Pancake recipes perfect for a post-run treat - Women's Running

Pancake recipes perfect for a post-run treat

Author: Kate Sellers

We've got you covered this Pancake Day with our round-up of recipes

We love pancakes all year round, but there’s no better reason to whip up a batch than Pancake Day. We’ve put together our fave pancake picks, from protein-rich recipes to indulgent treats, as well as some supermarket shortcuts (we won’t tell!)

Milkshake pancakes

Plant-based, protein-rich and pretty darn simple to make, this recipe from Grounded is right up our street. It uses their Choc Protein M*lkshake as a base, meaning that the pancakes are dairy-free and packed with 20g protein – ideal for run recovery.


  • 170ml Grounded Choc Protein M*lkshake (available at or in-store and online at Planet Organic)
  • 1tsp melted coconut oil
  • 1tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder (optional)
  • Fresh berries and maple syrup, to decorate


  1. Stir all the ingredients together until they form a smooth, thick batter.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat.
  3. Once melted, spoon a large tablespoon of the batter into the pan. Cook on one side for 3-4 minutes, then flip.
  4. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with fresh berries. Enjoy!


Percy pancakes

Let Percy Pig do all the work with M&S’s latest offering – ready-made pink pancakes. They suggest stacking with whipped cream, topping with Percy Pig sweets and drizzling sauce – you don’t have to tell us twice!

Baked pancakes

If you’d rather be out running than in the kitchen flipping, this is the ideal option. Simply mix everything in a bowl, pour into an oven tray and bake for 25 minutes – just enough time to pop out for a few miles and return to fluffy pancake yumminess. Find the recipe here.

Brownie batter pancakes

As we mentioned, we love pancakes. And we love brownies. So why not combine the two? This recipe from Baran Bakery is the ultimate in chocolatey indulgence. Her attention to detail makes for a truly lovely way to spend an evening perfecting your pancake cooking skills.

Pancake cereal

If cereal is your refuel food of choice, this one’s for you – thanks to TikTok, we now have pancake cereal in our lives. Made of crispy mini-pancakes, they can be topped traditionally with syrup, or add a splash of milk and grab a spoon. This recipe from Hummingbird High tells you how to get that perfect cereal consistency, and how to make swaps to suit all dietary requirements.

Written by

Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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