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The easiest and tastiest pre-training pancake recipe...

Nutrition doesn’t have to be boring.
Jun 13th 2015, 8:15 AM 7,190 8

IN TERMS OF a light, pre-training meal, few alternatives stack up to pancakes.

Easy to make and packed with goodness it’s little wonder they’re the breakfast of choice for some of the world’s best athletes.

Here’s one we made earlier…

WITHOUT any toppings, this will provide you with around 15-28 grams of protein and twice that number in carbs.


  • 1-2 scoops your favourite protein powder
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Teaspoon of cinnamon


  • In a non-stick pan, heat the oil over a medium heat.
  • Mix the eggs, powder and mashed banana in a bowl.
  • Add in the cinnamon to complete your pancake batter.
  • Pour this into the pan and cook for a few minutes, using a spatula to bring the pancakes away from the edges of the pan.
  • Flip the pancakes over once the bottom side is lightly browned and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with natural peanut butter, sliced almonds or if you’re feeling nasty, a teaspoon (not a bucket load) of Nutella. We know you’re going to anyway.

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