Manuka Honey Pancakes

These great tasting pancakes are a super healthy athlete’s breakfast on any day.

But my best tip is to use them for your race day breakfast! I always make them the day before an event and heat them up in my hotel microwave for a super-nutritious start of my race, be it a marathon or an Ironman.

They are so easy to digest that I can quickly consume them on any run or ride, I just put a few in a ziplock bag and it adds that much needed variety to my on-course nutrition!

I had them in my valet bags at The North Face 100, and couldn’t wait to get to them at one of the rest stops, the knowledge alone that they were waiting for me kept me going!



  • 0.75 cup oats

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 

  • 0.25 teaspoon sea salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1.5 cup buttermilk or yoghurt

  • 1 tablespoon (Manuka) honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 0.5 cup frozen blueberries (or shredded apple, or any other fruit of your choice)

 If you are after fluffier pancakes, use white flour. If you want to experiment with different flavours, try buckwheat or rye meal.


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well with a whisk, make sure to beat the eggs well.

  1. Heat a lightly greased griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.

  1. Brown on both sides and serve hot.


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