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Best pancake recipes: which pancake suits your job?

Ever wonder which style of pancake you're most suited to? Well wonder no more as Agency Central provides a breakdown of the best pancake recipes for YOU to try this Pancake Day!

Regardless of whether you lean towards a sweet or savoury palate, everyone has their favourite pancake recipes; but did you ever stop to think how your choice of pancake could be effecting your day job? Probably not, but it appears that different toppings could do more than just increase the blood sugar this Shrove Tuesday.

Energy Pancake: for the 'on their feet all day' workers

Ingredients:

  • Banana
  • Oats
  • Cinnamon
  • Low Fat Greek Yoghurt

This endurance boosting recipe is aimed at those in physically demanding jobs where just a short-lived sugar rush won't suffice. Topped with banana, oats and low fat greek yoghurt, these ingredients are all designed to slowly release energy throughout the day (well at least to your mid-morning brew).

Containing calcium, protein, zinc and an array of lettered vitamins, the health benefits of Greek yoghurt has seen it's popularity surge in recent years, with it's appetite suppressing volumes of protein making it a favourite amongst weight loss aficionados and fad-dieters. The    

potassium filled banana is an excellent way of maintaining muscle strength and the oats are responsible for a slow and sustained intake of glucose that helps us keep going for longer. The cinnamon? Well, that's just for us.

Protein Pancake: for the health fanatics

Ingredients:

  • Oats
  • Cottage
  • Cheese
  • Protein Powder
  • Calorie Free Pancake Syrup

Pancakes don't exactly scream 'EAT WELL!' but there are some garnishings that might just appeal to the health fanatics and perpetual gym goers. This recipe is low in carbs, high in protein and the calorie free pancake syrup (that really does exist!) adds some much needed sweetness.

Cottage cheese contains calcium, protein and phosphorus, which amongst other things, helps in energy creation and building bones. All of this contributes to extending your workout and helping you recover quicker. As for the protein powder, well, it does exactly as it says on the tin and the oats slowly release that controlled level of simple sugars. See, not all pancakes have to cause diabetes.

 

Brainfood Pancake: for the problem solvers and office dwellers

Ingredients:

  • Blueberries
  • Wild Berries
  • Maple Syrup
  • Almonds

From financial planners to web developers, this food for thought pancake benefits the analytical thinkers who rely on their problem solving skills to get them through the 9 to 5. Packed with brain foods, the toppings to this recipe are full of the scientific jargon and easily forgettable acronyms that you know just has to be good for your grey matter.

Blueberries are the antioxidant, mood enhancement kings of brain food while almonds are great providers of vitamin E as well as protectors of acetylcholine (arousal and attention). If that doesn't do anything for you, at least the sugar fuelled energy kick from the maple syrup should at least get you to your office chair.

 

Guilty Pleasure Pancakes: for the only live once-ers

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate
  • Rum
  • Double Cream
  • Maple Syrup
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Smarties

Reminding us of the sweeter things in life, this pancake is the archetypal guilty pleasure breakfast and the ultimate tribute to the old adage that 'you only live once.' Some days you just want to leave for work with a smile on your face and this sinful offering does exactly that and more (more being bloating, shaking and occasional blindness).

Chock-full of chocolate, sugar and everything your dentist bill would rather do without, this pancake certainly isn't one of your five a day and certainly won't help you in a high-speed chase. The double cream brings some luxury to the plate while the Smarties are their for colour and to appease the big kid at heart. Please note, this recipe includes just a dash of rum on the pancakes and not a whole bottle to get you through the day.

Happy Pancake Day!