Try a Quick Make-Ahead Breakfast: Banana-Pecan Pancakes

Racing Weight Cookbook: Banana Pecan Pancakes recipe

Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance.

These pancakes are a great make-ahead breakfast. Double the batch, and store pancakes in freezer bags to be reheated in the toaster. They are delicious on their own, but you can top them with syrup or additional sliced banana if you like.

Racing Weight Cookbook: Banana Pecan Pancakes recipe

Serves 2 in 15-20 minutes
Recipe profile: Vegetarian, Great for Recovery

1 cup oats
1 cup egg whites
½ cup 1% cottage cheese
1 banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
cooking spray (or ½ tsp. butter)
¼ cup (1 oz.) pecans, chopped

Combine oats, egg whites, cottage cheese, banana, and vanilla in a blender and process until completely smooth. Add baking powder and process for just a second or two to mix in.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray or butter. Pour in about one-quarter of the batter to make a 7-inch pancake, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped pecans.

Cook until the bottom of the pancake is golden brown, then flip and cook the other side for a few minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and pecans.

Makes 4 large pancakes.

Per serving: 404 calories, 14 g fat, 44 g total carbohydrate, 7 g dietary fiber, 29 g protein


Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes. Revealing the latest research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training.