4 reasons why pancakes are the secret to inner peace

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1.  Don’t flip out, flip a pancake

If you’re stressed out, concentrating on something small and simple can be a really good way to focus your brain and find your happy place. Practice makes perfect and what better thing to practice on than making pancakes. Even the most artistically challenged pancake tastes delicious, and a basic recipe uses 100g of flour, 2 eggs and 300ml of milk all mixed together – as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Having confidence in the kitchen with basic ingredients can lead to all kinds of tasty creations that use up what’s in the fridge and help you forget the frustrations of the day. Be mindful and have a go at dolloping out that calming circle of batter today.

2. Variety is the spice of life

If your family or flat mates  can never agree on what to cook then don’t worry, there’s a pancake combo for everyone. Sweet or savoury? Chocolate vs. lemon? Pancakes can be personalised to suit even the fussiest of eater without too much kerfuffle or falling out.
Why not try something new today? We’ve got you covered with this savoury spring onion mash up.

3. One love

Our worldwide love of pancakes is just one example of the way that food can break down barriers and bring us all together. Take comfort in our common appreciation of a quality pancake and why not try one of these recipes from around the world?

4. Saving the planet

Reduce your environmental impact one mushed banana at a time! Did you know that saving all the food in Scotland that could have been eaten (but ended up being binned anyway) could have the same positive environmental effect as taking 1 in 4 cars of the road? Who knew that being green could taste so good? Over-ripe fruit is a common culprit when it comes to being unnecessarily wasted. Next time you see it on the turn, turn to this recipe instead and feel proud that you’re doing something positive for the planet.