Working out in the morning has amazing benefits, it can ignite your metabolism for the day, it sticks your body straight into a calorie deficit which gives you a headstart to the day and that release of endorphins after completing a hard HIIT workout or a strong leg day in the gym has all the good vibes.
However, like all of us, who train or don’t train in the morning, squeezing in breakfast which is not toast, cereal or a protein shake before a long day of work is always challenging. A lot of the UK work over 8 hours a day and lunch facilities in a shared office space is never ideal, you’re either eating cold food or the microwave is your best friend (once you have queued up for it for over 15 minutes in your hour break).
This makes it even more important to make sure that you get your macro hit before you have left your home for a full day work and this recipe I use is the perfect start to tick all of those boxes. The banana pancake is a revelation to everyone in the fitness world, 2 bananas, 2 eggs, a good scoop of protein powder, whisk it all up and done, pancake mix ready to go, no flour.
I use vanilla protein powder as that means I can versatile with pancake, you can add a cheeky handful of dark chocolate to the mix, or blueberries, strawberry jam, the list goes on. The main thing is that you can have this whipped up and on a plate in 10 minutes comfortably, there’s protein, carbs and fat to indulge on after a morning workout and getting yourself set for a productive day.
10 Minute Banana Pancake Recipe
2 bananas, mashed
2 eggs, whisked
50g vanilla Whey protein
- Mix together bananas, eggs, and protein powder until well combined. An electric mixer is spot on for this step!
- Place a pan or pancake griddle over medium heat. Grease the pan with a bit of oil. Once the pan is hot, add a large spoonful of the pancake mixture to the pan, about 3-5 inches wide. If you are adding any other dry ingredients, add them on top of the pancake now, this can blueberries, chocolate chunks etc.
- Once the pancakes begin to bubble, flip them. Cook for about 1 minute each side, depending on how hot the pan is.
- Repeat and Regrease the pan, as needed.