Joe Wicks's protein pancakes recipe

Eat pancakes and get lean? Yes please! These may look naughty, but they're actually the perfect post-workout treat, so stack 'em up and enjoy.

Want to eat pancakes for breakfast and still get lean? Yes please! These protein pancakes from Joe Wicks's million-copy bestselling first book, Lean in 15: The Shift Plan may look naughty, but they're actually the perfect post-workout treat, so stack 'em up and enjoy. Why not double up the recipe and make them this weekend for a healthier brunch?

  • Total time

    3 minutes

  • Prep time

    10 minutes

  • Amount

    1 (double up if you want to share)

  • Ingredients
    • 1 banana (roughly chopped)
    • 1 scoop (30g) vanilla protein powder
    • 1 egg
    • 25g rolled oats
    • 1 tbsp coconut oil full-fat Greek yoghurt
    • blueberries and raspberries - to serve.

1. Whizz up the banana, protein powder, egg and oats in a blender to make your batter.

2. Heat up half the coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.

3. Pour little puddles of batter into the pan – I usually get 3 pancakes, with about half the batter in the pan at once.

4. Cook for about 1 minute on each side.

5. Remove and repeat the process with the rest of the batter.

6. Serve with a dollop of yoghurt and a few berries.

If you're looking for more inspiration, discover our ultimate guide to Joe Wicks's books, including Joe's latest book, Joe's Family Food.

Joe's Family Food

by Joe Wicks

Book cover for Joe's Family Food

As the proud dad of two kids, Joe understands the realities of life as a busy parent. Sometimes you’re short of time, and it’s hard to come up with a balanced meal when you have a thousand things to think about! This book does the hard work for you, so cooking and sharing nutritious food can become a social, fun activity for your family.

Filled with swaps to cater to all tastes and ideas for involving the kids when you’re cooking, this flexible cookbook will soon become your family favourite.