Skip the Sugar Crash with Hearty Cinnamon Almond Pancakes

Made with almond flour, these pancakes are gluten-free and lower in carbs than traditional pancakes. Skip the sugar crash and fuel up for morning rides with these hearty pancakes that have an ideal mix of carbs, protein, and fat. The batter will be thin and delicate, more like a crepe than a pancake.

Almond flour is just finely ground whole almonds. Most groceries now stock it in the baking goods aisle or with natural foods (one common brand is Bob’s Red Mill). You can make your own using a food processor or blender—just be sure not to grind the nuts too long or you’ll end up with almond butter!

The Feed Zone Cookbook Cinnamon Almond Pancakes

The Feed Zone Cookbook Cinnamon Almond Pancakes

SERVINGS: 2
TIME: 20 minutes

1 cup almond flour
2 eggs
¼ cup milk or water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon honey or
agave nectar
a dash each of ground cinnamon and salt

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS
toasted almonds
plain yogurt

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Bring a lightly oiled sauté pan to medium-high heat. When pan is hot, pour batter to form pancakes, leaving ample space between each to allow batter to spread. Unlike traditional pancakes these will not bubble, so watch for the edges to brown, then gently flip over and brown the other side.

Serve hot, topped with toasted almonds, yogurt, or fresh fruit. Makes about 6 pancakes.

TIP: Even easier: If you’re not concerned about gluten, add ground almonds to your usual packaged pancake mix. Follow package directions from there.

NUTRITION DATA PER SERVING (3 pancakes) > Energy 557 cal • Fat 47 g • Sodium 447 mg • Carbs 23 g • Fiber 6 g • Protein 19 g

Download this Feed Zone Cookbook recipe pdf:The Feed Zone Cookbook Cinnamon Almond Pancakes (pdf).

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Feed Zone Portables, offers portable performance snacks made of real food. Try out 75 all-new rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Try these cookbooks today! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers:

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

 

Fig and Honey Rice Cakes: Sweet Goodness in Your Pocket

The Feed Zone Cookbook by Dr. Allen Lim and Chef Biju Thomas is packed with 150 athlete-friendly recipes that are delicious, simple to prepare, and ready to fuel your rides. The book includes breakfasts, portable snacks like Allen Lim’s famous rice cakes, after-ride dishes, dinners, desserts, and recovery drinks.

And if you enjoy this recipe, don’t miss Feed Zone Portables, a cookbook for athletes with 75 easy, healthy recipes and snack ideas that will nourish your best performance.

Allen and Biju’s tip: We’ve put a gluten-free spin on the classic fig cookies that many of us grew up eating. These cakes make a sweet portable snack, but because of the excellent fiber that is in the dried fruit, they work even better as a snack following a workout or between meals. If figs aren’t your favorite, try raisins or dates instead.

Feed Zone Cookbook fig and honey rice cakes

Try this recipe yourself! Download the Fig and Honey Rice Cakes recipe from The Feed Zone Cookbook (pdf).

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Feed Zone Portables, offers portable performance snacks made of real food. Try out 75 all-new rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Try these cookbooks today! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers:

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

 

Sweet Rice Porridge: A Delicious Feed Zone Breakfast

Sweet Rice Porridge is a clever recipe from chef Biju Thomas that blends quick-absorbing carbs from white rice with the satisfying whole proteins found in eggs. Add bananas for some bonus carbs and potassium — or whatever fruit or nut you’d prefer — and you’ll enjoy a tasty, simple breakfast that will power up your morning workout.

This porridge recipe is a great way to put leftover rice to good use.

feed zone cookbook sweet rice porridge

Sweet Rice Porridge from The Feed Zone Cookbook

Try this recipe yourself! Download the recipe here: The Feed Zone Cookbook Sweet Rice Porridge (pdf).

