3 Powerhouse Pancake Recipes for the Ultimate Post-Workout Brunch
If there’s one thing to look forward to after a long week of training, it’s homemade brunch! These homemade pancakes require as little as 10 minutes to whip up, contain no added sugar or vegetable oils, and are a cheaper option than dining out. The following recipes use fresh ingredients like organic, free-range eggs, sweet potatoes, bananas, unsweetened Greek yogurt, and stevia (meaning no added sugar!).
The problem with pre-boxed pancake mixes is that they often utilize refined white flour. This type of bleached flour is stripped of its fiber, providing little nutritional value and causing large spikes in blood sugar that lead to sugar cravings later in the day. Additionally, pancakes from restaurants are often prepared using partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (trans fats) and refined sugar, which are two culprits of bodily inflammation over time. Our F45 Nutrition team has you covered with these three delicious, gourmet-style pancake recipes. No hidden preservatives, no refined carbohydrates, no trans fats—just pure homemade goodness. We won’t be surprised if these become a weekend brunch tradition!
Banana Pancakes with Yogurt and Mixed Berries
Banana pancakes are a homemade favorite—they’re simple to make, yet satisfyingly sweet. Bananas are one of the best natural sweeteners to use for pancakes, especially when combined with fiber-rich oats, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, and a pure organic vanilla essence. Top them off with a pure organic maple syrup and antioxidant-rich berries for a nutritious brunch in less than 20 minutes.
Coconut and Goji Berry Sweet Potato Pancakes
These delicious sweet potato pancakes are not only dairy-free and gluten-free, but are a tasty twist on traditional pancakes. Sweet potatoes are one of nature’s superfoods, as they are loaded with fiber and vitamin C. They make an excellent base for pancakes with their natural sweetness and fluffy texture! Simply top these off with a spoonful of coconut yogurt, walnuts, and goji berries for a sweet and nutritious breakfast that’ll top any store-bought pancake mix.
Chocolate Protein Pancakes
After a tough F45 Training session, these chocolatey protein pancakes make an ideal post-workout fuel-up. Made with free-range eggs, almond flour, unsweetened Greek yogurt, stevia, and a chocolate whey-based protein powder, they pack about 35g of protein per serving. By using quality ingredients and toppings like cacao nibs, crushed peanuts, and Greek yogurt, these pancakes won’t cause a large spike in blood sugar that would normally occur with sugary, syrup-loaded pancakes. We recommend making a few extra servings and storing in the fridge for a quick protein-rich snack after your upcoming training sessions!
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