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A Gold Medal Recipe: What the Olympians Are Eating for Breakfast

Written on July 3, 2012 at 9:15 am , by

The balance of proteins and carbs in this recipe helps athletes fuel up for the day. (Photo courtesy of Chobani)

As the Olympic trials wrap up and athletes prepare for the last month of training, their diets will become more important than ever. To help naturally power Olympians like soccer player Lauren Cheney, track and field star Lashinda Demus and Paralympian cyclist and skier Allison Jones, Chobani has shared its winning breakfast recipe, which was created by the chefs at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers and served in the dining halls.

Read below for the recipe, no medal required to enjoy this tasty morning treat!

Bruléed Banana Waffles (serves 4)


  • 2 1/4-cups 0% Vanilla Chobani
  • 1/4 cup instant oatmeal
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 bananas, halved and chopped
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup toasted, slivered almonds


Mix 1/4-cup Chobani with oatmeal, buttermilk, oil and egg. Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to Chobani mixture. Cook in greased waffle iron. Brown bananas in a greased nonstick pan on medium heat, 2 min. Flip, add orange juice and cook 30 seconds. Serve over waffles with 1/4-cup Chobani and almonds.

Nutrition Information: Calories 360, total fat 17 g, saturated fat 2.5 g, trans fat 0 g, cholesterol 50 mg, sodium 870 mg, carbohydrate 42 g, dietary fiber 2 g, sugar 11 g, protein 9 g

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  • Ist160

    What is chobani? I’ve never heard of it.

  • Rachie23

    A brand of Greek yogurt.

  • http://www.bodhiyoga.net.au/ Mayatiita1

    You are fucking kidding me! You are fucking kidding me!  They serve this shit to olympic athletes! My response is either, you are full of shit, or that is fucking disgrace! I doubt a single intelligent athlete would dare to put that shit in their mouth! Get the fuck out of here!

  • Kat

    Why is this so hard to believe?

  • Mianative

    What nasty choice of words…you need your filthy mouth washed out…or better yet banned from blogging.

  • guest

    you should be banned from blogging.   It is people like you that give blogging and internet communication a bad name.

  • Ashes

    This isn’t actually that unhealthy. It’s a misconception that buttermilk has a high fat content. Heavy cream has more. It’s really just the processing of the milk that gives buttermilk its texture (an acidic content). That’s why they say that you can make your own buttermilk by adding lemon or vinegar to regular milk. The other ingredients are pretty healthy, especially almonds and chobani. I’d maybe substitute wheat flour and flaxseed for the all purpose flour and canola oil.

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  • Katie

    I think it looks YUMMY!

  • guest

    I agree, you should be banned from this site.  I am surprised your comment is still on here.  You could have said the same thing using better language and could have been more polite.    Fitness magazine, can’t you remove this digraceful comment?

  • dklisa

    Canola Oil, All purpose flour, cornstarch…. No, Thanks!