries and a creamy topping.
One of the best things about this recipe is that the prep & cook time total is less than 20 minutes total. So grab your cast-iron skillet and let's get cooking!
What ingredients do I need?
The recipe only requires 5 ingredients! I love recipes that are EASY and use what I already have in the pantry. Here's what you'll need:
- Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix
- Mixed Berries
- Greek Yogurt
- Confectioners Sugar
Kodiak Cakes is the only pancake mix I ever use. I love the flavor, the nutritional components, and how easy it is to make. The classic Buttermilk flavor is what I use for this recipe, but you could use whatever mix you like the best!
I suggest fresh mixed berries for this recipe. You can use a combination of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or whichever you like best! Make sure to wash them before you use them in the recipe.
For the icing you will need greek yogurt, vanilla, and confectioner's sugar. These items will be mixed together to make the creamy icing that goes on top after the pancake skillet is done cooking.
Can I make substitutions to this recipe?
Absolutely. I haven't tested many of the ingredient swaps, but I would be you can make the necessary changes based on your dietary needs and available ingredients.
- Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes Mix - you can swap for whatever kind of pancakes and waffles mix you like best.
- Mixed Berries - You can use whatever kind of berries you like! I use fresh, but you could opt for frozen. If you use frozen, you might need to add them all beforehand so they will cook all the way.
- Yogurt - I like greek yogurt for the extra protein, but you could use another kind.
- Vanilla - If you use plain greek yogurt, I would keep the vanilla to add some sweetness.
- Confectioner's Sugar - If you use plain greek yogurt, I would keep this to add sweetness to the icing. I haven't tested other kinds of sugar, but I would imagine you could use a different kind.
Are these pancakes healthy?
Each person has their own definition of healthy, and this recipe absolutely is healthy for me! This recipe has a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. The recipe is packed with protein and has 15 grams per serving. Kodiak Cakes does a really great job of creating nutritious mixes so they make it easy to keep recipes healthy. The fresh fruit keeps things light. The icing is made with healthier alternatives like greek yogurt and vanilla, which lower the amount of sugar in the recipe as well. With less than 300 calories for half a skillet of pancake goodness, you could sign up for this meal every day!
What other equipment do I need?
The main piece of equipment you need is a cast-iron skillet. A cast-iron skillet is a heavy-duty, durable, versatile dish that makes is easy to cook with and clean. This recipe involves heating up the cast-iron skillet, adding the mixture, and cooking it all in the oven. The cast-iron skillet in the oven will do all the work for you for cooking a crispy, hot and delicious pancake. I used a 12-inch cast-iron for this recipe, but you can cut the recipe in half or double it to adjust it to fit your needs.
If you don't have a cast-iron, try these baked pancakes in a classic cake pan! Or use this exact recipe and make it in a cake pan.
How long does this take to make?
I like this recipe because it is quick and easy. This is one of my typical weekend breakfast meals, which means I'm usually making this right after I finish a morning run. Since I usually have a 30-minute window from when I finish my workout to when I'm ready for breakfast, this recipe can be made start to finish (including cleanup!) in less than 30 minutes.
What is the process?
The process for this berries and cream pancake skillet is the exact same as my easy pancake skillet. Here's how to break it down:
- Heat up the cast-iron skillet
- Make the pancake batter
- Cook the giant cake
- Top with the creamy icing
Y'all, I promise. This recipe will give you confidence in the kitchen! It's so quick and easy to make. It's the perfect healthy yet still so delicious brunch or late-night dessert recipe.
Looking for something similar?
If you love this pancake skillet, try these two other variations!
If you don't have a skillet but you want a fluffy pancake recipe, try these extra fluffy baked pancakes! All you need is a cake pan.
Can I have the recipe?
If you try this recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts! If you don't like berries and cream, opt for chocolate and peanut butter. Try what you love and make this your own!
Berries and Cream Pancake Skillet
- Measuring Cups
- Mixing Bowl
- Cast Iron Skillet (mine is 12 inches)
For the Pancake
- 2 cup Kodiak Cakes mix
- 2 cup water
- 1 cup mixed berries
For the Icing
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp confectioner's sugar
- 2 tbsp butter (for the cast iron skillet)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the cast iron skillet in the oven while it is preheating.
- Mix 2 cup of Kodiak Cake mix with 2 cup of water.
- Stir in ½ cup of mixed berries.
- Once oven is preheated, take out the cast iron skillet.
- Melt 2 tbsp of butter into the skillet. Spread it around so it covers all of the surfaces.
- Pour mix into the skillet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with remaining mixed berries.
- Continue baking for another 7 minutes or until the top is light brown and the pancake is baked all the way through.
- Prepare the icing by adding greek yogurt, vanilla, and confectioner's sugar into a bowl and stirring together until well combined. Place in fridge until ready to use.
- Take the skillet out of the oven and let cool.
- Drizzle icing on the pancake.
- Cut into pieces and enjoy!
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