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Feed Zone Portables, offers portable performance snacks made of real food. Try out 75 all-new rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Try these cookbooks today! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers:

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

Replace Gels and Energy Blocks with Real Food Snacks: Try Chocolate & Sea Salt Sticky Bites

Most athletes are used to eating gels or energy blocks. A sticky bite uses everyday ingredients to deliver that sweet kick in a more palatable way. Even more importantly, the higher moisture content in the carbs allows the body to more quickly absorb energy than a highly concentrated sports nutrition product.

Feed Zone Portables Chocolate & Sea Salt Sticky BitesChocolate and Sea Salt Sticky Bites are an athlete favorite for their one-bite combo of salty sweetness. In this new video from Skratch Labs, Chef Biju Thomas shows you how to make them.

Watch the video and then try this recipe yourself! Download a pdf of the Chocolate Sea Salt Sticky Bites recipe.

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Feed Zone Portables, offers portable performance snacks made of real food. Try out 75 all-new rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Try these cookbooks today! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers:

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

Gluten-Free Snack Recipe: Waffle Sandwiches

Feed Zone Portables Banana WafflesBefore your next long ride, trail run, or hike, you can whip up this free sample recipe from Feed Zone Portables: Gluten-Free Banana Waffles. And of course you can squash your favorite jam, jelly, butter spread, lunch meat, or cheese in between waffles to make a delicious Waffle Sandwich.

Chef Biju shows how to whip up these useful, tasty waffles in this video.

Try this recipe yourself! Download the Gluten-Free Banana Waffles recipe from Feed Zone Portables.

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Feed Zone Portables, offers portable performance snacks made of real food. Try out 75 all-new rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Try these cookbooks today! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers:

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

Try 154 Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Recipes for Athletes!

Together, The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables offer cyclists, runners, and triathletes over 150 vegetarian and 150 gluten-free recipes.

Here’s the breakdown of vegetarian and GF recipes in The Feed Zone Cookbook. (Feed Zone Portables has only portable snack recipes.)

Try out a few sample recipes!

vegetarian and gluten-free recipes in The Feed Zone Cookbook

vegetarian and gluten-free recipes in The Feed Zone Cookbook

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Feed Zone Portables, offers portable performance snacks made of real food. Try out 75 all-new rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Try these cookbooks today! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers:

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

Mushroom Pecan Stuffing, Pate, Spread, Dressing

Story, recipe, and photos by Chef Biju Thomas

During the colder months, this Mushroom Pecan Pate is one of my favorite, most versatile recipes.

You can make a vegetarian pate that can double as a stuffing; a quick salad dressing; a spread on sandwiches, toast or bagels; or as a topping for seafood, chicken, pork, and many other dishes.Chef Biju Thomas Mushroom Pecan Pate Spread Stuffing

I like to use potato peels to add some extra nutrients and flavor.

Here we go:

  • 1 cup potato peels (sweet or regular potatoes), cooked until tender in salted water, drained
  • 1 lbs sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • Half an onion, diced
  • 5 or 6 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup bread cut into cubes (gluten-free and seed breaks work great)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • At least 1 tablespoon herbs: fresh thyme, sage, or tarragon
  • For pate: ¼ cup goat cheese or cream cheese

Seasonings to taste:

  • celery salt
  • ground pepper
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • grated parmesan cheese
  1. Bring a large saucepan, wok, or skillet medium-high heat. Do not add oil.
  2. Add the mushrooms, pecans, onion. Saute until the mushroom edges begin to brown.
  3. Add the spinach, potato skins, bread, olive oil, herbs. Saute thoroughly.
  4. Add the seasonings to taste. At this point, you can use this as a stuffing. Continue to make it a pate, spread, or dressing.

To make pate, fold in the goat or cream cheese. Cook on low heat, stirring to incorporate. Add to a food processor and chop until creamy. Spread over toast, bread, or crackers.Chef Biju Thomas Mushroom Pecan Pate Spread Stuffing

Chef Biju Thomas is a professional chef known for light, simple dishes bursting with bold flavors. He has designed the menus of many successful restaurants in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. With Dr. Allen Lim, Biju is co-author of The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables.

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Feed Zone Portables, offers portable performance snacks made of real food. Try out 75 all-new rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Try these cookbooks today! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers:

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet