Easy Dark Chocolate Muffins for Breakfast

Dark chocolate muffins is one thing. But dark chocolate muffins made with Kodiak pancake mix makes this a higher protein, whole grain option for breakfast.

What You’ll Need

  • A box of dark chocolate Kodiak pancake mix
  • Dark chocolate chips: elevates that chocolate flavor
  • Eggs
  • Preferred milk: I use whole milk because that’s what we have in the house, but you could use a plant based milk too
  • Sugar: I use regular granulated sugar, but you could try a baking blend like Splenda if you like
  • Muffin tins or loaf pans

chocolate kodiak protein muffins


How to Make:

It really doesn’t get much easier than mixing up your wet ingredients, and then adding your dry ingredients! Stir until smooth, fold in chocolate chips, and you’re ready to pour into the muffin tin! Bake at 350 F for about 15-20 minutes.

How to Store the Muffins

I make a big batch of these muffins so that I can freeze them for later.

Once they have baked and cooled completely, I freeze them on a sheet pan for about 30-60 minutes, then place them into a large zip top gallon freezer bag. I squeeze out as much air as possible, and then place that bag into a second gallon bag. More layers for more protection from the dreaded freezer burn.

Why Make these Kodiak Muffins?

Why use Kodiak mix? It’s an easy base, already has the chocolate flavor as well as the leavening agents (which means less ingredients to measure out). You can also skip the muffin tin, and make this in loaf pans instead.

With a little extra cooking time, you can make this into 2 tasty loaves.

They have a light texture, similar to a pancake, and are delicious reheated, with a little peanut butter smeared on top.

kodiak pancake muffins with peanut butter

But wait, you may be wondering what’s the benefit to making them with the pancake mix versus the double chocolate muffin mix that Kodiak sells? I like the muffin mixes from Kodiak! They’re great. These muffins are just slightly different in texture, but they are lower in carbohydrates, sugar, and sodium than the muffin mix. Also, a box of pancake mix will make 24 muffins while the muffin mix makes 12.


Double Dark Chocolate Muffins

Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 box Kodiak dark chocolate pancake mix about 3-1/4 cups
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar or desired sweetener
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare muffin pans by lining with muffin liners or greasing the wells with butter or cooking spray. For a loaf, grease 2 loaf pans.
  • Whisk together egg, milk, and vanilla. Stir in kodiak mix and sugar until well combined. Gently fold in 3/4 cup chocolate chips, saving the remainder for on top.
  • Pour mixture into muffin tin, about 1/4 cup of batter into each well. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. This should make 24 muffins. Alternatively, pour batter into prepared loaf pans.
  • For muffins, bake 14-16 minutes until tooth pick comes out clean. For loaf, bake 35-40 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly before popping out of pan and letting cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • Store in an airtight container, or place muffins on a pan and freeze for at least 30 minutes. Once frozen, place into a zip top freezer bag and squeeze out excess air. Place into a second bag if desired to reduce likelihood of freezer burn.


Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g

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Recipe reviewed and updated April 2023

An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.