The Jubilee Pancake is still on the menu

It’s Shrove Tuesday next week so I’m sharing my protein pancake recipe. Pancakes spark fond memories for me. We did a lot of traveling in our childhood, we spent many hours on the UK roads, traveling to different race tracks with my Dad. We often stopped at the Little Chef and I see the Jubilee Pancake is still on the menu, I’m a 1970’s kid so that makes me very happy.

Pancake Day for the last few years has had quite a big meaning for me as I’ve actively taken part in lent which follows Shrove Tuesday. It’s been the time where I’ve stopped feeling comfortable through winter, stopped eating big meals and pudding. I’ve decided to get back on it, get my summer focus on track and think about my cycling goals for the year ahead. The one thing that really works for me is giving up all things sweet for lent. I have a real sweet tooth, I love cake, chocolate, cookies especially homemade ones from a really nice coffee shop so it’s really tough on the club run. Pancake Day is the last outing before I go in to battle for 40 days and 40 nights.

This year I’ll be having these protein pancakes. I try and add as much protein in to my diet as possible and these can make a really nice change from the morning shake or porridge (although I do love porridge).

For 1 serving, this makes about 4 pancakes you need:

  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein (you can use other flavours, chocolate is also OK but I think vanilla works best)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 TBSP of Quark/creamy cheese (I use low fat mascarpone)
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 1 TBSP of coconut flour

Blend all of the ingredients together, until it’s smooth. I do this in a nutribullet.  On a hot non stick pan fry the batter up as pancakes, pouring out the mixture to the size you prefer. Flip them after a couple of minutes to cook and brown off the 2nd side. I served mine with 0% greek yogurt but you can top them with fruit, honey, maple syrup, bacon, nut butter, ice cream or whatever you like best on your pancakes. If you prefer your pancake batter thinner just add more milk.

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It’s really easy, just put all the ingredients in the blender together. It’s a 1 pot recipe

I use the nutribullet to blend the ingredients but you can use any blender

I use the nutribullet to blend the ingredients but you can use any blender

I always put a little oil on the pan then wipe it away with kitchen towel before adding the batter

I always put a little oil on the pan then wipe it away with kitchen towel before adding the batter

Let the batter cook for approximatley 2 minutes on one side then give it a good flip

Let the batter cook for approximatley 2 minutes on one side then give it a good flip

If it's not stuck to your ceiling it should look like this. Let is cook for another 1-2 minutes then pour out the next one.

If it’s not stuck to your ceiling it should look like this. Let it cook for another 1-2 minutes then pour out the next one

Da da served with 0% fat greek yogurt yummy

Da da served with 0% fat greek yogurt yummy

Jubilee-Pancakes

The famous Jubilee Pancake

The perils of night riding

I’ve been riding with the club, midweek at night over the last months. It was an initiative of one of the club members, to keep our miles up in the winter. If we all got together and rode in a group it would be safer and we’d be more motivated to keep it up. One of the things that surprised me, that I found most difficult about riding in the dark is returning my bidon to the cage when riding at speed.

I was adding an extra light to the front of my bike tonight because only 2 of us were going out. However with my Garmin on one side of my handlebar and my other light on the other side I didn’t have any space for another light. Just as I was about to put the light away, I had an idea. I tried it for size around the stem and it fitted perfectly with the light pointing down. This gave a nice glow of light towards my bidon. Voila an illuminated bidon and safer night riding for me.

Illuminated bidon

Illuminated bidon