It’s no secret that runners have a love affair with pancakes. You might call them flapjacks, griddle cakes, johnny cakes, or silver dollars. No matter what you call them, I call them delicious. They’re easy to make and they’re the perfect post-run meal.

Pancakes are limited only by the cook’s imagination. Add some bananas, blueberries, strawberries, walnuts, or chocolate chips if you like. Or, add a scoop of protein powder to feed your tired muscles. Choose whole wheat, gluten-free, or traditional pancake recipes. The pancake is quite possibly the world’s easiest food to customize.

In my house, the promise of pancakes is what gets us out the door for our weekend long runs. Every mile that goes by, the closer we are to a plateful of warm, fluffy pancakes covered in maple syrup. Add a side of corned beef hash or fresh fruit, and it’s a meal fit for a king.

This weekend, my wife and daughter ran 5 miles and my son ran 6. I’m still suffering from PF, but I did manage a long ride of 40 miles on the road bike. By the time we got home, we were ravenous. In short order, I whipped up some blueberry buttermilk pancakes for the troops.

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Pictured: BergHOFF Hotel Line 12-in. Nonstick Pancake Pan and Bodum Bistro Pancake Turner

You can make your own pancake base, or you can grab a box of pancake mix and just add water for convenience. We’re always in a rush around here, so we usually go with Krusteez light and fluffy mix. The most important thing is to use fresh blueberries. We pick ours locally and then freeze them for use throughout the year.

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Pictured: Bobby Flay Lisboa 16-pc. Dinnerware Set

Pancakes keep us running. It’s our secret to staying motivated on the weekends. Kohl’s has inspired me to share my story, and I hope that you’ll share yours as well. Look for the #MakeYourMove hashtag on social media and join the conversation.

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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Kohl’s.

 

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