Nutritious post workout pancakes

Pancakes after training are always a delicous treat for me, which is why I developed this post workout pancakes recipe.

My first healthy pancake recipe was a very simple two ingredient recipe back in 2014, and I’ve been adapting and improving it ever since.

close up of pancakes topped with warm, syrupy fruit

This version of the recipe came about as I wanted the pancake mix to hold together better without affecting the simplicity of it.

And of course, I wanted to still keep it quick and easy to make.

So the very basic egg and banana pancakes now have a couple more ingredients. They’re now easier to cook, and taste even better.

They also have more protein, which is important for post workout nutrition. And still no added or refined sugars.

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This recipe makes one large pancake, which I find very filling once you add your fruit, yoghurt and syrup toppings. Simply adjust the quantities accordingly if you’re feeding more than just yourself.

Try these topping ideas to keep your pancakes refined sugar free:

  • Microwave 1/2 cup of apricots (fresh or unsweetened tinned) with the juice of 1/2 an orange for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Microwave 1 cup of strawberries until warm and syrupy, add a little vanilla essence.
  • Add a couple of spoonfuls of plain Greek yoghurt or kefir.

For another high protein pancake recipe that doesn’t use any protein powder, try these 3 INGREDIENT PROTEIN PANCAKES

Try these EASY WEEKEND PANCAKES for an indulgent but healthy weekend breakfast. 

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Make these post workout pancakes for a delicious and nutritious meal after your next training session.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword breakfast pancakes, post workout snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 145kcal


  • ½ banana
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 dessert spoon almond meal or buckwheat flour
  • 1 dessert spoon flaxseed


  • Mash the banana in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, and whisk until well combined.
  • Keep stirring as you add the dry ingredients and then pour mixture immediately into a hot non stick frying pan.
  • Cook for a minute or two, until well browned and then flip the pancake over to finish cooking evenly on the other side.

Recipe notes

Make sure that the pan is well greased – I find that an oil spray gives a nice even coating, which is important when cooking pancakes.
If you're stuck for topping ideas or looking for some new ones, try these:
Microwave 1/2 cup of apricots (fresh or unsweetened tinned) with the juice of 1/2 an orange for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
Microwave 1 cup of strawberries until warm and syrupy, add a little vanilla essence.
Add a couple of spoonfuls of plain greek yoghurt if desired.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6.7g | Fat: 7g
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