Dwayne Johnson's cheat day meals are almost as legendary as the man's epic training sessions. After working up a hell of a sweat in his Iron Paradise, the hench actor is well-known for treating himself on Sundays with huge servings of breakfast food: French toast, eggs, biscuits, and pancakes are all in heavy rotation.
Coconut pancakes in particular are a cheat day mainstay at Casa Rock: after eating the "best pancakes he ever had" at a restaurant in Hawaii, Johnson asked private chef and pancake purveyor Janette "Puttie" Clark to recreate the recipe at home.
"Most of the flavors came from what Dwayne was asking for," Clark, founder of Simply PUTT's Pancakes, told Men's Health. "He wanted coconut banana, and I used the base of my pancake recipe, and made coconut banana. He asked for lemon poppyseed, I made lemon poppyseed. Then one day he asked for pineapple. I was a bit skeptical at first, but it surprised me how well it came out—pineapple just infuses in such a nice way."
The pineapple and coconut combination proved so tasty that Johnson just indulged in them again for his latest cheat day at the weekend, topping them with butter, blueberry jam, and maple syrup. The end result was "well earned" and "insanely delicious," according to the Instagram post that accompanied the meal.
"He really has fun with food on his Sundays," Clark said. "I get to dream up the meals. He tells me what he wants, and then I get creative. But I have to say, on the other days of the week, I don’t know anyone who is as disciplined as he is... He’s very focused on his well-being. It works well for him."
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