What better way to start the day than making yourself a tasty breakfast, which you can enjoy at home. Learning a few breakfast recipes is really important for cyclists because it can make a big difference before a hard training session or a race. You will learn two pre-ride breakfasts in this article that will get you hooked.
Porridge with coconut and berries
Every cyclist should know how to make the ultimate cycling breakfast – porridge. Luckily, it’s not complicated. The hardest part is the 10 minutes you will have to spend patiently stirring the pot. It will become a nice ritual once you know how tasty the final product is. A serving of this porridge gives you enough simple and complex carbs to prepare you for any type of training or racing.
Macros per one serving – 88 g carbs, 18 g protein, 21 g fat, 12 g fibre, 613 kcal
200 g oats, crushed
mix of berries, handful
200 ml milk
200 ml water
20 g dried coconut, grated
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1. Put oats in a saucepan; pour in both milk and water and mix.
2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes; stir regularly to prevent lumps and sticking to the bottom of the pan.
3. After the mixture turns into a thick porridge, add butter and coconut sugar and stir.
4. Serve the oatmeal dressed with fresh berries and dried coconut.
Banana pancakes with cinnamon
Another home-made breakfast classic are pancakes. The advantage of making them yourself is that you can use a healthy recipe. The pancakes in our recipe are gluten free, they contain a decent amount of protein, fibre, antioxidants, and healthy fats, not just carbs, and they still taste amazing. It might take a bit of practice before you will be able to get the timing and consistency right but don’t worry, even slightly weird-looking pancakes will still be delicious.
Macros per one serving – 66 g carbs, 19 g protein, 28 g fat, 10 g fibre, 596 kcal
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of butter
Handful of blueberries
1 teaspoon of honey
2 teaspoons Matcha tea powder
Pinch of cinnamon
1. Mash up bananas in a large bowl.
2. Whisk eggs using a fork and add to the banana paste alongside Matcha powder.
3. Fry in a pan with a little butter.
4. Serve dressed with blueberries, honey and cinnamon.