10 Easy Post-Run or Post-Ride Pancake Recipes

Trinh Le, MPH, RD
by Trinh Le, MPH, RD
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10 Easy Post-Run or Post-Ride Pancake Recipes

Nothing is quite like a hot stack of fluffy pancakes after a long run or ride on Sunday morning. They can be just as nutritious as they are delicious especially if you make them with wholesome ingredients like oats, bananas, Greek yogurt, whole grain flour and so forth. Give one of these ten delightfully easy pancake recipes a try the next time you’re craving some breakfast goodness!

10 Easy Pancake Breakfasts 

1. Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Pancakes | Running with Spoons

The only thing better than oatmeal is oatmeal in pancake form! These are made from wholesome rolled oats, Greek yogurt and egg whites. Banana naturally sweetens the stack for a foolproof recipe that will please your taste buds and waistline. Recipe makes 1 serving at 6 pancakes each.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 288; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 378mg; Carbohydrate: 47g; Dietary Fiber: 6g;  Sugar: 10g; Protein: 20g

pumpkin spice pancakes

2. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes | The Wheatless Kitchen

These thick and hearty pancakes are made with oats, pure pumpkin and spices. They’re the perfect addition to your breakfast table. Did we mention they’re gluten-free and packed with fiber and vitamin A? Score! Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 pancakes each.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 237; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 106mg; Sodium: 497mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 5g;  Sugar: 2g; Protein: 8g

blueberry buttermilk pancakes

3. Healthy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes | Amy’s Healthy Baking

If you think buttermilk pancakes aren’t part of a healthy diet, think again! Whole-grain flour, low-fat buttermilk, Greek yogurt and fresh blueberries buff up your morning meal for the fluffiest pancakes around. Recipe makes 4 servings at 4 pancakes each.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 199; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 52mg; Sodium: 580mg; Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 5g;  Sugar: 6g; Protein: 8g

4. Protein-Packed Pancakes | MyFitnessPal’s Original Recipes

You may not associate the typical pancake with protein, but these moist, protein-packed pancakes are changing the game! Greek yogurt adds a slight tang to this satisfying stack. Serve with sliced banana and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.  Recipe makes 2 servings at 4 pancakes each.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 297; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 196mg; Sodium: 676mg; Carbohydrate: 35g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 20g

5. Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes | Two Peas & Their Pod

These light and hearty pancakes are filled with irresistible cinnamon flavor. They freeze well, too. Make a double batch, and freeze the rest for weekday breakfasts! Top with fresh blueberries or sliced peaches. Recipe makes 6 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 220; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 74mg; Sodium: 586mg; Carbohydrate: 37g; Dietary Fiber: 5g;  Sugar: 9g; Protein: 10g

quinoa pancakes

6. Gluten-Free Quinoa Pancakes | Kim’s Cravings

Whole-grain quinoa makes this unique pancake recipe a super filling and tasty breakfast option the whole family will love. They’re gluten-free and cook up in less than 15 minutes. Need we say more? Recipe makes 1 serving at 4 pancakes each.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 311; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 370mg; Sodium: 377mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 4g;  Sugar: 1g; Protein: 18g

7. Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes | Oh, Sweet Basil

Ground almonds and cottage cheese add healthy fat, protein and moisture to this unique twist on classic strawberry shortcake. For a special treat, top with extra sliced strawberries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar! Recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 242; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 333mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 4g;  Sugar: 5g; Protein: 20g

8. Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes | The Lean Green Bean

While these lack the texture of your traditional fluffy pancakes, they’re still a mighty tasty way to start off the morning! If you don’t have leftover baked sweet potatoes on hand, simply microwave the sweet potato until fork-tender. Recipe makes 2 servings.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 213; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 213mg; Sodium: 335mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 3g;  Sugar: 5g; Protein: 16g

9. Whole Wheat Pancakes | Clean, Cheat, Repeat

This simple recipe makes the perfect stack of fiber-rich, whole-grain pancakes each and every time. Feeling fancier than maple syrup? Try topping with sliced bananas, cinnamon and a drizzle of creamy almond butter. Recipe makes 3 servings at 4 pancakes each.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 259; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 67mg; Sodium: 101mg; Carbohydrate: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 5g;  Sugar: 10g; Protein: 11g

10. Guiltless Chocolate Chip Pancakes | Gimme Some Oven

Lighten up traditional chocolate chip pancakes with a few tasty tweaks! These sweet and comforting pancakes are made with lighter ingredients like applesauce, whole wheat flour and egg whites for a stack that’s slimmer yet still satisfying. Recipe makes 5 servings at 2 pancakes each.

Nutrition (per serving):  Calories: 192; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 151mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 5g;  Sugar: 7g; Protein: 7g

About the Author

Trinh Le, MPH, RD
Trinh Le, MPH, RD

Trinh Le is a registered dietitian for MyFitnessPal. She holds her master’s in public health, nutrition from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Trinh is a proponent of balancing food and exercise for a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys hiking, strength training, yoga, running and fidgeting.

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