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Easy Pancake Skillet

Are you looking for an easy, high-protein breakfast recipe that tastes delicious and can be ready in less than 20 minutes?

Try this easy chocolate chip & peanut butter easy pancake skillet! It's guarantee to please a crowd.

Easy pancake skillet

While you can’t go wrong with making their classic pancakes, it’s fun to mix things up and find more tasty ways to use their mixes. This week I swapped out my protein power oats for one giant pancake; hence, the protein pancake skillet

This protein pancake skillet is a delicious breakfast packed with protein. I’ve made this for Alan & I to share, but I’ve also just made a big one and kept it in the fridge for myself to eat throughout the week. 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 3 ingredients! I love recipes that are EASY and use what I already have in the pantry and this recipe definitely meets those requirements.

  • Pancake Mix - Kodiak Cakes is my favorite pancake mix, and I like to use the classic Buttermilk flavor for this recipe. However, you can use any pancake mix you like the best!
  • Mini Chocolate Chips - I use mini chocolate chips because I want there to be chocolate chips in every single bite. However, you could use whatever chocolate chips you have in your pantry or like the best!
  • Peanut Butter - I recommend using natural peanut butter for this recipe. Natural peanut butter will be more drippy and creamy so it's easy to drizzle all over the pancake.
These are the ingredients needed for the easy pancake skillet. There is a bowl of pancake mix, water, and mini chocolate chips.

What 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.

If you don't have a cast-iron, try these baked pancakes in a classic cake pan! Or make this exact recipe in a cake pan.

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 19 grams per serving.

Kodiak Cakes does a really great job of creating nutritious mixes so they make it easy to keep recipes healthy. The peanut butter adds healthy fats and some additional protein as well.

With the nutrition profile, the delicious flavor, and how filling this recipe is, you can sign me up for this meal every day!

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.

How do I make this recipe?

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the cast iron skillet in the oven while it is preheating.
  • Mix the pancake mix with the water.
  • Stir in 2 tbsp of mini chocolate chips.
  • 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 mini chocolate chips.
  • Continue baking for another 7 minutes or until the top is light brown and the pancake is baked all the way through.
  • Take the skillet out of the oven.
  • Drizzle all-natural peanut butter on the pancake.
  • Cut into pieces and enjoy!

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.

Want to make this recipe?

This easy protein pancake skillet turns out perfect every time. It's such an easy way to impress guests with minimal preparation and effort. If you try this recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts!

This is a picture of the easy pancake skillet. There is a cast iron skillet on a table. The table has trays of chocolate chips and blueberries, large candles, a sunflower, and table setting. The pancake skillet is cut into squares, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with peanut butter.
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5 from 6 votes

Easy Pancake Skillet

This protein pancake skillet is an easy, delicious, high-protein breakfast!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, pancake, protein pancake, skillet pancake
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 453kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Measuring Cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cast Iron Skillet (mine was 9 inches)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Kodiak Cakes mix
  • 1.5 cup water
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp butter for the cast iron skillet

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the cast iron skillet in the oven while it is preheating.
  • Gather all ingredients for the recipe.
    These are the ingredients needed for the easy pancake skillet. There is a bowl of pancake mix, water, and mini chocolate chips.
  • Mix 2 cups of Kodiak Cake mix with 1.5 cups of water.
  • Stir in ¼ tbsp of mini chocolate chips.
    This is the batter for the pancake skillet. It is a liquid substance of the mix with chocolate chips mixed in.
  • 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.
    This is the pancake skillet right before going into the oven. There is a large black cast iron with melted butter on the edges and the pancake mix and chocolate chips mixed in.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with remaining mini chocolate chips.
  • Continue baking for another 7 minutes or until the top is light brown and the pancake is baked all the way through.
  • Take the skillet out of the oven.
    This is the final product for the easy pancake skillet. There is a cast iron skillet filled with a giant pancake that is topped with mini chocolate chips, peanut butter, and syrup.
  • Drizzle all-natural peanut butter on the pancake. Add syrup too!
  • Cut into pieces and enjoy!

Notes

Note: I used the Buttermilk Power Cakes mix, but you can use whatever Kodiak Cakes mix you can find! Every single flavor will turn out amazing.

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g

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Recipe Rating




Courtney

Sunday 27th of February 2022

Should this be 1.5 or 2 cups of water? Ingredient list is different than the directions :)

Jordan Smith

Monday 28th of February 2022

Sorry for the confusion -- 1.5 cups of water! The recipe now reflects that as well :)

Amanda

Saturday 5th of February 2022

Another amazing recipe. We do family breakfast on the weekends and my kids loved this! Thanks Jordo!!

Alysha Korpi

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Made this w/o the peanut butter-- but it was still DELICIOUS! It's been perfect the last couple days if I just need a quick pick me up snack! Thanks, Jordo, for recipes I CAN MAKE!

Han

Saturday 21st of November 2020

The perfect weekend treat or even weekday breakfast! Why stand there and flip pancakes when you can pop these in the oven and get so much done in 12 minutes?? Love it.

Rose

Saturday 8th of August 2020

This was so quick easy and delicious. Love the detailed instructions, variations and love Kodiak brand.