As of last Friday it's officially the fall season, which means it's now completely acceptable to enjoy every and all pumpkin-spiced product you can find on grocery store shelves. That includes starting off your morning with this superfood-packed, pumpkin flax-flavored energy cake pancake and waffle mix from Kodiak Cakes. It's a festive and healthy upgrade from your traditional box of Bisquick that provides protein, energy, whole grains, and more to amp yourself up for the best of fall activities (pumpkin carving anyone?). 

So what makes Kodiak Cakes so good for you? Well, unlike traditional pancake mixes that are made from enriched bleached flour, Kodiak Cakes contain a base of whole grain oat flour. Whole grains provide tons of fiber to keep you full and satisfied, meaning you won't be left hungry after enjoying a stack of these delicious pancakes for breakfast.

Another super ingredient in this pancake mix are B-vitamins, which fuel the body with energy to keep you going all day. It's also packed with tons of great superfoods, including pumpkin and flaxseed, and a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and ground cloves, which also lend a delicious flavor that even pumpkin-spice haters will love.

Lauren Kruchten

You can feel good about eating these pancakes everyday for breakfast this fall, as each serving contains 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and under 200 calories. Additionally, Kodiak Cakes are non-GMO and made from only wholesome ingredients with no added fat, sugar, or cholesterol. 

All you have to do to make these delicious pancakes is add some water to the mix, and you've got yourself a hearty breakfast you don't even have to wake up early to prepare. You'll delight in the thick and fluffy texture that results in these flapjacks, with just the right amount of pumpkin spice to get you excited for cooler weather, falling leaves, and fun autumn activities. 

To keep up the nutritional advantages of your pancakes, go easy on the syrup and butter, or sub in a natural sweetener like honey or agave. Top with peanut butter and/or greek yogurt to up the protein content even more, along with fresh fruit to provide color, flavor, and your essential daily dose of fruit for the day. 

If you don't dig the whole pumpkin spice thing, Kodiak Cakes also sells pancake and waffle mix in other varieties, including Buttermilk and Honey, Cinnamon Oat, Peanut Butter, and Dark Chocolate. You can buy Kodiak Cakes at select grocery stores in your area or online, as well as Target locations nationally. Stock up in order to take on every fall day with satisfying, pumpkin-spiced energy.

I was given Kodiak Cakes free of charge, however, all opinions are my own.