Try your hand at Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson’s famous coconut banana pancakes

Try your hand at Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson’s famous coconut banana pancakes

Want to whip up The Rock’s famous pancakes? He shares the recipe – and it seems surprisingly simple!


Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is famous for his vigorous training routine and eating habits. While he does have his high-calorie intake days, he also makes an effort to eat healthy. The actor and wrestler has often spoken about his favourite breakfast – coconut banana pancakes – and he’s finally shared the recipe on his social media pages.

Alongside the video where he shares the step-by-step process, The Rock admits that this “original recipe” has been created by celebrity Chef Puttie.

The Rock’s famous coconut pancake

Makes: 6


2 cups maida (all-purpose flour)

3 tsp baking powder

3 tbs cane sugar (you may use normal sugar instead)

½ tsp sea salt (you may use common salt instead)

10 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

2 bananas, medium-sized, small dice

2 eggs

1 cup coconut water

1 cup coconut milk

¾ cup whole milk

1 tsp vanilla extract or essence

2 tbs coconut oil, melted

2 tbs unsalted butter, melted (+ more to butter griddle)

Extra virgin olive oil spray, for griddle


Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl.

Add sugar, salt, and shredded coconut. Mix lightly with a wooden spoon.

In a separate bowl, lightly whisk eggs, coconut water, coconut milk, whole milk, vanilla extract, coconut oil and butter.

Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the milk mixture.

Mix lightly to combine, leaving the batter clumpy.

Add bananas to the batter, briefly stir to distribute evenly.

Always remember DO NOT overmix, a few lumps are okay.

Get to cooking

Heat lightly oiled griddle to 275º or frying pan on medium, using a combination of spray and butter.

Ladle or pour batter onto the griddle, using 1 cup sized ladle or measuring cup for large cakes, ¼ cup for small.

Cook until the top of the pancakes have bubbles and a few bursts, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip carefully with a thin spatula.

Cook until brown and crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes, adding more spray and butter if needed.

Let's eat!

Transfer to a plate or platter and serve. It tastes best with 100% maple syrup.

Image courtesy: Pixabay

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