There’s no such thing as a truly healthy pancake, unless you’re using a healthy pan.
Pancake Day is nearly upon us.
And whether it’s down to better nutrition info, or body shaming on social media – we all want to be healthier.
Vegan pancakes, gluten-free pancakes, sugar-free pancakes – you’ll see hundreds of healthy pancake recipes.
But how many ensure your pancakes won’t contain perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)?
Correct, those scary sounding chemicals aren’t delicious toppings – but you may end up eating them if you use the wrong pan.
Why does ceramic mean a healthy pan?
Those chemicals were used in the production of many non-stick pans, including Teflon ones.
And yes, they are known carcinogens which can be released if pans are overheated during cooking.
But the risk to you is very small if you use non-stick pans correctly.
For some health conscious people, the risk is enough to look for more non-stick healthy pan alternatives.
If you’re one of those people, take a look at the most popular option – ceramic non-stick.
We’ve sourced a great option for the perfect, golden (healthy) pancake.
This 24cm open frying pan, by environmentally conscious kitchenware manufacturers GreenPan is from their stylish Venice collection.
Its Thermolon coating (basically made from sand) contains no toxic substances, no PFOA, no lead and nothing else nasty.
It also won’t blister or peel, even at high temperatures up to 450°C/850°F – meaning no toxic fumes.
And cleaning is easy too – simply wash in warm soapy water with a soft cloth or sponge – no abrasive scourers.
But best of all, it’s great heat distribution, meaning your pancakes will be evenly coloured and as crisp as you like.
So all you’ll have to worry about is sticking to your healthy recipe.*
Browse our best prices on the GreenPan ceramic non-stick healthy pan collection in our kitchen store.
*Don’t worry if you fail – this pan can also be used to make deliciously unhealthy pancakes!