Company Profile

Baker Mills is a small family owned business based in Park City, Utah. We produce the Kodiak Cakes brand of whole grain instant breakfast and dessert mixes as well as gourmet berry syrups and microwave muffins. Kodiak Cakes mixes can be found in Target stores and other grocery outlets nationwide as well as direct to the public in our online store. The company is showing a profit of over 1 million annually and is continuing to grow as word of the quality and great taste of our products spreads helped recently by our appearance on the TV series Shark Tank (abc). We continue to expand and are looking forward to the strong future of our brand!

Brief History

Although Baker Mills was started in 1994, our Whole Grain Flapjack Mix recipe has been a tradition that goes back generations. On a summer day in 1982, our Mom Penny decided to mix up the dry ingredients for her Grandpa’s “hot cakes” recipe to sell to friends and neighbors. She packed the mixes in brown paper lunch sacks. On the outside of each sack were the mixing and cooking instructions that she had carefully handwritten.

Once the sacks were filled, Mom loaded up her eight-year-old son Joel’s little red wagon and sent him off into the neighborhood. In no time, Joel returned home with an empty wagon having sold each mix. Neighbors often requested more of the flapjack mix, but Mom decided her venture was a little premature and focused instead on raising her five children.

Twelve years later in the summer of 1994 Penny urged her son Jon, Joel’s older brother, to help her start a company. Jon modified the original mix making it an “add water only”, preparing Kodiak Cakes Whole Grain Flapjack & Waffle Mix for market. Today, younger brother Joel is the owner of Baker Mills and runs it with the same principles upon which it was founded—using only the finest and most wholesome ingredients available.

Since our humble beginnings in Mom’s kitchen, we have expanded the product line to include a variety of breakfast and dessert mixes, all natural berry syrups, and instant microwave muffins and are selling the Kodiak Cakes brand nationally.

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Our products are crafted from the finest ingredients available. We use 100% whole grains and avoid artificial ingredients and colorings as much as possible. Our instant flapjack mixes are hearty and filling and can be modified to create other delicious recipes and the new pour spout packaging is perfect for people on the go. Our dessert cookies and brownies are also rich and yummy and our syrups are a delicious addition to our pancakes as well as ice creams and other recipes. Try our products and you’ll agree that the taste and quality is unparalleled!


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-Protein continues to trend in the grocery aisles-
SALT LAKE CITY- It is no longer just men pumping iron who are reaching for protein products. Thanks to popular high protein eating plans and growing awareness that high-protein meals delay hunger and aid weight loss, more consumers are seeking protein-rich foods. Manufacturers and retailers are quickly answering the call. Target, the second-largest discount retailer in the United States is stocking its shelves with affordable protein rich foods including: Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars, Fiber One Protein Cereal, and this June Target will be launching Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Protein Pancake Mix.
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-Starting the day off with protein helps your body function properly-
SALT LAKE CITY– Having protein with breakfast can optimize your brain’s ability to send messages to the rest of your body, helping you wake up. If you combine protein with carbohydrates your body with gradually digest your breakfast, delaying hunger and keeping you energized. Protein provides the amino acids your brain needs to function at its optimal level, and provide your body with the neurotransmitters it needs to help your entire body function properly. Researchers from the University of Missouri found that having a breakfast rich in protein can help you stay fuller longer compared to having a lower-protein breakfast.
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– How to ensure your kids are getting enough protein-
SALT LAKE CITY- Protein is powerful stuff. It builds bones, muscles, tissues, keeps your little one’s engine running through the day, and strengthens their body’s defenses against infection. So how much is enough for your kid? According to the Nemours Foundation you can figure out how much protein your kid needs if you know how much they weigh. Each day, kids need to eat about 0.5 grams of protein for every pound they weigh. That’s a gram for every 2 pounds. To figure out your kid’s protein needs, multiply their weight in pounds by .5 or you can divide your weight by 2. Sometimes it can be difficult to get anywhere near this number, especially if you have a picky eater.
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We work with an amazing group of people who are dedicated to making and shipping our delicious and healthy products. Baker Mills offers good employee compensation and benefits packages and promotes a fun and interactive work environment. Meet our team.


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We tried Kodiak Cakes for the first time a couple of weeks ago. We LOVE them. They have become our favorite breakfast. Although it has only been a couple of weeks since we tried them for the first time we have already purchased them a couple of more times!! -Mills River, NC

Dear Kodiak Pancake Mix People: If anyone asks what is the best gift we received to commemorate our 60th Wedding Anniversary, I would show the 4 boxes of Kodiak Pancake Mix….the mix proved to be the best pancakes we have eaten. That is quite a compliment since my husband as a child had pancakes almost every morning for his breakfast….Those pancakes made with your mix are the best he has ever tasted. —St. George, Utah

Your pancake mix is the reason that my boyfriend fell in love with me and now we live happily ever after in Brooklyn, never too far away from a box of Kodiak Cakes. —Brooklyn, New York

We just tried your Big Bear Brownies and they are the richest, moistest, most decadent brownies we have ever tasted from a mix. It won’t be worth making them from scratch anymore! Thanks for making a delicious, good for you, treat! —Westminster, MD

Delicious! My family didn’t realize they were whole grain—our experience with whole grain mixes has produced waffles that taste like sponges…Thanks for this product that is easy to use, nutritious, and tastes good! Thanks for the recipes too! —Klamath Falls, Oregon

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